building houses off the ground allows breezes to moderate the hot tropical temperatures it elevates the dwelling above stormwater runoff and mud it allows houses to be built on rivers and wetland margins it keeps people, goods and food from dampness and moisture lifts living quarters above malariacarrying mosquitos and reduces the risk of dry rot and termites.
rock dash stucco used as an exterior coating on a house on canada 39s west coast. the chips of quartz, stone, and colored glass measure approx. 36 mm 1/8 1/4 . the difference in nomenclature between stucco, plaster, and mortar is based more on use than composition. until the latter part of the nineteenth century, it was common that plaster, which was used inside a building, and stucco .
a houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home.some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities.however, many are capable of operation under their own power. float house is a canadian and american term for a house on a float raft a rough house may be .
roughcast or pebbledash is a coarse plaster surface used on outside walls that consists of lime and sometimes cement mixed with sand, small gravel, and often pebbles or shells. the materials are mixed into a slurry and are then thrown at the working surface with a trowel or scoop. the idea is to maintain an even spread, free from lumps, ridges or runs and without missing any background.
unsourced material may be challenged and removed. february 2010 learn how and when to remove this template message a uboat of wwii, showing the typical combination of shiplike nonwatertight outer hull with bulky strong hull below. a submarine hull has two major components, the light hull and the pressure hull. the light hull casing in british usage of a submarine is the outer non .
unsourced material may be challenged and removed. february 2013 . the boat house east sussex: 16 september 2015 2.38: 3 the seaside house isle of wight: 23 september 2015 2.45: 4 the cave house worcestershire: 30 september 2015 2.82: 5 the blacksmith 39s house county antrim: 7 october 2015 2.81: 6 the concrete cowshed somerset: 14 october 2015 2.47: 7 the rusty .
caulk or less frequently caulking is a material used to seal joints or seams against leakage in various structures and piping.. the oldest form of caulk consisted of fibrous materials driven into the wedgeshaped seams between boards on wooden boats or ships. cast iron sewerage pipe were formerly caulked in a similar way. riveted seams in ships and boilers were formerly sealed by hammering .
in urban areas, the ground floor was formerly built in stone and the upper floors in timber framing. also, as timber framing was seen as a cheaper way of building, often the visible structures of noble houses were in stone and bricks, and the invisible or lateral walls in timber framing.
a typical mediumsized farm in the inland of norway would include a dwelling house vningshus , hay barn lve , livestock barn fjs , one or more food storage houses stabbur , a stable, and occasionally separate houses for poultry, pigs, etc. houses that had separate heat sources, e.g., washing houses eldhus and smithies were usually kept separate from the other houses to prevent fires. outhouses were typically separate, small structures.
tongkonan is the traditional ancestral house, or rumah adat of the torajan people, in south sulawesi, indonesia. tongkonan have a distinguishing boatshaped and oversized saddleback roof.like most of indo 39s austronesianbased traditional architecture tongkonan are built on piles. the construction of tongkonan is laborious work and it is usually built with the help of all family members or friends.
a shiplap house wall. shiplap is a type of wooden board used commonly as exterior siding in the construction of residences, barns, sheds, and outbuildings. exterior walls. shiplap is either roughsawn 25 millimetres 1 inch or milled 19 mm 3 4 in pine or similarly inexpensive wood between 76 and 254 mm 3 and 10 in wide with a 9.512.7 mm 3 8 1 2 in rabbet on opposite .