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Six storey wood buildings could be coming to Ontario

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by Journal Of Commerce

Six-storey wood buildings could be coming to Ontario this year, as the provincial government moves forward on a proposal to make amendments to the Building Code.

Six-storey wood buildings could be coming to Ontario this year, as the provincial government moves forward on a proposal to make amendments to the Building Code.

Currently, the Building Code permits construction of wood-frame buildings up to four storeys.

The amendments address some of the safety concerns related to wood construction.

The proposal follows changes that were made in British Columbia, which saw more than 100 projects built as a result, giving B.C. consumers new housing and rental choices.

Proponents of the changes say increasing the height limit for wood construction will provide builders and developers with more options.

The consultation period for the proposal ends May 4.

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