From the Forum: Exposing Floor Joists on the Garden Level

Photo via Corcoran


    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?

    Please chime in with your advice.

    Need a professional opinion? Try Brownstoner Services, where you can talk to a concierge (it’s free) or browse our community of pros. >>

    Related Stories

    Email with further comments, questions or tips. Follow Brownstoner on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.


    Brooklyn in Your Inbox

    * indicates required

    What's Happening