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Hi All,

I had a quick poke around the web but haven't found a satisfactory answer....

When measuring and calculating the square footage of a house is there a standard that all EA's use?

For example will they count all available floor area including broom cupboards, stairs, landings, etc or just the actual useable space (for example where there is a sloping roof)?

Just wondering how reliable it is as a means of comapring propeties or do different EAs have differnt ideas on how this is calculated?

Many thanks.

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Don't know, the square footage of the property will be on the energy certificate if that helps at all. That is as probably close as you will get to something which uses the same method for measurement every time.

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Don't know, the square footage of the property will be on the energy certificate if that helps at all. That is as probably close as you will get to something which uses the same method for measurement every time.

The EPC sq m measurement is the area of the house that is heated, it does not include garage space or unheated out buildings.

Zoopla offers a stat on the price per sq ft per postcode, quite useful in determining how over priced a property may be.

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Hi All,

I had a quick poke around the web but haven't found a satisfactory answer....

When measuring and calculating the square footage of a house is there a standard that all EA's use?

For example will they count all available floor area including broom cupboards, stairs, landings, etc or just the actual useable space (for example where there is a sloping roof)?

Just wondering how reliable it is as a means of comapring propeties or do different EAs have differnt ideas on how this is calculated?

Many thanks.

Had a similar thought thought the other day.

Stumbled across a report, while looking for something else, that the recommended minimum size for a single occupancy prison cell is about 60sq ft.

So surely a single bedroom should be at least this size, it's only 6 x 10 afterall, and once you have a bedside table, wardrobe and chest of drawers in there it would be pretty cramped. No room for a desk, dressing table.

So surely a double bedroom should be at least 100sq ft, or there abouts.

How about a standard that makes it unlawful to describe anything less than a 60sq ft room as a single bedroom and anything less than a 100ft sq room as a double bedroom.

Therefore EA's would be lawfully obliged to describe properties by this standard i.e. a 1 double, 2 single and additional upstairs room house. Rather than a 4 Bed Detached.

Just a thought :lol:

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