C.C ( Construction Certificate):
Your green light to commence works. Provided by Council or Private Certifier.
Where the ceiling is pitched to follow the line of the roof support timbers. These support timbers may be lined or left exposed.
The space between the internal and external skin of a wall structure
The top or overhead portion of a room or building
A member spanning between walls or other supports which carries the ceiling load below but not the floor load above.
A mixture which acts as a bonding agent between masonry components
A wall finish where cement mortar is plastered onto a wall surface. May have a smooth or textured finish.
Certificate of Title:
Document issued by the Land Titles Office that confirms your ownership of the land. Required as evidence of land ownership.
A timber member tying a pair of rafters together, usually placed horizontally midway between the wall plate and the ridge.
Five courses of stretchers, followed by one course of headers, in a double thickness brick wall
Series of columns with entablature
A free standing vertical load bearing member usually of stone, brick, timber or pre-cast concrete
The load applied to a specific area of a structural member
A joint provided in a structural element to allow for movement in the structure due to expansion, contraction or settlement.
Generally professionally trained people with skills in architecture, structural and civil engineering, landscaping, services engineering (hydraulical, electrical, mechanical) surveying or other technical areas of knowledge
An agreement entered into between two or more parties whereby legal obligations are created. In a building contract, one or more parties agree to perform specified services for the other party.
Moulding fixed to the junctions of walls and ceiling
The local government authority with responsibility for administering building codes and assessing and approving development in its local area by means of development and building approvals
Course step down:
The stepped down edge of concrete slab on which the outer brick wall rests
Cut and fill:
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.