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Minimum Hallway Width

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Posted by: from Mission
3/21/2020 at 10:56:46 AM

I live in Abbotsford, BC, and I'm building a suite and need to know the minimum width a hallway can be. This hallway starts in a living room, contains a bathroom with a pocket door, and at the end has a door into a bedroom which also has its own separate exit in case of emergency. So if anyone knows the minimum width I could make that hallway that would be great.

minimum hallway width
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Date/Time3/21/2020 at 7:02:08 PM

36 inches or 3 feet

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Date/Time3/22/2020 at 2:35:54 PM

Hi Chris,

Its 36" in MB but one thing that is likely common across all provinces.

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Date/Time3/26/2020 at 3:18:04 PM

Its 3 feet but you may want to increase to 3'-3" finished to allow easier movement of furniture.

Interesting question to ask because if you are building a suite, you have a permit in place. If there's a permit, then there's a set of drawings indicating the minimum hallway width.

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