WHAT THE ARCHITECTURAL PLANS INCLUDE
Architectural plans are detailed, clear and concise and all drawings are designed to meet nationally recognized building codes (the Uniform Building Code, Standard Building Code or Basic Building Code) at the time and place they were drawn.
The plans for the majority of the homes I design will include the following elements, but the presentation of these drawings may vary depending on the size and complexity of the home and the style of the building:
Foundation Plans (1/4" scale) include drawings for a full, partial basement, crawlspace, slab, or pole foundations. All necessary details and dimensions are included.
Exterior Elevations (1/4" scale) will show the front, rear and sides of the house, including exterior materials, details and measurements.
Detailed Floor Plans (1/4" scale) show the placement of the interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows, stairways, etc., of each level of the house.
Sections (1/4" or 3/8" scale) will show details of the house as though it was cut in half from the roof to the foundation. The sections specify the home's construction, timber frame, insulation, flooring and roofing details.
Note: For cost savings and to accommodate your own style, I suggest contacting local cabinet and fireplace distributors for sizes and styles.
Roof Details will show slope, pitch and location of dormers, gables and other roof elements, to include skylights.
Note: If manufactured trusses are used, I suggest using a local truss manufacturer to design your trusses per local codes.
Typically the architectural plans will be printed on "D" size sheets (24" x 36" ).