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Do I need to fit a fire door between garage and utility room?

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Guest Steve

Hi, I just wondered if the door has to be a slam shut lock, or whether you can have a lever handle, which wouldn't lock when the door is shut? 

Many thanks 

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The door should be fitted with a suitable self-closing device and latch.They must both be compatible with the fire door leaf. The door must self-close to the stop of the door frame rebate overcoming resistance from the latch bolt and smoke seals so that the door leaf 'self-latches' into the keep at the door frame.

A lock is optional, but clearly desirable for security purposes.

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Guest A Haines

Hello, what are the current requirements for a new attached garage (to be built in single skin blockwork) with a new pitched slate roof? There would be 2 fixed non opening skylights. Would skylights need special glass? Does the roof need insulating?

There will be an internal door from the dwelling Utility Room to the garage (then an internal door from the Utility Room opening in to the Kitchen). With the garage only 2m80 wide internally and 6m80 long, is the internal Utility Room/Garage door be acceptable opening in to the Garage? It was planned to be a foot away from the main car entry Garage doors. A long car may possibly prevent the internal door from opening fully?

Another  door (opening to the rear garden) from the garage will open outward. Are there Regs for this?

I assume the Garage Floor must be lowered and sloping to the outside? With FD30 Rated fire door? With self closer?

Thank you very much for your very informative forum.

 

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Guest Oakey

Hi 

please can I have some advice I want to put a wall across half my garage one side will have my motorcycle in the other will be the dwelling what do I need to clad in garage wall side in ie for regulations 

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The area that will be the dwelling needs to be separated from the garage area by a full 30 minutes separation and without knowing exactly how you intend to carry out your proposals I cannot give you a definitive response.

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Hi! Forgive me if this has already been answered but I would like to know whether the requirements for fire doors between a garage and house are for new-builds-only, or apply to all houses.

I've just started renting a 1930s detached house with a garage, which has a door leading to a utility room, which has a door leading to the kitchen.

Do any of the doors need to be fire doors? As this is a rented property, it would need to be a 'requirement' rather than just a 'recommendation' in order for the landlord to do it.

Please can you advise?

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Guest Mark

Do I require I fire door from my kitchen to my garage if there is no car or other petrol machines or flammable liquid in there? We have the fridge and some electrical sockets but that all. 
thanks. 

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Technically yes, the Building Regs just say garage, not garage with car/petrol/etc.

If you don't have one no one is going to inspect you and do anything but expect it to be picked up if you sell the house or if you do other building works where LABC are involved.

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Guest GWatt

Hi, 

 

I am looking to slap through into my garage and fit a FD30 door. The dwelling is detached 4 bed house with the wall being 12.5mm plasterboard dot and dabbed onto thermalite block. Unsure if the information stated previously stands for Scottish legislation, can you please advise?

 

thanks

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Guest Sue G

Hi 

My garage is detached from the house and is adjacent to our oil tank. There is currently a door on the garage between the two which is Falling apart as it is so old. I believe that I need a fire door but what type should I buy and where would I get it from 

Sue from Suffolk

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Is the garage split in two, one the garage and the other houses the oil tank, with a full sized door connecting the two.

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Guest Hannah

Hi I've brought a new build with an internal garage and I want to use the back half if the garage for a utility room. 

we will be boarding it out like a room, there will be no other door to the rest of the garage.

do we need the door to be a fire door if it's boarded out like part of the house.

Thanks in advance 

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Providing you maintain a 30 minute separation between the garage and the rest of the house and no spills of flammable liquids or fumes in the garage can enter the house it should be satisfactory.

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