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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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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Previous Q & A
Previous Questions and Answers
Q:Does this plan have an option for 3 car garage?
A:Yes. $150 additional. Please call Bonnie at 800-482-0464 ex. 405 if you would like to add that option.
Date Posted: 21-Jan-19
Q:Will you send the measurements for all the windows so I can get a cost for all the windows?
A:That would require a bid set purchase.
Date Posted: 30-Mar-18
Q:Does the stairway to the bonus room block the door way to the study? How is that transition from stairway to study entrance work?
A:The Study floor is up 18”(3 risers) above the main floor.
Date Posted: 14-Aug-17
Q:Hello, Does the framing plan for 65875 provide all of the details and materials needed to create the rounded roof sections or is that left for the framer to figure out? Thank you
A:Critical points are noted. There may have to be a few points interpolated from that.
Date Posted: 11-Aug-17
Q:Hi. What material is the rounded roof made out of? We are thinking seriously of ordering the plans, but our builder said this part (which is one of my favorite) will be very expensive to build. Any help is appreciated.
A:Hi. What material is the rounded roof made out of? We are thinking seriously of ordering the plans, but our builder said this part (which is one of my favorite) will be very expensive to build. Any help is appreciated.
Date Posted: 29-Mar-17
Q:Do you have a rendering of the bonus room? I'm not sure how much of the space will be usable for a library/study area and TV viewing area. At what point are the walls lower than 8' on the floor plan? I'd like to put bookshelves around on of the corners. Also, what is next to the sink in the utility room? Also, does the cost to build estimate include the fireplace indoors, the outdoor fireplace, the 2 porches and the lanai? Could the part of front facade that is stone come straight down and not in a triangular shape?
A:Do you have a rendering of the bonus room? No.
I'm not sure how much of the space will be usable for a library/study area and TV viewing area. At what point are the walls lower than 8' on the floor plan? At the dotted line ceiling is 9’, knee walls are 5’ tall
I'd like to put bookshelves around on of the corners. Also, what is next to the sink in the utility room? Just counter space and base cabinet.
Also, does the cost to build estimate include the fireplace indoors, the outdoor fireplace, the 2 porches and the lanai? the QUICK-Cost-To-Build is based only on the living space listed for that particular house plan and on the zip code in which you are building. It is not specific to the materials needed for that house plan. Please read the limitations associated with the cost estimates. Could the part of front facade that is stone come straight down and not in a triangular shape? Yes.
Date Posted: 13-Apr-16
Q:What is the ceiling height in the bonus room? Also, what is the height of the side walls before they make the upwards angle? I want to make sure there would be enough head room to have an office up there. Thanks.
A:Bonus ceiling is 10’ at the center – 5’ side walls.
Date Posted: 19-Oct-15
Q:Where is the attic access in this plan?
A:In the hallway between the 2 bedrooms.
Date Posted: 15-Oct-15
Q:Do your plans come with electrical, plumbing, HVAC plans?
A:They come with electrical schematics showing locations of lights and outlets, etc. and how they are to be switched. No wire size or circuiting which must be done by a licensed electrician.
Plumbing and A/C is a site specific design that depends on orientation. Licensed Plumbers and HVAC contractors will usually perform this service as part of their contract.
Date Posted: 16-Mar-15
Q:You mentioned linen cabinets above the toilets.. where are those reflected in the floor plans for building reference?
A:They may not show up on the web artwork, but they are above all the toilets.
Date Posted: 08-Dec-14
Q:In the living room photo on the wall opposing the large windows, I don't see a doorway to the hall leading to the master bedroom that is shown in the floor plan?
A:That was not a door way, just an opening and we opted to remove it for the rendering.
Date Posted: 08-Dec-14
Q:Where is the water heater and furnace placed in a crawl space and slab design on plan #65875?
A:In the attic with a fiberglass drain pan and drain line for potential leaks.
Date Posted: 03-Dec-14
Q:I am not sure if I'm looking at the plans wrong, but are there any linen closets in this house? Thanks!
A:Yes, linen cabinets above the toilets.
Date Posted: 03-Nov-14
Q:What are the exact dimensions of the garage? Is the interior gray line at the back of the garage the dimensions listed or are they outside dimensions
A:20’-7”(left to right) x 22’-4” - clear inside, to the shortest points.
Date Posted: 09-Jun-14
Q:Is there a plan for this style with more square footage?
Date Posted: 18-Apr-14
Q:Can a third car garage be added to this plan? If so do you have any renderings?
A:A 3rd car can easily be added to the front of the 2 existing bays. The look would not change very much, just the garage gable would project forward about 10’-12’.
Date Posted: 18-Apr-14
Q:Is the total sq. Ft 2267 including the bonus area or is that an additional 439sq Ft?
A:Bonus area is additional footage. Not included in the 2267 SF.
Date Posted: 14-Apr-14
Q:Hi, I wondered if you had photos of the inside of this house after it was completed? Thank you
A:No photos yet. But we are getting close to completing some computer renderings of the interiors. Check back in a few weeks.
Date Posted: 03-Jun-13
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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