Internal Garage Door

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  • #52682
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    Hi there, does anyone know if present building laws in Spain allow an internal door from a garage into the main body of the house ?
    Willem

  • #69703
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    our house is 50yrs old, and we have a door from the garage to the house.

    jez

  • #69704
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    Any such door must comply with Fire Regulation requirements of course in accordance with:

    NBE-CPI/96. Condiciones de protección contra incendios en los edificios

    and I think for doors between garage and living accommodation requires a door with a fire resistance of 60mins minimum (RF-60 type) with a self-closer.

  • #69705
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    Thank you for your replies. My reason for asking is that a house I am buying is being legalised (seller’s expense) and I see that on the architect’s plans this door is missing, which made me wonder if it was a no-no. Willem

  • #69707
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    It’s not a no-no, it’s a yes-yes! It is a requirement.

  • #69710
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    Hi Hillybilly, it looks as though the regulation you state came into force in 1996, so as the house in question is 10 years old is it the responsibility of the sellers to comply with this law ?
    Thank you again for your reply, Willem

  • #69713
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    Well 10 years old could be borderline, depending on when the building permit was actually granted. Though you say that the house is being “legalised” – on the basis of an architect’s certificate saying the house is 4 or more years old? So maybe there never was a building permit granted 10 years ago?
    However, regardless, it is somewhat foolhardy not to comply with basic fire regs requirements, You are the purchaser and so hold all the cards so it is something you can insist on being rectified. Or knock the cost of it off the purchase price!

  • #69720
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    Thanks again Hillybilly. The house had a building permit, LFO etc when built, but although it had never been altered in any way, only around a third of the habitable surface had been declared in the Ayuntamiento and the Land registry, so the necessary steps to make it completely legal have been taken. It has taken a long time to get it done, so a little longer while we get agreement for a new door or an allowance for one will I hopl be the final hurdle. Willem

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