Converting 2 family to a 3 family. 2 story house with basementWe are in the beginning stages of converting a 1910 semi detached house from a two family to a three fam. Currently set up as a two family with a basement. We are hearing mixed things from different architects – the most concering are the Fire code issues (Sprinkler System and Building Access (Handicap access to garden level unit).1. Some architects are saying that the whole house will need to be updated to 2008 building codes. Sprinkler systems would need to be installed throughout the whole house. Others say that we can install sprinkler systems according to 1968 buildings code. In this case, sprinklers would need only be installed throughout hallways. but we will need a fire escape from 2nd floor. 2. Some architects told us that the entrance to the basement level would need to be updated for handicap access. Right now, it's a couple of steps down from the curb to the entrance. Other architects say it's not necessary.Why am I hearing all this discrepancy? Has anyone dealt with this, in regards to the sprinkler fire escape systems and entrance situation?August 08 2013 - Ridgewood00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.