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GABLE: A windowed alcove built into the slope of a roof. Similar to a dormer, but higher, broader, and often appearing in sets of two or more.
Although gable roofs are attractive, this design idea has certain disadvantages.
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GABLET: A small gable at the top of a hip roof. Also known as a Dutch gable.
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GADROONING: A popular design idea consisting of repetitive, curved, petal-like shapes.
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GALLETTING: A method of reinforcement for stone masonry where small bits of stone are worked into wet mortar between larger pieces of stone.
Shown below, England's Tigbourne Court is well known for its magnificently galletted brick and stone work.
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GALVANIZED: Treated with a corrosion-resistant coating. Galvanized steel is coated with zinc, for instance.
Shown below, this galvanized steel apartment building is a sleek, modern architectural design idea.
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GAMBREL: The typical roof shape of Dutch Colonial homes, also commonly used for barns.
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GARNET: A type of sandpaper. For other types of sandpaper, see Sandpaper.
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GANG NAIL PLATE: A kind of metal tie pressed into the side of a truss. also see Gusset.
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GARAGE: A structure designed to house one or more motor vehicles. A garage may be either attached (to the home) or detached.
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GARBAGE DISPOSAL: A household appliance installed under the sink, designed to grind up food waste.
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GARRET: An attic space, typically located above the main stories of a building, and under a sloped roof. Also see Attic.
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GARRISON: An architectural design idea involving a two-story house with the upper level jutting slightly outward past the lower level.
Shown below, a garrison-style Colonial home in Massachusetts.
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GAS LATERAL: The trench where a gas line service valve is located.
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GAS LOG: A design idea where a gas burner designed to resemble a log is used in a fireplace.
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GATE: An access door installed in the physical bordering (fencing) around a property.
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GATE VALVE: A valve that stops or starts the flow of water within a pipe.
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GAUGE: In construction, a unit of measurement of (or the tool used for measuring) the thickness of sheet metal.
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GAUGED BRICKWORK: Smoothly finished bricks arranged in tight courses, with very little space between courses. An attractive architectural design idea.
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GAZEBO: A detached covered porch, typically octagon shaped, and also known as a pavilion.
A gazebo is an eye-catching exterior design idea.
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