The ABC’s of things you probably don’t understand!
Unless you work in the industry, there are going to be a lot of words and phrases that you’ve never heard or thought about what they mean. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of these, and it’s included as part of our online course, The Renovation Guide (currently free for a limited time).
Here are a few of our favourites from the list:
Batter (Walls): No, not cake batter, sadly. In architecture, batter means an inward inclination or slope of a wall or structure. Some architects choose this design to provide structural strength while others choose it for decorative purposes.
Box Crib: Think of this as the final steps of a game of Jenga, but without the anxiety of a collapse. Instead, box cribs are temporary elements used to reinforce and add additional support to heavy objects during construction.The material used to create box cribs are often wooden bars. Due to their practicality, box crib forms are also used in film productions for stabilising platforms and dolly tracks
Muck: Slang term used for sand and cement mortar.
Nogging: Small strips of wood that provide extra support between two joists.
Rubber duck: slang for a wheeled excavator (as opposed to a tracked excavator)
If you have a favourite term you’ve come across, we’d love to hear it!