A5 Site Coverage

Site coverage refers to the percentage of building coverage over the site; usually a maximum site coverage of 60% applies

Elements to be included and excluded

Basically, site coverage includes anything with a roof! Even an upper level cantilevered over the ground is included.

1

Front porch (roofed)

2

Rear patio (roofed)

3

Dwelling

4

Open deck with concrete under

5

Gazebo (roofed)

6

Pool

7

Paved area

8

Cubby

9

Garden shed

10

Eave overhang

11

Gravel driveway

12

Open deck with natural ground under

Shaded green

Trees/shrubs/lawn

Let’s say the total site area is 600m2 and the highlighted elements have the following areas:

Front porch (roofed)

4.00m2

Rear patio (roofed)

8.50m2

Dwelling

200.00m2

Gazebo (roofed)

3.00m2

Cubby

8.50m2

Garden shed

7.00m2

Total

231.00

Site coverage =( (Total Building Area)/(Site Area) ) x 100
=( 231.00/600.00 ) x 100
=38.5%, less than 60% 

Drawing 1

Cantilevered upper levels

Site coverage includes the upper level when projecting over the ground level; dimensioned ‘a’

Site coverage does not include eave overhang; dimensioned ‘b’

Drawing 2

Basements

Site coverage does not include any part of basement areas that are underground; dimensioned ‘b’

Site coverage does include area of basement that’s dimensioned ‘a’

Drawing 3

Item added to cart.
0 items - $0.00