Alchemyjim Posted January 30 Share Posted January 30 Hello everyone, I have been in construction for 20 years and I had the first building department say that the floor area is measured to the exterior of the siding. For every project I've ever been on I have measured to the exterior face of the framing (essentially to the edge of foundation). This is a new one to me but sure enough it is in their code (Santa Clara County, CA). Has anyone else run into this? It is kind of a big deal. For example a 30' x 30' house should be 900sqft. But if you add sheathing, house wrap, siding etc., it is 912 sqft. I am working on a 5,000 sqft residence with a convoluted shape and thick stucco cladding. This would add another 77 sqft. Thanks and appreciate the feedback. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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