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BC Building Code changes

The new BC Building Code applies to all building permit applications.

BC Building Code changes to be incorporated in 2024 include: 

  • Requiring rough-ins for radon safety province-wide.
  • More complete and specific language for constructing extended rough-ins for radon subfloor depressurization systems.
  • Adopting cooling requirements to provide one living space that does not exceed 26 degrees Celsius.
  • Retaining existing ventilation requirements for systems serving single-dwelling units.

*Buildings with permits in place under the BC Building Code 2018 will generally not be affected by the new BC Building Code.

Code changes for new adaptable dwellings and earthquake design changes will come into effect March 10, 2025.

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