What is a Template?

Definition of Template in Construction
The temporary replication with cardboard, plywood, or other similar material, of a glass size, or any other type of construction item, such as a countertop sink. Templates are used to order replacement glass, or to position fasteners for an application such as a sign in the correct location. Templates are normally made to accurately describe a piece of complicated replacement glass or to duplicate any complex item. In many instances any attempt to accurately identify a shape or a replacement piece with dimensions is almost impossible. The use of a template will allow the exact tracing of the replacement piece and will allow a perfect reproduction to be made. Templates are used to accurately install anchor bolts for structural steel, inserts for miscellaneous metal as well as even the proper placement of fasteners to mount hand dryers and toilet accessories within bathrooms and washrooms.