Article 4 ”Rakusetuhikyori” from “Kankoubai”
Regardless of the preceding Article 3 Clause 1, it should be considered that a snow cornice may occur from a low-pitched roof. To keep enough distance between a building with a snow cornice and a site boundary, refer to the following clauses to determine which Annex you should refer to (Annex 1 or Annex2).
4.1 In the case that the length of a roof is less than 6m, refer to Annex 2 to take “Rakusetuhikyori” into consideration.
4.2 In the case that the length of a roof is 6m or more, refer to Annex 1 (the row of the table which refers to a 10°pitched roof).
Article 5 Distance between an outer wall of a building with “Rakusetuyane” (on the side snow does not slide down) and a boundary line.
Article 6 and Article 7 provide the distance between an outer wall of a building with “Rakusetuyane” (on the side that snow does not slide down) and a boundary line.
Article 6 Distance from an outer wall of building with “Murakusetuyane” to a site boundary.
Refer to Annex 3, taking into consideration the snow cornice for the minimum distance from the outer wall of a building with “Murakusetuyane” to a site boundary.
Article 7 Distance from a building with “Murakusetuyane” to a site boundary in a business or semi-business district.
“Syougyouchiki” Business district
“Jyunsyougyouchiki” Semi-business district
Regardless of the previous Article, as long as a snow cornice does not occur, refer to Annex 4 to know the distance from a building with “Murakusetuyane” to a site boundary in a business or semi-business district.
Article 8 Prevention of danger.
8.1 For those who own a building or plan to build and fail to obey Article 3 Clause 2 and Article 4, he/she must take measures in the following Clauses.
8.1.1 A building owner must attach snow stoppers on the roof so that the snow does not slide off.
8.1.2 If there is a possibility that snow on the roof will slide off on to the road, the building owner must provide a warning sign.
8.2 In the case that a building owner fails to obey Article 6 and Article 7, he/she must take measures so that a snow cornice does not occur.
8.3 The building owner must allow enough space on the site to pile the snow which slides from the roof and it must not be piled on the road.
8.4 If there is a kerosene tank, a propane gas cylinder or sheds their of, they must be kept more than 1m from the road and 0.5m from the boundary line with a neighbouring site.