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Bonding:The skill of the craftsman is to bond the wall in accordance with the designer's specification and m...
Boning Rods:The rods, about 1.25m long, are in sets of three. Used visually to determine the height of an interm...
Bow and Hand saws.Used to cut battens to length...
Brake Iron A spiked iron rod with pointed bottom edge used by slaters to cut and hole slates on the roof to sha...
Breaking strengthDefined in BS EN ISO 10545-4 giving an indication of a tileÕs resistance to cracking or chipp...
Brick BatPart of a brick when cut square across its width. Bats cut as a quarter, half, or three quarters of ...
Brick Hammer:The hammer is balanced about its handle with a short curved chisel blade on one side with a square f...
Brick SlipA face slip; thin slices of brick specially made, or cut, to match the stretchers or headers used in...
Brick TileKnown as a Mathematical Tile; this special tile has the lower part of the face moulded as a standard...
Brick Trowel:This trowel, used for all types of work, needs to be of first quality and chosen to suit individual ...
Bricknogging:A panel of face bricks used as an infill between the members of a timber frame. It is a decorative p...
Broken BondDescription of the lineable joints in every other course usually half bonded....
Broken Bond:This occurs when brick sizes will not fit the designed wall length. This is a common situation and r...
Bull Nose BrickThese may be Single or Double Bull Nose. Either one or two ends of the stretcher face are made with ...
Bull's Eye:An arch, as a whole circle, forming an opening in a wall mainly for a small circular window but also...
BurrsBricks that have been fused together into lumps due to excessive heat in certain parts of the kiln....
Bush HammeringMechanical process to remove laitance from surface of concrete to expose aggregate to provide a stro...
Buttering trowelSmall trowel used to apply adhesive or mortar in back buttering....
Calcium hardnessA measure of calcium salts in water, important in swimming pools, ideally between 250 ppm Ð 350 ...
Calcium Sulfate screedsPump applied self levelling screeds based on a binder of calcium sulfate (gypsum). Cannot be used in...