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Required sizes for basement bedroom window in Ontario

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Posted by: from Mississauga
3/29/2017 at 5:24:17 PM

According to OBC what are the min required sizes for basement bedroom window and can you explain with a picture?

Thanks

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Date/Time3/29/2017 at 6:54:52 PM

When opened must be 3.9 sq.ft and no less then 18" in any direction.

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Victoria Zamchevska Designs in Ottawa
Date/Time3/29/2017 at 7:12:04 PM

Hi Sam,

You only need one for the level that contains a bedroom but doesn't have an exit leading directly to the outside.

You can see the size requirements here: https://www.vdesignz.ca/single-post/2017/02/12/BUILDING-CODE-HACKS-EGRESS-WINDOWS-OR-DOORS-FOR-BEDROOMS-99101---Ontario-Building-Code-2012

Good luck,

Victoria

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Date/Time3/30/2017 at 8:43:03 PM

For bedrooms, provide an unobstructed opening of NOT less than 0.35 m (3.8ft ) in area with no dimension less than 380 mm (15 ).

This window shall be openable from the inside without the use of tools or special knowledge. Normally, only slider and casement type windows meet this requirement.


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