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Angle Bead Blown Bonding
Browning Carlite Ceripite
Duplex Board Feather Edge Render
Screed Scrim Set
Skim Taped Joint  
ANGLE BEAD
A thin metal angle designed to reinforce plaster edges at external angles.
BLOWN
Plaster that has lost the bonding key and lifted. This sounds hollow to tapping.
BONDING
A lightweight plaster containing exfoliated vermiculite (a mineral used as a bonding material) as an aggregate used in two-coat plastering, to adhere to smooth surfaces or to make good uneven surfaces. It has some insulation properties.
BROWNING
A gypsum plaster mixed with sand, site or premixed, and used as an undercoat. This is rarely used nowadays as it is quite heavy to spread compared with the lightweight bonding plasters.
CARLITE
A trade name for bonding plaster.
CERIPITE
A trade name for finishing plaster, usually pink in colour.
DUPLEX BOARD
Plasterboard that has a vapour barrier of aluminum foil on one side. This is used for ceilings, and sometimes walls, where it is important to prevent air-bourne moisture passing through and condensing.
FEATHER EDGE
Plasterboard that has tapered edges to allow a jointing plaster and tape to cover the joint. These are smoothed off so that the joints do not show. The decoration can then be applied without the need for finishing plaster.
RENDER
The base coat of plaster or the sand cement coating, which is applied externally.
SCREED
A dryish mixture of coarse, washed sand laid to a depth of 50-75mm over concrete flooring to provide a smooth, steel trowelled surface for a floor finish. The screed has low load resistance and is easily damaged, so must be protected prior to the covering being fitted.
SCRIM
A reinforcing mesh tape, previously made from jute and since replaced with plastics.
SET
Thin finishing coat of plasterwork.
SKIM
A thin coat of plaster applied as finishing over base render or direct to boards.
TAPED JOINT
Feather-edge boards that have the joints filled and covered for direct decoration to avoid plastering.
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