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Old 2020-10-08, 11:07 PM
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Default 9' Basements, not actually 9'?

I'm in the process of a new build bungalow.

One option offered to us was 9' basement/foundation, but as I look at the plans it doesn't appear the actual pre-finish height (top of concrete floor to underside of floor joists) will be 9'. It looks like it'll be closer 8'8" or 8'9".

The main floor is supposed to be 9' as well, and in the plans I can see the pre-finish height is 9'1", which I assume allows it to be 9' after the drywall and flooring.

I'm curious if this common/expected with Ottawa-Gatineau area builders? If not, has anyone had any experience bringing it up with the builder?

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I believe the upgrade is usually listed as approx. 12", meaning it is not an exact measurement. Provided you're not losing 6"+, I believe a small variance is acceptable per building standards.
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I know for my basement, the I beam is about 82" above the basement floor. I have duct work that seems to be at the height as well so assuming if I ever finish my basement, I will have some ceiling that will just be a little over seven feet.
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I believe the upgrade is usually listed as approx. 12", meaning it is not an exact measurement. Provided you're not losing 6"+, I believe a small variance is acceptable per building standards.
6 inches really? People usually pay to have ceilings raise a foot from 8 to 9 ft, and you're suggesting it's ok for a builder to only actually raise the ceiling as little as half of that? Honest question as I have not dealt with a new build myself, but anything more than an inch or maybe 1.5 inches of variance max I'd be calling the builder for sure.
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