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Important Information From Recent New Castle County Nuts & Bolts Meeting!

Attention homebuilders in New Castle County.  There was a significant amount of information which came out of our latest nuts and bolts meeting with New Castle County last week.  Our thanks to Joe Clark and NVR Ryan for sending this recap so we could circulate this information to you..

 If you have any questions regarding this information, you should contact Chief Field Supervisor Mike Connors at NCC, his email is and his phone line is (302) 395-5526.

 Due to the difficulty of getting together around Thanksgiving and Christmas the next Nuts & Bolts for NCC will be scheduled for 1/26/2017 at 11am.  No nuts and bolts meetings November and December

 1.       Doug Hokuf also passed out a hardcopy of a template for the open space (50% or 75%) status report. It can be accessed by clicking here.

 NCC hopes this will help with avoiding delays in releasing permits when these benchmarks are reached. Builders should make sure their consultants are aware of what’s needed to complete this template.

 2.       They also asked builders to make sure that any footer reports are turned into the county as soon as they are completed. If the county does not have record of receiving it by the close-in inspection you will not pass your close-in. They will allow you to schedule it but you won’t pass unless they have the report.

 3.       Also, the county is no longer accepting credit card payments. You will have to use paper checks or their new E-Check system.

 4.       Another item that was brought up is the deck ledger board attachment will need to be visible for the inspector to see the lag screws or bolts are protruding through the inside of the rim joist. If this area is to be finished then they suggest installing the deck ledger board before close-in inspection so it can be verified before drywall goes up. They will not accept pictures for this.

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HBA/DE has been an integral part of the growth and economic development of the State of Delaware since 1947. HBA/DE was founded as a non-profit state affiliate of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) representing home builders and other businesses directly related to Delaware's Home Building Industry. Consisting of Builders, Remodelers and a group of diversified associate members, the Home Builders Association of Delaware strives to protect and preserve housing as a symbol of America.


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