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Minimum height for new door opening

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by vegasgo, 14 Jan 2019.

  1. vegasgo

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    I'm thinking of knocking out an existing window and bricks below to put in some double patio doors. The height of the existing opening is 198cm - is this too low to meet building regs? Don't really want to raise the height with a new lintel for the sake of a few extra cm but understand there are rules to follow. We already have access to the garden via another door, not sure that would have a bearing on things. Thanks for reading.
     
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    Ive never thought about that -is there a minimum height set for an entrance door? -Im not sure there is...
     
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    No minimum height.

    Dropping the cill down a course may help with perceived height.
     
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    No minimum height.

    For reference doors are usually 198-204cm so within the normal range.
     
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  7. vegasgo

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    The opening height is 198cm, so would imagine once the door frame is taken into consideration, the door height itself will probably be around 192cm.
     
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