House components glossary

This diagram is designed to show you exactly what the terms we use in our reports refer to.

House components glossary
  1. Chimney stack
  2. Rafter and purlin roof structure
  3. Loft insulation
  4. Foul waste pipe and vent
  5. Cold water tank
  6. Felt roof
  7. Rainwater goods
  8. Rendered wall finish
  9. Cavity exterior wall
  10. Damp proof course
  11. Window wall support lintel
  12. Drainage gulley
  1. Chimney flashings
  2. Roof ridge
  3. Hip
  4. Slate or tile roof coverings
  5. Roof underlay and battens
  6. Stud and solid internal walls
  7. Floor joists
  8. Foul drains
  9. Inspection chamber
  10. Electrical wiring
  11. Gas pipe
  12. Heating and hot water