We understand that Building terminology is a whole new language, so we want to ensure our clients have an understanding and provide a simple explanation of some of the more common building terms to help you better understand your new home build.
Is the edge of a concrete slab that holds the fill under the slab and are usually used on blocks that require cut and fill to flatten the slope of the land.
A stair flight is a run of stairs or steps between landings. A staircase or stairway is one or more flights of stairs leading from one floor to another, and includes landings, newel posts, handrails, balustrades and additional parts.
Is a railing supported by balusters, especially one forming an ornamental parapet to a balcony, bridge, or terrace.
Building material used for making the surfaces of interior walls, consisting of sheets of compacted plaster with a covering of thick paper; plasterboard.
When a new home need to be built, offset marks are placed in the ground so the builder knows where to place the structure.
A peg out report determines the location and environment of the existing Sydney Water asset within or adjacent to your proposed structure. The sewer diagram will help assess if there are any special requirements relating to Sydney Water’s sewerage system. A trained technician attends the property site and locates the sewer main and other sewer structures within the site. A peg out report is prepared showing the information collected including location, depth and size of pipe/structure and the strata in which the pipe is laid.
Boarding or building felt fixed over the rafters of a roof before the tiles or slates are added.
New buildings can be protected from termites with one treatment of natural, non-toxic; Granitgard graded stone physical termite barrier material. This treatment is easily applied during construction and could save the building from destruction. With a wide range of simple installation methods that are fully approved, Granitgard can protect all common building designs. Granitgard offers long-life, one system termite protection without the worry of toxic chemicals, building schedule delays and on-going retreatment’s. Because Granitgard remains visible it is easy to determine whether an area has been properly protected.
The method often used to provide a level area on a sloping site, where part of the sloping surface is cut away and used to provide fill on the portion of the slope immediately below it.
Frontage is how wide your land is along the front boundary and depth is how far your land goes back. Multiple the two and you get the overall square meterage of your block. E.g. 15m x 30m = 450m2
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