This contract is for a limited license use for the construction of one house. This agreement entitles the owner to build from the plans one time and one time only for the location specified. This extends to the original client only and is non-transferable.
All plans (modifications) are property of Sailer Design and are protected by the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990. Reproduction of these plans, in whole or in part, for any reason without prior written consent is strictly prohibited. Modifications to plans will be made by Sailer Design, LLC only. These modified plans are considered derivative works and fall under the same copyright protection. Unauthorized use or duplication of the plans is a violation of Federal Law.
Please choose your plan carefully, making sure it fits on your lot and that it meets your development’s or municipality’s architectural guidelines and requirements. We do not offer refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.
Local Building Codes
You agree to have the plans reviewed and approved by a local designer or engineer before starting construction to ensure compliance with local building codes.
- It is the owner’s responsibility to engage a qualified contractor to ensure that the construction meets all applicable national, state, and local building codes, construction industry standards and other applicable laws such as zoning requirements.
- It is the owner’s responsibility to obtain all site information and to ensure that the plan purchased will fit on the owner’s lot.
- The owner is also responsible for ensuring the load bearing capacity of the soil at the building site is incorporated into the foundations and other structural systems. If the owner and/or contractor are not qualified to assess the local site conditions, Sailer Design LLC recommends engaging a licensed structural engineer to review and approve all structural elements of the plans.
Your Builder’s Responsibilities
- Your builder is responsible for providing standard construction details and practices which will result in structurally sound and weatherproof finished product.
- Your builder is responsible for obtaining the required permits and inspections from local governmental agencies.
- Your builder is responsible for checking the plans prior to construction to verify all dimensions and details for overall accuracy appropriate to the local conditions.
- Your builder is responsible for the final selection of materials such as masonry, floor joists, lumber, structural members, etc… For example, if your builder chooses standard lumber joists in lieu of engineered floor joists, the floor to floor dimension would vary from the plan and require revised stair dimension and framing.
Architectural and Engineering Stamps
These plans do not have a professional stamp attached. If your local building department requires one, you will need to engage a local architect or engineer for review and stamping.
We have the right to terminate these terms and the license to your home plans at our discretion if you do not comply with any of the provisions of these terms. Unless sooner terminated, the license shall terminate upon your completion or abandonment of the project.
To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Owner agrees to limit the Sailer Design, LLC’s liability for the Owner’s damages to the amount of the home plan purchase amount. This limitation shall apply regardless of the cause of action or legal theory pled or asserted.
You assume all responsibility and risk for your use of the home plans. You agree that it is your responsibility to ensure, prior to use of any plans, that such plans are accurate, suitable for your purposes and compliant with all applicable laws. Sailer Design, LLC strives to provide plans with the highest levels of design quality and detailed construction documents. However, due to the uniqueness of each local building code, regional conditions and building site, Sailer Design, LLC does not assume liability for structural matters, compliance with local building codes or zoning requirements.