If you are interested in developing your land, here is a list of FAQ’s to get you started.

FAR means Floor Area Ratio. The FAR is the total covered area on all floors of the building on a plot divided by the area of the plot. FAR is a control measure introduced to limit the density of an area and regulate the use of land as per the plan and manage growth and development.

FAR=
Total covered area on all floors
Total covered area of the plot

The maximum construction area of any building depends on the land size and front side road width. As per the FAR rules, each segment of land size has maximum ground coverage (MGC) and FAR value as per the front road width. If we calculate land size in sft/meter and multiply with FAR value then we will get the maximum construction area of the building.

Example: If we consider a “5 Katha” plot and front side road is 25 feet width then the maximum ground coverage will be 62.50% as per FAR rules. So the maximum construction area will be:

Land Area=5 katha=3,600 sft (1 katha =720 sft)

FAR = 3.75 (as per Rajuk Rules)

Construction area= (Land area X FAR)=3600 X 3.75=13,500 sft

We can add 2.5% balcony facilities (as per Rajuk Rules),

So,balcony facilities =13500 X 2.5 %=337 sft

Total construction area is (Construction Area+ Balcony Area) = (13500 sft+337 sft) =13,837 sft

DAP means Detail Area Planning. The general objectives of DAP are to implement the provisions of the DMDP Structure Plan (SP) and Urban Area Plan (UAP) policies and recommendations.

The number of parking space depends on land size, land shape, building height, basement provision, car lift, park lift etc.

Example: If we consider a “5 Katha” plot and the dimension of the plot is 72’ X 50”, then maximum 8-9 car parking spaces are possible after the fulfillment of the common facilities.

Basement floor construction is generally expensive and unless constructed with care, there can be water leakage and dampness issues. For smaller plots of land (say below 8katha), usually basements are not feasible. However, for larger plots of land requiring a large number of parking, basement becomes a necessity.

Space sharing refers to the use of space in an apartment complex by the Landowner and the Developer. It segregates the portions of the apartment complex belonging to the Landowner and the Developer. In a joint venture development, space sharing depends on mutual understanding between the Developer and the Landowner. There is no thumb rule. Basically, it depends on the value of the land, selling price of the property, requirements of the number of apartment units, signing money given to the Landowner, etc.

Floor distribution is done through mutual understanding between Landowner and Developer. Both Landowners and Developer choose the floors as per merit or value of the property.

The size of the apartment is the net floor area of the apartment plus the common areas as specified in the Real Estate Management Act 2010

As per the Real Estate Management Act 2010,  spaces such as lift-lobby, staircase room, lift machine room, generator room, sub-station room, caretaker’s room, guard room and other common facilities like gym space, prayer room, library room, guest waiting area, reception area etc. are considered as common space.

RAJUK and Cantonment board (Dhaka) are the final authorities for approval of plan. Plan approval depends on various factors such building height, regular project or special project, apartment number, road-width, permission of concerned authorities (Civil aviation, traffic, DMP, environment etc), conditions of the township planning department, lease hold property or free hold property, land status etc.

Fire protection in apartment building is ensured through availability of essential fire fighting tools such as fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, sprinklers etc. Having a fire staircase is mandatory as per BNBC rules.

bti follows the BNBC code for the earthquake protection. Beyond implementing BNBC code, bti is the only developer who has introduced the jacketing system, which is a scientifically proven method to make buildings more earthquake resistant.

bti carries out appropriate testing to ensure all the materials used are of highest quality. bti also tests the materials (steel bar) and concrete strength from BUET.

Possession/ handover issue is subject to mutual understanding between Developer and Landowner. Generally, the possession/ handover is required after plan has been approved from the concerned authority.

bti provides 1 year free after sales service to the apartment owners for maintenance and upkeep of the apartment.

bti follows all rules and guidelines, uses materials of highest standard quality and goes beyond that through implementing technology that makes building greater earthquake resistant. All of these ensure that your building is a safe home with superior construction quality. We also greatly appreciate our clients visiting the site during construction to see the quality for themselves.

Upon completion of the project, we arrange a meeting of all the owners of the built property to form an association and form an ad hoc committee and provide them with a set of by-laws. The ad hoc committee subsequently arranges an election to appoint the office bearers of the association. The Owners’ Association is responsible for maintenance of the building and regular accounts.

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