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Min headroom on a door

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by someonelse, 1 Dec 2018.

  1. someonelse

    someonelse

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    Are there regulations specifying this?

    Currently have an externally accessed 'garden store' room adjoing the house.
    Thinking of creating a new access internally which would pass under the stairs, so max headroom about 5' 8. The room would be used as a storeage/utility room (may add a sink).

    Possible or a non-starter?
     
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    Well, it's a bit low, isn't it?
     
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    My third bedroom is partly in the eaves as the garage is underneath and the side of the house come s down to single story height.
    From the bedroom there is a door into a small box room which was attic like with bare brickwork and exposed roof timbers, the door is about 5 feet high. That has now been panelled and insulated and the door removed but I have banged my head on it umpteen times, even though I am a short arse and have lived there a while

    You could hang a flag type thing inside the doorway to encourage ducking
     
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    Not for a short AR's
     
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    It would never be a selling point.
     
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    No legal minimum height.
     
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  9. someonelse

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    Not too low for me!
    And I'm planning on living here. Selling, if ever, is a long way off.......

    So my concern is just whether Building Control would have a problem signing off the work.
     
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    i would say as it not a habitable room or a corridor to a habbitable room but a storage area with possibly a sink it can be what you like
    i think in an attic conversion its 2m but if the full clear width at the top off the stairs is a bit less at perhaps 1900 for all the central width and most off the edge your ok
     
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