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To summarize, if you are a homeowner or contractor in Hawaii in need of residential design, swimming pool design or drafting services, then we at Owner Built Deign are here to help. We have over 30 years of experience helping our clients with all aspects of their residential projects, from the initial design and planning stages all the way through to permitting and ESCP coordination during construction . So whether you need help with your home’s floor plan or want to add a beautiful pool to your property, we have the knowledge and expertise to make your vision a reality.
Honolulu building permits are taking longer than ever to process now so I’m preparing this post for […]
The Breezy Island Aesthetic
The look of single-wall homes tends to be light, open, and breezy, with ample natural light and ventilation from jalousie windows and an indoor-outdoor lifestyle that’s hard to replicate. But it is possible to replicate that feel while maintaining many of the 21st-century comforts that contemporary homeowners expect.
Permits are an integral part of any building process. Building permits ensure that every building is constructed […]
In 2019, Chapter 16, the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu 1990 (Building Code), adopted by the State Building […]
For several years, critics have aimed at what is called “Monster Homes” in Hawaii. In 2018, the […]
The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) and Senator Dela Cruz introduced a compilation of measures centered […]
When you undertake the process to construct dwelling units or remodel your residential unit on Oahu, it’s […]
The City and County of Honolulu have a Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP) that offers services […]
Permits are required if construction plans are necessary.
Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT)
The FHAT is an informational mapping viewer that displays flood zones.
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