Sunroom Addition for a Historic Carderock Springs Home

Posted in: Sun Room Maryland, Deck Permits, design aesthetic, design blog

James Moylan

Friday, February 06, 2015


Sunroom Addition in a Historic Bethesda, Maryland Neighborhood

In the Carderock Springs neighborhood of Bethesda, Maryland is a home with a recently completed sun room expansion. While this may not seem extraordinary at first, consider how residential planner Edmund Bennett's execution of this 1960's-era community earned it an official spot  on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places.

Consequently, homeowners looking to modify their houses here are forced to abide by strict standards enforced by various covenants and an Architectural Review Committee (ARC). These regulatory bodies are legally required to maintain Carderock's architectural aesthetic, making contracting more of a challenge.

Make Sure Your Decking Contractor Is Licensed in Virginia

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Permits, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Tips, Deck Contractors License, Deck Contractor Permits, Deck Contractors Insured

James Moylan

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Why Your Decking Contractor Needs to be Licensed in Virginia

Before hiring a contractor to work on your decking project in Virginia, you’ll need to make sure that they’re licensed in the state. If you hire someone who isn’t properly licensed, you’ll likely hit a road block when attempting to get a permit, since a contractor needs to varify their license as part of the permitting process.

Montgomery County Building Permit Process

Posted in: Rockville, MD, Deck Permits, hire a decking contractor, deck builders

James Moylan

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Permit to Build: Your Contractor's Chore or Your Own?


You’ve been thinking about adding to your outdoor living space for ages, and now you’re ready to build. But have you forgotten something? If you live in Montgomery County, Maryland, there’s one last thing you must take care of: obtaining a permit to build. And anyone who has ever tried to get the go-ahead in this county knows the permitting process can be, well, a pain. Design Builders can help!