Residential building means a building, other than a domestic building, having sleeping accommodation.
A building should be regarded as residential building when more than half of the floor area is used for dwelling purposes. Other buildings should be regarded as non-residential.
Two types of residential buildings can be distinguished:
- houses (ground-oriented residential buildings): comprising all types of houses (detached, semi- detached, terraced houses, houses built in a row, etc.) each dwelling of which has its own entrance directly from the ground surface;
- other residential buildings: comprising all residential buildings other than ground-oriented residential buildings as defined above.
Residential Building has been defined 6 different ways in documents like Building Standards Technical Handbook: Non-Domestic, Zoning By-law No. 569-2013, Chapter 800, Code of Maryland, and 3 more.