When shopping for a house, its matter of buyer be aware. To minimize regret it a good idea to have an understanding of house design specifications like house size, floor area and building area on your fingertips. These are some of the key indicators that will give you a smooth ride when comparing asking prices for residential properties built with standard building material and in similar neighborhoods.
Here is what you need to know about this house plan measurements:
A house size also called net usable house area ,is the total usable areas of all rooms excluding the basement, garage ,boiler room(for the heating system) and attic (room to found in the roof). This calculation usually takes into account the height of the building. For example where the house is 2.2 meters and above the surface is calculated at hundred percent. On the other hand where the height of the room is between 1.4 and 2.2 meters the surface is computed at fifty percent and for room height below 1.4 meters the surface is not incorporate in the computation of the house size .Embed from Getty Images
Second, floor area is calculated without taking into account the height of the building and will give the actual size or area of the floor in the rooms.
Third, Total floor surface area ( total area )is the sum of all floors of the building measured along the inner outline of each floor level in all the rooms.
Building area is the total amount of land occupied by the finished building on the plot without terraces(flat area around the house where you can sit and have meals), external stairs, side- walks and drive- ways.
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