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Q:Hi. Can you tell me what the ceiling heights are in the various rooms (9' everywhere except great room, which peaks at 24' ?) Are the dormers/dormer windows visible from in the house? What would basement height be from floor to bottom of joists?
A:Hello, All the ceilings are 9', except the great room, which is vaulted and peaks approx. 19' above the floor. The great room vault is not the rafters. We have a separate set of rafters/ceiling joists dropped down inside the attic to provide space for the insulation. It is possible to extend it all the way to the roof, but it would be extremely high. Don’t recommend that, and structurally it would require cross beams through the vaulted area to hold the roof up.
Dormers are open to attic only. They are only for appearance.
Basement height is 8', but could be whatever you want. That can easily be changed onsite. This plan comes with two types of basement plans. One type uses concrete block exterior walls, and regular lumber for floor joists. The other type uses poured in place concrete exterior walls, and prefab floor joists (Floor trusses) to span greater distances with fewer interior supports.. so you can choose which one to use, as both come with the plan.
Stephen Mathis, CPBD
Date Posted: 15-Sep-16
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