Last edited 10 Nov 2020

Covered area

According to the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings, published by the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC) in September 2016, a covered area is:

The extent at ground level of the area of a building covered by one or more roofs, the perimeter of which (sometimes referred to as the drip line) is the outermost structural extension, exclusive of ornamental overhangs.

The Scottish Building Standards, Part I. Technical Handbook – Domestic, Appendix A Defined Terms, defines a covered area as: ‘â€Ĥa roofed building which is open on at least two sides except for roof supports.’

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