Vancouver to Ban DoorknobsPosted: November 21, 2013 | |
But if you like your doorknobs, you can keep your doorknobs
The new building bylaw, to come into effect in March 2014, bans doorknobs in new homes, favouring the more accessible door handle instead.
The ban not only applies to municipal buildings such as Vancouver City Hall, where most of the treasured art deco style doorknobs will be removed, but extends to all new homes built within city limits.
The bylaw is not retroactive, so if residents won’t have to get rid of doorknobs they already have in their homes.
Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs said residents who want doorknobs in their new homes cannot install them.
“No, I don’t think so. They would be asked to put in an accessible doorknob,” Meggs said. “If they were really adamant I suppose they could go back later and retrofit them.
“I mean, the rules are there for a good reason. They’ve been looked at by contractors. They’ve been looked at by people with disabilities.”
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