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Glossary of DIY home Improvements Terms
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This glossary of terms is not intended to cover every term in every classification, but those which may be used in DIY home improvements. The intention of these definitions is to be as clear, basic, and as informative as possible
AIR BRICK
This type brick is perforated brick usually to be found in external walls to provide ventilation to ground floor joists.
ALCOVE
This is the space most often found to both sides of a chimney breast.
ARCH
This is a curved type structure built to distribute weight over an opening in a wall.
ARCHITRAVE
Generally used to face around the edge of doors the architrave covers the joint between the door frame and plaster or other wall finish.
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