Our working drawings include the following..
We use AutoCAD to produce our working drawings. This allows us to be 100% accurate on our dimensions as well as coordinate all drawings with the highest level of precision. Below are examples of what comes in each working drawing set...
Floor Plans -
For each level we include... a 1/4"=1'-0" scale floor plan indicating frame walls and masonry with dimensions, notes, door and window sizes, room names and floor finishes, cabinet, shelving, fixture locations and notes, ceiling conditions, electrical/lighting fixtures and switches.
Exterior Elevations -
We include... Front Elevation at 1/4"=1'-0", side and rear elevations at 1/8"=1'-0", plate heights, roof overhangs, material/surface notes, window heights, roof pitches, material hatching for clarity, floor to floor dimensions and any other detail we feel is necessary to explain the construction.
Cabinet elevations at 3/8"=1'-0", showing cabinets, appliance locations, plumbing fixtures, shelving, counter/backsplash surface, cabinet material and finish, niche details and any other special situation that cannot be understood from the plan view. Building Sections are included only when there is no other way to indicate the spatial characteristics of the home. This information is quite often indicated well enough on the elevations and plans.
Foundation Plans -
We offer a choice of three types of foundations, full basement, crawlspace, and slab foundations. Each comes fully dimensioned, and noted indicating wall composition and thickness, construction detail references to our detail page, beam, pier and column locations and sizes, stair locations for basements, reinforcing steel sizes and step downs in monolithic slabs and ventilation grilles for crawlspaces.
Framing Plans -
For each level we include... a 1/8"=1'-0" scale plan indicating rafter, ceiling and floor joists locations, sizes and spacing as well as lumber grade specified, additional bracing and blocking.
For each foundation type we include... 3/4"=1'-0" scale details indicating material composition, size and critical dimensions for construction of the primary foundation.
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Plan modification is a way of turning a stock plan into your unique custom plan. It's still just a small fraction of the price you would pay to create a home plan from scratch. Simply contact the modification department at...
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...and you will receive a FREE, no obligation, modification estimate to get exactly the home plan you've been dreaming of.
Cost To Build
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QUICK Cost-To-Build estimates have the following assumptions:
QUICK Cost-To-Build estimates are available for single family, stick-built, detached, 1 story, 1.5 story and 2 story home plans with attached or detached garages, pitched roofs on flat to gently sloping sites.
QUICK Cost-To-Build estimates are not available for specialty plans and construction such as garage / apartment, townhouse, multi-family, hillside, flat roof, concrete walls, log cabin, home additions, and other designs inconsistent with the assumptions outlined in Item 1 above.
User is able to select and have costs instantly calculate for slab on grade, crawlspace or full basement options.
User is able to select and have costs instantly calculate different quality levels of construction including Economy, Standard, Premium. View Quality Level Assumptions.
Estimate will dynamically adjust costs based on the home plan's finished square feet, porch, garage and bathrooms.
Estimate will dynamically adjust costs based on unique zip code for project location.
All home plans are based on the following design assumptions: 8 foot basement ceiling height, 9 foot first floor ceiling height, 8 foot second floor ceiling height (if used), gable roof; 2 dormers, average roof pitch is 12:12, 1 to 2 covered porches, porch construction on foundations.
Summarized cost report will provide approximately 70 lines of cost detail within the following home construction categories: Site Work, Foundations, Basement (if used), Exterior Shell, Special Spaces (Kitchen, Bathrooms, etc), Interior Construction, Elevators, Plumbing, Heating / AC, Electrical Systems, Appliances, Contractor Markup. View a LIVE Sample Cost Report.
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Previous Q & A
Previous Questions and Answers
Q:Will you send a picture of the bonus room with the 3 car garage?
A:Attached is the bonus room layout when 3 car garage option is chosen.
Q:If I choose the 3 car garage and finish the bonus room with bathroom, what will the total living area be, and what would be the outside dimensions?
A:Overall dimensions do not change.
Bonus room would be an additional 11’ deep and add about 120 SF to the total.
Date Posted: 17-Nov-21
Q:Does the 3 car option have a larger bonus room?
A:Yes. 11’ deeper.
Date Posted: 04-Oct-21
Q:Is the fireplace in plan 75166 a wood burning or gas?
A:It could be either. There is a chimney/flue included.
Date Posted: 12-Apr-21
Q:What type of beams or support do you use for the bonus room above the garage? -Thomas
A:We call for 16” open web floor trusses for the floor framing. TJI’s would work too.
Date Posted: 11-Jan-21
Q:What is the total under roof square footage for this plan?
Date Posted: 30-Nov-20
Q:My wife and I are seriously considering ordering house plan 75166. We have met with a builder who is going to submit a bid for us for this home. Before we order the plans, and before we can get the bid, the builder did have questions about
1. Roof trusses - he was wondering what system (design for the roof), ie. trusses, etc.
2. We want a full basement, so the builder was wondering what system is in place to support the floor (i.e. trusses, beams, support poles, etc). He is wondering what is being used to support the floor because it is such a wide floor plan.
Any insight you could provide would be appreciated.
Once we get a bid, we are thinking we would order the plans at that time
A:1. Our roofs are all stick framed. We show 2x6 rafters @ 24” oc with purlins bracing to the walls below.
2. We show steel lally columns supporting micro-lam beams and 2x12 floor joists.
Date Posted: 18-Aug-20
Q:What version / release of AutoCAD do you have? Are the drawings layered for easy thaw and freeze functionality? Do you have the files set-up in model space and paper space? Finally, do you offer any fully rendered 3D walk through s or virtual room perspectives to simulate "real life" example?,
A:We do have 3D models but they are proprietary and we do not release those.
Our CAD files are release 2013. We can save backwards to R14. We have a moderate/adequate number of layers (around 28) to facilitate freezing functions. We are set up into model space for editing with paper space sheets already set up for easy printing/export.
Date Posted: 24-Jul-20
Q:Can I make modifications to this plan?
A:Yes you can! Please click the "Modifications" tab above to get more information.
Q:What is the estimated price to build this plan?
A:The national average for a house is running right at $125.00 per SF. You can get more detailed information by clicking the Cost-To-Build tab above. Sorry, but we cannot give cost estimates for garage, multifamily or project plans.
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