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    Construction Performance Guidelines

About the Guidelines

These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Controls Installed Too High

Article Number

10.2

Condition

CONTROLS INSTALLED TOO HIGH

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Height of controls above the finished floor must comply with the Ontario Building Code.

Warranty

One-Year – Work and Materials. Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health and Safety Violation

Action

Where the acceptable performance has not been met, controls shall be lowered and the related finishes restored.

Remarks

The building codes limits the height above the floor of elevator and power door operator controls, controls for the operation of building services or safety devices, including electrical switches, thermostats, interphones and intercom switches, intended to be operated by the occupant and located in a barrier-free path of travel so they are accessible to a person in a wheelchair and operable with one hand.

  

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