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Verve Architects

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Treated Floor Area - lifts
« on: January 17, 2012, 12:33:24 PM »
Can anyone please advise whether lifts form part of the treated floor area in PHPP?

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Daniela

Ralph Perry Robinson

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Re: Treated Floor Area - lifts
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 12:57:26 PM »
Hi Daniela

I advised my clients on an apartment block refit to site the new lifts outside the TFA. A lot of the German retrofits seem to have done this. I can post links if you want.

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Re: Treated Floor Area - lifts
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2012, 07:43:53 AM »
Not included in TFA.

If TFA rules were to be revised and simplified (a few of us have argued for this) then I'd push for lifts to be included but that's another thread elsewhere.

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2012, 10:37:41 PM »
If TFA rules were to be revised and simplified (a few of us have argued for this)
Yea, +42

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then I'd push for lifts to be included but that's another thread elsewhere.
Why? It's not exactly habitable space; more like stairs, surely?

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Re: Treated Floor Area - lifts
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 06:23:49 PM »
My thinking is more WRT domestic. You might get 2 identical homes but one has a wheelchair user so needs a lift, not something people add to be flamboyant.

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Re: Treated Floor Area - lifts
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 09:45:33 PM »
That makes sense, and illustrates how political footballs are created, I suppose. It all depends on whether the client is an obnoxious millionaire footballer/banker or a social housing association building for a differently-abled salt-of-the-earth person. I begin to understand why PHI punted the definition to somebody else (some German rental law makers, AIUI)!

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Re: Treated Floor Area - lifts
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 07:33:34 AM »
:-)

I'm driven more by wanting to simplify than campaigning for fairness on this one. Whatever metric is chosen it will be wrong and open to game play.