What do your Plans include?
How much do plans cost?
Are the garages included in the square footage?
Are your plans designed with 2x6 exterior walls?
How do local building codes affect my home?
Are your plans Copyrighted?

What do your plans include?

Foundation Plan
1/4 inch scale basement and foundation plans with all necessary dimensions and notations.

Floor Plans
Detailed 1/4 inch scale main and upper storey plans with complete dimensions. Floor plans also include room sizes, detail cross section keys and location of plumbing fixtures.



Electrical Plans
3/16 inch scale electrical plans showing light fixtures, switches and plug locations.

Cross Sections
1/4 inch scaled sections of the foundation, interior and exterior walls, floor and roof details for design and construction methods.

Site Plan
A stock plot plan with a detailed aerial view of the home situated on a rectangular lot is provided.

Exterior Elevations
1/4 inch scale exterior elevation drawings of the front, rear and both sides of the house. These drawings show window and door locations as well as general material specifications.

Are the garages included in the square footage?
No. The garages are not included in the overall square footage of the house. Square footage is calculated as livable (dry walled, painted, carpeted) square footage. It includes footage to outside framed walls (not including brick, stucco, siding etc.) and any cantilevered floor joists. Decks, courtyards, patios and verandas are not included in this square footage.

Are the plans designed with 2x6 interior walls?
Yes. All stock plans are drawn with 2x6 exterior walls. On custom house plans this can vary. Typical house plans would normally have 2x6 walls, but there are different configurations of wall construction that are available. Please consult with us prior to purchasing your plans, so we may meet your particular needs better.

How do local building codes affect my home?
If there are unusually high wind or snow loads, high exposure coastal areas, earthquake zones, substandard load bearing soil conditions, extreme grades or unique structures, not specifically dealt with in the Building Code, local authorities may require an engineer's report. If this report is required it is the responsibility of the owner/contractor to provide the same.

Are your plans copyrighted?
Yes. All illustrations and plans contained in this publication are the exclusive property of Northern Home Designs. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited by law. One dwelling may be constructed from each plan purchased. Plans may not be resold. Northern Home Designs strives for accurate representation of renderings and plans and will not be responsible for errors or omissions in this publication.




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