Are calculations done the same way for all building elements?

Generally speaking, yes - all calculations are done by the 'combined method'. However, ground floors differ slightly from other building elements in the information that is required. If requesting a calculation for a ground floor, please ensure that you provide a floor area and length of the exposed perimeter (i.e. the length of new floor along outside-facing walls). This allows us to calculate a perimeter/area ratio, which is crucial in the floor calculation.