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iggy525 12-29-2008 11:22 PM

standard ceiling height
 
is there any way to find out the standard ceiling height by house type (flats, houses...)? is there a regulation on ceiling height?

Termite 12-29-2008 11:31 PM

By using the term "flats" I'm assuming you're not in the states???

Here in the states, wall heights are typically 8', 9', and 10', with 8' being the most common in most areas. Code requires 7' at a minimum, with 6'-6" allowed at non-repetitive beams that drop below the 7'.

jensenconstruction 12-29-2008 11:34 PM

Standard ceiling height in my area is 8'

7'6" is the minimum for habitable space allowed by code in my area. This may vary depending what code system is in use where you are.

sunthas 12-29-2008 11:36 PM

I assume 8' works well with construction methods as drywall and plywood comes in 8' lengths?

Termite 12-29-2008 11:36 PM

For reference, I'm citing the International Residential Code. :)

jensenconstruction 12-29-2008 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sunthas (Post 204167)
I assume 8' works well with construction methods as drywall and plywood comes in 8' lengths?


you should be thinking about the width, as these materials should be install horizontally, not vertically.

Drywall is also available in 54" widths so 2 sheets will do a 9' ceiling.

jensenconstruction 12-29-2008 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thekctermite (Post 204168)
For reference, I'm citing the International Residential Code. :)

We just switched over to the IRC here, however I worked with the UBC for so long thats what came to mind. I'm still transitioning over.

iggy525 12-30-2008 01:48 AM

i'm actually trying to figure out kitchen dimensions in London area. (but i'm not actually in London)

ah, this is difficult...

sunthas 12-30-2008 11:53 AM

54" x 8' sheets or 54' x ?

jensenconstruction 12-30-2008 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sunthas (Post 204343)
54" x 8' sheets or 54' x ?


Yes 54" x 8" so 2 sheets install horizontally will give you your 9'. Also great as it eliminates the extra joint you would have using standard 48" board.

You can find it at a drywall supply yard, The box stores don't carry it.

sunthas 12-30-2008 11:31 PM

sweet, thanks, I was thinking would want to go 8' walls all the time to cut down on wasted resources and labor, but 54" drywall solves that issue!!


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