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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by RentMaster View Post
    Yes I believe there are minimum head room requirements for a bedroom. The room I created in my basement was officially a 'rumpus room', which there is no problem with.
    Thanks RentMaster.

    I'd always check with council before doing anything like this sort of conversion, but your answer gives me hope that there might be a good twist to houses on basement garages with low headroom.

    Paul.

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    Thanks ppl,

    All are helpful,

    anyone has a good builder that they know in auckland area that we can use?

    Ta
    Pumpkin King.

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    You possible don't need a consent as you are adding a wall as people have already mentioned. But I would think one of the most important aspects is ventilation and fire escape. Will both room end up with an opening window that provides the required amount of ventilation as per the building code and can this window be used as a fire escape. These may not seem so important now but as it is a rental property you don't want to have to stand in court and justify why a person didn't have mean of escape in your rental property when there was a fire.

    This may not be an issue for you if there are 2 windows in the existing bedroom, but I viewed a property to buy that have no window in the divided of bedroom which I conceded a big problem for the tenant and landlord.

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    Hi Steve,
    Sorry I am new here but can I just ask.
    I own a one bed and wanted to split it into a 2 bed. My home is 56sqm, is it possible?
    It's going to look very small but is possible. Can I get your thoughts?
    Cheers,
    Aatish

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    anything is possible.

    I would think you'd need to provide a bit more information and details for anyone to provide you any real help.

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    You should get three quotes from registered builders. Get them around and talk with them - you will get the answers you are after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.B View Post
    Hi Steve,
    Sorry I am new here but can I just ask.
    I own a one bed and wanted to split it into a 2 bed. My home is 56sqm, is it possible?
    It's going to look very small but is possible. Can I get your thoughts?
    Cheers,
    Aatish
    There are minimum room sizes in the Housing Improvement Regulations 1947.


 

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