Building Terms Glossary

Acceptable Solution

As part of the Building Act 2004, an acceptable solution is a building solution that is accepted by the building consent authority (usually your local council) as complying with the Building Code.

Apron Flashing

Architrave

Balustrade

Barge Board

BCA

Beam

Bearer

Bevel

Bevel-Back

Bottom Plate

Building Act 2004

Building Code

Building Consent

Cantilever

Casement

Cavity Slider

Ceiling Battens

Cornice

Cupping

Deflection

Delamination

Double Glazing

Double-Hung

DPM

Dwang

E2/AS1

Eave

Fascia

Flange

Flashing

Galvanised

Jamb

Joist

Linoleum

Lintel

Mitre

Mortice and Tenon Joint

Nib Wall

Nosing

Particleboard

Pile

Plaster

Plate

Plywood

Pointing

Powder-Coating

Purlin

Rafter

Saddle Flashing

Sash

Scriber

Sill

Skillion Roof

Soaker

Soffit

String

Stringer

Stud

Substrate

Swarf

Underpurlin

We anxiously took on our first build with Latitude Homes in 2017. Sue and Darrin were extremely professional and helpful throughout, answering questions and guiding us through the process. We love our home and would gladly recommend to others thinking of building.

Tania Heke