Hello. I can help you with your question.
I suspect you'll be able to find something that will accommodate your argument in the International Code Council regulations
so just google that
I have a page with a very good list of things to check.
I just have to get back to it. It has a list with diagrams. I will also give you a link to the actual regulations.
ok how do i get it
I will give it to you.
I will give you both links.
will i need to write it down.
Staircase Building Regs
No, you can just click on the links.
That one is from the UK government, but based on international regulations.
And the actual regulations
Are in the International Code Council Residential code.
Is this a single family?
so they apply here
Yes, that's a simplified version.
I am going to give you the actual building code, though.
ICC Section R311 MEANS OF EGRESS
That's the official info that you will use.
If it's an old victorian, then there are several things in there that will justify the variance.
so is that all i will need then. i should look for that
You should be able to click on that link
Make sure... that should bring you right to it.
im doing this on my own.....no idea what im doing
Ok. I will explain.
everyone is laughing at me when i tell them i what to expand my porch
When you go to the link on the regulations I gave you, there is a section 311.1 Means of egress.
They can laugh at you while you are looking down on them from your new porch!
What, they don't think you'll be able to get a variance?
I'm not an attorney, so I can't give you legal advice, but I think you are on the right track.
R311.3 is the precise information you asked about.
There shall be a landing or floor on each side of each exterior door. The width of each landing shall not be less than the door served. Every landing shall have a minimum dimension of 36 inches (914 mm) measured in the direction of travel. Exterior landings shall be permitted to have a slope not to exceed 1/4 unit vertical in 12 units horizontal (2-percent).
But there are many more regulations there if that one doesn't help you.
ok....ill take a look. i need all the help i can get thanks wish me luck
Yes, good luck. Let your neighbors laugh it up.
If you have any problem getting to the information, just come back to this page and let me know.
ill need to study it its a whole different language to me
I understand that. Take it in logical chunks.