Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2219 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1322


# 207885 18-Jan-2017 11:54
Send private message

From the American organization "National Association of Homebuilders"

Year and average square meters of new homes

1950 -- 91 Sq meter
1970 -- 139
1990 -- 193
2013 -- 249

"nearly half, 48%, had 4 or more bedrooms
35% had 3 or more full bathrooms
22% had a garage for at least 3 cars
60% were 2-stories."

The median income of new house buyers was NZ $149,205 (probably two incomes)

http://eyeonhousing.org/2014/02/why-are-new-homes-getting-so-big-look-at-whos-buying-them/


Create new topic
8194 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4492


  # 1705182 18-Jan-2017 12:36
One person supports this post
Send private message

I think you'll find that Australia is #2, then NZ at #3 position for building on average the largest houses.

 

 

 

 


3344 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1089

Trusted
Vocus

  # 1705183 18-Jan-2017 12:39
Send private message

Fred99:

 

I think you'll find that Australia is #2, then NZ at #3 position for building on average the largest houses.

 

 

I very much doubt that TBH, assuming apartments/flats are excluded

 

edit: did some research

 

(based on 2009 data) Australia have the largest, followed by the USA

 

http://shrinkthatfootprint.com/how-big-is-a-house

 

NZ data not present but

 

https://www.qv.co.nz/resources/news/article?blogId=61

 

indicates 149m2 (2011 data) - so we are about 5th versus the data in the first site


 
 
 
 


6564 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1285

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1705185 18-Jan-2017 12:41
Send private message

How do you measure the area of a two-storey house? Do you double it, or just take the base figure and say that it has two storeys?

 

For reference, my 1974 place has a base area of 161 m², and is two storeys.


1459 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 382


  # 1705186 18-Jan-2017 12:47
Send private message

Behodar:

 

How do you measure the area of a two-storey house? Do you double it, or just take the base figure and say that it has two storeys?

 

For reference, my 1974 place has a base area of 161 m², and is two storeys.

 

 

 

 

Ahh neither of those?

 

There is more than one way, but you can do it on a room by room basis.


22073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4683

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1705188 18-Jan-2017 12:53
One person supports this post
Send private message

Top storys are usually smaller thanks to hight to boundary limitations, so doubling the slab size wouldnt help much.





Richard rich.ms

5377 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2201


  # 1705211 18-Jan-2017 13:31
Send private message

For a two level house. You just calculate the floor areas of both floors and total them

 

CAD software will do it for you at the design stage. If the house is already built you can do it with a tape measure.





Mike

6564 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1285

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1705212 18-Jan-2017 13:38
Send private message

I probably didn't phrase that too well - but you've both answered my question :)

 

I was thinking more from a "reporting" perspective rather than physical area, but it looks like they're one and the same. My place is therefore closer to 235 m², or 170 if you exclude the internal garage.


22073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4683

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1705213 18-Jan-2017 13:44
Send private message

Behodar:

 

I probably didn't phrase that too well - but you've both answered my question :)

 

I was thinking more from a "reporting" perspective rather than physical area, but it looks like they're one and the same. My place is therefore closer to 235 m², or 170 if you exclude the internal garage.

 

 

You put a laundry tub in the garage so you can include it ;)





Richard rich.ms

949 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 235

Trusted

  # 1705228 18-Jan-2017 14:21
Send private message

Behodar:

 

I probably didn't phrase that too well - but you've both answered my question :)

 

I was thinking more from a "reporting" perspective rather than physical area, but it looks like they're one and the same. My place is therefore closer to 235 m², or 170 if you exclude the internal garage.

 

 

 

 

If the garage is internal then it is included in the calculation when quoting floor area.





Kirk

 


6564 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1285

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1705229 18-Jan-2017 14:22
Send private message

Interesting! My place is apparently bigger than I thought (yet still smaller than my parents'...)


2367 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 380

Trusted

  # 1705245 18-Jan-2017 14:38
Send private message

What about this house in Japan..

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsDZKCvpYL4

 

Its 8 Squares Meters and still very usable .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1802 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 126


  # 1705253 18-Jan-2017 14:54
Send private message

My house is 87m2, 4 people, three bedrooms and we love it. Granted, another 25m2 would help with storage, and perhaps another bedroom/ensuite, but that's still ~115m2. Our planning is very efficient and i'm in the process of adding ~30m2 of decking to extend the living space for the kids, but this doesn't add to the calculated floor area of the house.

 

The size of new houses astounds me. I can't imagine having to clean all the things that would accumulate! Some of our clients are pushing for 300m2 (some for their holiday homes), but they live in a world I only get to see through them so I can't really fathom the need. I'm pushing all my clients to shrink the house and extend the outdoors for both homes and baches but it's slow going, a big house is still something many aspire to.


14828 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2008


  # 1705273 18-Jan-2017 15:21
Send private message

Disrespective:

 

My house is 87m2, 4 people, three bedrooms and we love it. Granted, another 25m2 would help with storage, and perhaps another bedroom/ensuite, but that's still ~115m2. Our planning is very efficient and i'm in the process of adding ~30m2 of decking to extend the living space for the kids, but this doesn't add to the calculated floor area of the house.

 

The size of new houses astounds me. I can't imagine having to clean all the things that would accumulate! Some of our clients are pushing for 300m2 (some for their holiday homes), but they live in a world I only get to see through them so I can't really fathom the need. I'm pushing all my clients to shrink the house and extend the outdoors for both homes and baches but it's slow going, a big house is still something many aspire to.

 

 

It is really each to their own. The same applies to the design and look of houses. The vast majority of houses of houses in NZ appear to be off the plan, so not designed for the end user or the site they are plonked on. Many are also ugly with no design to them at all. There seems to be a move to those horrible beige insipid bricks are the moment with are popular in Oz. Essentially many are just extruded plans up to 2.4m with a hipped roof on top. Whereas if you have a high stud, the space can feel a lot larger, and you fit in a mezzanine floor to get more usable space out of the floor

 

Going for a bigger house  is often economics, as you usually get a better economy of scale building bigger. eg The sqm rate on a small house will usually be more expensive, than with a larger house.  When it comes to selling, you can also get more for it, as potentially it will have a larger number of people who will be interested. eg people don't usually complain their house is too big, they usally complain their house is too small and everyone is on top of one another. For example when you have teenagers, they need their own spaces and own living room etc. A poorly designed small house can be pokey, and I have seen many example of those. Some people also spend a lot of time inside, work from home, and have a lot of stuff, so need more space. It all comes down to how you live. With crime the way it is at the moment, outside living isn't as easy as it once was. The other big plus with a large house, is if designed well, you can rent out part of it, or do airbnb.


22073 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4683

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1705299 18-Jan-2017 15:48
One person supports this post
Send private message

Outside living for kids died in the 80's when computers became a thing. Old people reminising about playing in the back yard did not have the entertainment options on offer today.





Richard rich.ms

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Video game market in New Zealand passes half billion dollar mark
Posted 24-May-2019 16:15


WLG-X festival to celebrate creativity and innovation
Posted 22-May-2019 17:53


HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.