Moving door and kitchen
I have a tiny 19th cent detached cottage with a small 1980s extension which contains the kitchen and shower room. I’d like to move the position of the front door (currently at the centre of the cottage) to the front of the extension and reposition the kitchen and shower room within the extension to allow room for the door and to bring the kitchen to the front.
I know that I need a building warrant to move the door and it has been recommended that I include details of the change in kitchen/bathroom layout.
My question is this: there is not space to allow adequate clearance at the new door for a wheelchair or to make an accesible bathroom. Is it enough that the new layout will be no worse than the current one in terms of accessibility?
And, bearing that in mind, what would be the minimum width for a door and clearance within the bathroom?
Thanks for your help!
(PS I have already been in touch with planning – my house isn’t near a road at the front so planning is ok with this and also for me to build a porch or conservatory since there will be no hallway)
Question Posted By – Suzi Baker In Area – West Central Scotland