Analysis Plot Ratio – Why you need to know (and how to calculate it)

  • February 8, 2018
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Stanley loves crunching numbers in excel and analysing them. Naturally, he helps Stacked Homes generate articles based on his analysis as much as he can. When he's not using Excel, he enjoys watching movies and eating chocolates.

Ly Van Vinh
Ly Van Vinh

i’am a Vietnamese research, I do not understand, if a GPR of 2.8 and a land size of 100,000 square feet. The GFA is simply 2.8 * 100,000 = 280,000 gross floor area. Inferred site coverage or load coverage approximately 10%, it’s too low, is it absurd?
Vinh LV – VIAr
From Vietnam


The gross floor area is for you to know, how big is the indoor size you can go (for each floor.)

Stacked Homes
Stacked Homes

Hey! Thanks for sharing! Just to add on, it also includes areas where there’s permanent shelter. E.g. function rooms in the common area


Why is it that if an area has a plot ratio of 2.8 but the developer only build until 18 storeys instead of 35 storeys?


Great explanation on how plot ratio works! Thanks!

satyaki banerjee
satyaki banerjee

Hi Stanley – understand clearly how we get to the GFA. In theory can the total Strata Area be ~= to the Total GFA? Or do all the facilities also get counted into the GFA and hence there will always be a differential between total Strata Area and GFA ?

Stacked Homes
Stacked Homes

Hey Satyaki 🙂 Facilities and common area are considered into the strata area. In theory, yes – strata area can equal to the total GFA. The GFA is the plot ratio multiplied by land size.

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