This past December, changes to the BC Building Code have affected the way all exterior prehung doors are manufactured – Will your new door be up to code? Ours will. Find out more below…
Recently implemented changes to the BC Building Code (BCBC) are creating a new standard for fenestration products. Doors (as well as windows and skylights) are now required to comply with the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS) in addition to BC’s Building Code. All exterior pre-hung door units will also be required to pass pressure tests for a higher standard of energy efficiency. Approved units will be permanently and properly labelled with official stamps.
These new regulations will harmonize BC’s standards with those of the NAFS, creating better performance standards for fenestration products and allowing greater precision with the specification for performance and quality attributes.
The House of Doors is committed to helping our clients transition smoothly through these changes, and will ensure that each customer is informed about regulations that may affect their new building project. We want to ensure that when it comes time for inspection, your doors will pass.
Feel free to contact us directly for more information, or try these useful links below:
NAFS and the 2012 BCBC – Update (www.boabc.org)
Information Bulletin: Manufactured Window, Doors and Skylights (www.gov.bc.ca)
Information Bulletin: New Energy Requirements (www.gov.bc.ca)
The contents of this blog post are meant to be informative and are not intended to be provided as authoritative or inclusive advice (and should not be relied upon as legal advice). For further information contact the Building & Safety Standards Branch of the BC Government.