Uncertain of the meaning of a term or phrase we've used? Then please review our Jargon Buster listing below.
Shown in alphabetical order, you'll find concise descriptions of a selection of the key references used in this website.
3 Year Warranty (Grizzly)Grizzly are so confident of their products they offer a three year warranty on their range when used domestically. Commercial users have a standard one year, heavier use warranty.
7 Year Anti-Rot WarrantyAn assurance from the manufacturer that their timber product, if maintained according to their re-treatment policy, will resist rot within a 7 year period.
10 Year Anti-Rot WarrantyAn assurance from the manufacturer that their timber product, if maintained according to their re-treatment policy, will resist rot within a 10 year period.
15 Year Anti-Rot WarrantyAn assurance from the manufacturer that their timber product, if maintained according to their re-treatment policy, will resist rot within a 15 year period.
10 Year Anti-Rust GuaranteeReplacement parts can be sent free of charge for any undamaged panel which has been perforated through rust within 10 years of purchase; on selected models, customer to fit.
12 Year Anti-Rust GuaranteeReplacement parts can be sent free of charge for any undamaged panel which has been perforated through rust within 12 years of purchase; on selected models, customer to fit.
20 Year Anti-Rust GuaranteeReplacement parts can be sent free of charge for any undamaged panel which has been perforated through rust within 20 years of purchase; on selected models, customer to fit.
AggregateA collection of similarly graded loose goods ranging in size from sand to stones to cobblestones. Delivered in bulk bag format.
Anchor FixingsA set of expansion bolt fixings, which when bolted through each corner plate of a Yardmaster product will solidily anchor the building to a customer's concrete base.
Battery PoweredBattery powered units are rechargeable through the mains, storing power in order to be used elsewhere. These devices are cordless, allowing ease of use without awkward trailing cables.
Bulk BagA tough, durable bag used to transport large quantities of goods like gravel, sand or soil. Can typically carry upto 850kg / 0.60m³. Shape and style of bulk bags may vary from the image shown.
Carbon FibreA strong and lightweight, reinforced resin material. Often used in the construction of sports cars and cycle helmets due to its strength, durability and relatively low weight.
Carbon SteelCarbon Steel is a heat-tempered, hard and strong metal used for many things like knives, springs, automotive parts etc. Hardwearing and tough for long-term use.
Deck BoardCommonly a pressure treated softwood board, smooth planed with a grooved profile to add detail and enhance grip when used for decking.
Dipped TreatmentThe process where the surface of wood is exposed to a preservative by immersion in an open tank or by deluge spray booth. This treatment is common for above ground use.
Double GlazedTwo sheets of glass with a sealed air pocket in between. Offers superior insulation and heat retention while also being extremely tough to break.
Eco FriendlyEco-friendly products are designed and produced to have as low an impact on the environment as possible. Uses recycled materials, no harmful chemicals etc.
Electric PoweredElectric motors come in a variety of sizes and output rating. Electric powered devices are mains connected using a UK standard plug. Cable lengths vary by product.
Ergonomic HandleRegular hand tools place strain onto your wrists. Ergonomic handles feature a soft resin grip, designed and shaped to shift the load to your arms. Perfect for prolonged use or those with limited grip.
FeatheredgeA square-cut sawn wooden cladding, usually set vertically. Pales can taper across the width creating a 'feather' profile. Also known as Closeboard.
Folded EdgeTo provide safer handling and assembly of profiled thin-gauge metal panels, the edges are folded at the factory to provide a cleaner finish.
FSC CertifiedThe Forest Stewardship Council promote responsible forest management. The manufacturer will have used FSC certified timber from managed resources.
Gas PoweredPowered by commonly available, replacable bottled gas. Gas bottle will not be provided with the product.
GuttersExternal, small-profile, matching metal gutter channels on selected products. They help to funnel rainwater to maintain cleaner walls.
Half LapStrong timber construction method featuring interlocking butt joints. Each timber is shaped to interlock at the corners for maximum strength against warping or twisting.
Handles Holed for a PadlockA pair of handles often of a U-channel design which are complete with pre-drilled holes, which when aligned in the closed position will accept a customer's padlock. Shape and style of handles may vary from the image shown.
Hasp and StapleA steel hasp and staple set is often used for securing wooden doors and gates. Interlocked when closed, being securable by a padlock (not supplied) threaded through an integral loop. Finish and style can vary to suit product.
Hook and EyeA basic fitting used to secure a gate or hinged door, in either an open or closed position. Style and design may vary with the product.
Horticultural GlassA single sheet of non-toughened standard glass, most often used in garden buildings like summerhouses and sheds.
Indian Rainbow SandstoneA natural sandstone with bright purple and orange coloring and intense swirls and veins. Often used for making decorative and unique sculptures.
Interlocking LogForming the basis of log cabin construction, interlocking logs are notched rails which 'lock' together where they cross. Each has a tongue and groove (formats do vary) to create a near-continous joint.
Key LockA common security device enabling a door to be locked, which can only then be opened with the key provided. The image details a Press Lock, however the design and finish can vary by product.
LoglapA timber cladding with a convex face to simulate the roundness of natural log. Each board is jointed to those adjacent either by a partial lapped or fully formed tongue and groove joint.
Low OdourRegular spirit-based paints and preservatives have a reputation of smelling very strongly. These items, however, are water-based and therefore have a very low odour profile and any odour will not linger for long.
Made in BritainOne Garden is proud to support British manufacturing. Products bearing this mark are directly sourced from official, genuine UK manufacturers.
Metal AlloyMetallurgy is a complex subject but simply; metal alloys are a combination of two or more different metals. Combining metal properties can offer benefits, often making items lighter, harder or stronger.
Mineralized Roofing FeltA garden building roofing felt in its commonest form. Coated externally with small stone flakes or grit to deter the effects of weathering.
OSB (Oriented Strand Board)Oriented Strand Board also known as OSB. Used in the building industry. Layers of wood flakes set within a glue-like resin are compressed into a solid sheet.
OverlapA traditional form of unjointed cladding where commonly square edge boarding is horizontally partially overlaid to create a weatherproof face.
Overlapping DoorsA feature of Yardmaster's double sliding doors, where the closing stile profile of each door is shaped to overlap the other to keep out rain and snow.
PadboltA security sliding bolt catch in metal. Used to secure doors or gates, usually with a holed provision for securing with a padlock (not supplied). Finish and style will vary by product.
Pallet DeliveryLarge, loose and heavy items (like paving stones) are often delivered plastic-wrapped on a wooden pallet. The pallet will be left with the customer to use or dispose of as they see fit.
Parts WarrantyA standard warranty that offer parts cover to the purchaser, should a component of their product fail through workmanship within a minimum of 12 months; customer to fit.
Pet FriendlyThese treatment products are non-toxic and will be suitable for use on any outdoor wooden products where animals may be. As with any paint product, wait for it to dry completely before allowing animals near.
Petrol PoweredA powerful two-stroke engine is used on the larger, more robust garden tools like mowers, brush cutters and chainsaws. Always carefully read the instructions and use the correct fuel.
Piano HingeNamed after its original purpose, a piano hinge is a long thin hinge that can be applied to any hinged lid or door for ease of opening.
Pick A DayA convenient service allowing you to select a preferred delivery date. When available (by product & location) various dates will be offered during checkout, including weekends.
Pneumatic TyreA rubber tyre with an air filled inner tube. A staple of many wheeled items like cars, bikes and wheelbarrows. Gives a better grip and absorbs shocks.
PolyesterPolyester is a highly durable man-made material used for many things due to its stain and water resistance. Often used in awnings, parasols and covering outdoor furniture or cushions.
PolypropyleneA rigid and hardwearing plastic. Polypropylene can be extruded or injection moulded into almost any shape, once cooled it is tough and resistant to many chemicals. Produced in a multitude of colours.
PolywoodPolywood is an inovation in durable, outdoor structural materials. Made from recycled plastics mixed with UV resistant pigments to resist fading from exposure to sunlight.
Powder CoatingAn extremely durable coating to protect and decorate metals. An electrostatically-charged, fine polymer dry 'paint' is applied by spraying, which is attracted to the grounded material.
Pressure TreatmentWood is placed into an airtight tank, by vacuum the air is replaced with preservative. This penetrates deep into the pores. This superior process extends lifespan allowing in-ground use.
Pro (Radius Tools)The Pro range of Radius tools are aptly named for their excellent, innovative design and shape, strength and durability. They feature the Radius patented ‘O’ shape handle.
Pro-lite (Radius Tools)The Pro-Lite range of Radius tools are strong and robust. Made from stainless steel shafts with carbon steel blades. Patented ‘O’ shape handle for comfort and ease of use.
Professional Installation (optional)Some products have installation available as an option. For an extra charge, professionals will come to your property to install the product. An appropriately sized, firm and level base will need to be available for them to install.
RattanRattan is a type of thin vine that has a strong core most often used to create close weaved panels for making furniture. Rattan style can also be reproduced using plastic for additional longevity.
RecycledRecycling take things that would normally be thrown away into a landfil and re-purposes them into new products. A fantastic way to benefit the environment.
Ring LatchA very simple, non-locking way to secure a gate or garden building door. Operated by a basic twisting action, easy to open. Style and design may vary by product.
Roller CatchA simple, push-to-close door retaining catch. Often used on wooden playhouses as a non-locking safety feature. Style and design may vary by product.
Roller DoorRoller doors or rolling shutters are made from a series of thin horizontal strips. They roll open and close vertically like a roller blind, instead of being hinged from the side.
Rotary BladeA common grass cutting device fitted onto a motorised chassis. Of a sharpened-edge metal, spins around a central axis. Can be two or more blade edges depending on design.
Rust Free ScrewsRust-free screws are metal fixings which have been protected by an anti-corrosion process, often by factory plating, to deter rust and degradation.
Seven Layered ProtectionAn extensive seven-layer anti-corrosion preparation process on Yardmaster metal products, including hot-dip galvanizing and multi-layer painting.
Shiplap Tongue & GrooveA tongue & groove jointed boarding offering a smooth planed finish. Each upper face is shaped with a shallow curve to offer a shiplap, overlapping appearance.
SkyLight RoofPalram's unique SkyLight polycarbonate roof has light-penetrating properties which allows natural light to illuminate the inside of a building, whilst keeping the weather out.
SNAPTiTESNAPTiTE is an innovative patented design that dramatically reduces the time and effort required to assemble the Absco Sheds range. Screw count is reduced considerable by simple pressure jointing.
Solar PoweredFitted with internal rechargeable batteries and a set of solar cells used to automatically recharge them on a sunny day.
SpoolOften referred to as tap-n-go or bump feed spool, used on a garden strimmer. Typically a long length of nylon cable wound around a central spool. Unwinds to maintain cutting length. Can be single or dual line.
Steel Tube FramingA strong steel tube, shaped to support or form a product. The profile gives increased strength but reduced weight compared to solid steel. Various shapes, like round and square.
Suitable for DrivewaysDriveway safe aggregate is graded to be large enough to support a vehicle but not become stuck in the tyre treads.
Suitable for PondsItems with this mark are suitable for use in a pond or water feature. Some aggregate have a dry, chalky finish and will not be suitable.
StyreneStyrene, Polycarbonate and Acrylic are terms you may have heard being used for tough, clear plastic, single sheet glazing often used as easy-to-transport alternative to glass. Styrene will not shatter like glass, therefore ideal for playhouses.
Square EdgeA simple cladding method where square-cut boarding is secured in a solid butted or open slatted format to a parallel arrangement.
Tongue and GrooveWooden boards interlocked together with ridges (tongues) and slots (grooves). This method of cladding is hardwearing and more resilient against warping.
Translucent PanelsTo enable natural light to flood into a windowless metal garden building, small semi-clear plastic roof panels may be fitted between the usual metal sheeting. Design and size may vary by building.
TrellisWhen an open cladding is formed from securing timber rails or battens across one another, in a spaced diagonal or square arrangement, this we call Trellis. Ideal for decorative purposes.
Twin Wall PolycarbonateA lightweight and versatile twin-wall plastic glazing sheet material which is UV resistant with an insulating property. Often used in greenhouse construction.
A simple form of non-lockable catch used to retain a door, window or shutter in a closed position. The turn button pivots around a central screw.