What is included in a 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.
You will need to have the plans that you purchase engineered by a licensed engineer in your local area who is familiar with the building codes and standard building practices for the location in which you intend to build your house.