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Fire door height regulations?

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by preecy, 21 Jan 2016.

  1. preecy

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    Is there a legal height requirement for a fire door? We're converting half of a double garage into a habitable room. There is a dividing wall down the middle of the garage with an existing door way (no door or door casing/frame). Because we have installed a floating floor we now need to take 5" off the height of the door. The alternative would be to make the door way bigger and fitting a new lintel but i'd rather not if there is no obligation to do so.
     
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    There is no "legal" height for any door.
     
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    Unless it's in a non domestic building and it's on a fire escape route, then it would be 2m clear.
     
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    Horrendous bodge.
     
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    ok thanks all.
    indeed it is a bad bodge but just above the door lintel is a steel lintel that runs the entire length of the house.
    our builder said he's never seen anything like it and it would be easier to block up the door way and make a new one further down the wall.
    at the end of the day its a door way into the garage so I can live with it.
     
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    Well it's not so bad, you ain't gonna bump your head on it so what's the problem? Obviously the OP will be limited to a plain door but other than that ......
     
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    Waddabout me hat?
     
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    You have got a big head ..... :D
     
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    i'll just open the garage door if you want to be in my garage. surely that's big enough for your head & hat!
     
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