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I have a small doorway (75cm) which opens into a narrow hall.  As the door can't open back on itself, taking this into account, along with door furniture leaves a gap of 72cm.

The door is hinged on the left and opens inwards.  On the right side of the hallway (past the clearance of the door) there is a radiator on the wall which sticks out by 5cm.

The room that the furniture needs to get into is on the right beyond the radiator, at a 90 degree angle off the narrow hall.  The hall continues beyond the doorway to the right (there is another doorway off on the right, and the hall then turns to the left (opposite the second doorway, at 90 degree angle) and the corridor continues.

Is there any hope of me getting a large retro swivel chair in to the room?  1030mm high x 940mm wide x 950mm deep

For reference, this sort of thing

Also, I'm looking at sofas to buy.  As the hallway is so long, I assume the 'remove legs and tip on end and curl around the corner method' won't work…as there is nowhere to curl the sofa to.  Am I going to have to get a low backed sofa and/or one with low arms to get it in?

Many thanks

I hope I will be able to help :)

To be 100% certain all measurements of the furniture should be less than what the measurements of the clearance, however facts such as shape of it clearance of any of the sizes to eb able to move in and rotate, arms and back that will allow to be tilted and or passed through the door diagonally makes a big difference.

According to your measurements they do not look too promising, as none of the measurements less and narrow hallway that have to pass to rotate into the door is not clearing any of the measurements to pass without disassembly assembly.

From what I see and feel it may need some disassembly assembly done. check with some local furniture stores as dont know any in UK and hopefully they will have some tech who can help you with disassembly assembly if needed, back may need to be sepparated and isntalled back afterwards.

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I'm not sure how much exactly they charge but it is very affordable and considering work I would say cheap. Their web: tel.: 1 718-268-2727

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