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Intent 1:

To limit the application of Article by excluding certain dwelling units and houses with a secondary suite.

Intent 2:

To exempt certain dwelling units and houses with secondary suites from the requirements of Sentence, which would otherwise require a minimum fire-resistance rating for floor and roof assemblies, on the basis that:

  • the vertical spread of fire from one unit or occupancy to another is not possible, and
  • for houses containing a secondary suite:
    • the construction of rated fire separations may be cost-prohibitive, and
    • the reduction in protection from spread of fire is offset by more stringent requirements for notification of occupants.
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