garage apartment built over where area cars parked below

is this do-able?
if so, is there generally a requirement for gypsum board or some other fire rated materials between the apartment floor and the parked cars beneath it?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Watch out for car exhaust.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Your "general requirement" is better known as "local code". Check with your local building inspector.
Harry K
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

Quite common in central Austin TX.
Local code and zoning will govern the particulars.
Roland
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 12/31/2004 9:33 PM US(ET), effi took fingers to keys, and typed the following:

My bedroom is above a two car garage. The garage ceiling is sheetrocked. It is not much of a concern since a car hasn't been parked in the garage for years. No room.
--
Bill

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Yes.
There is here, and likely is where you are.
Jeff
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

fire
it?
Yes; like many of us the garage is 'storage'! Best to comply with required local building and insurance codes. But conditions of use might change? For example ten-fifteen years from now, with perhaps a new owner etc, a young man working on his own car late at night leaves it running while he runs out with friend to get something at a food take-out. A fire or a leakage of carbon monoxide occurs and someone in an apartment above or the attached house is injured or killed! Legal liability could be incurred and the home owner then may find that their insurance is in invalid for renting an apartment in a building that does not meet code? Two cents.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.