In a previous post firstname.lastname@example.org wrote...
Makes no sense to me.
"Plinth" is defined as:
1. A block or slab on which a pedestal, column, or statue is placed.
2. The base block at the intersection of the baseboard and the vertical
trim around an opening.
3. A continuous course of stones supporting a wall. Also called plinth
4. A square base, as for a vase.
Bob Morrison, PE, SE
R L Morrison Engineering Co
Yes, makes sense to me. I would expect the foundations to have been finished
and the walls built up until just out of the ground (could be a few inches
of feet). The lower floor surface may also have been constructed. Something
A true plinth true is a thickening of the lower part of the wall to
strengthen it or give it a more robust appearance. Not a very common feature
these days but I've got one on my house. The top edge where the wall
thickness reduces to normal thickness is frequently capped with sloping
bricks so any rain water runs off.
Some wood framed houses are built on a brick plinth.
If your house has no such feature the builder is probably just using this as
short hand to mean "out of the ground" or whatever the local term is for the
stage shown in my photo above. Possibly slightly earlier as my photo shows
the floor down.
: >> Is that a British term?
The British rockstar , Jeff Beck wrote a song called
"PLYNTH (Water Down the Drain)" This was back in the
old days when he had a little known singer singing it
..... goin down...goin down down down down down. The
singer of course was Rod Stuart.
Now back to construction
And, this is only the if person in question has accepted the site and the
house design to fit the foundation that has been previously constructed.
Maybe the person has his own idea of his desired design which might not
match the 'plinth' height and geometry as told.
My experience with a plinth is as in a plinth block, the bottom
piece of a door casing, often ornate and from 6 to 12 inches high.
I've even seen/used them on the top of the door side casing but
usually they are called capitals up there
Anyway I guess what I'm talking about is spelled the same way.
Around here a pilaster is a short thicken of a wall, usually a
basement wall, to make it stronger. It can be either inside or
outside the wall and is usually 8" x 16".with heavy vertical
That's a common modern usage too. The original meaning of the word was a
column 'engaged' in a wall, but often articulated somewhat like associated
columns or 'orders' in the same building, for buildings that had orders....
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