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

Gaps Around Suite Entry Doors

Article Number

4.4

Condition

GAPS AROUND SUITE ENTRY DOORS

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Suite doors located in corridors shall be installed to meet with the Ontario Building Code, referenced NFPA standards and the design.

Warranty

One-Year - Work and Materials. Two-Year - Ontario Building Code Health and Safety Violation. Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Suite doors not meeting the acceptable condition shall be repaired.

Remarks

Systems relying on central make-up air units distributing air via the corridors require gaps around suite doors to allow fresh air into the suite. Owners should not install weather-stripping around these doors. The lower limits on the size of the gap are determined by the required air flow; the upper limits are defined by NFPA standards. A 20 min fire protection rated door (i.e., a single storey suite to a 1 h fire separated public corridor), the suite entry door is required to have a clearance of not more than 6 mm at the bottom and not more than 3 mm at the sides and top

  

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