Using a room above a garage as bedroom?
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Using a room above a garage as bedroom?

Post by kaiser1967 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:32 pm

I have a room above my garage, fully lined, insulated and decorated. Entry is via a steep wooden stir from the garage. The garage is part of the houseThe Velux in the room is currently not a fire escape window, but I am planning to convert it if necessary.
My questions are:
Can this room be used as a livable space with access from the garage?
Can I use it as a bedroom with access to bathroom being downstairs and in main house?
Do I therefore require a fire escape window?

Any advice would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Using a room above a garage as bedroom?

Post by stoneyboy » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:47 pm

Hi kaiser1967
If you were to ask this question of your local BR department there will probably be all sorts of rules and regulations to be applied.
Main ones will be: is the garage ceiling at least 1/2 hour fire resistant; is the landing the same; is the door at the top of the stairs a fire door with appropriate seals with fire rated door closer; is there a safe means of escape other than the stairs; is there a fire alarm linked to one in the garage.
Regards S

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