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Old 12-29-2008, 11:22 PM   #1
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is there any way to find out the standard ceiling height by house type (flats, houses...)? is there a regulation on ceiling height?

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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'.

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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.
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I assume 8' works well with construction methods as drywall and plywood comes in 8' lengths?
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For reference, I'm citing the International Residential Code.
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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.
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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.
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i'm actually trying to figure out kitchen dimensions in London area. (but i'm not actually in London)

ah, this is difficult...
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54" x 8' sheets or 54' x ?
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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.
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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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