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Residential Code requirment for ceiling height

The Residential Building Code (R305.1) provides minimum ceiling height limits based on the use of a room. All habitable rooms, hallways, and bathrooms must have a ceiling height of 7 feet.  This includes basements which contain the previously mentioned spaces. … Continue reading

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Residential Code requirement for gaurdrail

The residential code (R312.1) requires the use of guardrails when the walking surface is elevated to 30 inches or more above the adjacent grade.  The minimum height of the railing must not be less than 36 inches, except for stairs … Continue reading

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