Cladding Material used on the outside of exterior walls
Energy Rating Thermal efficiency of home in relation to the orientation of the building on site, insulation capability etc
Mono Pitch Roof falls all one way without any hips or ridges
Raft Slab Concrete slab where beams are formed between raised sand base course.
Registered Builder Holder of a current domestic builder's registration
Sarking Building wrap/paper that collects condensation under surface of rooftop
Slab Concrete that forms the base of a building i.e. the foundation
Soil Test Engineer determines bearing capability and likelihood of hitting rock on the site to be built on
Waffle Slab Concrete floor slab where beams are formed between polystyrene blocks
Water Tap In Connection point from town water supply
Planning Permit Check proposed building in relation to town planning issues
Slab Stage When the concrete or timber floor is laid
Frame Stage Wall frames and trusses are standing.
Lock-Up Roof, cladding and doors are on.
Fix-out Plasterboard is up and finishing timbers are in

We have an awesome house thanks to awesome people and we moved in 8 weeks early!"

Alison & Scott

You can tell a good builder by the after sales service... yours has been great!"

Lee & Kathy

Our house started at the same time as our neighbour. We have had a dream run, moved in early and would build with Abode again. Our neighbour doesn't have the same feelings for their builder."