Changes to building code regulations in N.S.

Nova Scotia is adopting changes to the National Building Code, which include increasing the maximum height of wooden residential buildings from four to six storeys.

Fire Safety Act and Regulations will also be changed to enhance safety requirements for the taller wood buildings.

The province is also updating its own accessibility regulations to improve barrier-free provisions in washrooms, requirements for power door operators and barrier-free paths of travel.

The changes will come into effect on April 1.