Terms of Use


Relating to Understanding Architectural Details and Residential Construction Details, Understanding Passivhaus – ebook and associated digital files.

All rights reserved. No part of this publication and associated digital files (dwg & skp) may be reproduced, distributed, re-sold or transmitted in any form or by any means, including photocopying, recording, or other electronic or mechanical methods, without the prior written permission from the author.

After you have downloaded your purchase, it is your responsibility to carry out any backups to ensure that your book is safe. If you lose the pdf, buy a new computer, or your computer crashes, we are not able to replace your copy.

(1) Introduction

This disclaimer governs the use of this ebook. By purchasing this ebook, you accept this disclaimer in full.

(2) No advice

The ebook contains information about construction detailing. The information is for educational purposes only and not to be used otherwise.

You must not rely on the information in the ebook as an alternative to architectural or structural advice from an appropriately qualified professional. If you have any specific questions about any aspect of construction, you should consult an appropriately qualified professional.

(3) No representations or warranties

To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and subject to section 5 below, we exclude all representations, warranties, undertakings and guarantees relating to the ebook.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, we do not represent, warrant, undertake or guarantee:

  • that the information in the ebook is correct, accurate, complete or non-misleading;
  • that the use of the guidance in the ebook will lead to any particular outcome or result; or
  • in particular, that by using the guidance in the ebook you will know everything there is to know about construction detailing.

(4) Limitations and exclusions of liability

The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: are subject to section 5 below; and govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the ebook, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any business losses, including without limitation loss of or damage to profits, income, revenue, use, production, anticipated savings, business, contracts, commercial opportunities or goodwill.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any loss or corruption of any data, database or software.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any special, indirect or consequential loss or damage.

(5) Exceptions

Nothing in this disclaimer shall: limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence; limit or exclude our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

(6) Severability

If a section of this disclaimer is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other sections of this disclaimer continue in effect.

If any unlawful and/or unenforceable section would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the section will continue in effect. 

(7) Law and jurisdiction

This disclaimer will be governed by and construed in accordance with English law, and any disputes relating to this disclaimer will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

(8) Our details

In this disclaimer, “we” means (and “us” and “our” refer to) Emma Walshaw of First In Architecture.

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