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# Far Calculator for Floor Area Ratio & Floor Space Ratio

## What is FAR?

As per our understanding, FAR is defined as The quotient obtained by dividing the total covered area (plinth area) on all floors multiplied by 100 by the area of the plot.

FAR = Total covered area of all floors x 100 / Plot Area

## What is a Dwelling Unit?

As per our understanding, Dwelling Unit is defined as an independent housing unit with separate facilities for living, cooking (maximum one kitchen), and sanitary requirement.

## Terminology

Floor area ratio (FAR) can sometimes also be called floor space ratio (FSR), floor space index (FSI), site ratio or plot ratio.

In India, both floor area ratio (FAR) and floor space index (FSI) is used. To clarify the difference between the two-FAR is a ratio, while the latter, FSI, is an index. Index numbers are values expressed as a percentage of a single base figure. Thus, an FAR of 1.5 is translated as an FSI of 150%.

## How does defining the FAR of a city benefit its citizens?

As discussed earlier, every city is just like a structure and therefore is constrained by the capacity it can withstand. If you go beyond this capacity then it can lead to various issues.

FAR defines this load-bearing capacity for a city to maintain the general well being of the citizens based on a lot of factors such as the ability to cope with natural disasters, etc.

The concept of floor area ratio is used by the government to divide the land into zones so that urban density can be restricted. It further puts a limit on the persons allowed in a building. FAR is also commonly used by architects and construction workers to accurately decide the building design and structure.

FAQ

Q1 -  What is a FAR calculator?

Ans - A FAR (Floor Area Ratio) calculator is a tool that helps determine the maximum allowable building area in relation to the size of the plot. You can try Prithu Homes Floor Area Ratio Calculator to get more information.

Q2 - How to use a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) calculator?

Ans - To use a FAR calculator, input the total floor area of the building and the size of the land it will occupy. The calculator then computes the Floor Area Ratio to ensure compliance with zoning regulations.

Q3 - How does a FAR calculator work?

Ans - A FAR calculator works by dividing the total floor area of a building by the area of the plot. This ratio is used to assess if the proposed construction adheres to local zoning laws governing building density.

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