Starting Sept. 1 cities can no longer dictate exterior building materials for either residential or commercial buildings.
A recently passed piece of legislation, House Bill 2439, states that if a building material is in the National Code builders may use it. It also prohibits cities from setting more stringent standards than what the national code lists.
In Farmersville, current building codes call for 100 percent masonry products, including stucco or concrete products such as fiber board. This applies to the exterior of all new construction both for residential and commercial establishments.
More stringent than many cities, storage buildings larger than 200 sq. ft. also have a masonry requirement.
By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]
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