New homes in suburban Austin,Texas subdivision to include fire sprinklers

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jul 18, 2013

PatriotBuilderhome Patriot buildersAdvocates in the State of Texas are being creative to increase the use of fire sprinklers in new home

After a series of discussions with Patriot Builders, LP and Travis County planners, all new homes in Destiny Hills – Phase II, a development of 26 homes, will include an NFPA 13D fire sprinkler system.

Texas is one of the states passing legislation prohibiting local jurisdictions from adopting home fire sprinkler requirements. It is for this reason that the requirement will be incorporated into the homeowner association’s restrictive covenant. Restrictive covenants are deed restrictions that affect a group of homes or lots in a specific development or subdivision and are included at the inception of the process by the developer/builder.

Read the full post by Maria Figueroa on NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative blog.