What is Included in Our Plans?
All of our plans are designed by licensed architects and residential
building designers. Each plan is designed to meet nationally recognized
building codes for the year they were created.
No two plans are the same.
We strongly encourage you to contact us for the contents of any plan you may be interested in purchasing.
Below is a listing of sheets typically included in our plans:
shows the foundation details.
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.
show the details of cabinets such as those found in the kitchen,
bathroom and utility room, fireplaces and other special interior
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
- Site Plan
- 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
- 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.
Important Extras: Sold separately
Readable reverse Plans
The layout is reversed and all the writing is corrected so you can
read the writing. With this option, all of your sets will appear the way
you want to build the home. This option is available for an additional
Mirror Reverse Plans
The lettering and dimensions will read backwards, so you will need to order at least one set non-reversed as a reference copy.
Itemized List of Materials (when available)
Includes the quantity, type and size of materials needed to build your home.