Facade - One of the exterior faces (walls) of a
Face Board - The board nailed to the exposed ends of roof rafters.
Face Brick - A finished, non-defective brick yielding good appearance and construction quality.
Fanlight - A semi-circular or semi-elliptical window with a horizontal sill often above a door.
Fascia - A horizontal band or board, often used to conceal the ends of rafters; the front of an object. Same as a face board.
Fenestration - The stylistic arrangement of windows in a building.
Fieldstone - A stone used in its natural shape.
Finial - A knob-like ornament.
Finish Floor - A finished walking surface.
Fire Brick - A fire resistant brick used to line a fireplace.
Fire Cut - An angled cut on joist ends found in solid masonry wall construction designed to prevent wall collapse in case of fire.
Fire Stop - A board placed within a frame wall to prevent a flue-like action in case of a fire.
Fish scale Shingles - A shingle having straight sides and rounded bottoms.
Flashing - Sheet metal fitted around chimneys, valleys, drip caps, etc. to seal out moisture.
Flat Roof - A pitch less roof type most favorable in dry climates.
Fleche - A very small wooden spire.
Floor Plan - An orthographic section of an intended floor layout with the cutting plane passing through windows and doors.
Flue - The hollow passage that carries smoke and heat to the outside from the fireplace or furnace.
Flue Liner - The fire resistant material that lines the flue.
Flying Buttress - A detached pier supporting the weight of a wall.
Footer - The concrete slab that supports all foundation walls.
Footing - A type of stone edging on a masonry wall.
Foundation - The base of a house providing stability and rigidness.
Foundation Wall - The masonry wall that rest on the footer.
Four-way Switch - Electrical switches connected between three-way switches in order to control a light from three or more stations.
Foyer - An area just inside the main exterior door for the removal of wraps, overshoes, etc.
Frame - Of wood construction.
Framing Plan - A top view plan of the roof of floor level showing the layout of rafters, ridge, joist headers, trimmers, etc.
French Drain - A basement floor drain designed to allow water to seep into the ground rather than be carried away through pipes.
Frieze - A band with designs or carvings along a wall or above doorways and windows.
Frost Line - The under ground level that frost will reach during the coldest days in a given locality.
Furring Strips - Wooden strips nailed to masonry walls to provide the necessary air space between masonry and wood or plaster,