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F3.1 Height of rooms and other spaces

The height of rooms and other spaces must be not less than—

(a)

in a Class 2 or 3 building or Class 4 part of a building—

(i)

a kitchen, laundry, or the like — 2.1 m; and

(ii)

a corridor, passageway or the like — 2.1 m; and

(iii)

a Open link in same pagehabitable room excluding a kitchen — 2.4 m; and

(iv)

in a room or space with a sloping ceiling or projections below the ceiling line within—

(A)

a Open link in same pagehabitable room

(aa)

in an attic — a height of not less than 2.2 m for not less than two-thirds of the Open link in same pagefloor area of the room or space; and

(bb)

in other rooms — a height of not less than 2.4 m for not less than two-thirds of the Open link in same pagefloor area of the room or space; and

(B)

a non-Open link in same pagehabitable room — a height of not less than 2.1 m for not less than two-thirds of the Open link in same pagefloor area of the room or space; and

when calculating the Open link in same pagefloor area of a room or space, any part that has a ceiling height of less than 1.5 m is not included; and

(b)

in a Class 5, 6, 7 or 8 building—

(i)

except as allowed in Open link in same page(ii) and Open link in same page(f) — 2.4 m; and

(ii)

a corridor, passageway, or the like — 2.1 m; and

(c)

in a Class 9a Open link in same pagehealth-care building

(ii)

an operating theatre or delivery room — 3 m; and

(iii)

a treatment room, clinic, waiting room, passageway, corridor, or the like — 2.4 m; and

(d)

in a Class 9b building—

(i)

a Open link in same pageschool classroom or other Open link in same pageassembly building or part that accommodates not more than 100 persons — 2.4 m; and

(ii)

a theatre, public hall or other Open link in same pageassembly building or part that accommodates more than 100 persons — 2.7 m; and

(iii)

a corridor—

(A)

that serves an Open link in same pageassembly building or part that accommodates not more than 100 persons — 2.4 m; or

(B)

that serves an Open link in same pageassembly building or part that accommodates more than 100 persons — 2.7 m; and

(iv)

the number of persons accommodated must be calculated according to Open link in same pageD1.13; and

(e)

in a Class 9c building—

(i)

a kitchen, laundry, or the like — 2.1 m; and

(ii)

a corridor, passageway or the like — 2.4 m; and

(iii)

a Open link in same pagehabitable room excluding a kitchen — 2.4 m; and

(f)

in any building—

(i)

a bathroom, shower room, Open link in same pagesanitary compartment, airlock, tea preparation room, pantry, store room, garage, car parking area, or the like — 2.1 m; and

(ii)

a commercial kitchen — 2.4 m; and

(iii)

above a stairway, ramp, landing or the like — 2 m measured vertically above the nosing line of stairway treads or the floor surface of the ramp, landing or the like.

Vic F3.101 — F3.103