Roofing trade jargon
- Conservation area
An area designated by the local authority to be of special historical or architectural significance, in which certain developments may be restricted.
A type of framed window which projects vertically though a sloping roof.
- Down pipe
A plastic, cast iron or steel pipe which takes rain water away from gutterings to drains.
The lower edges of a sloping roof where the first tiles of slates are laid into the fascia board.
A strip of metal, typically lead or zinc, used where elements of a roof meet, to protect the joints from water damage.
The triangular section of wall underneath a sloping roof.
A trough that directs water from the eaves to the down pipes.
- Mono-pitch roof
A roof which slopes in one direction.
A low wall that extends above the roofline of a building.
Also known as slope, the angle or steepness of a roof.
A sloping beam that forms the main structure of a roof.
The apex or highest point of a pitched roof where the slopes meet.
- Soffit board
A panel fixed to the lower end of rafters underneath the eaves of a house.
A layer of material laid between a covering and a sub-structure - for example between a carpet and the floorboards beneath it.
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