Egress Window

Client: Nicole T.

 

Project Deliverables:

  1. Provide an egress window to a basement unit
  2. A stepped window design was proposed to provide maximize light while meeting the code

 

Project Budget: $4,000

 

Project Duration: 4 days

PROJECT CHALLENGE

Maximize light in basement unit

Provide a stepped garden for a beautiful view

OVERVIEW

Few of us think of a bedroom window as a “life-saving” feature.

 

Although bedroom windows are not considered to be ordinary escape routes, if there was ever an emergency situation, like a house fire, having the properly-sized egress window in the bedroom could be the difference between life and death.

 

By the time an occupant is able to respond to a smoke alarm the suite may be filled with smoke and their escape route from the bedroom blocked.

 

The requirement for a properly-sized bedroom window has been around since 1980 and subsequent code changes since then have made it even easier to understand how a bedroom egress window is defined. Depends on which code you reference. Regional requirements can differ from national regulations.