Glossary

Bonding Coat
Wind Vane

Wind Vane

Used to show the direction of wind
Window Tax

Window Tax

An 18th Century tax on the number of windows a house had
Dry Stone Wall

Dry Stone Wall

A wall built of placed stone pieces
Fenestration

Fenestration

The design and positioning of openings in a building or wall.
Keystone

Keystone

A stone element placed at the apex of a masonry vault or arch which helps lock the rest of the stones into position and enhances the structure's load bearing capacity.
Truss (Roof)

Truss (Roof)

A single framework of individual structural members connected at their ends to form a series of triangles to span a large distance. The simplest form of a truss is one single triangle. This…
Pebble Dash

Pebble Dash

A coarse exterior plaster surface consisting of cement or lime mixed with sand, gravel, and pebbles or shells. The materials are mixed and then thrown at the working surface with a trowel or scoop.
Lime Plaster

Lime Plaster

A type of plaster made from hydrated lime, sand and water, used for rendering internal and external walls. Traditional lime plaster contains also horse hair for reinforcement.  
Timber Frame

Timber Frame

Timber framing is a traditional construction method that uses lap joints or mortise and tenon joints, along with wooden pegs or dowels, to create a frame structure for a building.
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