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A steel girder is the primary framing element that supports the concentrated loads of floors or roofs. Common shapes for steel girders are I-beams, C- or channel beams and box beams. Used primarily for bridges and other commerical construction projects,...
A site plan is a drawing of the overall project site as it will be when the project is completed. The site plan identifies all of the site's features, including topography, trees,
Sectional doors have hinged panel segments that slide up and overhead along tracks. Hinges allow the panels to pivot as they move from vertical to horizontal when the door is opened. These doors are usually large and used for tall and wide openings.
Scrollwork refers to intricate curves that form a spiral, much like the end of an unfurling parchment scroll. Scrollwork can be fashioned from wood, metal or porcelain, engraved or carved into an existed piece or added...
Stacking stone is an age-old strong and durable construction technique used for exterior cladding, fences, garden walls, supports, pool surrounds, fireplaces, trail markers and sculptures (cairns). The three-dimensional look can be created with...
Strap hinges are elongated hinges that connect doors and gates to the jambs or posts that they swing on. They screw into the face of the door, assisting with the load.
Shiplap is an exterior cladding or interior wood paneling similar in look to tongue and groove planks. A rabbet or groove cut at the end of the boards allows them to overlap and still lie flush when assembled. Although not as strong as a tongue...
A sliding door, also called a bypass door or slider, hangs from an overhead track and moves sideways to open. A track beneath the door helps keep it in line.
A shed roof is a single sloping roof, commonly set at a steep pitch. Also called a skillion roof or a pent roof, it eliminates corners and low points on the walls, creating abundant usable space inside.
The combination of materials in an SIP (structural integrated panel) makes it an airtight and efficient building material
An SIP, or structural integrated panel, has a foam center sandwiched between wood, metal or concrete panels, creating a solid, strong, and airtight sheet that is used for floors, foundations, roofs and walls. SIPs are all-in-one materials that can be...
Skillion and Lean-to Roof
A skillion roof has a single slope, like a shed or slant roof, and there's no ridge in the roofline. The result is walls of varying heights within the structure. Combining a skillion roof with a lean-to roof is a modern look, resulting in interesting...
Swing doors open easily in both directions, making it a classic choice for kitchens and laundry rooms