Automotive Lift Garages
Automotive lift garage plans have sufficiently high walls or ceiling height so that one can accommodate an automotive lift. The typical minimum required vertical clearance is 12 feet, floor to ceiling. Some require more especially for taller/larger trucks. Some of Behm Design plans use the 12 foot high framed walls and others use 8 to 10 feet framed wall height with extended upward foundation walls. There are several large to small lift type garage plans in our inventory.
Be sure to check with local authorities if framed bearing walls can exceed 10 feet height. The IRC building code limits framed bearing walls to 10 ft. maximum unsupported height. It also does not distinguish between 2 x 4 or 2 x 6 framing in this context. The larger framing most certainly has more weight bearing capacity but the local rules may require that it be certified.
Also browse our collection of one story garage plans