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    • Benzanna
    • By Benzanna 16th Apr 19, 2:03 PM
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    Anyone know what this planning mark means?
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:03 PM
    Anyone know what this planning mark means? 16th Apr 19 at 2:03 PM
    Hi,
    I've been looking at the floor plans of a new build home. does anyone know what the dotted lines making a box and then crossed through are? (see pic - box marked in thick red)

    Thanks to anyone that can explain!

    The marks are in line with each other (as in the one in the living room is directly below the one in the bedroom) so it can't be a skylight. and Surely not a loft hatch either...?

    Last edited by Benzanna; 16-04-2019 at 2:18 PM. Reason: Added more info
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    • stator
    • By stator 16th Apr 19, 2:07 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:07 PM
    Skylight / loft hatch ?
    Changing the world, one sarcastic comment at a time.
    • Benzanna
    • By Benzanna 16th Apr 19, 2:18 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:18 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:18 PM
    Skylight / loft hatch ?
    Originally posted by stator
    Living room is downstairs and directly under the bedroom, so it can't be a skylight or loft hatch...
    I'm befuddled!
    • naf123
    • By naf123 16th Apr 19, 2:31 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:31 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:31 PM
    I don't know what it means but just wanted to comment is that the rooms appear really really small? Maybe it's just me ?
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 16th Apr 19, 2:39 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:39 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:39 PM
    20.6 sq meters for a living room is 221 sq ft (I work in old money).

    The square root of 221 = a room 14'8" square, which is "pretty generous" by many new build standards.

    The 20.6 living room is 4.53m square.

    My living room is smaller.

    How many bedrooms is it?
    • naf123
    • By naf123 16th Apr 19, 2:43 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:43 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:43 PM
    20.6 sq meters for a living room is 221 sq ft (I work in old money).

    The square root of 221 = a room 14'8" square, which is "pretty generous" by many new build standards.

    The 20.6 living room is 4.53m square.

    My living room is smaller.

    How many bedrooms is it?
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    remember its also a dining room!
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 16th Apr 19, 2:48 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:48 PM
    I don't know what it means but just wanted to comment is that the rooms appear really really small? Maybe it's just me ?
    Originally posted by naf123
    It's a new build, poky rooms go with the territory.
    • Aylesbury Duck
    • By Aylesbury Duck 16th Apr 19, 3:02 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:02 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:02 PM
    Maybe it is a loft hatch and the inclusion of it on the living room is an error? I can't think of anything other than a lift shaft(!) that would go through both rooms.
    • Benzanna
    • By Benzanna 16th Apr 19, 3:03 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:03 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:03 PM
    I don't know what it means but just wanted to comment is that the rooms appear really really small? Maybe it's just me ?
    Originally posted by naf123
    I think they're actually quite a big bigger than the average 2 bed house. 4.5m x 4.5m roughly for the living room...
    • Benzanna
    • By Benzanna 16th Apr 19, 3:05 PM
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    20.6 sq meters for a living room is 221 sq ft (I work in old money).

    The square root of 221 = a room 14'8" square, which is "pretty generous" by many new build standards.

    The 20.6 living room is 4.53m square.

    My living room is smaller.

    How many bedrooms is it?
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    It's a 2 bed house. 83.1 square meters in total, which according to various reports is pretty generous for a new build... average in the UK is 76 sqm
    Last edited by Benzanna; 16-04-2019 at 3:15 PM. Reason: Updating facts to 76 sqm
    • naf123
    • By naf123 16th Apr 19, 3:08 PM
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    are you able to specify things before its even built to make it easier to do extensions in the future - im thinking steel beams in the right places, etc
    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 16th Apr 19, 3:27 PM
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    I can't think of anything other than a lift shaft(!) that would go through both rooms.
    Originally posted by Aylesbury Duck
    That's not such a daft suggestion, houses might now be designed with space for a lift and the floor joists laid out accordingly so one can be easily fitted later if needed.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 16th Apr 19, 3:46 PM
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    Unless I'm missing something where are the stairs ?
    • Benzanna
    • By Benzanna 16th Apr 19, 3:53 PM
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    Unless I'm missing something where are the stairs ?
    Originally posted by k3lvc
    I've not copied the entire floor plan...
    • Newuser1987
    • By Newuser1987 16th Apr 19, 4:17 PM
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    I can't think of anything other than a lift shaft(!) that would go through both rooms.
    Originally posted by Aylesbury Duck
    Spot on. Quite a lot of new build developments comply with Lifetime Homes standards. One of these is that a through floor lift can be provided if it ever became necessary. So this is what the square is likely to be.

    Below is a link to the particular criteria. You can read the other 15 points your home will also comply with.

    http://www.lifetimehomes.org.uk/pages/12-stairs-and-potential-through-floor-lift-in-dwelling.html
    • FabFifty
    • By FabFifty 16th Apr 19, 5:29 PM
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    Newuser1987 is correct - it's for a small through-floor lift and complies with Lifetime Home Standards. The lift won't be in place when you purchase the home, but it's the location/ space that is allowed for such a lift. Not all homes are able to accommodate a stairlift-type arrangement.
    • naf123
    • By naf123 16th Apr 19, 6:30 PM
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    I guess have to think carefully if you are happy with a potential lift in that specific space in case you ever needed it when you are old .

    If not happy there are other locations within the house that you can specify if needed
    • k3lvc
    • By k3lvc 16th Apr 19, 8:33 PM
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    I've not copied the entire floor plan...
    Originally posted by Benzanna
    Should have realised - given there's no bathroom either
    • stragglebod
    • By stragglebod 17th Apr 19, 8:54 AM
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    Should have realised - given there's no bathroom either
    Originally posted by k3lvc
    Bathroom? Who needs one of them when there are perfectly good windows to open?
    • a.turner
    • By a.turner 17th Apr 19, 9:06 AM
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    are you able to specify things before its even built to make it easier to do extensions in the future - im thinking steel beams in the right places, etc
    Originally posted by naf123
    I can't see the builder doing that.
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