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New BC building code regulates window installations

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Blog by Bettina Reid | June 12th, 2013


The New BC Building code that came into effect last December 2012 will start to implement their guidleines regarding installation of windows, doors and skylights as of December 20th this year.

If you have been considering updating your windows, now might be the time to do it before the changes come into effect and possibly cost you more money. These changes are due to the new BC Building Code requiring that all windows and doors meet the North American Fenestration Standard. As long as your new windows and doors have been INSTALLED before December 20th, 2013 they will not have to conform to the new Building Code. Building permits alone are not enough, they must be fully installed by this date.

To learn more about the Fenestration standards visit the Fenestration Association of BC's website at the following link:
Fenestration Association of BC