1) This Section applies to doors, to glazed areas in doors and to sidelights for doors. (See also Sections 3.8., 9.9. and 9.10.)
1) A door shall be provided at each entrance to a dwelling unit. (See Article 18.104.22.168.)
1) Except as provided in Articles 22.214.171.124., 126.96.36.199. and 188.8.131.52., doorway openings within dwelling units shall be designed to accommodate at least the door sizes in Table 184.108.40.206. for swing-type doors or folding doors.
| Table 220.127.116.11.
Size of Doors
Forming Part of Sentence 18.104.22.168.(1)
|At Entrance to:||Minimum Width, mm||Minimum Height, mm|
|Dwelling unit (required entrance)||810||1 980|
|Vestibule or entrance hall|
|Stairs to a floor level that contains a finished space||810||1 980|
|All doors in at least one line of passage from the exterior to the basement|
|Walk-in closet||610||1 980|
|Bathroom, water-closet room, shower room(1)||610||1 980|
|Rooms located off hallways that are permitted to be 710 mm wide||610||1 980|
|Rooms not mentioned above, exterior balconies||760||1 980|
|Notes to Table 22.214.171.124.|
|(1)||See Article 126.96.36.199.|
1) Doors to public water-closet rooms shall be not less than 810 mm wide and 2 030 mm high.
1) Where one or more bathrooms is served by a hallway of not less than 860 mm, at least one of those bathrooms shall accommodate a door not less than 760 mm wide.
1) Doors in buildings of residential occupancy, where the finished floor on one side of the door is more than 600 mm above the floor or other constructed surface or ground level on the other side of the door, shall be protected by
a)a guard, in accordance with Subsection 9.8.8., or
b) a mechanism capable of controlling the free swinging or sliding of the door so as to limit any clear unobstructed opening to not more than 100 mm.
1) Exterior wood doors shall conform to CAN/CSA-O132.2 Series, “Wood Flush Doors.”
2) Each door described in Sentence (1) shall indicate legibly
a)the name of the manufacturer,
b)the standard to which it is produced, and
c)that it is of an exterior type.
1) Sliding doors shall conform to CAN/CGSB-82.1-M, “Sliding Doors.”
1) Insulated steel doors shall conform to CAN/CGSB-82.5-M, “Insulated Steel Doors.”
1) The maximum area of individual panes of glass for doors shall conform to Table 188.8.131.52.
| Table 184.108.40.206.
Glass Area for Doors
Forming Part of Sentence 220.127.116.11.(1)
|Glass Thickness, mm||Maximum Glass Area, m2(1)|
|Type of Glass|
|Laminated||Wired||Heat-Strengthened||Fully Tempered|| Fully
|5||1.50||1.50||(2)||(2)||1.50||No limit||No limit|
|6||1.50||1.50||1.20||1.00||1.50||No limit||No limit|
|Notes to Table 18.104.22.168.|
|(1)||See Appendix A.|
|(2)||Not generally available.|
1) Glass in doors and in sidelights for doors shall conform to Sentence 22.214.171.124.(1).
2) All sidelights and windows located within 915 mm of doors described in Article 126.96.36.199., glass in storm doors and glass in sliding doors within or at every entrance to a dwelling unit and in public areas shall be
a)safety glass of the tempered or laminated type conforming to CAN/CGSB-12.1-M, “Tempered or Laminated Safety Glass,” or
b)wired glass conforming to CAN/CGSB-12.11-M, “Wired Safety Glass.”
3) Except as provided in Article 188.8.131.52., glass in entrance doors to dwelling units and in public areas, other than the entrance doors described in Sentence (2), shall be safety glass or wired glass of the type described in Sentence (2) [ . . . ].
1) Mirrored glass doors may be used only at the entrance to clothes closets and shall conform to the requirements of CAN/CGSB-82.6-M, “Doors, Mirrored Glass, Sliding or Folding, Wardrobe.” (See Appendix A.)
1) Except as provided in Article 184.108.40.206., every glass or transparent door accessible to the public shall be equipped with hardware, bars or other permanent fixtures designed so that the existence and position of such door will be readily apparent.
1) Glass other than safety glass shall not be used for a shower or bathtub enclosure.
1) Except where a separate storm door is provided, glass in doors and adjacent sidelights separating heated space from unheated space or from the exterior shall be equipped with double glazing. (See Appendix A.) (See also A-220.127.116.11.(1) in Appendix A.)
1) This Subsection applies to doors and sidelights separating heated space from unheated space or the exterior.
1) Except as provided in Sentence (2), metal frames for doors, for glazing in doors, and for sidelights for doors shall incorporate a thermal break.
2) Thermal breaks need not be installed in accordance with Sentence (1) where the doors are
b)storm doors, or
c)doors that are required to have a fire-resistance rating.
1) Except as permitted in Sentence (2), this Subsection applies to
a)swinging entrance doors to dwelling units,
b)swinging doors between dwelling units and attached garages or other ancillary spaces, and
c)swinging doors which provide access directly or indirectly from a storage garage to a dwelling unit.
2) Sentence (1)does not apply to exterior doors to garages and to other ancillary spaces.
1) Except as permitted in Article 18.104.22.168., wood doors as described in Sentence 22.214.171.124.(1) shall
a)be solid core or stile and rail type,
b)be not less than 45 mm thick, and
c)if of the stile and rail panel type, have a panel thickness of not less than 19 mm, with a total panel area not more than half of the door area.
1) Except as permitted in Article 126.96.36.199., doors described in Sentence 188.8.131.52.(1) shall be provided with a deadbolt lock with a cylinder having no fewer than 5 pins and a bolt throw not less than 25 mm, protected with a solid or hardened free-turning ring or bevelled cylinder housing. (See Article 184.108.40.206.)
1) Except as permitted in Article 220.127.116.11., an inactive leaf in double doors used in locations specified in Sentence 18.104.22.168.(1) shall be provided with heavy duty bolts top and bottom having an engagement of not less than 15 mm.
1) Except as permitted in Article 22.214.171.124., hinges for doors described in Sentence 126.96.36.199.(1) shall be fastened to wood doors with wood screws not less than 25 mm long and to wood frames with wood screws so that at least 2 screws per hinge penetrate not less than 30 mm into solid wood. (See Appendix A.)
2) Except as permitted in Article 188.8.131.52., hinges for doors described in Sentence 184.108.40.206.(1) shall be fastened to metal doors and metal frames with machine screws not smaller than No. 10 and not less than 10 mm long.
1) Except as permitted in Article 220.127.116.11., strikeplates for deadbolts described in Article 18.104.22.168. shall be fastened to wood frames with wood screws that penetrate not less than 30 mm into solid wood. (See A-22.214.171.124.(1) in Appendix A.)
2) Except as permitted in Article 126.96.36.199., strikeplates for deadbolts described in Article 188.8.131.52. shall be fastened to metal frames with machine screws not smaller than No. 8 and not less than 10 mm long.
1) Except for storm or screen doors, doors described in Sentence 184.108.40.206.(1) which swing outward shall be provided with hinges or pins so that the doors cannot be removed when they are in the closed position. (See Appendix A.)
1) Main entrance doors to dwelling units shall be provided with
a)a door viewer or transparent glazing in the door, or
1) Solid blocking shall be provided on both sides at the lock height between the jambs for doors described in Sentence 220.127.116.11.(1) and the structural framing so that the jambs will resist spreading by force.
1) Doors, frames and hardware that conform to a security level of at least Grade 10 as described in the Annex to ASTM F 476, “Security of Swinging Door Assemblies,” are not required to conform to Articles 18.104.22.168. to 22.214.171.124. (See Appendix A.)