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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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Estimate will dynamically adjust costs based on the home plan's finished square feet, porch, garage and bathrooms.
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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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Previous Questions and Answers
Q:I am looking to build myself and get some prelim materials pricing so I can see how much I can afford. Is there a way for me to purchase a materials list before purchasing the entire plan?
A:Yes you can phone and order the materials list before the plans. The list will be emailed to you.
Date Posted: 10-May-21
Q:Are those support post for the balcony that are shown in the island? Are the walls shown in the basement concrete or wood walls?
A:Yes, the posts in the island are supporting the balcony over.
Three of the exterior basement walls are 8” thick concrete walls, the exterior basement wall with the windows and doors is 2X6 wood frame, the interior basement walls are wood frame.
Date Posted: 03-Feb-20
Q:What are the wall heights upstairs including any knee walls?
A:The second floor walls are 8’, the vaulted ceilings in the bedroom reach a height of 11’ at the peak, the walls slope up with the vaulted ceiling. On the balcony the ceiling slopes from the floor up. There are no knee walls on the second floor.
Date Posted: 01-Aug-19
Q:Do you have a version of this plan that is only the main floor - no basement and no upstairs? What is the width and depth without the porches?
A:The similar plans we have are:
Plan 99962 that is without the walk-out basement, it does however have the second floor loft. Without the porches it is 30’ wide by 46’ deep.
Plan 99961 is 30’ wide by 42’ deep without the porches.
Date Posted: 09-Apr-19
Q:The basement -is the wall separating the front and back area load bearing or can it be removed and perhaps columns be used instead for more of an open concept.”
A:Currently all the basement walls are acting as bearing walls, it is possible for these walls to be replaced by posts and beams.
Date Posted: 11-Jan-19
Q:What are the dimensions of the decks?
A:The side decks are each 4’-0” wide. The house is 30’-0” wide. The entire structure including the decks it is 38’-0” wide. (Side to Side)
The front deck is 10’-0” deep. The rear deck is 6’-0” deep. The house is 42’-0” deep. The entire structure including the decks is 58’-0” deep. (Front to Rear)
Date Posted: 08-Aug-18
Q:Is the chimney designed to have wood stove/ fire place in the basement as well as mainfloor?
A:The plans currently are designed for a single flu fireplace on the first floor.
Date Posted: 06-Aug-18
Q:On the main level floor system designed to be stick built or for trusses
A:The plans are designed for stick frame over the main floor living area and trusses over the second floor. A truss company could do parallel chord trusses over the main floor if trusses are preferred, in most cases the would be able to provide the truss drawings for that.
Date Posted: 23-Jul-18
Q:Can this plan be modified to include a single car drive under garage? What are the ceiling heights and is or can the master bed be vaulted? Also, what is the unfinished square footage and the snow load?
A:Yes, a single car garage could be added to the left side of the basement, the stairs are on the right side so it cannot be on that side. There would need to be some slight modifications to the structural supports in the basement, but this could be done by using beams. The ceilings are 8’ on all floors. There is a vaulted ceiling in the main floor living area and a vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom. The unfinished basement area is 1269 sq.ft. The plans are currently designed for a 50 lb. roof snow load.
Date Posted: 16-Jun-16
Q:need to see what trusses look like or our they large rafter boards
A:The plan is designed with roof joists, they can be modified to parallel trusses if preferred.
This can be done by your truss manufacturer.
Date Posted: 02-Dec-14
Q:Do you happen to have any photos exterior and interior, of this plan previously built?
A:Unfortunately, no we do not.
Date Posted: 26-Mar-14
Q:What are the dimensions of the master bath please?
Also, with the kitchen island, is there cabinetry above or below the island?
A:The dimensions of the en suite are 9’-0” x 12’-9”. The kitchen island has cabinetry below but none above, however cabinets could be added above in the homeowner wished to do so.
Date Posted: 08-Mar-12
Q:Does the 38 foot width and the 58 foot length include the decking on the front and sides of the house?
A:Yes all decks are included but not the steps down from the side deck.
Date Posted: 06-Aug-10
Q:what would the layout look like for the walkout basement portion as it was not included with the other two floor plans
A:It is an unfinished basement with the stairs located under the main floor stairs with a center beam and bearing wall down the center.
Date Posted: 06-May-10
Q:What building code and year are these plans designed to?
Wanted to check snow load and wind speed.
A:Thank you for the inquiry about our plan number 99961, the plans are designed for a roof snow load of 50 p.s.f., the plans are designed to meet IRC code requirements in the US as well as NBCC requirements in Canada. The building is designed for normal wind loads, any snow or wind loads outside of what is specified in the codes mentioned would require review of the plans by a local professional engineer. Most ski hill or high snow or wind load areas usually require an engineer anyways, so this is not unusual.
Date Posted: 17-Feb-10
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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