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Glossary of Construction Terms Used in Home Construction, Home Improvements, and Home Remodeling.

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Terms used in Aging in Place & Special Needs Remodeling, Basement Remodeling A Brand New Look at an Old Option, Design and Build Home Remodeling, Foundation Service, Green Building & Sustainability, Kitchen And Bath Remodeling, Structural Repair, Total Home Remodeling, and Egress Windows.

Natural Light
Light that comes from the sun and enters a building through windows, skylights, or other openings. Maximizing natural light in a space is a common goal in home improvement and remodeling for energy efficiency and aesthetics.

A specialized tool or device used to drive nails or fasteners into surfaces. Nailers come in various types, such as brad nailers, finish nailers, and framing nailers, each designed for specific applications.

A recess in a wall, typically used to display a statue, vase, or other decorative object.

Neutral Wire
In electrical systems, the wire that carries electricity back to the source, completing the electrical circuit.

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Construction glossary term - Niche
Construction glossary term - Neutral Wire

A small projection on a brick or stone to secure it within a wall.

Nominal Size
The commercial size by which timber or other building material is known and sold, often different from the actual size.

Non-Bearing Wall
A partition wall that doesn’t support any structural weight of the building or roof. These walls are often used to divide spaces and can be removed or altered without affecting the building’s structural integrity.

Nursing Beam
A temporary beam used to support a structure while the main beam is repaired or replaced.

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