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Classifying Horse Barn Reno

Classifying Horse Barn Reno

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Hello all

I am working on a reno project. It's a horse barn built to the Farm Code. This barn has a hayloft which the present owner wants to convert into an apartment for his own use. The main level of the barn would still be used as a horse barn. I need to classify the uses, so the loft would need to be Class C but the code has no option for the horse barn section unless we classify it as commercial. If we classify it as commercial what should we do to bring it from horse barn to commercial structurally and fire rating wise. The hay loft structurally meets the code requirements for structure for class c.

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