From the Forum: Exposing Floor Joists on the Garden Level

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    Homeowners are renovating and thinking of leaving the ceiling joists exposed on the garden level of their house but have been told by a architect that it would not be to code. They will be living in the space and the floor above and are hoping that would make a difference in code compliance. Should they have other fire prevention measures in place to compensate for the exposed joists?

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