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Building Terms We May Use In Our Reports

Although our Building Reports are written in a laymans easy to read format we may sometimes use words of a technical nature.
This Glossary is provided to help our Clients understand those terms.

Term Main definition
Dampcourse

waterproof membrane that protects brickwork or masonry from rising damp.

Dampness

The presence of moisture within the building, which is causing consequential damage to Primary Elements.

Dampness Tests

Means additional attention to the visual examination was given to those accessible areas which the consultant’s experience has shown to be particularly susceptible to damp problems. Instrument testing using electronic moisture detecting meter of those areas and other visible accessible elements of construction showing evidence of dampness was performed.

Defect

a deficiency, a want, imperfection, blemish or fault.

Deformation

an abnormal change of shape of Primary Elements resulting from the application of load(s).

Dormer

a projecting window from a roof surface.

Downpipe

square or cylindrical tube used to convey water from an eave gutter.

Dry rot

decay in timber caused by fungus growth. Usually formed under badly ventilated floors.

Dwelling

a building where one dwells or lives, a habitation.

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