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Story Height - House Design And Measurements

The story height is usually referred to as the distance between floors. Even though the picture below doesn't provide you with a perfect example, it should give you a pretty good idea, how to measure the story height of a building.

You've probably heard the terms single-story or two-story home. This is a common term used by real estate professionals and almost everyone in the building industry. The story height can easily be measured, simply by grabbing a measuring tape and measuring the distance between the bottom level and the top level.


Is The Story Height Critical For Building Stairs?

Absolutely yes, if the measurement between the first floor and the second floor isn't correct, the stair builder will have problems building the stairs, correctly.

For example, if the stair builder measured the story height at 100 inches, but forgot to allow for either the bottom or top flooring thickness and built the stairs anyway, you would have a problem. The entire stairway might need to be replaced.

Some buildings require 1 - 1/2 inches of lightweight concrete to be installed over the entire second-story subfloor, to reduce the amount of noise between floors. I've seen stair builders forget to allow for the lightweight concrete and create problems for the stairs they just built.


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