I'm thinking about putting a doorway from my hall into my garage. Not sure
if the wall is loadbearing, but because it's a sort of main exterior wall,
i'm thinking it is. This will be confirmed before i go a head with the work,
if it is then i'm assuming a lintel is all that is needed. Anyway, my main
concern is, the hall has just been replastered, is there a hint on how i can
knock out the hole for door and lintel without damaging the plaster?
You're going to have to damage it in the form of a bloody great door-shaped
hole in it. Not to mention a longer gap above the door where the lintel will
go. I assume you mean without damaging it further than is necessary beyond
the margins of the door.
But given that half of the bricks you remove will have to be either cut in
half in situ or removed and replaced I don't hold out much hope.
I think you're going to have to bite the bullet, chop it out, then call the
Where can i view these Building Control regs ?
I was not aware of having to fit a fire resisting
door and frame, as the garage will be altered into another room. The garage
door will be replaced with a brick up and window.
You can buy the book from HMSO, look for them on-line or contact the local
Building Control Department.
If you are going to do that, then you entering yet another minefield of
Building Control regs *and* possibly planning control. Especially if you
are converting the garage into a "habitable" room for extra living space.
I would advise nipping into see the local BCO and ask him to confirm what is
needed for this project under the current Building Regs.
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