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Change conservatory door to open inwards instead of out

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Dee911, 22 Oct 2021.

  1. Dee911

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    Hi all. I recently had a pergola installed and the installer had to raise it to 2.6m due to my conservatory doors opening outwards.

    Is there anyway i can change them over to open inwards so i can lower my pergola to the required 2.5.m.?
     
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    Does your pergola come under that rule? Is anybody going to complain?
     
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    At the moment its 10cm above the rule so definitely needs lowering. Also my neighbour has already made me aware how high it is.
     
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    I don't see why you can't have them open inwards, but it will cost a fair amount. I'd wait to be told by the council that it is too tall!

    A friend had lovely bifolds that opened inwards - said they were a nightmare as it means if has been raining, when you open the doors your floor gets wet.
     
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    If you get reported and the council come round and see that its 10cm to high do they let you alter it or do they fine you straight away?
     
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    I would think they would look and ignore it.

    Is there space for a little decking below it? I know it won't be officially accepted, but you could just say "oh sorry, I measured from the decking, do I really need to change it for 10cm"?

    But I'd wait either way. Assuming you don't have lights all around it that shine into your neighbours property, of course!
     
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    is this on a sloping site
    as in are you measuring from the highest ground ajacent to [it sits on] ??
     
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    Photos please!
     
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    How did he know?

    has he been around and measured it?

    I would just wait and see if your orrible neighbour reports it. All that will happen is eventually a planning officer will come around and throw a tape over it…..and they may eventually issue an enforcement notice.

    if it’s a plastic conservatory you will probably need new doors and frame

    if timber maybe an altered frame.
     
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    Hi yes i am measuring from outside my backdoorwhich is the highest ground
     
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    Thanks for the info
     
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    Planning officer may argue that the lawn is the natural ground level.
     
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    Oh okay. Hope he doesn't
     
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