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Width of bedroom door

Hi there, I am looking to move a bedroom door to make a room slightly bigger. Can I reduce the size of the door from 762mm to 686mm as this is needed to get the best layout? Is this OK or will I have problems with the council? It also needs to be a fire door (FD30) as it is a room in a HMO that needs to be made sightly bigger to meet the council's room size requirements.
Thanks in advance for any advice and guidance.

7 Answers from MyBuilder Carpenters & Joiners

Standard size of s normal bedroom door is usually 30". (762mm)
Although in some cases where there is not sufficient room they can also be 27" (686mm)
But as a general ruling, 30" is the norm
But you can easily get hold of a 686mm fd30 and you will not have any issues with the council

2019-10-11T10:00:03+01:00

Answered 11th Oct 2019

No you can not reduce the door any smaller

2019-10-11T10:00:03+01:00

Answered 11th Oct 2019

hello no for me it will be a pleasure to help with your question but the best option is to get your neck 27 inches If you can't find 27 inches though there is take 28 inches is the better option to reduce the door

2019-10-11T10:00:03+01:00

Answered 11th Oct 2019

Yes you can if you are unsure just for peace of mind I would ring the council

2019-10-11T10:00:03+01:00

Answered 11th Oct 2019

This will depend on building regulations for the type of door and use of the property. If renting it out as multi occupancy then it definitely needs to be checked

2019-10-11T16:35:02+01:00

Answered 11th Oct 2019

Yes you can reduce it but you would need to replace the lining also and make good the gap. You had better check with the council that this is ok
Cheers Rob

2019-10-12T09:00:02+01:00

Answered 12th Oct 2019

Any size door can be cut down to size to suit, in the case of a fire door the edging must be hardwood to keep the doors fire integrity, personally I cut down the lipping from the door , cut the door to size including re-adding the hardwood lipping , use a fire proof glue to refit the lip and sand down , I have done this several times on HMO houses and council inspectors and the customers have been happy with the finished result.
Hope this helps.

2020-01-22T17:35:02+00:00

Answered 22nd Jan 2020

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