Regulations for Remodeling Basements

annettesSeptember 8, 2009

Does anyone have some ideas about the regulations for remodeling a basement into a living area? I was speaking with a neighbor that stated that if it is going to be a living area, there has to be specific fire hazard windows that are added in, etc. I am in need of finding more information about this so I can remodel correctly.

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You're asking a lot, since there's a lot to it.

Maybe this will get you started.

Notice the details on the plan, which reflect many of the things that need to considered.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2009 at 11:03PM
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The single biggest requirement is for egress window(s).

See your local building/renovation authority for other specific requirements in your area.

As a licensed builder/renovator and former real estate broker, the most appalling and dangerous things I've seen are invariably found in diy basement renos. My favourite: all basement circuits wired directly into the 60 or 100 Amp mains. Or maybe the carefully crafted wooden electrical boxes....

Here is a link that might be useful: Egress Window Requirements

    Bookmark   September 9, 2009 at 11:04AM
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