What is Included in Our Plans?
Each plan is designed to meet nationally recognized building codes for the year they were created. Following is a listing of sheets included in our plans:
outlines details of the slab, crawl space, or basement specifically associated with the house that this plan has been designed for. These details may include; Footing sizes and locations, Floor framing information, Slab information etc.
shows the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc. of each level of the house.
show the front, rear and sides of the house, including exterior materials, details and roof pitches.
Building Cross Section
shows details of the house as though it were cut in slices from the roof to the foundation. The cross sections detail the construction of the home, insulation, flooring and roofing.
provides a bird's eye view of the roof's valleys, ridges and dormers, if applicable
Electrical Plan (when available)
shows the suggested locations for fixtures and outlets. Please contact us to see if an electrical plan is included in the plan set.
Notes & Details
provides information for structural specifications, excavating and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry and wood specifications, thermal and moisture protection and specifications about drywall, tile, flooring, glazing, caulking and sealants.
What is not included in the plans:
- Architectural or Engineering Stamp
- Site Plan (available as an upgrade option)
- Mechanical Drawings (location of heating and air equipment and duct work)
- Plumbing Drawings (drawings showing the actual plumbing pipe sizes and locations)
- Framing layouts with beam sizes and locations
- Energy calculations
Because of the wide range of requirements throughout states and municipalities, it is possible that the plans may not have all of the information required by your building department. If this is the case, we recommend hiring a local design professional or engineer who can assist bringing the plans up to your local building code.
Some states require that a licensed architect or engineer review and stamp the plans. If this is the case where you will be building, a local professional will be able to assist you.