Quality house plans should be more than a few pages showing a floor plan and elevations. They should contain enough information that the builder knows exactly what you want and enough information that the inspection department knows the plans meet the current codes.
Each House Plan Package Includes:
Cover Sheet - Includes front elevation and general specifications for construction per the "IRC 2012" building code.
Foundation Plan- Includes your choice of concrete slab, crawl space or basement (when available). All of which will be fully dimensioned and show all required load bearing points.
Floor Plans- Will show all exterior and interior walls, room dimensions, doors, window schedule, kitchen and bath fixtures, and fireplace and stairway location (if applicable). Floor plans are fully dimensioned.
Exterior Elevations- Includes the front, rear and sides of the house with detailed measurements for wall/ceiling heights and required roof pitch.
Details- Fully labeled wall sections, footing details, and when needed stair and building sections. Example
House Plans may also include:
Floor Framing Plans- Shows bearing walls, girder locations and sizes, joist framing w/ size and spacing.
Roof Plans- Most of the plans are designed for trusses. Truss placement plan showing locations of truss girders and commons. Stick framed plans show all load bearing points, joist and rafter size and spacing.
Electrical Plans- Provides suggested locations for lights and light switches.
Reverse Plans- These are full reverse sets of a particular house plan and are offered at an additional charge. The writing will read correctly.
Modifications- We offer modifications on all stock house plans. These revisions can usually be completed within two weeks. Modifications could be anything from adding/ removing brick or changing door locations to enlarging rooms to meet your needs. When finished you will have a set of custom designed house plans.
Cabinet Elevations- Our plans do not come with these details. Most builders and home owners have the cabinet builders provide this service. If you need the cabinet designs give us a call.
We do not provide heating, plumbing, electrical panel details, or engineering seals.
If there is any information you feel should be supplied as part of your plans, please contact us. We want to make every effort to be the best resource for builder friendly house plans.
We have put substantial care and effort into the creation of our blueprints. However, because we cannot provide on-site consultation, supervision and control over actual construction, and because of the great variance in local building requirements, building practices and soil, seismic, weather and other conditions, WE CANNOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT OR USE OF OUR BLUEPRINTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.