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Vocabulary: having a house built

My aim isn't, obviously, to make building experts of you, or even to give you too much technical vocabulary...  I've simply noticed that usual words were sometimes misunderstood in texts, or in conversations, and that several of them were linked to this theme.     








                                                               To have a house built


 To have a house built                  the foundations 
 The front of a house  a wall 
 The porch a door 
 The front/ back door                                              in the doorway                
 A door frame  the doorstep/ the threshold                                            



                                A porch                                                                        The doorstep


 A pane 

 a window-sill

 a window -ledge 

 a sash window  a picture window 
 a bow/ bay window  a basement window                                            
 a fanlight/ transom (US)                                  a skylight 
 a French window  a balcony
 a veranda / a stoop steps 




           A sash window                                          A skylight                                      A French window


 A roof  A beam  
 The framework                                             A chimney (pot)                                       
 A gable  A gutter 



                                         A gutter                                                       House with several gables


 The stairs/ staircase  The stairwell/ stairway 
 A step  The landing

 The ground floor (GB)

 The first floor (US)

 The first floor (GB)

 The second floor (US)

 The second floor (GB)                                 

 The third floor (US) 

 A floor

 A story (GB)/ Storey (US)                                 

 On that floor A two-story house
 Upstairs  Downstairs 



                              Upstairs ...        Downstairs...                                                  A landing


There you are. You should be OK, now! Let's see the test! 


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