Apartment buildings are multi-story buildings where three or more residences are contained within one structure. Such a building may be called an apartment building, apartment complex, flat complex, block of flats, tower block, high-rise or, occasionally, mansion block (in British English), especially if it consists of many apartments for rent.
A bungalow was a prefabricated single-story building used as a seaside holiday home. Manufacturers included Boulton & Paul Ltd, who made corrugated iron bungalows as advertised in their 1889 catalogue, which were erected by their men on the purchaser's light brickwork foundation.
The term "duplex" can't be extended to three-unit and four-unit buildings, as they would be referred to with specific terms such as triplex and fourplex or quadplex/quadruplex. Because of the flexibility of the term, the line between an apartment building and a duplex is somewhat blurred, with apartment buildings tending to be bigger, while duplexes are usually the size of a normal house.
Addison house: a type of low-cost house with metal floors and concrete block cavity walls, mostly built in the United Kingdom and in Ireland during 1920 through 1921 to provide housing for soldiers, sailors, and airmen who had returned home from the First World War.
Crucially, the sum insured is not the price that you paid for your home, and it is not linked to the valuation of your home if you chose to sell it. If you’re looking for your ‘buildings sum insured’ total, then you’ll be able to find it on your home’s valuation report or on your mortgage survey.
Typically, a townhouse has a Strata Title; i.e., a type of title where the common property (landscaped area, public corridors, building structure, etc.) is owned by a corporation of individual owners and the houses on the property are owned by the individual owners.
Type 1: Fire-Resistive Type 1 structures are high-rises, and they’re the stoutest of all construction types when exposed to fire. High-rises are usually defined as buildings more than 75 feet tall, with some agencies making amendments for buildings that are 35–55 feet tall.
Type 2: Non-Combustible Type 2 construction is typically found in new buildings and remodels of commercial structures. The walls and roofs are constructed of non-combustible materials. Specifically, walls are usually reinforced masonry or tilt slab, while roofs have metal structural members and decking.
covering of a type II building can be a layer of asphalt waterproofing, with a combustible felt paper covering. Another layer of asphalt may be mopped over the felt paper. TYPE III – This type of constructed building is also called a brick-and-joist structure by some.
We are continuing to look at the different types of construction and the characteristics of each. This post will outline considerations of Type IV or Heavy Timber construction. Heavy timber construction is a type of construction we don’t see popping up in new buildings very often.
TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION TYPE I – This concrete and steel structure, ... TYPE V – Wood-frame construction is the most combustible of the five building types. The interior framing and exterior walls may be wood. A wood-frame building is the only one of the five types of construction that has combustible exterior walls. This is the typical single-family home construction method. These buildings ...