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Soham Ortiz
Field Engineer
Asked a question 2 years ago

What should be Minimum Ceiling Height for a Large Bedroom?

Please can someone let me know what the minimum ceiling height should be for a large bedroom, it's about 20 metres long by 5 metres wide?

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Steve Mendoza
General practice surveyor
around 7 feet and 6 inches
Theodore Ray
Planning and development surveyor
Minimum Ceiling Height as per International Building Code The International Building Code (IBC) is used for commercial buildings and any building that contains more than two dwelling units, such as apartment buildings. Minimum ceiling height in these buildings must be 7 feet 6 inches in hallways, common areas and habitable rooms. Minimum Ceiling Height as per International Residential Code According the the IRC, all habitable rooms must have a minimum ceiling height of 7 feet. Habitable rooms include bedrooms, living spaces and kitchens but exclude bathrooms, hallways, utility spaces and closets. A ceiling with exposed beams spaced at least 4 feet apart can measure 6 feet 6 inches from the floor to the underside of the beams. Minimum ceiling height in bathrooms is 6 feet 8 inches. Reference: ICC IRC (2012): International Residential Code Minimum Height for Sloped Ceilings The minimum ceiling height in rooms with sloped ceilings (such as a finished attic space) is 7 feet over at least 50 percent of the room area. Room area is this case is calculated as the total floor space with walls at least 5 feet tall. Areas with ceilings lower than 5 feet are allowed but do not count toward the official room area total (IRC rules also include minimum floor space for most habitable rooms). Basement Exceptions Under the IRC, basements with no bedrooms or living areas may have ceilings 6 feet 8 inches high with beams and ductwork at a minimum height of 6 feet 4 inches.
Henry Newman
Water resource engineer
Thank you very much for this. very helpful.
The Height of large building shall be 4.00 meter, from Top of Floor level to the bottom of Rcc slab. Which is sufficient enough to have good ventilation by providing openings below roof level for escaping of room temperature and also suitable for any interior modifications.
Jerry Henry
Architectural technician

10 feet is minimum ceiling height from finished floor level. Ceiling fan will consume at least 1 feet 6 inches from top. Average height of a man considered as 6 feet, when he/she raised his/her hand it will come to 7 feet 6 inches to 8 feet. So clear distance will be minimum 6 inches from palm top to ceiling fan.