According to the International Property Measurement Standards (IPMS): Residential Buildings, published by the International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC) in September 2016, a patio is
|A paved or floored terrace, adjacent to a building, which may or may not be covered by an independent framework.|
A ‘veranda’ is ‘an open or partly enclosed area on the outside of a building at ground level (level 0), and covered by a roof that is an integral part of the building.’
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