Cover Sheet: Showing
architectural rendering of residence.
Floor Plan(s): In general, each house plan set includes floor plans at
1/4" scale with a door and window schedule. Floor plans are typically
drawn with 4" exterior walls. However, details/sections for both 2"x4"
and 2"x6" wall framing may also be included as part of the plans, or
Foundation Plan and Details: In general, each house plan set includes
one foundation type.
Additional foundation types may be available for a given house plan, and these
options can be viewed on each plan's detail page.
Foundation types typically offered: (each type may or may not be
available for a given design)
Slab is a type of foundation consisting of a structural concrete slab poured
directly on the grade. No accessible space exists in slab construction. Slab
foundations are popular in areas (i.e. the Southern United States) where there
is a relatively high water table (i.e. the "water table" refers to
the depth in the soil at which you find water). Traditionally, the slab
foundation is the least expensive foundation type when building on a relatively
Crawlspace is a type of foundation which includes an accessible space with
limited headroom, typically between the soil and the bottom of the first floor
of a home. Crawlspace construction is predominant in areas where there is heavy
clay content in the soil, where the home owner needs additional under-home
storage space, or the homeowner needs access to pipes, wiring, etc. under the
floor of the home.
Basement is a type of foundation which includes an accessible space between
the soil and the bottom of the first floor of a home. It usually has more
headroom than a Crawlspace. Basement foundation construction is predominant in
cold climates where the foundation needs to be situated below the frost level.
Plan with electrical symbols legend: In general, each house plan
set includes an electrical plan which will show the locations of lights,
receptacles, switches, etc.
Roof Drainage Plan: In general, each house plan set may include a roof
drainage plan which will show the layout of all roof sections/planes.
Exterior Elevations: In general, each house plan set includes all
applicable front, sides and rear elevations, as well as any special exterior
Interior Elevations: Where applicable, each house plan set includes
relevant interior elevations, including cabinets, cabinet details, columns and
walls with unique conditions.
Specifications Form: In general, each house plan set includes a blank
short-form FHA/VA specifications document for your reference.
License to Build: Each set of construction plans include ONE license to
Plans include relevant building sections and details.
These items are NOT included:
- Architectural or Engineering Stamp - handled locally if required
- Site Plan - handled locally when required
- Mechanical Drawings (location of heating and air equipment and duct work) - your subcontractors handle this
- Plumbing Drawings (drawings showing the actual plumbing pipe sizes and locations) - your subcontractors handle this
- Energy calculations - handled locally when required