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I have a staircase that consists of three flights of stairs and two landings.  If you look at the screen shot that is taken from the second floor area #1 is a foyer with 13' ceiling and will have the first flight of stairs leading to the first landing, area #2 is second flight of stairs and has a slope ceiling, area #3 is the second landing with a sloped ceiling and area #4 is the third flight of stairs with the continuation of the sloped ceiling leading to the second floor hall way with an 8' ceiling.

My question is should I make these 4 areas separate by using room dividers (I already did to make area #1) and what heights should I use for the sloped ceiling areas?

Thanks

Alan

 

 

 

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No, the entire area of a stairwell should be a single room programmed as "Open Below", the slanted ceiling I suppose would be formed by the underside of a roof plane or planes.

 

DJP

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You may need to draw in your own ceiling planes as they often do not follow the roof pitch.

 

And as David said -- all one room.

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The only issue is, that the area #1 in my house has a flat ceiling at 13' and if I select Open Below it makes the stair well open from the first floor to the second -- right!.  That is not how it was built -- and yes the ceilings follow the roof planes.

Alan

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The stairwell needs to be defined as Open Below on the second floor. That 13' ceiling on the first floor -- you will need a wall to partition that as a separate space.

 

I would remove the break between #2 and #3.

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I removed the break between 2 & 3 and made a stairwell but it ignored the break at 1 and removed the ceiling over the foyer.  So that doesn't work.  I need to find out how to make a ceiling.

BTW I tried making that staircase with actual dimensions of my house -- second floor elevation, length of risers, number of treads, height of treads etc., and the program tells me that the staircase doesn't reach the second level -- go figure.

Alan

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