This website makes references to a number of terms that may not be familiar to you. Use the links below to explore this glossary.



exterior face or presentable front of a building


Fan Light

semi-circular window over a door with radiating bars (or mullions) resembling a fan



vertical face of a horizontal band, usually at the eaves of a roof



ornament at the top of a roof gable, spire or other architectural feature


Fishscale Shingles

type of round-edged shingle which produces a pattern resembling fishscales



central band in a classical entablature above the architrave and below the cornice; or often a decorative band running under the cornice of an interior or exterior wall



projecting section (more than one storey) of a principle facade