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Glossary group: B

Barge

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Horizontal beam rafter that supports shorter rafters.

Balustrade

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The rail, posts and vertical balusters along the edge of a stairway or elevated walkway.

Balusters

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Vertical members in a railing used between a top rail and bottom rail or the stair treads. Sometimes referred to as ‘pickets’ or ‘spindles’.

Balloon framed wall

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Framed walls (generally over 10′ tall) that run the entire vertical length from the floor sill plate to the roof. This is done to eliminate the need for a gable end truss.

Balloon

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A loan that has a series of monthly payments with the remaining balance due in a large lump sum payment at the end.

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