Originally Posted by tjacobson13
Sometimes Builders cut corners in order to make a profit.
Unless you are in Chicago, conduit is NOT required by code. Even there it is insane that they wire houses with the stuff.
Cable, NM or otherwise, is standard issue for wiring homes. I fail to see how having cables in your attic renders it useless.
If the place is that much of a mess then your contractor was sloppy, simple as that. Most guys will run cables square to framing and support as needed. If the cables are run diagonal it is highly likely that it is not a complaint installation.