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Construction Stage Lock Up

The house really starts to take on a finished look as the build advances from the Frame Stage to Lock up. Looks however can be deceptive in actual fact the building process is really only half completed at Lock Up. Here are the work items that comprise this stage of the works:

Building Wrap This wrap is used to protect the building, retain the insulation, prevent drafts, and allow moisture vapor to escape from the insulation. Higher specification materials include additional insulation and/or reflective coatings.

Attach Windows Normally the window frames are attached to the frame before the brickwork starts and the brickwork is then built against the frames and tied in.

Clad Roof This may or may not include sarking under the tiles or roof steel. Sarking is only required for certain wind strengths and roof slopes, although I think its always worthwhile.

Complete Walls This will be the brickwork or the typical house. In the case of a rendered house it may be blocks or even an insulation system instead of bricks. The render is not applied until later in the construction process.

Attach Facial boards and Gutters Once the external walls are finished the facial boards, and soffit boards if you have got eves, are fitted. Gutters are often fitted at this stage although the downpipes are frequently left until later.

Install Doors Of course to lock up the house you need doors. If you have specified expensive doors the builder may well fit temporary doors to make the house secure. The proper doors will only be fitted before the final inspection to minimise the chance of damage.

Once the house is at Lock Up its the last time you will be able to sneak round and inspect the work at night! You will need to make appointments now to check up on things.

Gavrilita Ion gr:CIC-1302

Vocabulary:

Frame- a rigid structure that surrounds something such as a picture, door, or windowpane.(cadru) Tiles- a thin rectangular slab of baked clay or other material, used in overlapping rows for covering roofs.(gresie) Slopes- a surface of which one end or side is at a higher level than another; a rising or falling surface.(pante) Soffit-the underside of an architectural structure such as an arch, a balcony, or overhanging eaves.(strat interior) Downpipes- a pipe to carry rainwater from a roof to a drain or to ground level.(burlane) Gutters- a shallow trough fixed beneath the edge of a roof for carrying off rainwater.(jgheaburi)

Specialized verbs:
This goodly frame the Earth- acest cadru frumos pe Pamant. The lobby was tiled in blue- holulu a fost placata in albastru. The backward slope of the chair- versantul napoiate a scaunului. The raindrops gutter down her visage- jgheabul picturile de ploaie pe chipul ei.

Summary of text Construction Stage Lock Up

The house really starts to take on a finished look as the build advances from the Frame Stage to Lock up. The building process is really only half completed at Lock Up. The work items that compromise this stage begins on building wrap. This wrap is used to protect the building, retain the insulation. Normally the window frames are attached to the frame before the brickwork starts. Clad roof may or may not include sarking under the tiles or roof steel. Walls will be the brickwork or the typical house. In the case of a rendered house it may be blocks or even an insulation system instead of bricks. Attach facial boards and gutters. Once the external walls are finished the facial boards, and soffit boards if you have got eves, are fitted. Of course to lock up the house you need doors The proper doors will only be fitted before the final inspection to minimize the chance of damage. Once the house is at Lock Up its need to make appointments now to check up on things.

Gavrilita Ion gr:CIC-1302