The following elements can be found in each house plan:
Front perspective This is the artist’s sketch of the exterior of the house, fully built and landscaped.
Exterior elevations The blueprint set also contains detailed drawings of the rear and sides of your house, with specific attention to exterior materials and finishes, like brick and stone accents, cornice details and other finish items that lend a unique touch to your house.
Foundation and basement plans This is a sheet showing the foundation layout, which includes posts, beams, footings, pads, bearing walls and foundation notes. If the home has a basement, the first floor framing details will also be included here.
Detailed cross-sections These are large-scale views of sections of the foundation, exterior walls, interior walls, stairways, floors, and roof details. These show the relationship of one floor to another, and how the various parts of the house fit together.
Floor plans These are detailed layouts of each floor, showing door, windows, and proper dimensions of every other elements, along with keys used for cross-sectional details present elsewhere in the house plan.
Floor framing plans These include details of floor support structures, including floor joist, ceiling joist, direction, span, spacing, framing connections, dormers and stairways.
Electrical plan This sheet provides suggested locations for all outlets, lighting, circuits and switches, with notes, for all rooms, levels and structures. The electrician is to design how all the wiring is to be done as the electrical plan does not contain these details.
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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.
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User is able to select and have costs instantly calculate for slab on grade, crawlspace or full basement options.
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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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Q:What is the estimated price to build this plan?
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