The concept of the area of the premises according to the Housing Code
According to the Housing Code of the Russian Federation the concept the total area includes the total amount for all rooms and parts of the premises, including the premises and auxiliary facilities, designed for residential and other human needs. It can be kitchens, hallways, staircases, bathrooms and more. Loggias, balconies, terraces do not belong to them. To determine the used space of the Instruction about accounting of the housing Fund of the Russian Federation. Therefore, in the documents of BTI in the size of the housing area displays basic information, including balconies, loggias, verandas, etc. For private homes in the General residential area does not include cellar, basement, porch, attic, etc. In the General area also does not include overhanging elements such as a stove or a portico.
Features of the calculation of the area of the premises
Living area is calculated as the sum of the areas of all habitable rooms. Utility and auxiliary rooms such as kitchen, bathroom, corridor, terrace to the living area do not apply. For a more accurate calculation of floor space necessary to take into account its design features, for example, to determine the identity of niches, with a height more than two metres of doorways into arches, floor under the flights of stairs. The area of the attic floor need to count also with regard to the design space based on the angle of the roof.
How to measure living area of the house
To measure the area, measure the length and width of the walls in each room. This is done using roulette and is better to use construction because it is long enough and holds a straight line. All the measurements were performed exactly along the walls. It may be easier to remove all the unnecessary to free up space at the wall and then place a tape measure along the floor. Have to be measured in a straight line, a tape measure should be resting, don't need much to pull. Write down all the dimensions and must indicate the room to which they belong. In the same way, measure all the other rooms, in the same way and record the results of measurements.
When measuring rooms finished and everything is recorded, you can begin computing. The floor area is calculated by the formula: l (length) x W (width)=P (square). All results also record, marking the line of the areas of different rooms. This will help you not to repeat the work in the future. Now add all the results obtained by the area of each room, will be the General living area of your home or apartment.