Nationally Described Space Standards

 

Number of bedrooms (b) Number of bed spaces (persons) 1-storey dwellings 2-storey dwellings 3-storey dwellings Built-in storage
1b 1p 39 (37) *  - 1.0 
2p 50 58 1.5
2b 3p 61 70  2.0 
4p 70 79  -
3b 4p 74 84 90 2.5
5p 86 93  99
6p 95 102  108
4b 5p 90 97 103 3.0    
6p 99 106 112 
7p 108 115 121 
8p 117 124 130 
5b 6p 103 110  116 3.5
7p 112 119 125 
8p 121 128  134
6b 7p 116 123  129 4.0
8p 125 132 129

 

The table above shows minimum gross internal floor areas and storage (m2).

The nationally described space standard will replace the existing different space standards used by local authorities. It is not a building regulation and remains solely within the planning system as a new form of technical planning standard.

The standard is one part of a wider housing standards review package which the government announced on 27 March 2015.


Page updated: 15/01/2018


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