General Terms : Wetworks
To construct walls
The construction of walls for partitions or segregation reasons.
- Gypsum board – a type of light plasterboard used for making ceilings or walls.
- Hollow blocks – blocks laid in brick fashion using cement to join and plaster to finish off.
- Plywood (bare) – using plywood to create walls and finished with plaster & paint.
Level up flooring
Usually used to level up flooring from the kitchen to living room, or from the balcony to living. The idea is to make the floor level the same height so that there is no more drop. Most of the times this is reserved for making the space to look bigger by creating an extension of space from living to balcony.
Create door opening
When a door opening is needed, the designer will determine whether the wall needs to be hacked. If so, a door opening may be created, simply by hacking a non-load bearing wall.
Seal up door opening
This means to cover up a former door opening by using either hollow blocks or other materials and finish it with plaster.
Usually for kitchen or bathrooms. The concrete support is to house the sink or stove. It will be finished off with tiles or just plain cement screeding.
This is also known as plinth. The plinth acts as a skirting from the flooring so that the cabinet will not be in contact with the flooring. For example, in the case of wet flooring.
It acts as a base for the shower screen. Otherwise it may also be used to deviate water from the shower area to the rest of the bathroom.
A membrane known as waterproofing will be needed to apply on to the surface before tiles are laid. This is necessary as water may seep into the apartment downstairs if it is not applied.