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Old 01-25-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Actual room sizes not as large as the Blueprint measurements!


O.K. my friends and professionals. Needing some advice here.
Some of you know that I am having a house built and this seems to be a pretty big miscalculation to me.
The basement has been poured and the subflooring (?) has gone down. Now they are working on the framing and the rooms are smaller than expected....Oops!
Is this normal? My construction guy says that it is normal to loose a few inches here and there...
Is this true or is this one of those battles that I should wisely choose to pick???
Please let me know what you think.

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Is this true or is this one of those battles that I should wisely choose to pick???
Ayuh,... What kinda measurements are we talkin',..??

Maybe ask the Architect how to crowd a 2x6 into a 4" hole,..??

If the blueprints state the outside dimensions(foundation), there's the loss of the thickness of the walls, Right,..??

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:04 AM   #3
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it seems to depend on the room...i guess we're losing a few inches here and there but it's a small house so every inch counts.
he was saying that you lose a little space from the walls but i assumed (knowing nothing about construction) that the blueprint dictates exactly the sizes as specified and that the construction guy would take the wall inches into account by making the footprint larger....no?
it seems to be a done deal as the foundation has been poured and the framing is happening as we speak but need to know for piece of mind.
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You might be confusing square footage and floor space. The width of the walls is usually included in a homes overall square footage
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Exterior walls = 5-1/2" framing + 1/2"sheathing+ 1/2" drywall = 6-1/2"
Interior walls = 3-1/2" framing + 1/2" drywall + 1/2 drywall = 4-1/2"

So on a 24' foundation, you automatically lose 13" of interior space.

Put a 3' hallway down the middle and that's 2 walls @ 4-1/2 = 9" + 36" = 45"

So now your 2 rooms on a 24' foundation are 10' 1-1/2"

The prints probably have a note in the middle of the room saying
(10/2 x 12/4 Bedroom)

Can't make more room for you but I hope this helps
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I'd say if you print says, 12 x 12 and you don't have that, call the architect and have him explain to you if its supposed to be 12 x 12 finished.

Sounds to me that you at least need to do that, but I would expect that if the print called for 12 x 12 it should be 12 x 12 not 11-9" x 11-9"
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that's for sure!
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so then they should have taken the room sizes into account right? i as a buyer only assume that the rooms will be the size that they state on the blueprint.
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that's for sure!
Be nice to know the outcome of this story. So please post back after you contact the architect.
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yeah the blueprints have a number of sizes included and i really thought that the size stated was the size to be figured into the mix by the builder....
is this wall space thing an everyday thing cause i think the people buying should be told about this beforehand...
is there anything that can be done at this point?
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finished....that's the word i've been looking for...
i thought the room measurements were the "FINISHED" sizes...
this is all very frustrating. especially since we are sinking all the money we have and don't have into this "dream house."
i guess this is why they say - "it's all in the details."
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sorry guys so upset - seem to be posting replies in the wrong places...i have been hitting quick reply under your comments but replies are all showing up at the bottom of page.
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To better understand your thoughts, could you list, exactly what the print says, say for 1 room and then what you are measuring.
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i will be sure to keep you guys posted on this one...
might help you see the buyers perspective if you're into building houses.
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finished....that's the word i've been looking for...
i thought the room measurements were the "FINISHED" sizes...
this is all very frustrating. especially since we are sinking all the money we have and don't have into this "dream house."
i guess this is why they say - "it's all in the details."
I believe that FINISHED sizes still include walls, (but I may be mistaken). this is why walls are included in overall square footage

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