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Wall Plate:A timber bedded along the top of an internal wall to provide fixing for floor joists or rafters. Gal...
Wall TiesA metal tie used to tie the outer leaf to the inner leaf of an external cavity wall and so provide t...
Water Bond:Sometimes used for the construction of Inspection Chambers when the level of water is high in the su...
Water Jet CuttingModern manufacturing method of creating decoration or lettering in dense vitrified ceramic or natura...
Water LevelThe traditional method of transferring levels from one wall or room to another, making use of a plas...
Waterproof MembraneEither a manufactured bitumen based product or a brush and fabric site applied coating to walls and ...
Weather Pointing:A finish to the joints formed by sloping back the bed joints and inclining the cross joints. This st...
Weep Holes:In some parts of an external wall water can collect behind the inner face (over window and door head...
Welsh Arch:Formed to bridge over small openings needed for airbricks or ducting. It is a flat arch cut from thr...
Winchester cuts2 (two) tiles splay cut along their length to form a detailed finish on vertical tiling to a gable e...
Withes:Dividing walls that separate flues in a chimney breast and chimney; these short walls must have a mi...
Wood Float FinishUsed to describe the method by which an ideal finish for tiling might be achieved on rendering or sc...
Zax(or Slate Knife) A heavy blade with cranked handle used for trimming the edges of slates and used in...