Glossary – L


Lagging:
Material wrapped around piping for insulation or protection of pipes, particularly for reducing heat loss in hot water pipes.


Laminated timber: 

A built up timber member made from several timber sections glued together to increase its structural strength or to create a multi-grain or colour effect in bench tops etc.

Landing: 
An intermediate platform between two flights of stairs

Landscaped area:
The area of a site which is, or is available to be predominantly vegetated

Lattice:
A framework of crossed wood or metal strips used as a screen

Lintel:
A member spanning over an opening and supporting loads above

Live Load:
The load assumed to arise from the intended use or purpose of a building or structure. (Excludes the actual structure)

Louvres:
Overlapping timber, glass or metal blades built into an adjustable frame or opening to ventilate, or control light penetration.

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