What Your Plan Package Includes:
Exterior Elevations: show the front, rear and sides of the house, including exterior materials, details and measurements.
Foundation Plans: include drawings for a standard, daylight or partial basement, crawlspace, or slab foundation. All necessary notations and dimensions are included. As local codes vary from region to region it is recommended to have a local design professional or engineer review the foundation plan prior to submitting for permit. (Foundation options will vary for each plan. If the home you want does not have the type of foundation you desire, you will need to contact a local designer/architect of your area.)
Detailed House Floor Plans: show the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc., of each level of the house.
Cross Sections: include drawings showing a vertical plane cut through the house plan to view the internal structure details of typical wall, floor and roof construction. Also noted will be dimensions for Subfloor through Top Plate.
Roof Framing Plan: indicates the layout for rafters, joists, trusses, decking details and all roofing details needed to frame the roof.
Framing Plans: indicates the layout of girders, beams and joists and all framing details needed.
Beam Calculations: indicates the size, type and location of support beams needed.
Footing Calculations: If indicated, these show the size and dimensions of the footings required to carry the vertical load.
Due to regional variations, local availability of materials, local codes, methods of installation, and individual preferences, it is impossible to include electrical plans or details on heating and plumbing work on your plans. The duct work, venting, and other details will vary depending on the type of heating and cooling system (forced air, hot water, electric, solar) and the type of energy (gas, oil, electricity, solar) that you use. These details and specifications are easily obtained from your builder, contractor, and/or local suppliers.