Changes in the building code positive for Nova Scotia’s forestry

The National Building Code in Nova Scotia is taking up some changes, and one of them includes raising the height of wooden residential domiciles from the current maximum of four storeys to six.

Accordingly, the Fire Safety Act and Regulations will also be altered to suit t he safety requirements of the higher wooden structures.

“These changes will align the provincial building code with the latest National Building Code standards,” Minister of Municipal Affairs, Zach Churchill, said. “Allowing taller wooden buildings will open up new, sustainable opportunities for the forestry sector in our province.”

The updates will be brought into effected from 1st April 2017.