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The Q-mark Code of Measuring Practice

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 21-Feb-08 06:25:16 PM

Quidos has published an easy-to-understand guide to accurately measuring and recording a property's dimensions; useful for both Floor-planners and Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) submitting site-notes.

Measurement diagram example from the Q-mark Code of Measuring Practice guidelinesThe Code of Conduct of most - if not all - accreditation schemes ask that you calculate a property's Gross Internal Area (GIA) according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice... but how many of you do? And how many of you want to pay to find out how?

The Q-mark Code of Measuring Practice (v1.0) is free to download and has example diagrams with notes explaining the differences between:

  • Gross External Area (GEA)
  • Gross Internal Area (GIA)
  • Net Internal Area (NIA)

and what should, and should not, be included within each of those categories.

Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

According to Quidos, adopting the Q-mark Code of Measuring Practice will also ensure you comply with the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991  - particularly important for Floor-planners.

If you've ever considered adding floor plans to your armoury of services then this is worth a look (the guidelines are the same Quidos Floor-planners adhere to). Else, if you're a DEA just looking to ensure you are correctly calculating GIA for your site-notes, it is equally useful.

As a sidenote: Quidos-accredited DEAs can attend formal Q-mark training and have it count towards CPD.

Quidos Q-mark Code Of Measuring Practice (pdf)

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Posts: 1
very helpful!
Reply #1 on : Mon November 08, 2010, 04:33:59
You have no idea how helpful this was! It has helped me do my remodeling of my kitchen. Now I have a very detailed and beautiful kitchen!

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