- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
- Specialist wikis
Last edited 01 Jun 2022
A laser line or line laser is an increasingly common construction tool that functions in the same way as a plumb line, chalk line or spirit level, to indicate a level line across a building element or site.
It is a small device, similar to a laser pointer that holds a laser and lens, which projects a line (or two crossed lines) of light against a surface. The device usually has a swing, hanger or level to ensure that the line remains horizontal ( with the crossed line perpendicular to this) even if placed on an uneven surface. The laser light is often red or green.
This is then used to find a level point across building surfaces, which might be needed in both structural elements such as the laying of foundations, or in finishing tasks such as tiling, to ensure the tiles remain horizontal. The laser line may also be installed with a clamp or tripod to allow the level to be move up or down as work progresses.
Featured articles and news
Temperature in buildings, explained on DB
Main barrier to entering the profession, new study reveals.
On Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill.
Over 70 managers and organisations shortlisted for the 14 awards.
From biometric to electrical current, chemical and more.
Changes are due to come into force on 1st October 2022.
Heed advice and insight of this report IPA tells the government.
From the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
For the Levelling Up, Housing & Communities Committee.
BSRIA's Technical Director reflects on recent weather patterns.
A national valuation to fund old-age pensions.
The world’s largest Commonwealth memorial to the missing.
Long after the end of the defects liability period.
Occupant satisfaction and wellbeing in buildings.
From the simple to the complex.
And the UK Government guidelines.
Commitment agreed to by major built environment bodies.
Electrical skills, low carbon, high-tech and the building services revolution.
Ultra-deep drilling with millimeter-wave beam technology.
Looking at the built environment from space.
BSI standards 8671, 8672 and 8673.
Bringing life to burial grounds.
From failed modernism to twenty-minute neighbourhoods.
The gates process and change control.