A recent Eye on Housing blog post examines how lockdown orders implemented across the United States to fight the spread of the coronavirus have given rise to more people working from home and engaging in other activities indoors that they would normally do in public spaces. With the major shift in where people spend their time, it … Read more
If you’re thinking about buying a new home, one key decision you’ll have to make is finding a home builder.
Do you want to save money on energy bills but don’t know where to start? A good first step is to conduct a do-it-yourself (DIY) energy assessment, also called an energy audit.
City of Brandon now requires permits for all residential roofing projects exceeding 100 square feet in area.
The Mississippi State Board of Contractors has taken action that will require licensed residential contractors and remodelers to show proof of general liability insurance before receiving the license.
On October 6, 2011, the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (SPIB) announced it was submitting a proposal to the American Lumber Standard Committee’s (ALSC) Board of Review to lower the design properties for all grades and sizes of visually graded Southern Pine by 25%-30%. SPIB also indicated that it intended, upon approval by the ALSC Board of Review, to immediately implement and publish the new design values. Gary Ehrlich, NAHB’s Program Manager – Structural Codes & Standards, represents NAHB on the ALSC. NAHB has been working with members of its Building Systems Councils, the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) and other industry representatives on this issue.
During the 2010 legislative session a new law was created with the support of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi regarding general liability insurance for home builders.