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About Our Plans
Our plans are detailed for general construction, and conform to the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC), Uniform Building Code (UBC), the Council of American Building Officials (CABO), or the Southern Building Code (SBC) specifications. Since local codes vary by city and county, your plans may require modification for conformity. All plans must be approved by local building officials prior to construction and may require engineering at additional cost to you.
In addition to our plan set, you will need a site plan (which situates your house on your property and must be approved by your local planning department). You will also need a specific material list (which tells your contractor what types of fixtures, paint, moldings, etc., you want for your new construction), and a building material list (which lists the materials actually used in the construction of your home, such as the lumber, concrete, and nails). You can get your site plan and material lists from your contractor.
Mirror Reverse Blueprints
Most all of our plans are available in mirror reverse at a minimal fee. The lettering and dimensions will not appear backwards.
The set of drawings you receive will be original reproducible bonds with a Single Use Agreement. You can go to your local blueprint shop and make as many copies as you need to build one structure. (Multiple Use Agreements are also available. Please call us for more information). You can also buy the plans on disk or have them e-mailed to you, and we also will mail them to you to have proof of tracking.
Study Plan Sets
If you would like to review any of our house plans in greater detail before purchasing, a Study Plan Set is available in 1/8" scale. This reduced scale plan set includes an exterior elevations, partial cross sections, and floor plans. It is typically three to six sheets of 12" x 18" plans. We will happily credit the price of a Study Plan Set toward your purchase of a full set of working drawings at any time within six months of the purchase of the Study Plan Set.
Modifying Your Plan
If you would like our help in making changes to your plan, please call us. We will talk with you about your changes, give you a firm quote and complete the changes in a timely manner. A marked-up Study Plan Set is a good way to identify the changes that you want to make.
What Our Plans Include
The complete construction blueprints are available for every house shown on this web site. Clear and concise, these detailed plans have been used to build homes and garages within the United States and abroad. Each plan is designed to meet standards set down by the 2006 International Residential Code (IRC), Uniform Building Code (UBC), the Council of American Building Officials (CABO), or the Southern Building Code (SBC).
Please note that every state, county, and municipality has its own codes, zoning requirements, building regulations, and other ordinances. It may be necessary for you to have your plan modified by a local designer or engineer to comply with such requirements as snow loads, wind loads, energy codes, seismic zones, and flood areas.
Each set of plans include these elements:
Exterior elevations show the front, rear, and sides of the house to scale from a straight on perspective.
Detailed floor plans show the placement and sizes of interior walls, rooms, doors, windows, and similar elements for each level of the house.
Foundation plans include all necessary notations and dimensions to create the foundation of the house. If the plan you choose doesn't have the type of foundation you desire, we will create one for you at a reasonable fee.
Upper floor framing plans are included with two story homes or homes with lofts.
The roofing plan gives the layout of rafters, dormers, gables, and other roof elements, such as skylights.
Cross-sections show details of the house as though it were cut in slices from the roof to the foundation. The cross sections give the construction, insulation, flooring, and roofing details.
Schematic electrical layouts show the suggested locations for switches, fixtures, and outlets.
General specifications provide instructions and information regarding excavation and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry and woodwork, thermal and moisture protection, drywall, tile, flooring, glazing, and caulking and sealants.
Note: Due to regional variations, local availability of materials, local codes, methods of installation, and individual preferences, detailed heating, plumbing, and electrical specifications are not included on the plans. The ductwork, venting and other details will vary, depending on the heating and cooling system you use and the type of energy that operates it. These details and specifications are easily obtained from your local builder or local supplier.