My daughter moved into an older style house almost a year ago, and I am slowly working my way through modernisation. One of the plans for the future is to enlarge the bathroom. The stairs are in the centre of the property and lead to a landing which runs at right angles either way. To the right is a double bedroom and a box room. To the left is a double bedroom and bathroom. Opposite the second double is a storage cupboard, sharing a wall with the bathroom. To the right of this, going back towards the stairs is the separate WC. Looking from the stairs there are the bedroom door, bathroom door and cupboard door forming 3 sides of a square. My idea is to move the bedroom door nearer to the stairs, remove the wall between the bathroom and cupboard, and bring the bathroom door backwards along the landing so that what was the cupboard is now part of the bathroom, as is part of the landing. I hope that isn't too confusing.
My question is. Is there any regulation how close I can take the bedroom door to the corner of the landing and staircase, and how do I find out if any of the walls are supporting walls. As it's an older house (about 1950) the walls are brick.