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ceiling height

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7' minimum for at least 50% of the space - none for under 5'.

if you have 500 SF that is over 5' tall - you must have at least 250 SF of that space that is at least 7' tall.
 

Bill_FL

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To expand on Pam's...

There can be area uner 5 feet, you just cant count it.

The 7' rule is not hard and fast in every jurisdiction. Some cities pass more stringent rules. Check with your local zoning/bulding code people.
 

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If you hit your head in the middle, it's too low. I've seen 7' ceilings that angle down to 3' knee walls to no knee walls. However, I've seen these low areas effectively utilized in the overall use of space. So, in the absence of governing zoning regulations and building regulations (unregulated areas), look at it from how it is being used and comment accordingly. You may use the entire floor space then adjust for functionality.

Just a thought.

Roger
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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As I recall...it's a clock with the time being seven minutes to five!
 

Bill_FL

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You are correct. That is an ANSI standard. However, as we all know, there are some busy bodies at work in every regulatory office that think they understand better what a room should look like. Just check with local authoroties to see if they have changed it.
 
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