Ever wondered what 'footings' are? It is likely that if you have, you are embarking on a home extension, or building a new house. Although you may be perfectly content to pay other people to have that knowledge for you, it is much simpler to work with contractors when you have some understanding of what it is that they are referring to. If you look over the following list of common terms used in remodelling, you won't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to make a reference to underpinning foundations the next time you're at a dinner party.
The technical drawings that provide the plan for a renovation were produced by either the architect or the designer. The plans illustrate the construction process for the project and include details such as dimensions, types of materials, locations of doors and windows, and internal layouts.
HVAC is an abbreviation that stands for "heating, ventilation, and air conditioning." These systems are managed by an HVAC contractor to ensure that the home has adequate heating, cooling, and ventilation at all times.