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Partition Wall in Living Room to Make Bedroom and Corridor

Postby Willcoley » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:35 am

Hi,

Ive found a few threads on this subject, but none seem to really cover our situation.

My grandparents are unwell and will be moving into our house. Currently we have a large downstairs living room which we would like to convert into a bedroom for them as they are unable to climb stairs. This room will have to have a corridor down one side (1m wide) as it is the only access to the rest of the house due to the layout/internal garage. We will still have another reception room on the ground floor as we have a large conservatory with underfloor heating. The room will be approx. 3.2m by 2.2m. If possible we would prefer not to use a door, as it will make access more difficult for them.

Is this legal in terms of building regulations? We will be renewing our mortgage soon and will require a home report inspection, and are concerned that it may cause problems.

Ive attached a diagram for clarity.

We are in Scotland, not sure whether this makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.
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