Terms & Conditions

ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SEALS

Prior to construction, some cities and states now require a licensed architect or engineer to review and “seal” a set of drawings (blueprints). We strongly recommend that you consult with your local building official to see if such a review is required, prior to applying for a building permit or starting the actual construction. Our plans do not come with an architectural seal. You may need to have your plans sealed locally.

LOCAL BUILDING CODES AND ZONING REQUIREMENTS

All of our house designs were designed to meet or exceed the requirements of a nationally recognized model building code in effect at the time and place that the plans were drawn.

Due to differences in geography and climate throughout the United States and Canada, each state, county and municipality has its own building codes, zoning requirements, building regulations and ordinances. Modifications may need to be made to your plans to comply with local requirements. Additionally, permits and inspections may need to be obtained from local governments before and during construction. We authorize the use of the blueprints on the expressed condition that you consult with a local licensed architect or engineer prior to beginning construction and strictly comply with all local building codes, zoning requirements and other applicable laws, regulations, ordinances and requirements. Notice: Plans for homes to be built in Nevada must be redrawn by Nevada-registered professional. Consult your local building official if you are building in Nevada.

The foundation drawings included in each set of plans were originally created for a specific plot of land, in a specific locale, and therefore they may need to be modified for your building site. Soil, climate and potential natural disasters (floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.), along with your local codes and regulations, can affect the foundation design. Be sure to have your foundation plans reviewed, and if necessary, modified by a structural engineer in your area before the start of construction, even if your local officials don’t require that you do so.

COPYRIGHT LAW AND COPY RESTRICTIONS

These designs are protected under the terms of United States Copyright Law and may not be copied or reproduced in any way or by any means, unless you have purchased a Reproducible Plan Package and signed the license agreement to modify and copy the plan, which allows you to modify copy or reproduce the blueprints. JHA retains all rights, title and ownership of the original design and all documentation. This extends to the modified plans as well, which are considered to be derivatives of the original. We authorize use of the blueprints to construct one (1) house only. You must purchase another blueprint/plan set or pay additional design fees in order to build a second dwelling or multiple dwellings. Please call for a quote.

DISCLAIMER

We have put substantial care and effort into the creation of the designs in this portfolio. However, since we cannot provide on-site consultation, construction observation and control over actual construction, and because of the great variance in local building requirements, building practices and soil, seismic, weather and other conditions, we make no warranty of any kind, express or implied, with respect to the content or use of the blueprints, including but not limited to any warranty of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose.

The drawings in this portfolio have been prepared to meet generally accepted standards and practices and have been developed without knowledge of a specific site or geographical area. As such, supplemental to these drawings, it is the purchaser’s and builder’s responsibility to follow the material and equipment manufacturer’s published instructions, and to use accepted standards for each building trade. Topographic and subsurface conditions should be verified and foundations adapted accordingly. Prior to starting construction, the builder should check and be responsible for all dimensions and other details, and should review the drawings for compliance with the governing codes for the local area where the house is to be built. All structural and electrical requirements should also be reviewed prior to start of construction. Codes govern over drawings and dimensions govern over scale. The owner should check with the local building official to determine if a professional stamp is required on the drawings to obtain a building permit. It is recommended that a local architect or engineer be retained to review and modify the drawings if necessary to ensure that the plans meet the above requirements. Any use of these construction drawings without regard to local codes, standards, site conditions and other factors is at the owner’s sole risk. JHA assumes no responsibility for changes made to these drawings by others. The owner agrees to defend and indemnify JHA for all claims, costs, losses or damages resulting from the use of these drawings.

JHA authorizes the use of our drawings on the express condition that you comply with all local building codes, zoning requirements and other applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Items, prices, terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.