In building; a balustrade is a collective term for describing hand rails, baluster rails and sections of steps or balconies upon which they are mounted.
In building; barge boards are timber boards fixed to the gable end of a roof to protect the roof timbers against the weather.
In building; a base slab is the large foundation concrete slab underneath a home.
In electrics; basic insulation is the insulation applied to live parts to provide basic protection and which does not neccessarily include insulation used for functional purposes.
In electrics; basic protection is the protection against electric shock under fault free conditions.
In building; a bat is a brick of half the normal length, used to complete a wall course bond.
In building; a batt is a slab of insulating material.
In building; a batten is a small section of timber, to which sheet materials, slates and tiles may be fixed.
In building; a block is a section of masonry designed to make the construction of homes quicker and more efficient. Larger than a normal house brick.
In building; blockwork is a wall built from blocks, widely used by self build land enthusiasts and the home-building industry.
In building; a bolster is a hardwood cap attached to the end of a wooden post to increase it capacity to bear loads.
In electrics; a bonding conductor is a protective conductor providing equipotential bonding.
In property; brownfield land is land that is or was occupied by a permanent structure that has become vacant, underused or derelict and has redevelopment potential.
In electrics; cables are said to be bunched when two or more are contained within a single conduit, duct, ducting or trunking, if not enclosed, are not seperated from each other by a specific distance.
In electrics; a busbar trunking system is a type tested assembly, in the form of an enclosed conductor system comprising of solid conductorss seperated by insulation material. The assembly may consisit of units such as:
In building; to butt is to push or otherwise fit together.
In building; a buttress is an additional bracing wall, often set at right angles to the main wall. It is usually constructed from brick or stone, and tapers towards its summit.
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