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    Staircase "gap"

    Hi to you all

    I am in a process of buying a house the top floor has 2 bedrooms, kitchen,bathroom so it's a flat by itself the ground floor 4 bedrooms etc.

    It has a staircase which I want to take out as the top floor has its own entrance from the outside so I can put the inlaws there.

    So here is the question which I cannot find anywhere and want to get armed here 1st before contacting a engineer.

    Can the hole be closed up into the top floor where the stairs has led into. the top floor is concrete and is a hole about 2 x 3 meter which is on the floor.

    Is this even possible to close up?

    I find that opinions is better to get before speaking to a structural engineer to be somewhat armed and "seems" somewhat knowledgeable.

    Thanks all in advanced

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    Depending on the layout of the top floor the building regs might require it to have two entrance/exits to allow safe evacuation in the event of a fire. Only a building engineer can reliably advise you on this.
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    Thanks Andy didn't consider that but your point on fire escape makes sense

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