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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
Tests
Where appropriate the carrying out of tests using the following procedures and instruments:
(a)    Dampness Tests.
(b)    Physical Tests.
Truss

a structural support unit of three or more members, usually arranged in a triangular shape. Trusses are often used to support roofs and floors.

Valley

the angle formed by two internal slopes of a roof.

Vendor

a person who offers a property for sale.

Warranty
a statement that guarantees the material and workmanship of a product is defect-free and will remain so for a specified period of time.
Weatherboard

overlapping boards used as cladding for external surfaces.

Weepholes

 small holes in brickwork that allow for expulsion of moisture and cross ventilation from subfloor of the house.

Wet rot

a decay in timber caused by alternale dampness and dryness.

White ants

destructive timber-boring insects.

Zoning

council rules regarding the uses that an area of land may be put to.

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