05 Window Door Previews
The construction drawings should have a “window schedule” which has a number assigned to each window on the floor plans. This table indicates the size and style of each window. Options such as grills, safety glazing and fall protection should also be indicated on the window schedule. While it can be tedious to review this information, it is well worth your time given the extra costs and delays that will occur if you must make changes after windows are ordered.
The most common door height is 6’-8”. Taller doors are available, however, make sure your ceiling height can accommodate taller door heights. Most equipment and furniture will fit through a 36” wide door. Most front entry doors are 36” wide for this reason. Wheelchairs typically fit through a 36” wide door, therefore, it is logical to specify a 36” wide door at a first floor bedroom. Second floor bedrooms often feature 30” – 32” wide doors.
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