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.
the bend or deflection of a timber between its supports.
a reflective foil laminate that is installed inside roofs. It has many benefits including weather proofing, insulation and reduction of dust and sound.
Those parts of the building not providing loadbearing capacity to the Structure, or those non-essential elements which, in the main, perform a completion role around openings in Primary Elements and the building in general such as non-loadbearing walls, partitions, wall linings, ceilings, chimneys, flashings, windows, glazing or doors.
|Serious Safety Hazard||
Any item that may constitute an immediate or imminent risk to life, health or property. Occupational, health and safety or any other consequence of these hazards has not been assessed.
a window's lower horizontal framing member.
a sloping roof without a ridge or peak.
a moulding that covers the join between wall and floor
A fire-protection device that automatically detects and gives a warning of the presence of smoke.
|Structural Cracking and Movement|
A significant impairment to the integrity of the whole or part of the Structure falling into one or more of the following categories:
|Structural Timber Pest Damage|
The load bearing part of the building, comprising the Primary Elements.