Is enclosing beneath the stairs with drywall required by code?

maverick9001November 21, 2006

Hi,

I had my final building inspection and the inspector asked me to drywall the space beneath the stairs. Its a small area and can be used for storage. None of my neighbours or friends have drywalled beneath the stairs.

Is it required by code ?

Thanks.

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blue_velvet_elvis

I would imagine you'd have to talk to your city or county folks as codes vary widely from place to place.

    Bookmark   November 21, 2006 at 8:15PM
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formulaross

If the space below the stairs is accessible for storage, yes it is required to be drywalled for firecode reasons.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2006 at 10:57AM
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bus_driver

It is required if enclosed for storage.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2006 at 9:56AM
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