Plans include detailed front, sides, and rear exterior drawings. These drawings give notes on all exterior materials and finishes (siding, brick, stone, etc).
Dimensioned exterior and interior wall framing along with labeled windows/doors sizes in each room of home. Wall heights are indicated for each level. Room sizes are indicated and any beams, posts and structural bearing points are called out.
Foundation Plan and Footings
The foundation page shows concrete walls, footings, pads, posts, beams, bearing walls, and any retaining wall info (schematic only). Typical wall section details are shown for various footings. On plans drawn as walk out basements, if you choose the optional Slab foundation, the slab foundation will not be reflected in the exterior elevations.
Roof plan showing all hips, ridges, and valleys along with slope directions are indicated. Structural members are sized and called out if applicable.
Building Sections & Details
Building sections show changes in floor, ceiling, or roof height, and the relationship of one level to another. Some plans will have additional cross–section and details as needed for displaying any special framing details applicable to the design.
Notes and Details Page(s)
The floorplans include an electrical legend, electrical fittings, lights, and outlets are shown. Plans meet the requirements of the ‘International Residential Code’. Compliance with further standards may need to be incorporated into your plan set, depending the requirements of your local/state building department — these typically are done locally.
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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.
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Q:Are you doing inside dimensions or including the outside material.
A:Sizes listed in rooms are interior dimensions.
Date Posted: 19-Mar-21
Q:I'm developing a new venture that to create Continuing Care Retirement Communities in several states. This plan meets all the requirements for homes that we will be building in mass quantity. I would like to present any number of the pics from the photo gallery for this plan and potentially others you've created that will meet our needs. I would like to speak with someone directly about the use of pics from this site. Also, do you work independently or only through FHP? If possible, would you be interested in collaborating with us on projects? Your time and attention is greatly appreciated, Kathleen Campbell
A:On a few occasions where this has came up... they’ll buy a one time use build but then I would need to work with them direct on a multi use licensing package and use of photos.
Date Posted: 03-Jun-20
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