# What is considered a story in a building?

### What is considered a story in a building?

A story is defined as “that portion of a building included between the upper surface of a floor and the upper surface of the floor or roof next above.” The grade plane is “a reference plane rep- resenting the average of finished ground level adjoining the building at exterior walls.” This measurement is used to ...

### How many floors make a story?

A storey is used to count floors above the ground line while floors of a building include the basements as well. A 4 storey building means it has a Ground floor + 3 upper floors. Now suppose that building has 2 basements; it would still be called a 4 storey building but will consist of 6 floors.

### How do you calculate the number of floors in a building?

It is calculated by dividing the total covered built-up area on all floors of a building by the area of the plot it stands on. For instance, if you have 1,000 square feet of land on which you want to build a residential or commercial building and the FSI in your locality is 1.

### What is the standard height of a first floor building?

Standard height of first floor building is sum of height of floor level from road, height between top of floor to bottom face of ceiling and thickness of roof slab. Standard height of floor level of house from road is ranging between 300mm to 600mm (1 feet to 2 feet).

### Is the ground floor and first floor a storey?

My understanding of storey is the one above, the entrance is the ground floor and may well have flats but does not constitute a storey. Yes we were taught even in school that a dwelling with a ground level and an upper flat is a one-storey building.

### Is the ground floor the same as the first floor?

When using 'floor': the ground flor is at ground level, and the first floor is abve that. So the ground floor is the first storey (never 'story') and the first floor the second storey.

### Can a building have more than one story above ground?

So a building with just one story visible above ground, and a basement is still termed a single storied building. There is no hard and fast rule. Of late, builders are coming out with new terms, like stilt floor, mezzanine floor etc.

### Can a one story building have two storeys?

Yes, a "one-story building" (or "one-story...") has only one level, just the ground floor, and "a two-storey building" has the ground floor and the first floor. Yes, I think you could say "His flat is the entire first storey (or "floor") of a two-storey building" - meaning he lives upstairs.