Insulation in rolled-sheet form, often backed by treated paper that forms a vapor barrier.
Method of nailing which will conceal nails, usually used on strip flooring and wood paneling.
Small wood framing members that fill in the open space between the floor and ceiling joists to add stiffness tothe floors and ceiling.
An architectural type drawing used by workers to build from. The original drawing is transferred to asensitized paper that turns blue with white lines when printed. Also, prints of blue lines on white paper.
System of lumber measurement. The unit is 1 bd. ft, which is 1 ft square by approximately 1 in. thick.
Continuous, reinforced concrete block course around the top of masonry walls.
A curved projection formed by five or more windows that are joined at obtuse angles.
Any stiffening member of a framework.
Frame construction with posts and braces used for stiffening.
A roofed walkway with open sides. It connects the house and garage.
Cross bracing or solid blocking between joist to stiffen floor framing.
Frame for a door, usually made of metal, into which the finished door fits.
A collection of legal requirements for buildings designed to protect the safety, health, and general welfare ofpeople who work and live them.
Setback restrictions on property, established by zoning ordinances, beyond which a building must be placed.
A heavy, waterproof paper used over sheathing and subfloors to prevent passage of air and water.
A permit issued by a municipal government authorizing the construction of a building or structure.
Roofing for low-slope roofs composed of several layers of felt and hot asphalt or coal tar, usually covered withsmall aggregate.
Type of hinge allowing edge of door to butt into the jamb; a joint which fastens members end to end.
A roof with two sides sloping down toward the interior of the house.
Vertical masonry or concrete support, usually larger at the base, which projects from a wall.
Abbreviation for british thermal unit; a standard unit for measuring heat gain or loss.
Armored electric cable wrapped in plastic and protected by a flexible steel covering.
A projection over windows and doors to protect them from the weather.
A projecting beam or structural member anchored at only one end.
Angular shaped member used to eliminate a sharp, right angle, often used on flat roofs.
An automobile shelter not fully enclosed.
The horizontal part of the stringers of a stair that supports the treads.
A hinged window that opens out, usually made of metal.
Trim around window and door openings.
An underground structure for drainage into which the water from a roof or floor will drain. It is connectedwith a sewer drain or sump pump.