Building Standards; Getting It Right!
Aug 28, 2018 3:25 pm
I'm building in Sydney and was told the minimum standard for a garage opening height is 2200mm clear of obstructions.
The Building code, as far as I can see, says that there must be a minimum 2100mm ceiling height in non-inhabital rooms such as a garage.
Would anyone be able to give me advice on this?
Re: Minimum height for garage opening.2
Aug 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Well a large 4 wheel drive such as a land cruiser is around 2m high so it would be good if you could easily get such a vehicle in the garage.
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Re: Minimum height for garage opening.3
Aug 28, 2018 8:41 pm
2100mm is typical. Check out the specs on the B&D website for panel lift doors - headroom requirement is around 300mm, which makes sense given a standard floor height of 2400mm.
B&D sell a kit which reduces the headroom requirement to 180mm, which is a good idea if you have a tall 4WD or want to keep roof racks/cage/container on.
Re: Minimum height for garage opening.4
Aug 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Thanks to all for your advice. I realise height is a good thing, however, I have another garage with more height. What I'm trying to find out is it mandatory for the minimum of 2.2mtrs for the opening as it may affect my design.
Re: Minimum height for garage opening.5
Aug 28, 2018 11:08 pm
I had a look through the BCA and didn't find anything other than 2100mm in clause 126.96.36.199(d), as you've already found.
I'd suggest that you ask whoever is telling you 2200mm to back up their claim with the specific clause and standard they are referring to.
My neighbours built last year and their's is 2100mm.
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