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 low wall rising from the bottom of a roof slope.
Means the following physical actions undertaken by the consultant: opening and shutting of doors, windows and draws; operation of taps; water testing of shower recesses; and the tapping of tiles and wall plaster.
A vertical projection on a wall or the brick support for an arch or bearer.
a wall board made of plaster and covered both sides with a stiff paper.
a rigid structural frame consisting essentially of two uprights connected at the top by a third member.
Those parts of the building providing the basic load bearing capacity to the Structure, such as foundations, footings, floor framing, load bearing walls, beams or columns. The term ‘Primary Elements’ also includes other structural building elements including: those that provide a level of personal protection such as handrails; floor-to-floor access such as stairways; and the structural flooring of the building such as floorboards.