How Much Does Customizing a Floor Plan Cost?We're happy to accommodate any changes to any plan you'd like to buy to curate your home to meet your family's needs and environment.
I Have Land; But Is It Suitable?
Do you already have the perfect land in mind to build your dream house? Are you unsure whether or not it’s suitable? No worries, we can help.
We can perform a 14-point zoning compliance review on your land. After that, we give our customers a PDF report on the feasibility of the plot for building your ranch home. The report provides maximum bulk dimensions and a curated list of viable house plans.
How can I calculate the Cost To Build these plans?Need to run some numbers to figure out how much your home will cost? It can be hard to know how much a project will cost by looking at floor plans so we created a free cost-to-build calculator. It’s free for you to use as many times as you want!
So what's the next step in getting accurate costs before I buy a house plan?1.) Check out homes built and sold in your zip code in the past 12 months using a website like Zillow. You should be able to scroll down and input the required variables into the following formula.(Final Sales Price - Land Sales Price) / Total Square Feet = Cost/SF2.) Contact local builders and send them a link to the plan you want to get a ballpark cost for. Let them know that they're free to contact us for more information if needed. They should be able to get you a cost that is pretty close to a real bid.
Do I need an Architect?Maybe. It depends on the rules in your jurisdiction. The vast majority of local building departments do not require a state licensed Architect to stamp your house plans but in some higher building density jurisdictions it is a requirement. Contact your local building department to determine the requirements.
Do I need an Engineer?It depends on the rules in your local jurisdiction and the plan itself. Many of our plans will require a few beams to be sized per your local site load conditions (snow, wind, seismic, etc). Generally a local lumber yard can help you get these sized properly. The vast majority of local building departments do not require a state licensed Engineer to stamp your house plans but in some higher building density jurisdictions or jurisdictions located in high load areas (snow, wind, seismic) it is a requirement. Contact your local building department to determine the requirements before purchasing.
What's Your Exchange & Return Policy?Due to the nature of digital products, we do not accept returns.
Is Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing included on the plans?
Some MEP components are included on the plans and some are not. We take the plans as far as possible without designing for a specific site.
Most of our home plans include pre-designed mechanical rooms suitable for a variety of equipment and climates. We design these mechanical rooms to fit a <5-ton air handler, ERV/HRV, electrical panel and tankless instant hot water heater and manifold. In addition, we go out of our way to ensure that there is an easy pre-coordinated route for supply and return ductwork on our plans. We do not provide detailed ductwork shop drawings.
Most of our house plans include a mechanical room with space for an electric distribution panel. In addition we provide a recommended lighting layout and a layout all light switches and outlets on an electrical plan. We do not provide a detailed wiring diagram.
How long does it take to receive the House Plans after ordering?For Stock Plans:
It takes <24 hours (on working days) to electronically deliver your plans. The reason for this delay is so that we can verify a final plan check to ensure that all plans are current to the current year's International Building Code (IBC). In many cases your plans will come through sooner. Full-sized hard copies of plans are printed and shipped the same day.