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GLOSSARY


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Carbonation

Carbonation is the description of lime setting or going off where the chemical reaction completes its cycle of hardening.

Cavity

A cavity in the external curtain of a building is the gap between an inner and outer wall.

Cement

Cement is a mixture made of burnt limestone and clay that when mixed with water hardens and bonds aggregates together. It is the bonding agent in sand and cement render. 

Cement plaster

Cement plaster is a mixture of sand and cement that is often used as a base coat for wall coatings like plaster.

Concrete

Concrete is material used in construction that is made from cement and aggregates such as gravel,  sand, water and hardening chemicals.

Control joint

A control joint is a bead designed to bridge two surfaces at a gap or joint and offers controlled expansion and contraction between the two surfaces in line with the expansion and contraction of the construction.

Corner Bead

A corner bead is bead placed on a corner to give a reinforced straight finish.

Crazing

Crazing describes the narrow, fine cracks and lines that appear on a rendered surface or in plaster finishes. It is usually caused by poor surface preparation or using incorrect materials.

Curing

Curing is a term that describes a reaction, such as evaporation, taking place in a moist render that leaves it hard and permanent.

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