General Terms : Wetworks

Description

To construct walls

Explanation

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.
Description

Level up flooring

Explanation

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.

Description

Create door opening

Explanation

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.

Description

Seal up door opening

Explanation

This means to cover up a former door opening by using either hollow blocks or other materials and finish it with plaster.

Description

Concrete Support

Explanation

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.

Description

Cement Base

Explanation

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.

Description

Shower Kerb

Explanation

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.

Description

Water proofing

Explanation

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.