Houzz Stat: How much does a building permit cost?
More than half of homeowners — both first-time applicants and experienced ones — report paying $500 or less in fees for an approved permit.
A little less than one-fifth of each group reports paying between $501 and $1,000. And a small minority spends far more: 1 percent of first-time applicants and 3 percent of experienced ones say they pay more than $5,000 in total fees for an approved permit.
Continue reading the survey here.
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Lenox introduces new carbide-tipped reciprocating saw blades
Lenox, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, has introduced two new carbide-tipped reciprocating saw blades: the Lazer CT and Demolition CT, which are designed to handle difficult-to-cut metals, including stainless steel and cast iron, along with tough, nail-embedded wood.
“Our focus on blade durability and performance has allowed us to extend and enhance our product offering in the recip category — which means our customers can continue to focus on increasing jobsite performance instead of tool limitations,” said Matt Lacroix, director of product marketing for Lenox.
The new Lenox Lazer CT reciprocating saw blades feature high-performance carbides that are welded to increase durability and prevent tooth loss. Lenox says the Lazer CT delivers up to 10 times the life and fast-performance cutting of applications such as stainless steel. A tall blade profile facilitates straight cuts in demanding metal cutting applications like stainless steel and cast iron. The blade also delivers advanced performance when cutting non-ferrous metals, ferrous metals with a variety of thicknesses and threaded rod. Lazer CT is available in 4-inch, 6-inch and 9-inch lengths to cover the most popular cutting applications.
The next generation of Lenox Demolition CT reciprocating saw blades are designed for tough, nail-embedded wood applications. Each tooth is precision-ground on multiple surfaces, creating optimum angles that allow the blade to cut through nails with ease, according to Lenox. The thick blade profile provides increased durability and greater control to deliver up to 10 times the life. The new Demolition CT blades are available in 6-inch, 9-inch and 12-inch lengths.
Lenox is part of Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company and a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems.
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Lowe’s names vendor partners of the year
Lowe’s Cos., the second-largest U.S. big box, home improvement and LBM retailer, has named Whirlpool, Central Garden & Pet and Chervon as the company’s 2017 Vendor Partners of the Year.
Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s said the vendors were presented with the award based on their “longtime commitment to deliver innovation, value and quality service to customers.”
"Our vendor partners honored this year are focused on the customer and continue to create products that excite and bring value," Mike P. McDermott, Lowe's chief customer officer, said in statement issued today. "Whirlpool, Central Garden & Pet and Chervon share our relentless passion for innovation and help us differentiate our offerings to best serve our customers."
In addition to the overall vendor partners of the year, Legrand, JS Steelman, Waterloo, iRobot, Samsung, HKC, U.S. Floors, Husqvarna, Willis and Sunrise were also honored by Lowe’s for setting the highest bar in innovation, the company said.
Is that Chervon or Chevron?
Is that Chervon or Chevron? You mention both several times. :-)