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Regulations for Remodeling Basements

Posted by annettes (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 8, 09 at 19:35

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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RE: Regulations for Remodeling Basements

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.

RE: Regulations for Remodeling Basements

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

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