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.
a board which runs horizontally along the ends of the roof rafters, creating the 'edge' of the roof.
The fixtures, fittings and finishes applied or affixed to Primary Elements and Secondary Elements such as baths, water closets, vanity basins, kitchen cupboards, door furniture, window hardware, render, floor and wall tiles, trim or paint. The term ‘Finishing Elements’ does not include furniture or soft floor coverings such as carpet and lino.
items that can be removed from a property without damage, such as ovens, baths and hot water systems
anything permanently attached to a house and regarded as part of the real property, such as cabinets and cupboards.
waterproof material that prevents moisture from penetrating a house through the walls or roof.
a smoke duct or chimney
the soil or strata which supports the lowest part of a building- i.e. the footing.
a building where both the inside and outside walls are brick