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Created On: 09 November 2017 06:45 PM
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 09 November 2017 06:45 PM
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Legh

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Good evening chaps,
What does the panel think about installing an oven under the stairs of a three story Georgian house?
There are some mitigating circumstances
1. 4-5m length
2. 2m head height for 2-2.5m
3. window at the end of the room
4. presently used as a walk in larder
5. double thickness plasterboard on the underside of the stairs
6. the property is not adverse to the installation of fire proof door, heat and smoke alarms as well as extinguisher and fire blanket.
7. the kitchen for the size of property is tiny and there is no room for expansion into the rear courtyard.
8. I expect the local planning and building control will take an interest.

Any other advice maybe of help.

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 09 November 2017 06:51 PM
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aligarjon

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I personally wouldn't even have questioned it if thats what the customer wants. I had a washing machine and dish washer under my stairs where i used to live. If the under stairs were open to the kitchen it would just be part of the kitchen, or it may well be here ?


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 09 November 2017 07:07 PM
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dustydazzler

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I have seen showers installed in airing cupboards , so a kitchen in the cupboard under the stairs should be fine.
Just make sure Harry Potter isn't living in there first
 09 November 2017 08:18 PM
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Legh

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Harry Potter and a few wand waving fairies is just about tolerable. What we don't want are Dementors escaping from a faulty oven or other appliance.

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 10 November 2017 10:01 AM
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davezawadi

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The fact it is under the stairs is not significant. Just like any room. Do not fit a smoke as it will drive anyone mad, a heat is a good idea. A normal door and one outside is fine. The other items are optional! Why would BC take an interest, it is not structural, just decoration?

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 10 November 2017 11:21 AM
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tomgunn

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I've converted a few areas beneath the stairs for a new WC area... its surprising what you can fit under there - just go for it and be careful!

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