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What are stairs?

What are stairs?

They are a means to pass from one level to another. There is a lot of jargon used around stairs, that can complicate things when you are looking to design, renovate or buy a staircase. Do you know what a riser is, or a tread, a balustrade, a closed stairway, a stairwell, pitch, or nosing? A riser is the vertical distance from one tread to the next, and the vertically faced board connecting the treads. If you want to give yourself a quick refresher on the definitions of a stair then visit what are stairs?
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Do you Know the Different Parts of a Screw?

Do you Know the Different Parts of a Screw?

There are three parts of a screw, they are the head, shank and thread.

    The Head – has the slots for the turning tool to fit into.
    The Shank – is the smooth part above the thread and below the head.
    The Thread – is the tapering groove that spirals towards the tip. This cuts into the wood as it is turned then pulls the screw into the hole.

parts of a screw

For more information on how screws are classified and what they are used for in construction visit Types of Screws.

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