Glossary of Terms
This section explains some of the many terms used to describe building styles.
Two or more structures joined together by a common wall
A light or temporary roof with open sides
A cantilevered or bracketed platform projecting from a wall with access from an upper storey
A large horizontal support - may be of solid timber, laminated timber or steel
The lower part of an internal wall, below chair-rail height, when decorated differently from the upper part.
The lower edge of a roof beyond the wall, called close eaves if not projecting far and boxed eaves if lined underneath
The upper triangular part of an external wall at the end of a double-pitched roof
A double pitched roof, sloping straight from the ridge to the eaves on two sides, with a gable on the other two sides
Dictionary term for a paved outdoor living area. The roof or structure over this area is now commonly called the patio.
An open trellis like frame attached to a building and / or supported by posts - used for climbing plants.
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