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I wonder if you can help I live in an old property and am having difficulty finding a sofa to fit through external door

The doors height is 207 cm opening widthe 77cm

The sofas dimension is Height 97cm Width 183 depth 100cm
I cant work it out i think if I turn it at an angle it will fit but not sure
Many thanks

Hello Lesley,

The 97 cm sofa height is too tight a fit for a 77 cm doorway. I don't know what the sofa looks like but it needs to be a "standard" style design where the back is higher than the arms. The arm height MUST BE LOWER than 77 cm. Is there anyway the sofa height can be lowered about 12 cms? Are there back cushions that can be compressed or removed? Can the rear legs be removed? If the height can be lowered, you should be ok. The sofa can be stood on end in such a way that the seating area goes through first and turned followed by the back section. It can also be carried through horizontally as it is tilted over at a 45 degree angle so that the front faces slightly to the floor. The first end through should be raised high in the door frame with the other end kept low near the floor.

If it is the type of sofa where the arms and back are the same height, the height measurement MUST BE LOWER than 77 cm!

So, unless you can lower the sofa height as I said, the 97 cm sofa height is going to be too tight.

Let me know if I can help you further or if you have some more questions.

Thank you,


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