A. Use of our Plans
- The House Plans you are purchasing are the property of Tim Barber House & Home. Use of the information contained herein beyond the one-time use authorized by a purchase of Prints, as well as any duplication, publication, sale or distribution of any part of our Plans without the prior written consent of Tim Barber House & Home represents a violation of the Federal Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990
- A purchase of an Estimating Set of Prints of the Plans is for estimating purposes only. Estimating Prints are not for construction and no duplication is allowed.
- A purchase of Construction Prints of the Plans grants the purchaser as “Licensee” the right to use such documents to construct a single home on a specific lot. A single purchase of construction prints allows duplication of prints solely for that purpose. Purchaser acknowledges that all rights of ownership, title, and interest in the copyrights, plans, renderings and specifications remain with Tim Barber House & Home. Modified plans are considered derivatives of the original and receive the same copyright protection, even if our Plans are completely redrafted. License for use of the Plans ends with the completion of the house (including also occupancy or sale). Our Plans are not transferrable to a third party. If the house is not built, our Plans may not be sold to someone else.
- Any use of our Plans, or modifications of our Plans by purchasers, builders or others is done at their own risk. Licensee should have our Plans reviewed by a local professional architect or engineer before the start of construction. The information contained within our Construction Prints is to indicate design intent and basic construction detailing. It is the builder’s responsibility to provide construction methods and materials appropriate to the region which will result in a structurally sound and weatherproof finished product.
B. Content of our Plans
- All of our total square footage figures represent the heated floor areas only. They do not represent two-story vaulted spaces, and they include garages, attics, unfinished areas and basements only as noted. All of our dimensions are framing dimensions and exclude finish materials such as wood flooring, drywall and paneling. All of our heights are defined by framing members such as subfloors and ceiling joists.
- Our Plans do not include any electrical, plumbing, heating or air conditioning drawings, due to the wide variety of local codes and climatic conditions where the homes may be built. Licensee should have a local electrical engineer, mechanical engineer or builder provide these additional drawings as needed for permits and construction. The foundation plan and associated details are provided as a basic guide for a typical spread footing/concrete block foundation system. The design as shown is typical for the Southern California region and may not be appropriate for other locations. Licensee should have a local architect or licensed engineer review our Plans and provide a site-specific foundation design if necessary.
- Our Plans provide ideas and concepts and are not intended to be complete in all respects and details. Variations in standard sizes of window and door brands and types and use of different materials and thicknesses may require that the details and elevations provided by Tim Barber House & Home be modified. Varying local codes, ordinances, regulations, foundation requirements, and the layout of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems can also require modified details.
C. Builder’s Responsibility
- It is the responsibility of the builder to assure that all built work is in accordance with the latest edition of all applicable National, State, and Local Building Codes. It is the builder’s responsibility to assure that all work is in accordance with the latest edition of all applicable Construction Standards.
- It is the responsibility of the builder to assure that all manufactured articles, materials, and equipment are applied, installed, connected, erected, used, cleaned, adjusted, operated and conditioned as directed by the manufacturers. Builder shall follow all manufacturers’ instructions to sustain and preserve all warranties and guarantees (expressed or implied).
- It is the responsibility of the builder to assure that all materials, equipment and components are new and of good quality.
- It is the responsibility of the builder to check all dimensions and details for overall accuracy appropriate to the local conditions and the final selection of materials such as masonry, floor joists, lumber, structural members, construction panels, roofing, etc., all of which can create variations in dimensions and details. For example, if standard lumber joists are used in place of engineered floor joists the floor-to-floor dimension would vary from the Plans and require revised stair dimensions and framing.
- The purchaser should ensure that the Plans comply with all applicable building codes and are suitable for a particular site, including any subdivision restrictions, before actual construction begins. Because we have no control over the selection of your builder or other professionals, we cannot be responsible for the advice or assistance you received from them or for the methods they use.
- Names of materials and manufacturers shown on our Plans do not represent an endorsement or recommendation by Tim Barber House & Home. Final selections of materials are the responsibility of the homeowner and/or builder, including, but not limited to proper installation of materials such as welding, nailing, glueing, caulking, insulation, flashing, weatherproofing, roofing, painting and many other methods and details not necessarily indicated on our Plans, and over which Tim Barber House & Home has no control or responsibility. In no event will Tim Barber House & Home be liable for indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, including economic loss, damage to property, and, to the extent permitted by law, damages for personal injury.
E. Architectural Seals
Because of the difference in building codes, some states now require an architect or engineer licensed in that state to review and “wet-stamp” a set of blueprints prior to construction. Our Plans are not wet-stamped. Licensee should have a local architect or licensed engineer wet-stamp these Plans if required.