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Last edited 12 Mar 2020
Symbols on architectural drawings
This article catalogues some of the more commonly used symbols on architectural drawings and designs.
 Please help develop this article by adding to the list.
|Single switched wall socket|
|Double switched wall socket|
|Double switched wall socket above worktop level|
|Single switched fused spur|
|1 gang light switch|
|2 gang light switch|
|2 gang 2 way light switch|
|Adjustable recessed spotlight|
|Mechanical fan vent|
|Soil vent pipe|
|Window (elevation) showing direction of opening - point of triangle indicates hinged side|
|Existing tree to be removed|
|Incline (steps, stairs or ramp) with arrow head at the higher side|
|Stairway with arrow head at the higher side|
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