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Previous Questions and Answers
Q:What version of CAD file do you provide and exactly what drawings are included?
A:Cad files are saved down to AutoCAD 2004.
1. Code specifications
2. Exterior Elevations
3. Floor plans
4. Foundation plans
5. Floor and Roof framing plans and isometric views
7. Interior elevations
9. General construction details.
Date Posted: 27-Aug-19
Q:I see that the plans are drawn to IRC 2012. Upon Purchase, will you update the plans to IRC 2015. If I choose to put brick where the siding is, will that require a change to the foundation for a brick ledge? Do schematic electrical plans come with this plan?
A:Plans currently are done with 2015 IRC now. Stone or brick ledge will be required if stacked brick is being done on the exterior façade. You can some times just discuss this with your builder and they can make the provisions needed. Lastly, yes – electrical plans are included.
Date Posted: 07-Mar-19
Q:1. If you have a gas furnace and gas fireplace, is there enough space in that chimney to run both chimney vents? 2. The wall between the living room and the kitchen counter-is that a load-bearing wall? 3. If I'm not going to have a bonus room, can the bonus room staircase be replaced with the basement staircase by the builder?
A:Yes, there should be room to run both the fireplace and furnace flue in the chase.
Yes, the wall between the living and kitchen is load bearing.
Yes, a competent builder should be able to redline the plans to make the bonus stairs the basement stairs.
Date Posted: 20-Aug-18
Q:If I purchase the CADD file. Are there any stipulations I need to be aware of. I should be able to print as many copies as I want as well as any size and also make design changes correct?
A:No restrictions except resale is prohibited – even with a modified version.
Date Posted: 01-May-18
Q:I ordered the plans already but I’m hoping there are suggested locations for skylights. Also. If you have any pictures of this home (already built). U would appreciate ideas for the coffee corner (I know what I would like but am open to ideas). Finally, is the wall between the flex room and bedroom a support wall? I would like to add a sliding shelf door between those rooms so basically I will need to ask my builder to cut out a hole in that wall.
A:Should consult the builder with skylight locations. It is also dependent on what you want for natural light and where. I regret we do not have any pictures available for this design from past customers. Wall between the flex room and bedroom is load bearing. So opening would simply need a header.
Date Posted: 09-Apr-18
Q:In my search for floor plans I requested ADA. Does this qualify as ADA?
A:No this design doesn’t qualify as ADA. Design will need to expand some for 3-0 doors, and the bathrooms need significant expansion for the typical 5ft diameter clearance in bathroom.
Date Posted: 19-Feb-18
Q:Is the garage dimension of 34' 2" from the front wall to the basement stairs or to the master bathroom wall?
A:Master bathroom wall
Date Posted: 25-Jan-18
Q:Is the 500 sq ft bonus room a heated space? The rear view is hard to tell if the 10'1"x10'11" deck is covered?
A:Deck is not covered. Bonus room is not part of the 2000 sq.ft. total living area.
Date Posted: 25-Jan-18
Q:Is this house IRC2009 compliant? If not, what would it take to make it compliant? In Pennsylvania, all new construction since 2016 must comply with IRC 2009. Is there a way to search for only those plans?
A:Plans are done for 2012 IRC.
Date Posted: 08-Jan-18
Q:Is this plan 2009 IRC compliant and stamped as being 2009 IRC compliant?
A:Not sure what is meant by stamped for 2009 IRC code, but the specifications sheets for this design included are for the 2012 IRC.
Date Posted: 08-Jan-18
Q:Where are the hot water heater and the furnace located in this plan.
A:Basement if basement option is chosen. Either garage or attic if slab or crawl space.
Date Posted: 14-Jun-17
Q:What is the drawing time on the 2x6 walls and the basement foundation?
A:No lead time required.
Date Posted: 01-May-17
Q:It appears access to the basement would be through the garage. If no bonus room is constructed, could access to the basement change from the garage to inside the house where the plans show stairs up to the bonus room?
A:Yes, scenario described could be a possibility.
Date Posted: 27-Mar-17
Q:are all the ceiling heights in each room 9' high?
A:9ft is the main clg hght. Front office, family room, and master bedroom have vaulted clgs that go higher.
Date Posted: 03-Mar-17
Q:How much of the bonus room is at full ceiling height?
A:About a 4ft section down the center is at full clg hght.
Date Posted: 06-Apr-16
Q:If finished basement plans are added, what is the basement square footage and what area of this floor plan has basement under it?
A:The basement option is an unfinished basement. Basement follows the same outline as the living area above. Subsequently, if finished, it would be basically the same sq.ft. as the main level.
Date Posted: 18-Feb-16
Q:Does the blueprints meet 2006 building codes and does it have all needed lambeam sizes in prints or material list. Thanks
A:LVL beams indicated on plans and ML. Plans are up to 2012 IRC.
Date Posted: 26-Jan-16
Q:This house plan came up when I typed in 3 bedroom house with garage tall enough for an RV. How tall is the clearance of the bays in the garage?
A:Not sure why this came up with an RV garage search. But the garage doors are 7ft high.
Date Posted: 13-Nov-15
Q:What is the ceiling height of bonus room in middle and sides?
A:8ft down the center and 4’-6” knee walls.
Date Posted: 19-Oct-15
Q:If plans are purchased, do they expire? We want to start building in 2 years. We want to find the house we want, buy the plans then focus on that as our goal. Look forward to hearing from you.
A:Thank you for your questions. The licensing to build does not expire. For all modifications, please contact our modifications department at 800-482-0464 ex. 410.
Date Posted: 26-Aug-15
Q:Can you tell me the demensions of the closets and baths in bedroom suites 2 and 3?
Q:1. Is this floorplan in a house that we could travel to in order to walk through (we are willing to fly to where it is) ?We need to sense the feeling of spaciousness to make sure there is enough space in each room. We love the floorplan on paper (Bird's eye view).
A:I regret that we do not keep records of where the designs are built.
Date Posted: 27-Oct-14
Q:Family room dimensions state 16 x 21...does the 21ft. go from flex room to back wall or from front door to back wall?
A:Measurement is from the flex room wall to the back wall of the family room.
Date Posted: 20-Oct-14
Q:Is the exterior wall and material included in the 2000 sq ft? If not, what would the total be?
A:Yes, the exterior wall thickness is included in the sq.ft. tabulation.
Date Posted: 13-Oct-14
Q:I'm not a big fan of arches, is there a design without arches in this floor plan?
A:All the plans in this bracket that all are derivatives of each other have arches. That said, client can easily have their contractor square things up in the field.
Date Posted: 16-Sep-14
Q:can this house have an all brick exterior?
A:Yes, brick can be added. Your builder/contractor could possibly just add the brick ledge in the field.
Date Posted: 07-Jul-14
Q:Can this kind of plans have red tile roof?
A:Yes, they can use clay tile. They typical would need to increase the rafter size by one size. Furthermore, increase all the ridge and valley beams one size up – and change them to LVL’s.
Date Posted: 20-May-14
Q:I am interested in house plan 74812. Are utility plans included in the price of $655 for one set for example? Are the plans to current codes? Can I get 2x6 exterior walls with high R value in this price for plans? Is there a back view and basement layout available to review? Are material specifications included? Do you know what the approximate cost to construct the house on crawlspace and basement? Can you design a basement or crawlspace If I provide a soils test? My area code is 80302. Thanks Gary
A:Plans are to 2009 IRC. 2x6 is available for all plans for $250.00. The website already shows the rear view. There is no walkout basement option available. However, the standard basement is available for the $150.00 shown on the website. Material list is available for the $85.00 shown on the website. No cost to build information is available.
Date Posted: 19-May-14
Q:What is the roof line height in the loft above the garage sides and middle please.
A:Heights of Roof Ridge Lines:
Peak Ridge of Main House: 23’6”
Ridge over Garage/Bonus: 19’8
Date Posted: 06-Sep-11
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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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