The height of a 5-story building can vary depending on the specific design and construction standards, but on average, each story of a building is typically around 10 feet (3.05 meters) in height. Therefore, a 5-story building is often approximately 50 feet (15 meters) tall.
It is a fact that each building standard height is decided with well planed architecture engineering and made with required or minimum height of ceiling which ensures that there is proper ventilation, lights facility (sunlight), good looking environment and comfortable living inside each room of house.
Well planned house of 5 story or multi storey building consist of different rooms like kitchen, guest room, bedroom and others, their standard height is depending upon location of the house, climatic condition of environment or it varies from country to country as per their local house bye-laws and regulation of Municipal authority.
However, if there is no any significant rule to follow contractors and development by public and private sector tend to reduce the size of dwellings being developed. Bye-law of local Municipal authority for minimum height of building and room size standards allows well planned and systematic construction of residential house and towns, and that provide proper utilization of space.
In this article we know about how tall is a 5 story building, measured in feet and meters and how much tall is a five storey (G+4) or multi storey building, or apartment.
Let us now try to find out and understand human being height in different position in house. Before deciding the floor to ceiling height minimum, we try to understand human height in different positions in a room. Consider the average human height is around 5 feet 6 inches. But when we raise our hand in upward direction towards ceiling, let it will be increasing 1 feet, so total height of human being with raised hand around 6 feet 6 inch maximum. So, considering this fact the minimum height of the ceiling of first floor house will be decided.
Standard height of first floor building is sum of height of floor level from road, height between top of floor to bottom face of ceiling and thickness of roof slab.
Standard height of floor level of house from road is ranging between 300mm to 600mm (1 feet to 2 feet). However, in general, it will kept 450mm (1.5 feet) high from road.
Now calculating ceiling height, average height of men with raised hand is about 6.5 feet, consider fan hanging from the bottom face of roof slab that is ceiling is about 1.5 feet downward side, and taking 1.5 feet gap between human with raised hand and hanging fan, some people height are more so taking 0.5 feet extra gap. Calculating all these we get around 10 feet height from floor to ceiling.
In general, roof slab thickness is kept around 4 to 6 inch thick, considering thickness of slab is 0.5 feet.
A parapet is a barrier that is an extension of the wall at the edge of a roof, terrace, balcony, walkway or other structure. Average height of parapet wall extension is about 2.5 feet.
In civil practice, Architects and civil engineers keep the floor to ceiling height approximately 10 feet in most cases for ground floor building and 9 feet for next floor. Again let’s try to understand this fact also. Therefore from the above fact, we can find that the floor to ceiling height should be minimum approximately 9.5 feet for any good habitable room in residential home.
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How tall is a 5 story building
The standard height of a single story (G+0) building is kept between 10 to 15 feet (3 to 4.5 meters) depending in which region you are residing. This height may vary with number of stories, design requirement, slab thickness, material used, the floor and the height of Parapet.
The average height of a 5-stoey building is depending on various factors. One of the most important factor is building type and what is the purpose of building. So, height will be more in case of hospital or it may be less in office building or some department building. So, it is important to understand the purpose of building before deciding the standard height. The standard height (floor to floor height) of apartment building is 8 feet and 6 inches, Hospital is about 14 feet, and the office building is 13 feet and 6 inches.
Average height of a single story building = height of floor from road + floor to ceiling height + thickness of slab + height of parapet. So therefore, average height of a single story building = 1.5 feet + 10 feet + 0.5 feet + 2.5 feet = 14.4 feet (4.4 meters).
As we go up for 5 story building, the clear height of the story decreases, normally we consider 8 to 10 feet. If we take 10 feet, so, standard height of 5-story building is about 50 feet (15.25 meters).
As US practices, A story/floor is usually 10 feet or 3 meters high, 8 feet is kept for the internal ceiling height and 2 feet allowance for the infrastructure above / below the room. This 8 feet ceiling height is based on the normal height in the US. So, on average height of single story building is about 10 feet.
Average height of a 5-story building = height of floor from road + height of each 5 floor + height of parapet. So, therefore, average height of a 5-story building = 1.5 feet + 10×5 feet + 2.5 feet = 54 feet (16.5 meters). So, therefore average height of 5-story building is between 50- 54 feet (15.25- 16.5 meters).
Under the current US standard, a 5-story/ storey building/ house or apartment can be at most 50 to 54 feet (15.25 to 16.5 meters) tall. Each story may be assumed as 10 feet tall. If we add minimum height of basement, parapet wall and floor height from road will be 4 feet or 1.5 meters extension, then their average height will goes up to 54 feet or 16.5 meters high from road level.
The standard height of a 5-story building is kept between 50 to 54 feet (15.25 to 16.5 meters) tall from road level depending in which region you are residing. Each story may be assumed as 10 feet tall. This height may vary with number of stories, design requirement, slab thickness, material used, the floor and the height of Parapet.