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Blueprint Basics

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Quality plans for building your future, with extras that provide unsurpassed value, ensure good construction and long-term enjoyment. A quality home - one that looks good, functions well, and provides years of enjoyment - is a product of many things - design, materials, and craftsmanship. But it’s also the result of outstanding blueprints - the actual plans and specifications that tell the builder exactly how to build your home.

Blueprints For House Plans And with our BLUEPRINT PACKAGES you get the absolute best. A complete set of blueprints is available for every design in this book. These “working drawings” are highly detailed, resulting in two key benefits:

  • Better understanding by the contractor of how to build your home and...
  • More accurate construction estimates that will save you time and money.

Below is a sample of the plan information included for most of the designs in this book. Specific details may vary with each designer’s plan. While this information is typical of most plans, we cannot assure the inclusion of all the following referenced items. Please contact us at 1-800-373-2646 for a plan’s specific information, including which of the following items are included.

Cover Sheet is included with many of the plans, the cover sheet is the artist’s rendering of the exterior of the home. It will give you an idea of how your home will look when completed and landscaped.

Foundation Plan shows the layout of the basement, walk-out basement, crawl space, slab or pier foundation. All necessary notations and dimensions are included. See plan page for the foundation types included. If the home plan you choose does not have your desired foundation type, our Customer Service Representatives can advise you on how to customize your foundation to suit your specific needs or site conditions.

Floor Plans show the placement of walls, doors, closets, plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, columns, and beams for each level of the home.

Interior Elevations provide views of special interior elements such as fireplaces, kitchen cabinets, built-in units and other features of the home.

Exterior Elevations illustrate the front, rear and both sides of the house, with all details of exterior materials and the required dimensions.

Sections show detail views of the home or portions of the home as if it were sliced from the roof to the foundation. This sheet shows important areas such as load-bearing walls, stairs, joists, trusses and other structural elements, which are critical for proper construction.

Details show how to construct certain components of your home, such as the roof system, stairs, deck, etc.

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