Please explain to me how your theory works there. Since there is NO homeowner to accept all the responsibility you would like to put on them.
My discussion has always been, in this thread, about the building of a custom home.They come along, like the house and purchase it. They get a home inspection which is the right thing to do, but you know as well as I do, many hidden defects will not be caught. And say, the builder has a decent reputation......
You are local and you are reported to be an Architect. Give us the name of a good builder, please.
Huh? I support the full responsibility to the Home Owner. There are no theorems involved, only proofs in (my) practice.
My discussion has always been, in this thread, about the building of a custom home.
Originally Posted by Chickpea
I agree with you - a homeowner should be able to trust the professionals he hires - if someone wants to learn and educate themselves about all of the rules, regulations and codes that govern buildings then do go ahead and do that if that pleases you but it should not be necessary.
Again: a competent architect will hire a competent structural engineer who will hopefully do the required inspections, take photograps and document the process and a good builder will remain vigilant at all times.
Such pretty colors.