How New Ontario Building Codes Affect Door Decisions

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source: By: Metro Published on Fri Dec 12 2014 Condos in Ontario are set to get bigger and more expensive when the province introduces new building codes that will force contractors to build to accommodate people with disabilities. The new codes, come into effect Jan. 1, 2015 and will require new condo and apartment buildings, community centres, churches and commercial buildings to include things like wider doors, elevators, power doors and visual smoke alarms. They are features that will make carbon footprints bigger and drive up the prices in Ontario’s condo market, according to builders. The government counters those costs are limited and allow people to participate in their communities. “When you increase the square footage within a building, you increase its footprint outside…