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A vessel for containing liquid, usually water or oil in domestic dwelllings.


Refers to various methods of waterproofing areas prone to dampness, particularly cellars and basements.


A calibrated indicator that detects movement within a building over a period of time.


A projecting piece of timber that fits into a 'Mortice'. Traditionally secured with timber pegs to form a Mortice & Tenon joint.


Unglazed fired clay. Common uses include various tiles and chimney pots.


The bottom horizontal section between a door frame.

Tie Bar

A Tie Bar offers a means of restraint to a building suffering from structural movement.

Tie Beam

A beam provided to give rigidity and restraint to structural members prone to moving apart in opposite directions.


Metal straps used to re-secure slipped tiles or slates where their original fixings have failed.


The application of mortar, foam or other similar material to the underside of roof coverings to aid weather proofing. Not considered to be good practice.

Toughened Glass

Glazing with greater impact resistance than ordinary glass.

Truss Rafters

Pre-fabricated form of roof framing formed of timber or steel.