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    Flatchatter

    i have a ground floor studio. I want to add a flyscreen door so the front door can be opened to allow air circulation/breeze in summer (& tenants request) . This is the only door entrance to the apartment. The apartment opens to the common area on the ground.

    Who makes the rules re whether this is permitted? It does not seem to be ruled out by NSW Fire and Rescue?

    Thx

    • This topic was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Jimmy-T.
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    This would need to be fixed to common property and would affect the outward appearance of the building so the chances are you would need a special resolution by-law to be passed at a general meeting.  In it you’d be expected to agree to the repair and maintenance of the door (which would then pass to successive owners of the unit).  Talk to your strata manager or committee secretary.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Jimmy-T.
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    You may be able to intall a screen door without permission if your by-laws allow for it. You need to check what your by-laws say, as they may allow for installion of  insect screens, security and safety devices (hint hint) and the like.

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Jimmy-T.
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    Flatchatter

    I know with screen doors these can become an issue dependent on the way and side they swing open from, if the wrong way and could block passing traffic, these become a fire escape hazard and you will need to replace or remove it, leaving ugly mounting points in your door frame then needing fixing.

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