Loft Bedroom BC Regs Clarification

20 Mar 2006
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United Kingdom

I'm currently planning a fairly large extension to my 60's built 3 bed bungalow. The new build extension will incorporate an upstairs 'loft style' bedroom, but will not use any of the existing loft space. The staircase will ascend from the existing hall way which runs down the centre of the house, and which also has the main front door entering into it.

I'm getting conflicting opinions on whether the top of the stairs which enters the 'loft' bedroom needs to have a door and landing, or whether it can be open plan. I favour the latter, and appreciate a conventional third storey loft conversation would have to, but does this apply to a bungalow? I am planning to have a "means of escape" window in the bedroom.

I have seen many pictures of loft conversions where the stairs simply open out into the room, and just have hand rails / balustrades.

Many thanks.
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