Site Plan vs Floor Plan – How these are fundamentally different?

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Most of the people think that site plan is the same as the floor plan. However, they are two different things and it is extremely important to have a clear understanding of the differences that exist in between the two. Having this knowledge would become useful when you are purchasing a new property or venturing into property investments.

What is a Site Plan?

A site plan would simply outline the space that can be found outside the building. It includes driveways, parking lots and cross streets. When designing the site plan, special attention would be paid towards the external dimensions of the building. In addition, the dimensions of your establishment would also be taken into account. All cross streets, driveways, and alleys that can be found in the surrounding area are included in the site plan.

Site Plan Drawing provides important information about the building as well. The information provided about the building from site plan includes total floor area in square feet and the number of floors. The entrances and exits to the building are clearly mentioned in the site plan as well.

Here we have shown a sample for 3D site plan (exact upper view rendered).

Site Plan Example

When drawing the site plan, all the parking spaces that can be found on the property are taken into account. The specific dimensions of each and every parking slot are also measured and included in the site plan. This includes the entrances and exits that are available for the parking lot as well.

Usually, there is a proper direction of traffic flow in a parking lot. It is also being indicated through the site plan. It is not necessarily needed for site plans to be generated electronically. The primary requirement is that it should include all the information listed above.

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What is a Floor Plan?

The floor plan would usually provide internal dimensions of the establishment. If the establishment consists of several floors, information related to each floor should be presented in a clear and accurate manner. All the storage areas, gents and ladies bathrooms and food preparation areas should clearly be marked and labeled in the floor plan. If there are specific areas for storing different products, such as liquor and food, they should also be indicated in the floor plan.

What is a 2D Floor Plan?: A 2D floor plan provides a simple and clean overview of a house. It can be used while constructing a new house. The walls, circulation, room layout, furniture layout, sitting arrangements can easily be seen. Here you can explore our 2D Floor Plan Services.

Here you can read that how 2D floor plan drawings are important in the real estate industry.

Here is the sample example for 2D Floor Plan.

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What is a 3D Floor Plan? It is basically the building’s virtual model, which is from the bird’s eye view perspective. This is being used in the building and construction industry for an improved way of conveying architectural plans. Often designed to scale, 3D floor plans should include a floor and walls, and it also often includes windows, doorways, and wall fenestrations. It doesn’t include ceilings so that the view will not be obstructed. Here you can read more about it: What is 3D Floor Plan Design and it’s Important.

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Here is the sample example for a 3D Floor Plan Design (we also call it: 3D Floor Plan Rendering).

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In that floor plan, bars, chairs, tables, dance floor and service bars should clearly be indicated. Likewise, the design of the floor plan can slightly change from one instance to another and all those changes should be depicted clearly. The floor plan must contain all the entry points and exit points to the establishment. Then there should be information about the stairwells.
Most importantly, the seating capacity offered by each floor, and the total seating capacity of the total establishment should be clearly indicated in the floor plan. Specific areas such as the area that is being used for storage purposes should be highlighted in the floor plan.

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