new homes: Enforcement of Residential Fire Sprinklers in 2012 has builders peeved!! Whose side are you on??? - 04/28/09 10:14 PM
Many new home builders in North Carolina are opposed and pretty darn peeved about the likely adoption of a new fire code that requires all one and two-family new home construction beginning in 2012 to have residential fire sprinklers installed. Here's why...
Cost: Cost is the great concern for builders, particularly starter homes which require lower construction costs as a means to appeal to a lower income buyer.
Perception or lack of visual appeal: Many builders as well as homebuyers view residential fire sprinklers as an unnecessary component to building a new home. Often, buyers will choose a security system as a much more practical and … (4 comments)

 

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