Hello, I’m hearing conflicting advise (from retailers of ceiling fans) about the ceiling height requirements. Our ceilings are 240cm throughout, so our options are limited! So two questions;
Are there any electricians here who can confirm the clearance required from the bottom of the fan to the floor?
And anyone who has found nice ‘short’ fans. I’m not a fan of clinical/white/modern ones….prefer timer/resort style ones!
If you go to a specialist lighting shop, you will find a whole range of fans designed for low ceilings. With low ceilings, you probably want the fan to blend in to the ceiling rather than be a feature
I just googled this information which is readily available from various Australian web sites. 2.4m ceilings, fan must be floor to blade 2.1m and 300mm fan to ceiling.There are lots of fans from various retail shops that are timber and tropical looking.
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This company has low profile ceiling fans. You have to work out do you what the correct fan for your ceilings, and be safe, or do you want a fancy resort fan, which is not to Australian standards if they are not available in low profile.
We installed these a couple of days ago. (7 of them throughout) our ceilings are also 2.4 and I was very concerned about how they would look. We chose these for the slim profile. It has turned out well but we will turn them off for taller visitors!
Thanks Lisa….does it feel ‘too close’?
Well we have only just bought this house (QLD) and the 2.4 ceilings were very hard for me to accept but you can’t get everything on your wish list…the ceilings have already felt too close!The fans have not in my opinion made a big impact of feeling dangerously low (I’m only 5’3) but I think a bulkier fan would be more obtrusive. As fans go they are reasonably discreet.We have some tall friends that might find it alarming 😂
Yes I would have preferred taller ceilings, but same as you, it is what it is...! I am also short so doesn't worry me...just have to make sure the kids don't jump on the bed when they are on lol!
We have the same - low ceilings but I console myself that the house is easier to keep warm in winter! Photo 1 is our bedroom fan, which I don't like - it feels intrusive in the room. Photo 2 is our fancy "low ceiling" fan, which we love. It doesn't announce its presence like the other one and is super quiet and efficient. Photo 3 is the remote for the loungeroom fan if you are interested in details. I highly recommend it - it was expensive at $400+ but worth it