Single-family homebuilders are concerned about the increasing number of building codes — including the push for mandatory fire sprinklers in new residential construction — being promoted for public policy reasons that can needlessly drive up building costs, according to a new survey from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
One area of concern? Fire sprinkler mandates, something that REALTORS® have lobbied against in favor of homeowners instead getting to make the installation choice themselves. In the NAHB survey, 58 percent of builders said they are “extremely concerned about the cost implications of codes associated with fire sprinklers.” Read more from NAHB.
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