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GLOSSARY


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Facade

A facade is the exterior facing wall elements of a construction.

Feather edge bead

A feather edge is a straight edged bead used as a level to smooth areas of plaster and render. Sometimes referred to as a skim bead or plaster bead, a feather edge has a very shallow profile of usually no more than 2mm deep.

Fibreglass lath

Fibreglass lath is mesh made from fibreglass, used as a keying surface for walls and ceilings where render or plaster is to be applied. This can be used in all external and internal works and offers a corrosion free base for most surface coatings. Fibreglass lath comes in sheets or on a roll.

Finish plaster

Finish plaster is a thin topcoat or skim of hard forming plaster that when gone off has a finish that is ready for decorating.

Finishing

Finishing is the name applied to the material used in the last treatment or coating of a surface. For example a finishing render is the top coat that may contain a colour or texture.

Float coat

A float coat is another term for a base coat. The first layer of material applied to a surface.

Friable

Friable is a term applied when a rendered surface becomes loose or flaky. This is often caused by poor preparation or using incorrectly mixed materials.