• List of 50 free technical English resources
  • Grouped by categories covering a wide range of topics
  • Some glossaries and guides include illustrations

 

 

Our Edinburgh flat renovation may not start anytime soon, but it’s never too soon to work on building up my technical English vocabulary. I faced huge linguistic challenges during our previous home renovation and this time I want to be better prepared language-wise.

I’ve compiled a list of 50 free technical English resources. While I’m sharing it mainly with fellow expat renovators in mind, it’ll be useful for anyone tackling their first home renovation project, too.

The resources are grouped by categories covering a wide range of topics – from general architecture and construction to joinery, decoration, brickwork or roofing. Some glossaries and guides include illustrations.

Property (general)

Architecture and construction (general)

Energy, plumbing, lighting and security

Joinery and woodwork

Roofing

Brickwork and tiling

Concrete, plasterwork

Windows, doors, fireplaces and staircases

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Irene Corchado Resmella

Irene Corchado Resmella

I’m a Spanish freelance translator living in the UK since 2011. After fully renovating and selling a Victorian end of terrace house in Oxford, I recently relocated to Edinburgh with my Scottish husband.

In The Home Reporter I share everything home and lifestyle – from renovation stories and interiors inspiration to tips and anecdotes about buying a house, working from home and relocation. Lover of bright spaces, wooden floors and matte finishings.

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