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    Extension for two studio flats- planning problems?

    Hi,

    I am in process of getting an extention built on the side of the house. Which will give me two studio flats one measuring 7.5 x 2.1m and the other one
    6 x 2.1m.

    Can any suggest how to arrange bed/reception, kichen & toilet(it will has an electric shower).

    Any suggestions/floorplan will be most welcome.

    Hakie

    #2
    Originally posted by Hakies View Post
    Hi,

    I am in process of getting an extention built on the side of the house. Which will give me two studio flats one measuring 7.5 x 2.1m and the other one
    6 x 2.1m.

    Can any suggest how to arrange bed/reception, kichen & toilet(it will has an electric shower).

    Any suggestions/floorplan will be most welcome.

    Hakie
    Are these 'studio flats' for humans, or hamsters? I cannot imagine anyone other than caravanners being prepared to live in such a small space. Are you sure they are only 2.1 m wide?
    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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      #3
      It might be 2.2m....have you seen studio flats in London??

      Hakie

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        #4
        Originally posted by Hakies View Post
        It might be 2.2m....have you seen studio flats in London??

        Hakie
        Yes but they were big enough to swing at least a large rat, if not a cat.

        6m x 2.1 is honestly only slightly more spacious than the average family caravan. Since caravan designers are brilliant at packing kitchen, bathroom, beds and living space into claustrophobically small spaces, I recommend you have a look on one of their websites - Bailey's, Elddis, whatever. their catalogues (online) give detailed layouts. Might be useful.
        'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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          #5
          It is internal measurement.

          Hakie

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            #6
            My rabbits live in more space than that
            Better if you just built 1 larger one
            Please note i may be in pumpkin mode, the light might be on but i may not be here

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              #7
              That does seem very small.

              Do you have permission for that size?
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                #8
                Plan B

                Built 8 human 'pods' like they have in Tokyo (where space is also at a premium). That way you could accommodate 8 people paying £100 per night.

                You'd have to clean them in between though, which would be a bore.
                'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Wickerman
                  Ah.

                  Thats OK then!

                  Seriously though, 2.2m is a very narrow space. I live in a one bed flat - the open plan kitchen/lounge is about 5m x 5m (could be a tad less) and the celings are 11ft high and it has 8 ft high windows across one side. The bedroom is about 2.5 - 3m long and also has high ceilings - about 10ft I think.

                  I could not imagine living in a 7.5 x 2.2m flat. I know that HMO standards for large shared houses requires at least 16m2 for the kitchen/bedroom if it is a bedsit, with obviously extra for the bathroom. I also know that Westminster council are using their own size guidelines (lower than normal standards) for HMOs/bedsites so you may well get away with a shoe box.

                  I suspect an architect (or a specialist in city centre shoe boxes) may be able to advise further!

                  Bedsits with cooking facilities in the room seem to need to be 13m according to most councils. However bathroom would not be counted.

                  These sizes certainly seem a bit iffy and unfeasible.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by cillitbanger View Post
                    My rabbits live in more space than that
                    Better if you just built 1 larger one
                    Mmmm, that would be 13m by 2.1m.
                    Start a new trend for Corridor Living?
                    'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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                      #11
                      Hakies, my friend .....ignore the scorn of all the above !!!!


                      Pick up any holiday brochure..especially skiing ones !!!..this will give you a goodidea of how to move forwards !!!!!!!!!!!!

                      Seriously ....
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                        #12
                        Sounds like a couple of canal narrow boats to me (must be no more that 2.1M wide), maybe that sort of layout could work?

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                          #13
                          Thank you all for your comments. Rodent 1 thanks for taking it seriously. I will look into that option.

                          Hakie

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                            #14
                            Have you checked your local council's mimimum sizes and UDP?

                            I would be very surprised if you were allowed to build flats so small.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by mind the gap View Post
                              Are these 'studio flats' for humans, or hamsters? I cannot imagine anyone other than caravanners being prepared to live in such a small space. Are you sure they are only 2.1 m wide?
                              OK then, perhaps wombats. But definitely not humans.
                              'Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation fo the first link on one memorable day'. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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