HOW DO I CALCULATE THE MINIMUM LAND SIZE THAT I NEED TO ACCOMMODATE A CHOSEN UNIT
In land use, a "setback" is the distance which a building or other structure is set back from a street or road, a river or other stream, a shore or flood plane, or any other place which is deemed to need protection. Depending on the jurisdiction in your area, other things like fences landscaping, septic tanks and various potential hazards or nuisances might be regulated. Setbacks are generally set in a municipal ordinance or zoning. Setbacks may apply to both the exterior of the sidings or the roof edges.
We provide both a Building Footprint (siding footprint) and a Roof Edge Footprint (the outermost roof line of the unit) for each of our models (listed on the model drawing pages). In order to calculate the minimum land size that you need in order to accommodate the chosen model you need to add the setback boundary distance applicbale in your area to the footprint dimensions. The setback boundary can be obtained from the Building or Planning Authority who have jurisdiction over your area.