joint beurré

17:25 Nov 28, 2013
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / bricklaying
French term or phrase: joint beurré

Pour les briques les joints peuvent faire 25% de la surface. Ils peuvent être réalisés de plusieurs façons :
pleins, en retrait, concaves, chanfreinés, beurrés, à reflux.

I have found a wordreference thread on the subject, but I'm not satisfied with the translation.

Anyone ever come across this?
Miranda Joubioux
Local time: 18:12

Summary of answers provided
Didier Fourcot
3 +1buttered joint
Roy vd Heijden
Summary of reference entries provided
Types of joints in masonry
GuillaumeT (X)

Discussion entries: 3



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buttered joint


Dictionary Of Civil Engineering: English-French:
joint beurré”

Roy vd Heijden
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agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne
1 hr

neutral  Tony M: That's actually a different thing again; 'buttering' refers to pre-loading the brick surfaces with mortar before laying.
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18 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5

Found in Dicobat who specifies it for UK, this is the paper version, Dicobat on line is on subscription sorry, confirmed by an other reference below (that could have copied Dicobat?)

Paper reference:
Dicobat 10
Jean de Vigan,
Editions Arcature

Note added at 22 heures (2013-11-29 15:53:51 GMT)

@Miranda: my understanding if "overtrowelled" is rather "fortement lissé", but this is one of the meanings of "beurré" both for grout and for joints, and this could be why there is also "à reflux" that should be rather overfill or convex, but without this smoothing by overtrowelling

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Didier Fourcot
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Notes to answerer
Asker: I found 'overtrowelled' in Dicobat myself, but the definition given did not refer to the joint.

Asker: If you can find me a reference to an overtrowelled brickwork joint somewhere, I'll reconsider this - having said that, the client is happy with my suggestion of another type of joint to replace it.

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Reference: Types of joints in masonry

Reference information:
Joint beurré ici (rejointoiment): et astuces/(tafi...

Types of joints:

GuillaumeT (X)
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
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Asker: Thanks for those references!

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agree  mchd
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