TermDefinitionTags
Flemish Garden Wall Bond:For 1B walls and over with three Stretchers between each Header on the same course; the Queen Closer...
Float:Also a plasterer's tool. Made from wood, or plastic, with a grip that holds a thin flat base approx....
Floating Screed65mm Ð 75mm screed laid over but not bonded to a sub-floor and separated from it by thermal or a...
Floor TileMaterial either glazed or unglazed and measuring up to 600 x 600 mm. Characteristics are described i...
Flue Liners:Liners built to form a flue, in a chimney breast and chimney, which resists the products of combusti...
Folding Wedges: A pair of matching wooden wedges positioned with the thin edges facing in opposite directions to eac...
Footings:A term used, in a general way, to describe the structure below ground level. However, it is more cor...
Foundation:The surface of the sub-soil on which the building rests....
Frenchman:Made, by the craftsman, usually from an old table knife. The end of the knife blade is cut to form t...
FrogA marked indentation, on the upper surface of the brick, which reduces the amount of clay used in ma...
Front Apron:A sheet lead weathering, in the front of a chimney, that lays over the roof covering and dressed up ...
Frost ResistanceThe ability of a ceramic tile to resist frost which is dependent on porosity and water absorption le...
Fully VitrifiedTerm used to describe ceramic material with minimal water absorption where porosity has been signifi...
GableExternal brick (or similar) wall cut to line of sloping rafters at end of roof....
Gable Shoulder:May be known as a Springer and used at the foot of a brick gable when the roof is to be finished wit...
Gathering:Inward corbelling above a fireplace recess to reduce the opening to the size required for the flue. ...
GaugeThe distance the roof battens are set apart to support the slates or tiles and determines the slate ...
Gauge Rod:Used to control the level of each course of a wall as the corners are built. Made from 50mm x 25mm w...
Gauge StickTimber batten marked with tile measurements to help establish the most acceptable setting out on eac...
Gauge:The Gauge is the measurement set for the vertical rise of four courses of brickwork that is pre-set ...