When building your own home you get to choose the house style and all of the features. From house size down to the type of flooring or other aesthetic features that you want. You also get to live in a home that is brand new. So you don’t have to worry about issues lurking behind the walls or beneath the floorboards.
But of course, a custom home can be prohibitively expensive for most people. Many people don’t even consider building their own new home as an option because of this. However, these days, home builders are making it easier than ever for people to build their own homes instead of having to buy old ones. There are a lot of options out there for finding affordable house plans, you just have to start looking!
What's included in House Plan Set drawings?
Slab | Crawl | On request - Basement, Pier & Beam, etc.
General foundation design showing foundation layout with structural elements. There are three types of foundation to choose from: slab, crawl, and basement.
As in all building locations ground condition varies, your local structural engineer would need to approve foundation design and specify foundation structural elements.
Shows the layout of plumbing fixtures with specifications.
Indicates house layout with dimensioned walls, doors and windows.
Roof Construction Plan
Shows the layout and dimensions of the required roof structure such as rafters and beams. As show load requirement is different in each location your local structural engineer would need to approve and specify roof structural elements.
Dimensioned roof layout indicating slopes, roof areas, chimneys, and decorative elements.
Cut through the building showing detailed floor, wall, and roof construction elements. Indicating room ceiling heights and structural element heights.
Shows all sides of the house indicating building elements with its heights, specified materials, and all decorative elements.
Detailed house cut-away with outline specifications.
Floor plan layout indicating locations of electrical elements such as lightning, switches, outlets, etc.
Indicates location and specifications for heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Representative floor plan layout indicating room sizes and suggested furniture layout. Useful during the interior design stage.
Door and Window Schedule
List or all windows and doors with indicated specifications for manufacturer.
Plumbing, electrical and mechanical specifications