This sheet includes the size and type of foundation walls for a crawl space or
elevated home. The details include concrete walls or slab, footings, posts,
beams, and the size of floor joist, double joist and girders under load-bearing
walls. Additional sheets focus on foundation cross-sections and other details.
Floor Plans: Floor
plans are the most important sheets with the largest amount of information
included. These sheets provide a view from a horizontal plane midway between
the floor and ceiling. They show exterior and interior walls, doors,
windows, stairways, fireplaces, built-in cabinets, and all plumbing fixtures.
Notes are included for recessed beams, vaulted ceilings, size and spacing of
decking with the direction of ceiling joists. All dimensions for construction
are centerline to centerline of 2 x 4” frame walls, unless otherwise noted.
Front, Rear & Side
Elevations: At least four elevations are used to show the home
from all sides. They also show exterior materials, door and window header
heights, as well as the total building height. The front elevation is printed
at 1/4” scale and the other elevations are printed at 1/8” scale. They can all
be printed at 1/4" scale for an additional fee.
Window Schedule:A table with columns listing the
necessary information and sizes for specifying the various types of interior
and exterior doors and windows.
Details: Drawn in
elevation form, cabinet details make up one or more sheets within a set of
plans. They illustrate the number of drawers, height of countertops and number
of wall cabinets in the kitchen, bathrooms, laundry areas, and all other
built-in cabinetry throughout the house.
Sections:Two full cut cross sections of
the house to illustrate the construction from the footing to the ridge. The
sheets show hurricane tie down, strapping details, stair details, ceiling and
Plan: This sheet
is used by the builder to get quotes for sub-contractor labor and materials.
It’s also used by the electrician and shows where to install all wall switches,
ceiling lights, fans, and wall outlets throughout the house and garage. It
includes the placement of the electrical panel box