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plans to design your own house
You'll Get - The Construction Plan Package
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Construction Plan Package includes clear and
concise plans and details providing all the information needed for
construction by a licensed, professional,
building contractor. The plans are carefully prepared by a registered
architect and skilled draftsmen. The plans are thoroughly cross
referenced and professionally done. A comparable set of architectural
plans prepared from scratch by an architect could easily cost $15,000
to $30,000 or more making these standardized house plan packages,
$750.00, a significant value.
Package Includes the Following:
specifications and 5 full sets of 24" x 36" bound prints consisting of
the items listed below.
- Drawn to 1/4" scale, this plan describes
the foundation system with notations, dimensions and details including
footings, support piers, columns, pilings, foundation walls and girders.
and roof framing plans showing beam sizes,
joist and rafter sizes, spacing and details.
Elevations - 1/4"
Scale drawings of all four sides showing
exterior materials, measurements, windows, doors, roof configuration,
plans, drawn to 1/4" scale for each level
showing dimensions, wall arrangements, windows, door sizes,
cabinets & plumbing fixtures, stair arrangements, etc.
Plans are keyed and cross referenced to building elevations
and building sections. A room finish schedule describes suggested
surface treatments and materials.
Section(s) - A
vertical cutaway view of the house from roof to
foundation showing details of construction, framing, flooring, roofing,
etc. Section keys relate typical construction conditions to enlarged
Section(s) - Typical
wall details as needed to generally describe
the construction and materials.
Drawings - Large
scale details of primary building conditions.
Detailed drawings of kitchen & bath
cabinet elevations and other interior elements as required to describe
bidding documents, general requirements, and
Outline Specifications for materials and products used on this project.
Electrical Layouts - Mechanical and electrical
drawings are included which show diagrammatic layout and location of
primary components. Your local mechanical/electrical contractor or
engineer still must size and design the system to ensure correct
operation of the HVAC and electrical equipment for your region and
climate conditions and to comply with applicable codes.
1. Since it is
impractical to attempt to detail every condition
occurring in the construction, only typical conditions are shown. Your
contractor should familiarize himself with the drawings sufficiently to
be able coordinate other conditions not detailed on the drawings.
2. Materials lists or estimate take-offs
are not included in the typical plan package.
Plans Include the Following:
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1/8" scale presentation plans, building section(s), elevations and
computer rendering(s). Room sizes and overall dimensions are shown.
Plans are presented in an 11" x 17" format. The Study Plans
are great for getting budget estimates, verifying that the house plan
will fit on your property and verifying compliance with height and
setback requirements of your local ordinances.
plan design before placing your order, since
Southern Cottages will not accept returned plans for refunds,
exchanges, or credit. Study plans may be ordered, if desired, to help
you in your planning process and to confirm that the plan you selected
meets all your requirements before you order the Construction
calculations include the heated area of the house plan
and are measured from the outside face of the exterior construction
including all walls. When figuring two-story and story-and-a-half
construction, the stairs have been included once. Your builder will
need to factor in the costs of pilings, foundations, basements,
garages, covered or screened porches, decks, balconies and other
features specific to your plans when making
of plans needed
generally needed for construction: Two
for your contractor, one each for the local building inspections
department, financing institution, and yourself for
reference. Subcontractors may also require additional sets.
Additional sets are available on the order page.
furnish reversed plans. If you find that a
particular house plan would suit you or your lot better if it were
reversed (mirror image), we can provide reversed plans. Please choose
this option on the order page.
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contractor can make
minor changes in dimensions on your plans, in
some instances, with little trouble. However, if you wish to
make serious alterations in the plans which affect the structural
design, or if changes are needed to comply with current, local building
codes, you will need the assistance of an architect or professional
are Two Ways to
Have Changes Made to the Plans:
at Southern Cottages can make the revisions to the plans for you.
would like for us to make changes to the standard plans,
call-in or fax us your desired changes. Often it is desirable
to obtain Study Plans so that detailed notations or indications can be
made on the Study Plans and sent to us for an estimate of the cost of
our services to make the changes to the drawings. If you choose to have
us make the changes, a retainer in the amount of 50% of our fee is
required for us to begin the work. The balance is due upon completion
of the work. We will prepare revised schematic design drawings (Study
Plans) of your requested additions/changes and send them to you for
your approval. Upon your approval of the schematic design changes, we
will change the construction drawings accordingly. All sheets of the
construction drawings are updated, re-designed where necessary and
coordinated to reflect your changes.
your local architect to make the
changes. Once you
plan (license), you can have a local architect or residential design
professional to make the changes. Vellum reproducibles or
AutoCAD files are available for this purpose. Check with your
architect or designer for their preference of reproducible vellums or
CAD files. Note that the author of the changes must assume liability
for changes he/she makes to the drawings.
mail unless otherwise requested. While most
plans are available for immediate shipment, some plans may require a 3
to 6 week lead time prior to shipping. Please check notations
regarding shipping availability on the order page or call our office to
inquire about plan availability.
Plan. Call (910) 270-9778