So effin deal with it. It's not like you had any particular attachment to knobs before you read this article.
One of you will end up here next!
New construction also calls for balusters to be less than four inches apart so kids won't get their heads stuck in between them. Why would that bother anyone without kids?
Like Kobie said "If you like your doorknob, you'll get to keep your doorknob!"
Building codes are designed to give us all a minimum requirement for standards and safety.
Architectural standards are evolving and changing all the time so that everyday life is better and predictably safe.
It's part of the fabric of civilization.
Last edited by Buck Ewer; 11-19-13 at 11:57 PM.
I grew up in Surrey and I know there's too many doorknobs in Vancouver anyway.
He who knows the least obeys the best.
There are building codes about the minimum and maximum heights for stair risers and the width of treads so that stairs can be negotiated by old and young in a predictable and safe manner.
Is that too much government as well, or would you much rather have the freedom to build an unstable and unsafe house?
Levered door handles have the distinct advantage of allowing you to open the door with your elbow while both hands are full.
Ya can't do that with spherical knobs.
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