Floor to floor, floor to ceiling or clearance height. Sometimes, we may hear of such terms used when it comes to industrial or commercial properties.
Floor to Floor Height
Floor to floor height also means the height between floors. For example, for the floor to floor height between the first and second level level is 4.5 metres. This measurement is taken from the floor of the level one unit to the floor of the upper floor unit which in this case is the floor of the second level.
Floor to Ceiling Height
Floor to ceiling is a straightforward term as it is simply the measurement taken from the floor and up to the ceiling of the unit. For example, the floor to floor height of a first floor unit may be 4.5 metres while the floor to ceiling height may be around 4.2 or 4.3 metres depending on the design of the building.
Clearance height or sometimes called ‘clear height’ in short is usually measured from the floor to the lowest object hanging from the ceiling. Sometimes the lowest object may be a beam, a sprinkler, or ventilator duct and the object varies depending on the design of the property or unit. For example, if the floor to floor height of a property is 4.5 metres, the floor to ceiling height may be 4.2 or 4.3 metres and the clearance may be 3.9 or 4 metres.
How Knowing This Can Help With Your Industrial Space Search
By knowing such specifications and measurements by noting down the details during viewing or from the summary sent after viewing, you will be able to tell if your products or equipment will be able to fit comfortably within the industrial space and if the space is a suitable one which can suit your company’s operations. If you and your company has some specific requirements such as ceiling height, power supply, floor loading etc, you may share with us by contacting us and we will be happy to help with the matching and sourcing process. You may also note that the floor to ceiling height is usually less than the floor to floor height and the clearance height is usually less than the floor to ceiling height. Also most of the time, when comparing flatted and ramp up factories, you may notice that the ceiling height of ramp up factory units may be higher as ramp up units tend to come with roller shutter access.