Parapet Wall – Purpose – Designs – Types – Function – Size

Parapet Wall

A parapet wall is the outermost dwarf wall or heavy railing of a building or structure that is constructed at the edge or perimeter of a roof or balcony. It serves an aesthetic purpose by adding a unique look and act as a protective barrier to protect occupants from falling off roof. Its materials can … Read more

Flemish Bond and English Bond – Differences & Features

Flemish Bond

Both Flemish bond and English bond are popular choices for brick work, but there are some key differences between the two. Flemish bond is a herringbone pattern with alternating headers and stretchers, while English bond uses all headers or all stretchers in each row. But there’s more to consider while choosing a type of brick … Read more

Types of Brick finishes – Brick Wall Texture

Types of Brick finishes - Brick Wall Texture

The brick wall texture is based on a standard brick with size of 8in x 3in x 4in (deep) and comes in red, tan, whitewashed, yellow, and blue-grey colors. So, you just saw some amazing texture of a brick wall and started wondering how you can achieve such a finish in your brick wall. Brick … Read more

Pointing in Brickwork – Types – Keyed Pointing – Tuck Pointing

What is pointing in brickwork?

Masons apply different type of finishing between the layers of brickwork that is known as pointing. The mortar used to lay the stone or brick is mostly of lime or cement, depending on the age of the building. Homeowners prefer brickwork pointing over plastering or other finishing reserving the natural texture and color of the … Read more

14 Types of Columns in construction

Types of Columns

So, you want to choose a type of column for your next project but are not sure what type is best for your structure. Well, if you look at different types of buildings in your surrounding, you’ll find a vertical supporting element that transmits the load from the super-structure to the underneath foundation. Such a … Read more

Types of Doors – By materials – Opening – Folding, Sliding, Roller

Types of Doors

When you think about types of doors, you automatically think of sliding type or revolving type. Yes, these are definitely two of the most popular types of doors that are used all over the world. But there’re many other types of doors as well. So, plethora of different types of doors available in the market, … Read more

Fineness of Cement by Blaine’s Air Permeability test

Blaine's Air Permeability Test

Air permeability test or Blaine’s air permeability method is one of the most accurate methods of finding the fineness of the cement. In this method, we determine fineness of the cement with the help of an apparatus patented by LEA and NURSE, it is done by the NURSE and BLAINE’S method as, apparatus consists of … Read more

Difference between Cement and Concrete or Mortar

Difference between Cement and Concrete

As there’s a big difference between cement and concrete, you’re at times confused what to use. You want to fix an old stone wall or maybe a brick sidewalk, it’s easy right! Just go down to the Home Center pick up a bag of cement or is it concrete no wait maybe mortar. Well, many … Read more

What is Pakkawood? Composition – Products – Properties [2021 updated]

What is Pakkawood?

So, you’re in the market searching for a knife and you hear the term Pakkawood and now you’re wondering what is actually a pakkawood? Well, experts use the term “pakka wood” to refer a hard wooden laminate material. It is resistant to heat and is thus ideal to make cutlery and cooking utensils. But how … Read more

Breast Wall – Definition – Advantages – Application – Design – Retaining Wall

Breat wall

Breast Walls are constructed to protect freshly cut slope on a steep hillside embankment from rolling down the hill due to adverse weather conditions, such as land erosion and sliding. In hilly areas, the hillside gradients and slicing slopes can affect the road’s sturdiness. During rainfall you can’t travel in hilly areas that have small slips … Read more

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