Aluminium exterior windows and doors.
Also called a sole plate, this is the board on which the bottoms of the wall framing studs stand.
Any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature.
A material consisting of extremely fine glass fibres, used in making various products, such as yarns, fabrics, insulators, and structural objects or parts. Also called spun glass.
A process, available from the mid 1800’s (first patented in 1837), where iron is coated with zinc to protect it from rusting, e.g., galvanised roofing nails.
A sheet material manufactured from fibre cement which is a composition of treated cellulose fibre, cement, finely ground sand and water. Following forming into sheets the product is cured by high-pressure steam autoclaving. Used as the exterior cladding to timber and steel framing whilst also being the exterior bracing system (for timber frame only) when jointed and coated.
The 26th element on the periodic table. A silvery-white, lustrous, malleable, ductile, magnetic or magnetizable, metallic element occurring abundantly in combined forms, notably in hematite, limonite, magnetite, and taconite, and used alloyed in a wide range of important structural materials.
Something relatively flat and even.
A structural material made of wood fragments, such as chips or shavings, that are mechanically pressed into sheet form and bonded together with resin.
A shield installed over a cooktop using a fan to vent cooking vapors out of the room through installed ductwork or to filter the air.
Any of various steels alloyed with at least 10 percent chromium and sometimes containing other elements and that are resistant to corrosion or rusting associated with exposure to water and moist air.
Wood which has been vacuum-pressure impregnated with Tanalith® to protect against rot from moisture. Timber can be tanalised to withstand different degrees of moisture exposure.
A porch or balcony, usually roofed and often partly enclosed, extending along the outside of a building.
Complete set of drawings needed to construct your home (i.e., elevations, floor plans, details etc)