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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QUICK Cost-To-Build estimates are available for single family, stick-built, detached, 1 story, 1.5 story and 2 story home plans with attached or detached garages, pitched roofs on flat to gently sloping sites.
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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 Q & A
Previous Questions and Answers
Q:Your plans say 2.5 baths but there are 1.5 on first and 2 on 2nd? Are the upstairs a tub/shower combo and can they be just a walk in shower for the Jack/Jill bathroom? Is the Lanai able to be enclosed? Are the steps a spiral and is there room under them for anything? Like a reading book? Thank you Catherine
A:The 2nd bath upstairs near the bonus room is considered a bonus space as well. Its not included in the 2425 SF. That space is an additional 333 SF.
You could enclose the lanai.
If you do not have a basement stair the space under the stairs is totally useable for storage or books or whatever.
Date Posted: 14-Sep-21
Q:I would like to know the dimensions of the 3 car garage.
A:22’-3” x 24’-9”
Date Posted: 10-Sep-21
Q:Hello - is attic space possible on this plan?
A:Definitely has attic space.
Date Posted: 07-Oct-20
Q:I have another question regarding the I-beams above windows/porches. Can you tell me the overal cross section of them as shown in renderings?
A:At the porches we are calling for 2x12 steel tubes and 12” ‘C’ channels. The awnings are 2x8 steel tube and 8” “C” channels.
Date Posted: 22-Jul-20
Q:Can the silo pieces be ordered through a silo mfg company? What is the dia of the silo? How is the interior wall finished radially? Do you have actual interior pics from this design?
A:No pics yet, one or more is under construction though.
Sioux Steel is the silo manufacturer we specify. It is their 12’ diam. hopper bin (parts). The structure is still 2x4, we just call for the skin to be used and the interior will be standard gypsum bd(sheetrock).
Date Posted: 21-Jul-20
Q:Thank you for getting back with me. Can you tell me how you are attaching the silo to the house, is is possible to see any sort of blue print of that part of the house, before we purchase the plans?
A:The silo parts are just veneer. The structural aspect of the home is still framed with wood.
Date Posted: 05-May-20
Q:Is that steel over the windows and patios?
A:The braces are steel.
Date Posted: 04-May-20
Q:When will you have the basement addition available?
A:The basement foundation is ready to go.
Date Posted: 16-Mar-20
Q:Do you have an option for front facing garage openings? I love this plan!
A:We can provide a front loaded garage which would be 2 separate 9’ wide doors for $200 extra.
Date Posted: 30-Dec-19
Q:Hello, I have asked about modifications through the modification tab and got my reply, but I have a few design questions as well. Are the corners of the building drawn as california corners or as the triple stud corners? Can We request to have specific materials stated on the drawing? Can you draw the walls as a thermal break wall using T-studs ( tstuds.com )@ 24" on center instead of 2x4 @ 16" on center? Can we have requested exterior sheathing to be labeled as Zip system 1/2" osb with zip system 2.0 sealant applied to all seams and holes, steel roofing panels, and Rock wool and closed cell spray foam insulation ,and also board and batten siding in another wood tone color. We love the design and the look of the house. We are just changing a few things on it but would like to make it as energy efficient as possible using these products and just had a few questions. Also do have any recommendations for Architects to stamp the plans for the state of NC. Thanks for your time, George Boothe
A:All of their requests could be handled via notes on the plans. Could be handled as part of the modifications being requested.
We have no contacts for architects in NC unfortunately.
Date Posted: 26-Dec-19
Q:Do have the basement and/or walkout basement layout designs available for this plan?
A:We do have that option available. Will need a few days notice to complete. It will include a walkout condition across the entire back of home, windows will mirror the main level arrangement and columns will be placed as required for support in the basement. No interior layout will be included. Will also have the full basement available with a few days notice.
Date Posted: 11-Nov-19
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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