May I purchase a home plan?
Yes, you may purchase a non-transferrable and non-exclusive license to as many home plans as you choose for the prices reflected on this website for plans you select on the date you elect to purchase them. All prices are subject to change at any time and without prior or subsequent notice to you.
How do I purchase a home plan?
When you find a home plan that you would like to purchase, you will select the button “Add to Cart,” and the plan will be added to the shopping cart associated with your account. Once you have added all of the home plans you would like to purchase to your shopping cart, you will select the button “Check Out,” and you will be taken to the section of this website where you will be required to input information such as your name, address, and method of payment.
Is my privacy and credit card information safe?
We use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure your online buying experience is as secure as possible. When you order a home plan, all information is encrypted before sending it from our secure server to an automated payment processing center that validates your credit card. All payments are managed by Authorize.net. We do not store credit card information.
How will my home plans be delivered to me?
After your payment for each home plan has been fully processed by HPW, HPW will send an e-mail to you with a PDF file attached that contains the home plan you purchased within three (3) business days.
Are plans returnable or refundable?
No. All purchases are final and purchased home plans are not returnable or refundable for any reason.
What is a PDF file?
A PDF file is a data file that contains an electronic display of the home plan.
What is included in the PDF file I will receive?
Exterior Elevations: Front, rear, right and left side elevations showing the finishes for the building materials such as siding, brick, stone, etc. This sheet also shows the type of roofing materials and decorative elements such as wide trim, size of columns and window shutters. Roof pitches and ceiling heights are also shown on the elevation sheet.
Floor Plans: The floor plan sheets show the layout of the house which includes wall sizes, room dimensions, ceiling heights, window and door sizes and locations, fireplace location, kitchen cabinets, built-in shelves, desks, vanities and plumbing fixtures, and notes about ceiling heights.
Foundation Plan: This sheet shows a detailed drawing of the foundation which includes information such as foundation wall location, foundation vents, and crawl space access. An engineer will have to design the structural aspects of the foundation.
Roof Plan: The plan shows an overall view of the layout of the roof, roof pitches, slopes, ridges, valleys, etc. An engineer will have to design the structural aspects of the roof.
Is engineering data included with my plan?
No. Our home plans are marketed throughout the United States of America and the world, and the rules and regulations governing the proper and lawful construction of any structure vary from place to place. For this reason, you will not receive any engineering data from HPW, and, after purchasing a home plan, you will need to engage a properly licensed engineer in the local area where you intend to build your home to develop construction drawings and plans that comply with your local building codes and the standard building practices in your chosen locale to include, but not limited to, all structural, mechanical and electrical components of the home.
Will my house plan include mechanical data such as electrical, plumbing, HVAC and the like?
No. Our home plans do not include these sorts of data.
What do the abbreviations appearing in our home plans mean?
- CATH—Cathedral Ceiling
- KS—Knee Space
- POWD—Powder Room
- WH—Water Heater
How is the square footage in our home plans calculated?
The heated square footage is based only on the heated area of the house and is measured from outside the exterior frame wall and does not include decks, porches, screened porches, patios, garages and any unfinished area. Two story and vaulted areas are included only once in the calculations of the first floor. The square footage is calculated using the actual drawings.
What rights do I have to use the home plans I purchase?
By purchasing a home plan, HPW grants to you a non-exclusive, non-transferrable, terminable and single use license to (a) construct one (1) structure consistently with home plan that you have purchased, and (b) display the home plan in connection with the marketing and sale of the structure you build using the home plan you purchased provided, however, all displays must prominently include the name, copyright and home plan name as listed by HPW in the home plan that you purchase.
May I use the home plan I purchase to build more than one home?
No. By purchasing a home plan, you are licensed to construct a single structure. Should you desire to construct more than one structure using the same home plan that you purchased, you are required to receive from HPW a multi-build license can be purchased for an additional fee.
May I use the home plans I purchase for marketing?
Yes. If you build a home using the home plans you purchase from HPW and provided your license has not been terminated, you may use the home plan and any artwork accompanying the home plan for purposes of marketing your home for sale provided you comply with the following conditions: (a) the name of the designer, copyright and title information printed on the home plan you purchase must remain on all prints, reproducible, electronic and sales media, (b) the name of the designer printed on the home plan that you purchase must be recognized as the original designer of the plan and any derivative work there from, and (c) you may not display the home plan or artwork on the internet in any format.
Are the home plans I purchase copyrighted?
Yes. All of the home plans appearing on our website are copyrighted. Once you purchase a plan, you will be granted a non-transferrable, non-exclusive and single-use license which grants you certain limited rights such as the permission to modify and print copies of the home plan as reasonably needed to build a single structure utilizing the home plan. The text and content of this license appears below in Terms and Conditions section of our website. Only one structure may be built from this license unless a multi-build license is purchased. This license grants you permission to have someone else modify the plan for you; however, all derivative work that is made using the home plan that you purchase whether created by you or by someone else is the sole and exclusive property of the designer whose name is printed in the home plan that you purchase and shall be subject to the scope of the license granted to you.
Is the license that I purchase to home plans transferable?
Yes and no. Once you build a residence using the home plan that you purchase, you have the right to sell your home even though certain attributes of your home may be subject to a copyright owned by the designer whose name is printed in the home plan that you purchase. However, once you purchase a home plan, you may only build one structure using this home plan and you are not authorized to transfer, directly or indirectly, the license to this home plan to anyone else for any reason without HPW’s prior written consent, which may be issued or withheld in HPW’s sole discretion.
May I modify the home plans that I purchase?
Yes. You may reasonably modify each home plan that you purchase or authorize others to modify the home plan for you. However, all derivative work that is made using the home plan that you purchase whether created by you or by someone else is the sole and exclusive property of the designer whose name is printed in the home plan that you purchase and shall be subject to the scope of the license granted to you.
HPW maintains relationships with one or more preferred designers that HPW has screened and approved for efficiency, skill and value of services, and HPW will assist you with modifying your home plan pursuant to a separate agreement that you may enter with HPW’s preferred designers to purchase modification services. When you purchase a home plan, you are only purchasing the home plan, and you must enter a separate agreement with HPW’s preferred designers should you wish for HPW’s preferred designers to modify your home plan for you. Though HPW will make a referral to you for design services, HPW does not warrant or provide any remedy related to claims that may arise from the provision of these design services, and your rights and remedies related to the services of HPW’s preferred will be only the rights and remedies expressly provided for in the independent design services agreement you enter with HPW’s preferred designers. If you are interested in purchasing modification services, you should contact HPW via e-mail and a HPW representative will be in touch with you as promptly as possible.
Do I receive a warranty with the home plans I purchase?
Yes. By selling a home plan to you, HPW warrants that it has the right to convey the non-transferrable, non-exclusive and single-use license described in these terms and conditions to you and that the grant of this license does not infringe upon intellectual property owned by others. Except for this limited warranty, all home plans are delivered to you as-is and with no warranties, express or implied.