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:It looks like the Family room would have a tray ceiling. Could it be made a vaulted ceiling, easily?
A:Yes it could.
Date Posted: 05-Apr-19
Q:Is there a plan like this that is a little smaller square footage. 65862 is similar but with more angles. I like this plan but would like it more around 1800 to 2000 square feet.
A:Here’s 3 plans to consider that are slightly less footage: 65862, 65867, 65871
Date Posted: 01-May-18
Q:Could this house be bricked and use stone trim as shown? Any clue what type of stone to use?
A:Yes it could.
Stone is a very regional thing, you just have to see what’s available from the quarries in the local yards.
Date Posted: 16-Jun-17
Q:What are the dimensions of the entire footprint of this plan? Is there a 3 car garage option?
A:It is 63’ x 75’-10”.
3rd car would have to be done as a modification.
Date Posted: 15-Mar-17
Q:1. THE BONUS ROOM DOES NOT SHOW WINDOW, CAN ONE BE ADDED? IS THERE SPACE TO FLOOR IN ATTIC STORAGE? 2. WHAT KIND OF SIDING IS SHOWN? IT LOOKS LIKE LOGS. 3. ARE THERE POSTS ON THE FRONT PORCH? WHAT KIND? DO THEY HAVE A ROCK BASE? 4. COULD MASTER BATH BE ENLARGED TO TAKE IN THE WALKIN CLOSET SO THAT SHOWER WOULD BE LARGER? THEN THE OFFICE COULD BE THE WALK-IN CLOSET? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP FOR THIS 70 YEAR OLD COUPLE WANTING TO MAKE A RETIREMENT HOME ON A CREEK.
A:1. THE BONUS ROOM DOES NOT SHOW WINDOW, CAN ONE BE ADDED? Yes, a small one.
IS THERE SPACE TO FLOOR IN ATTIC STORAGE? yes.
2. WHAT KIND OF SIDING IS SHOWN? IT LOOKS LIKE LOGS. Its just a lap siding with a curvature, there are a number of companies selling it. http://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/siding/log-siding/c-5831.htm
3. ARE THERE POSTS ON THE FRONT PORCH? Yes, rough sawn cedar is what we call for.
WHAT KIND? DO THEY HAVE A ROCK BASE? Yes, stone.
4. COULD MASTER BATH BE ENLARGED TO TAKE IN THE WALKIN CLOSET SO THAT SHOWER WOULD BE LARGER?Yes. A 40x60 shower is pretty good size though.
THEN THE OFFICE COULD BE THE WALK-IN CLOSET? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP FOR THIS 70 YEAR OLD COUPLE WANTING TO MAKE A RETIREMENT HOME ON A CREEK.
Date Posted: 13-Apr-16
Q:Any photos of the inside
Date Posted: 18-May-15
Q:In the formal dining room, can you it have a tray ceiling? And, what does the ceiling look like under the lanai?
A:Yes, the dining can be trayed too.
Lanai has a flat 10’ clg.
Date Posted: 16-Mar-15
Q:What is the ceiling height in the family room?
A:10’ with a step up to 12’
Date Posted: 04-Mar-15
Q:If I go with the 2x6 walls, does that change the roof load or will it remain the same?
A:The use of 2x6 walls is primarily for insulation value. They do not technically reduce the load produced by the roof, but they do distribute it through more sectional area. Because of this you may be able to reduce the number of studs from 16” oc to 24” oc. I would check with local builders and regional standard practice first.
Date Posted: 05-Jan-15
Q:Love the plan - are there any pictures with the stone with brick instead of the siding.
Date Posted: 09-Jun-14
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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