Ensuring High Standards
Don’t expect the average general builder, of his/her own volition, to deliver high performance building fabric.
Specifications should result from meaningful design dialogues facilitated by drawings.
By the time specialist sub-contractors are involved, completed surrounding construction often means that intended bespoke features such as stairs no longer fit. Good drawings bring feasibility forward and facilitate continued coherence.
Good construction detailing empowers the homeowner to give clear (and fully build-able) instructions to the builder and every sub-contractor.