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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.
Whether you’re building your new home in Oahu, setting up an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or renovating […]
Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT)
The FHAT is an informational mapping viewer that displays flood zones.
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