Building codes in Manitoba

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Posted by: from Winnipeg
1/13/2020 at 7:52:55 PM

How wide do basement stairs have to be in Manitoba?

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Date/Time1/14/2020 at 7:21:34 AM

Hi Jim

Depending on how old your house is and how it was constructed, some inspectors will bend the rules a bit and you could be " Grandfathered in . For new construction however this does not apply. 36" is a fairly safe size anywhere in the country but if you want to go narrower then that call up your local Municipality Office ( That issues building permits) and ask to speak to a Inspector and they will tell you right away.

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Date/Time1/15/2020 at 12:57:44 PM

860 mm (34") for new construction.

Thankfully the new Building Codes are a free download so anyone can look up answers; previous Codes cost over $500.

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