Working in the home improvement industry isn’t as simple as learning how to use your tools and all the tricks of the trade. You also have to be an expert in all of the complicated rules and regulations surrounding your industry–and know how to get around them. Just understanding a legal code is hard enough, but it takes a professional to understand all the ways to work around and within in. Your average homeowner would be quite lost!
Why We’re Asking:
Building codes and regulation are a fact of life when it comes to construction and remodels. You can’t get away from them, so it’s important to understand them. Our experts have been working in their respective industries for years, and they know how to play within the rules without compromising the homeowner’s vision too much. We want to know what the trickiest laws are–and how to incorporate them into a job well-done.
So tell us, experts:
What laws do you often have to work around?
Are there any building regulations in your area that you don’t agree with?
How can homeowners find out about building regulations before they start designing a project?
If you could make up a new regulation, what would it be?
Building codes can get complex very quickly, which is why it takes a professional to sort them out. We look forward to hearing your strategies for working within the rules!
Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!