Left ceiling height 190cm

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little_mummy
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Left ceiling height 190cm

Postby little_mummy » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:09 pm

Hello!
Has anyone done a loft conversion and ended up with a ceiling height in the loft of about 190cm?
We have been told this is what we could expect unless we lower the first floor ceilings and so thought I would ask some opinions.
Thanks
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Mummymummymummy
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Re: Left ceiling height 190cm

Postby Mummymummymummy » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:09 pm

190 would be far too low (surely against building regs?) If someone is 6ft, fairly common, that's 183cm. They would have to crouch right down to get through the doorways!
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Re: Left ceiling height 190cm

Postby ganglyjim » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:20 am

we had this dilemma and dropped the ceilings in the two bedrooms below by 20cm - hardly noticeable in our rooms (which were about 280cm before) and has made world of difference to loft which is now over 210cm

Much better solution
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Re: Left ceiling height 190cm

Postby LImummy » Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:24 am

We have just had our loft done and were told 200cm was the minimum. Not sure if they managed to get a bit more but it doesn't feel at all cramped. I wouldn't want it lower though.
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Re: Left ceiling height 190cm

Postby triffgriff » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:35 pm

hi i would think that the best thing to do would be to phone the council speak to building regs and ask the question it does seem very low 190cm if i remember when we did ours it was a minimum of 230cm 90"
regards Rog..
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Re: Left ceiling height 190cm

Postby siying » Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:27 pm

I am doing my loft extension, my structural engineer strongly suggested we lower the 1st fl ceiling but our builder suggested not to do so. My husband is 6'4, so we had debated. I am so glad that we didn't, my loft is almost completed, the ceiling is about 2.2m and don't feel low at all. I guess it would depend on how builder put in the steel beam.
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