National Building Code – Changes Taking Effect April 1, 2017

Nova Scotia is adopting changes to the National Building Code, which include increasing the maximum height of wooden residential buildings from four to six storeys. The Fire Safety Act and Regulations will also be updated to enhance safety in the taller wooden buildings. The province is also updating its own accessibility regulations to improve barrier-free provisions in washrooms, requirements for power door operators and barrier-free paths of travel. The building code changes are effective April 1.

Read the press release here.
Read the proposed regulations here.