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National Building Code, National Fire Code, National Plumbing Code and National Energy Code for Buildings

The Uniform Building and Accessibility Standards Act (the UBAS Act) was replaced by The Construction Codes Act (the CC Act) on January 1, 2022.

All forms, documents, orders, bylaws and permits issued under the UBAS Act remain valid under the CC Act unless these items conflict with the CC Act, in which case the provisions of the CC Act take priority.

Saskatchewan adopts the National Building Code as the minimum standard for the construction and renovation of buildings throughout the province. The National Fire Code is adopted as the minimum standard for the fire safe operation of buildings and facilities. The National Plumbing Code is adopted as the minimum standards for the installation of plumbing facilities within buildings. The National Energy Code for Buildings is adopted as the minimum standard for energy efficiency of buildings. (Download your free copy of the national codes by visiting the National Research Council's Virtual Store.)

The National Building Code (NBC)

Saskatchewan adopts the NBC by regulation under provisions of The Construction Codes Act (the CC Act) with few amendments. The NBC sets the minimum standard for building, accessibility and energy standards for houses and small buildings. The NBC establishes these five core objectives:

  • safety;
  • health;
  • accessibility for persons with disabilities;
  • fire and structural protection of buildings; and
  • environment.

The NBC 2015, adopted for use throughout Saskatchewan, came into effect on January 1, 2018.

The National Fire Code (NFC)

Saskatchewan adopts the NFC by regulation under provisions of The Fire Safety Act as the standard for the fire safe operation of buildings and facilities. The NFC establishes these three core objectives:

  • safety;
  • health; and
  • fire protection of buildings and facilities.

The NFC 2015, adopted for use throughout Saskatchewan, came into effect on January 1, 2018.

The National Plumbing Code (NPC)

Saskatchewan adopts the NPC by regulation under provisions of the CC Act as the standard for installation of plumbing systems within buildings. The NPC has the following three core objectives:

  • safety;
  • health; and 
  • environment.

The NPC 2015, adopted for use throughout Saskatchewan, came into effect on June 9, 2017.

The National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB)

Saskatchewan adopts the NECB by regulation under provisions of the CC Act. The NECB sets the minimum standard for energy efficiency for medium and large buildings.

The NECB 2017 and Section 9.36 - Energy Efficiency of the NBC, 2015 came into force on January 1, 2019.

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