Pursuant to Saf-C 3303.03 Local Building Requirements, Durham’s relevant adopted code is more restrictive than the code and rules set forth in Saf-C 3303.01 and Saf-C 3303.02.
View the certified copy of the relevant code adopted through local ordinance: (more…)
HB 1681 was signed into law on July 1, 2022, which updated the state building codes. The bill was effective immediately upon signing. There is a six-month grace period (July 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022) for building permits to allow projects in the queue to follow the 2015 or 2018 ICC codes. (more…)
As you may be aware, late last year Congress extended the $1,000 tax credit for each ENERGY STAR home completed through 2020 and made the credit retroactive to include homes completed in 2018 and 2019. During this period, we launched Version 2 of the ENERGY STAR requirements. SBRA is currently developing program rules that will apply to Version 2 homes. We will post information as it becomes available. (more…)
New Hampshire House Bill 562 regarding state building code updates. The state will adopt the 2015 I-Codes on September 15, 2019. There will be no grace period to “phase in” this code update. The amendments to the adopted codes can be found (more…)
Please be aware of the definition and egress requirements of a habitable attic as it relates to dwellings built from the 2012 IRC. The 2009 and 2015 IRC verbiage is similar and still applicable. Attics that meet the size and ceiling height criteria of the “Habitable Attic” definition in Chapter 2 are considered habitable. This is applicable to finished and unfinished spaces. Habitable attics require a vertical access and emergency escape and rescue opening. Vertical access can be a fixed internal stair, ramp, or exterior stair. (more…)