Glossary – V


Valley Board:
Boarding fixed to the top of the valley rafters to form a base or support for the valley gutter

Valley gutter:
A metal gutter built into the roof valley to carry water to the eaves guttering

Variation: 
An alteration to the original design or specification

Vault:
A space with an arched ceiling

Ventilating Brick:
A brick which has been perforated to provide an air passage for ventilating purposes

Verandah: 
Covered porch along side of a residence or house

Vermin Proofing:
The protection of a building against the entry of vermin, especially mice or rats, by the insertion of wire mesh

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