CEILING HEIGHT – Tropical Patterns
MINIMUM CEILING HEIGHT
Minimum height of 2.1m (7′), but this is low and stifling in the tropics.
STANDARD CEILING HEIGHT
Preferable height of 2.4m (8″) for most houses
DESIRABLE CEILING HEIGHT
Best for tropics is 2.7m (9′) with heating rising above heads. It is better to have a high, open ceiling with good ventilation in the tropics. A “cathedral” style ceiling takes heat up and out fast and also gives a feeling of space.
VARY CEILING HEIGHT
You can vary the ceiling height to make best use of resources. High in main living areas and lower in bedrooms and bathrooms were less active time is spent.