BCAB #1050 - Exterior Stairs - Winders, Sentence

March 3, 1989

BCAB #1050

Re: Exterior Stairs - Winders, Sentence

With reference to your letter of January 26, 1989 regarding exterior stairs to a house. The point at dispute relates to what you refer to as "fan" type stairs, categorized as "winders" in the Building Code.

Sentence only permit winders if they are located within a dwelling unit. Under the circumstances we must agree with the building official on their rejection, the actual location within a flight of stairs does not affect the issue.

J.C. Currie, Chair