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UK localisation of building terminology



  • runbond = half lap stretcher bond
  • siding = weatherboarding
  • stucco = render
  • LG metal = metal studwork
  • gypsum board = plasterboard
  • LW clay masonry = lightweight clay blockwork

Window sash operations

  • fixed light = fixed sash
  • new configuration: fixed light (i.e. fixed glazing direct into frame, without a sash)

Window sill components

  • sill lip = sill edge
  • stool lip = window board edge or internal sill edge
  • stool nose = window board projection or internal sill projection

Window Wall tool

  • window wall = curtain wall
  • vertical framing element = mullion
  • horizontal framing element = transom

Stair Tool

  • tread depth = going
  • riser height = riser

Door Tool

  • swing simple (operation) = single leaf
  • swing bi-part (operation) = double leaf
  • solid (door leaf style) = flush panel
  • astragal = fixed mullion * (an astragal is actually a molding attached to one of the door leafs that closes the gap between the two)



* These ones should be changed in US/International base version as well


All of these changes also need to be carried for into automated worksheet schedules

Edited by Christiaan
Added Door Tool
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Please feel free to post any others you can think of here and I'll add them to the original post.

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Would you have more luck if you changed the title to "Localization".... 😉

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