Nova Scotia Building Code changes effective Sept 1, 2019

Adaptable Housing requirements in the Nova Scotia Building Code will take effect as of September 1, 2019. These changes will be applicable for permits applied for after September 1, 2019.  

View highlights of the changes here.

adaptable housing

What is adaptable housing and why do we need it?

Adaptable housing is adding features that make it easier and less costly to adapt to the specific needs of residents as their needs evolve without costly changes. Features such as wider doors and corridors, reinforcement in the wall to allow for grab bar installation and lower plumbing roughin for kitchen sinks, electrical switches and receptacles that are at accessible heights are have minimal costs during initial construction. 

The amendments are posted here starting on page 127 here. 

After September 1, 2019 they will be incorporated in theentire Building Code regulation available here:https://novascotia.ca/just/regulations/regs/bcregs.htm

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