How many sets of plans will I need?
Frequently Asked Questions: General
That will depend on your builder and how many sets you will need to submit to build a home in your area. You may need a set for yourself, your mortgage lender, building department and several sets for your contractor and subcontractors.
Our 5-Set package is a good value and the minimum number of sets to obtain our license to build the home. If you do not want to worry about running out of copies, you may want to look at purchasing 8-Sets or one of our reproducible plan package options. PDF Masters can be emailed to you, saving time and shipping. Plus you can email the plans to your contractor and subcontractors and if you need prints you can have the plans copied locally. For more information on our plan packages what is included check out our Ordering Information page.
Can I order plans in reverse?
I bought the 8 set package but my engineer recommended I get the electronic files, can I get a discount towards an upgrade?
I bought a one set study package of the Awbery, if I buy an additional set can I build the house?
Can I make changes on a reproducible master?
Do your plans provide complete HVAC, plumbing and electrical information?
The type and layout of these systems are decisions you make with your contractor, so our plans do not show extensive information. Working this out with your contractor also ensures that these systems meet your local building codes and standards.
Will your plans meet my local building codes?
How is the living area of a plan determined?
We are interested in the Grandeza home plan. Can the plan be modified to change certain details? For example, can the plan be adjusted for concrete construction (e.g., ICF)?
Yes, we can certainly provide you with modification services. We are the best choice to preserve the integrity of our design, keeping those features which originally attracted you to our home plan while delivering an accurate and complete construction drawing package. See our Plan Modification page for more information.
Can I afford to build this home?
The cost of building a home depends on where you build, the cost of materials in your area, how you finish the home, and whom you hire to build it. Therefore we cannot tell you the cost to build. Your contractor is in the best position to give you an estimate, after a thorough review of the drawings.
With our One Set Study Package, your contractor can provide you with more accurate costs to build your home. The One Set is stamped Not For Construction, however it will provide you and your contractor the opportunity to review everything from the foundation to the roof framing. And if their bid comes back within your budget we offer an upgrade credit towards a 5 Set Package or greater.
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