HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
Supporting and serving our members by providing networking and educational opportunities and advocating progressive growth in our communities.
Home Builders Association
of Northeastern North Carolina
P. O. Box 59
Aydlett, NC 27916
General Contractor Continuing Education Class
August 12th, 2021
Location: College of the Albemarle, Foreman Center, FC-121
HBA of NENC Executive Committee Meeting
Sept. 7, 2021
Location: Taylor Mueller Realty Office in Elizabeth City
HBA of NENC General Membership Meeting
September 28th, 2021
Lumber Prices - Not Out of the Woods Yet
On the lumber price front, many of you may have seen media reports about the recent sharp drop in prices.
While this is good news, the lumber crisis is far from over. Since April 2020, the price of softwood plywood has increased by more than 200 percent and the price of oriented strand board (OSB) has skyrocketed by nearly 500 percent.
The bottom line is that the OSB-led changes in softwood lumber prices that occurred between April 2020 and July 2021 have added $29,833 to the price of an average new single-family home and raised the rental price of a new apartment unit by $92.
Moreover, most builders have not been able to take advantage of the recent drop in framing lumber prices because producers are still selling off lumber that they purchased from mills when prices were at their peak.
So, when buyers read that lumber prices are coming down, builders need to educate them about this price lag.
Looking ahead, NAHB & NCHBA will remain laser-focused on not only lowering lumber prices and increasing supply, but also keeping pressure on policymakers to improve supply chains for all building materials in order to protect housing affordability.
The NAHB advocacy team – Government Affairs, Communications, Economics and Legal – continues to work doggedly on all fronts to find solutions that will ensure a lasting and stable supply of lumber and other building materials for the home building industry at competitive prices.
Learn more about what NAHB is doing to resolve the lumber crisis at nahb.org
Construction Exempt from COVID Rule
OSHA in June issued an emergency temporary standard with new enforceable requirements for employers to protect workers from COVID-19. But the new standard, which goes into effect immediately, will apply only to workers in healthcare settings.
NAHB, through its partnership in the Construction Ind- ustry Safety Coalition, spent months educating OSHA officials about the nature of residential construction work and potential disease transmission. Those effort were successful, as OSHA recognized that home building activities did not need to be included.
WELCOME THE FOLLOWING NEW MEMBERS!!
Donna Corbo with Corbo Custom Homes (Specializes in full-service design/build & remodeling)
Frank Trygar with CSH Builders LLC/EDEN2021 (Specializes in Custom Building, single-family general contracting and spec homes.)
Paul Robinson with Orville James Contracting, LLC (Specializes in commercial & residential contracting)
Rex Simmons with Gallop Roofing & Remodeling (Specializes in Roofing Repair or Replacement, Home Improvements, Remodeling & Renovations)