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Determining GLA

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bvappraisal

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If a building's exterior is not accessible to measure because of steep terrain, snow etc. how would you determine and report the gross living area based on exterior dimensions?
 

Tom Barclay

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You can measure the interior of the space and add for the thickness of the walls. Had to do that this morning.
 

Mr Rex

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Take the interior measurements and add for wall thickness.
 

Randolph Kinney

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One way is to estimate the exterior wall thickness and add that on to the interior measurements.
 

Doug Trites

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If you can not get exterior, go inside and use interior and add about 5" for each wall. If you are in the basement and it is a poured wall add 8" for eash wall. That will get you close enough and report what you did in your report.
 

CANative

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Measure from the inside.
 

Em Tee

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Measure the inside and add for wall thickness.
 

TEL2002

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I'd measure the inside and add for the thickness of the walls.

I also have knee high boots I wear and just about every kind of measuring device available. Trust me, it's doable.
 

TEL2002

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edited...double posting
 
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Jason Butler

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Doesn't anyone throw a rock on a string anymore?
 
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