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Definition of: Balustrade.

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.

Definition of: Barge board.

In building; barge boards are timber boards fixed to the gable end of a roof to protect the roof timbers against the weather.

Definition of: Base slab.

In building; a base slab is the large foundation concrete slab underneath a home.

Definition of: Basic Insulation

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.

Definition of: Basic Protection

In electrics; basic protection is the protection against electric shock under fault free conditions.

Definition of: Bat.

In building; a bat is a brick of half the normal length, used to complete a wall course bond.

Definition of: Batt.

In building; a batt is a slab of insulating material.

Definition of: Batten.

In building; a batten is a small section of timber, to which sheet materials, slates and tiles may be fixed.

Definition of: Block.

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.

Definition of: Blockwork.

In building; blockwork is a wall built from blocks, widely used by self build land enthusiasts and the home-building industry.

Definition of: Bolster.

In building; a bolster is a hardwood cap attached to the end of a wooden post to increase it capacity to bear loads.

Definition of: Bonding Conductor

In electrics; a bonding conductor is a protective conductor providing equipotential bonding.

Definition of: Brownfield Land

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.

Definition of: Bunched

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.

Definition of: Busbar Trunking System

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:

Definition of: Butt.

In building; to butt is to push or otherwise fit together.

Definition of: Buttress.

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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