|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|
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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."