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Residential Code requirement for egress door

The 2012 International Residential Code (R311.2) requires a minimum of one egress door. The egress door must be at least 32 inches wide and no less than 72 inches in height. Additionally, the door must be side hinged and be … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for handrail

The residential building code (R311.7.8) requires the use of a single handrail when there are four or more risers on a continuous run. The minimum installation height of the handrail is 34 inches while the maximum height is 38 inches. … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for egress window

The building code (R310) requires an emergency escape (Window) at specific locations in a home.   These locations include basements, habitable attics and all bedrooms.  Windows must not only be large enough for occupants to escape, but also large enough for … Continue reading

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