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UKRAINIAN CONSTRUCTION MINISTRY IN 2020 BANS HOSTELS, SHOPS OVER 1,000 SQUARE METERS IN HOUSING COMPLEXES

The updated state construction standards, which ban to arrange hotels, hostels and shops with a total area over 1,000 square meters in the new housing complexes, will come into force from January 1, 2020, a press service of Deputy Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Utilities Lev Partskhaladze has said.
According to a report, new state construction standards also ban to arrange in the housing complex specialized establishments and enterprises, operation of which can cause air or territory pollution; specialized stores of construction materials, lubricants and other goods (for example, paints, varnishes, flammable substances and materials); workshops for the repair of shoes and household appliances and appliances with an area of over 100 square meters: baths, saunas, production facilities, funeral homes and others.
At the same time, the document permits designing on any floors of the housing complex built-in and built-in attached public premises: shops, cafes, beauty salons, bank branches, etc. Previously, this was permitted only up to the third floor inclusively.
The norm applies exclusively to new construction of the residential buildings. In addition, a mandatory requirement for the placement of such a built-in institution is placing it in a separate fire compartment.
The exception is objects that negatively affect a person in terms of noise, vibration, electromagnetic radiation and radiation. For example, a cafe with a round-the-clock mode of operation, increased noise levels and so on.

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UKRAINE’S HOUSING STOCK TOTALS 984.8 MLN SQUARE METERS OF SPACE – STATISTICS

Ukraine’s housing stock as of January 1, 2018 totaled 984.8 million square meters of space, which is 0.7% or 6.9 million square meters more than as of January 1, 2017.
The State Statistics Service has reported that the figures are presented, not taking into account the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol and certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
According to the report, 60.9% or 599.4 million square meters of housing space was located in urban areas.
The share of apartment-type houses was 98.4% of the entire housing stock, while the share of shared apartment-style housing space and housing space in nonresidential buildings was 1.6%.
According to the report, as of January 1, 2018, there were 17 million apartments in Ukraine, and the share of one-room apartments was 19.5%, two-room apartments – 36.6%, three-room apartments – 32.6% and four-room and larger apartments – 11.3%.

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