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Definition of: Fascia.

In building; boards installed to a roof to protect the ends of trusses or rafters and on which gutters are attached.

Definition of: Finial.

In building; ornamental timber section added to the highest point of barge boards or hanging from stair newels on landings.

Definition of: Flange.

In building; a flat plate at the end of a pipe or beam, through which a bolted joint can be made.

Definition of: Flashing.

In building; waterproof material covering joints between walls and roofs, often shaped out of lead.

Definition of: Flat-Plate Photovoltaics (PV)

In electrics; a solar PV array, solar PV panel or module that consists of nonconcentrating elements. Flat-plate arrays, panels and modules use direct and diffuse sunlight.

Definition of: Floating coat.

In building; the first coat of thick plaster put on a wall to cover irregularities.

Definition of: Floor plate.

In building; a plate constructed from steel or timber bedded in mortar and designed to withstand heavy loads.

Definition of: Footings.

In building; the foundations of a structure.

Definition of: Footprint.

In building; the 'footprint' of the building refers to those parts within the external walls.

Definition of: Formwork.

In building; temporary boards used to keep wet mixtures, such as concrete, in a particular shape until it sets.

Definition of: Framed construction.

In building; a structure built with a strong skeleton frame made of timber or steel, against which a brick outer shell is added.

Definition of: Freehold.

In property; absolute ownership as opposed to leasehold. The property is held absolutely for ever. Ownership is of both the property and the land it stand on.

Definition of: Frequency

In electrics; the number of repetitions per unit time of a complete waveform, expressed in Hertz (Hz).

Definition of: Full structural survey.

In building; a full structural survey looks at all the main features of the property, including walls, roof, foundations, plumbing, joinery, electrical wiring, drains and garden.

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