Buildability

Buildability: elements and indicators The land machinability index will tell us how many m³ (cubage or building volume) we can build on our land. At the same time, another fundamental index to understand the building capacity of the land is the Useful Covered Area (S.U.C.); this is the expression in square metres (m²) of the…

Buildability: elements and indicators

The land machinability index will tell us how many m³ (cubage or building volume) we can build on our land.

At the same time, another fundamental index to understand the building capacity of the land is the Useful Covered Area (S.U.C.); this is the expression in square metres (m²) of the maximum gross surface area that will have to respect the house that will be built on it.

At the time of sale it is important to distinguish between indoor or walkable m², gross m² and commercial m² (saleable).

In the first case (internal m²), the square metres of the internal walk-on property are indicated, net of perimeter walls and partitions.

In the second case (gross m²), we indicate the square metres of the building including the perimeter walls, in other words, the total possible encumbrance of the structure on the ground.

In the third case (commercial m²), we indicate the gross square metres, added to the non-inhabitable areas adjacent to the house: open verandas, balconies, terraces and each room that is not within the minimum habitable area (e.g. height less than 2.70 or outdoors).

In fact, here too there are percentages to be taken into account: where rooms inside the perimeter with a height of 2.70 metres or more, inside the perimeter walls, are counted at 100%, while rooms with a lower minimum height (not for residential use) are considered at half their metric capacity and sometimes with specific systems, standardised by the municipality or province where they are to be built.

The sales price calculated for a property normally refers to its commercial m².

The Master Plan is the document where the uses and the percentages of both building and land use of the land are reported; the cadastral map refers only to the plots and boundaries of the same land.

This documentation is normally publicly available for consultation on the site of the municipality or province.

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