BC builders take note - new sprinkler requirements are coming July 2017

Sprinklers will be required on balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings.
Categories: Business Insurance
Aug 30th, 2017 | By: Gordon Li

As of July 20, 2017, a new BC Building Code update will take effect. Sprinklers will be required on balconies of all new four-storey wood-frame residential buildings. Currently, sprinklers are generally not required for residential buildings that are four storeys or under.

The BC Building Code sets out regulations for the design and construction of new buildings as well as changes, repairs and demolition of existing buildings. It is based on the National Building Code of Canada, with the latest updates coming from the 2015 edition.

New requirements will only be enforced on new construction - owners will not need to upgrade existing buildings to be in compliance.

For more details, visit bccodes.ca.

 

For more information and resources for property owners and managers, please contact a CapriCMW Risk Advisor.

 

Recent Blog Posts

Personal Insurance / fire safety, holiday season, home safety
Top 4 Holiday Fire Hazards and How to Avoid Them

If your holidays include having a cozy fire in the fireplace, candles on the table, twinkle lights…

Dec 5th, 2019 | By: CapriCMW
Business Insights / Construction, Real Estate, property development
Changes to the BC Building Codes come into effect on December 12, 2019

The BC government has announced changes to the BC Building and Plumbing Codes designed to address…

Nov 27th, 2019 | By: CapriCMW
Personal Insurance / home safety, vacation, home security
10 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe While You're Away

With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may have plans to be away from home . Before you…

Nov 20th, 2019 | By: CapriCMW
photo-10.jpg

Confidence and Freedom

At CapriCMW, we provide personalized insurance and custom risk solutions to give you the confidence and freedom to focus on what matters to you. Talk to an Advisor or get a quote today.

Get a Quote    Or call 1-800-670-1877

Can’t find what you are looking for? Ask us!