Small Building Addition Crossword

Small building addition crossword clue. A two speed Daily Telegraph crossword question on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. 6 letters. Also appear in other Australia newspaper: Herald Sun and The Courier-Mail.

Answer: LEAN TO

A lean-to is a type of simple structure originally added to an existing building with the rafters “leaning” against another wall. Free standing lean-to structures are generally used as shelters. One traditional type of lean-to is known by its Finnish name laavu.

A lean-to shelter is a free standing structure with only three walls and a single-pitched roof. The open side is commonly oriented away from the prevailing winds and rains. Often it is a rough structure made of logs or unfinished wood and used as a camping shelter. Temporary structures made from wood or textiles are also termed lean-to’s if constructed with a single slope of the roof. In some cases the sloping roof extends all the way to the ground thus the roof itself forms the rear “wall”.

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