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Constructaquote Glossary of Terms - S


Glossary home

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

safety belt

a harness or belt worn by a man/woman to prevent him/her falling.

Schedule

The Schedule is the document which specifies details of The Policyholder, The Premises, Property Insured and any Excesses, Endorsements and Conditions applying to the policy.

scrim

fine woven mesh of synthetic fibre, used to bridge the joints of tapered-edge plasterboard and gypsum baseboard and their corners - it is finished over with joint cement.

scrimming

setting scrim over joints in dry linings, masonry, or carpentry as a base for plastering, painting or papering.

settlement joint

a joint that allows part of a building to settle relative to the neighbouring part in the event of mining or other subsidence.

sheet glass

a transparent flat glass whose surface has a characteristic waviness.

shuttering

see formwork.

single phase electricity supply

Producing, carrying, or powered by a single alternating voltage. Used to power equipment requiring a low voltage

site

land that is used or is to be used for construction.

slurry

Any fluid mixture of fine solids and water, particularly one which contains cement.

smoothing iron

A hot iron tool for smoothing asphalt and sealing joints in it.

soffit

the underside of a part of a building or a structural component, such as an arch, beam, slab, stair etc.

Statement of Fact

The Statement of Fact is a list of Assumptions that forms the basis of your Insurance policy

steel frame

A load carrying building skeleton formed mainly of Rolled Steel Sections meeting each other at right angles.

striking

Removing formwork or other temporary supports from a structure.

structural engineer

A person who is qualified to carry out structural design.

subsoil

the soil below the topsoil.

sugar soap

an alkaline paint remover.

suspended ceiling

a ceiling hung by wires or wood framing, from a floor or roof above, and generally consisting of a grid of metal tees into which acoustical tile panels are placed.

suspended floor

a floor which is supported clear of the ground, usually on columns or walls.

suspended scaffold

a flying scaffold or a projecting scaffold.

suspended slab

a reinforced concrete suspended floor - not a ground slab.