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August 2016

2017 Hawaii Fire Protection Mandate and New Home Construction

2017 New Home Construction: What You Need to Know If your plans for 2017 involve new home construction, make sure to talk with your contractor and architect about including home fire sprinklers into the design plan. According to the Honolulu Fire Department, as of April 2017, all new homes are required to have fire sprinklers. Furthermore, sprinkler systems must be tested each year to ensure safety regulations are maintained. The Read More

Time-Saving Tips for the Permitting Process in Hawaii

Are You Prepared for Hawaii Home Building Permitting? Building or renovating a perfect home takes time, but it’s important—for both your budget and your sanity—to prevent unnecessary delays. One of the most time-consuming aspects of home construction is the process of obtaining a building permit. Due to a high volume of construction, homeowners can expect to wait anywhere from 4 to 6 months to get permit approval through the Department of Read More