of our home plans is now available to you as a PDF format sent to
you via email. Get your plan the same day in most cases
or on the next business day delivered to an email address or addresses
choice. Print from your plotter or take
it to your local copy center to print as many copies as you require.
As with our printed construction prints,
we place an overlay with your company name or name and your order
number on each page. Your PDF is delivered to your email address. The
PDF can be ordered online or by calling 800.947.7526.
*Due to the nature of this product, all
PDF sales are final with no returns or exchanges possible
Each CD contains a complete set of working drawings that include:
CAD Files are $500.00 plus the price of the plan. Electronic
file only no hard copy.
Ask about receiving your plans by email.
*Some designs not available on disk or by email.
Drawings - Multiple Sets Printed on Bond
Most people are familiar with Blueprint paper which is a standard type of
light-sensitive photographic paper (called diazo paper) that architectural
plans were commonly printed on. Blueprints cannot be reproduced and
fade over time.
Design Basics uses another type of paper called Bond. There are two main
advantages of Bond prints over Blueprints. Bond prints can be reproduced
multiple times and do not fade over time.
Page size varies depending on the complexity of the plan. Typical
pages are 18" x 24", while others are 24" x 36" and 36"
Typical Construction Drawing
No matter the type of construction
drawing / prints you purchase, you receive a complete set of construction
drawings. The page images shown below are representative and
illustrative purposes only. Most plans include, but are
not limited to the following pages:
Cover Page. Each Design
Basics home plan features the rendered elevation and informative reference
sections including: general notes and design criteria 1;
abbreviations; and symbols for your Design Basics' plan.
at 1/4" scale for the front and 1/8" scale for the rear
and sides. All elevations are detailed and an aerial view of the roof
is provided, showing all hips, valleys and ridges.
Drafted at 1/4" scale. Poured or block basement or slab foundations are
standard. We also show the HVAC equipment, structural information, steel beam
and pole locations and the direction and spacing of the floor system above.
Optional slab and crawl space foundations are available for $150.002.
Main Level Floor Plan.
1/4" scale. Fully dimensioned from stud to stud for ease of framing. 2"x4" walls
are standard. The detailed drawings include such things as structural header
locations, framing layout and kitchen layout.1
Second Level Floor Plan. 1/4" scale. Dimensioned from stud to stud and drafted to
the same degree of detail as the main level floor plan.1
Useful for the cabinet and bidding process, this page shows all kitchen and
bathroom cabinets as well as any other cabinet elevations.
Electrical and Sections.
Illustrated on a separate page for clarity, the electrical plan shows suggested
electrical layout for the foundation, main and second level floor plans.
Typical wall, cantilever, stair, brick and fireplace sections are provided
to further explain construction of these areas.
Roof Framing Plan.
Illustrated on a separate page for clarity, the roof framing plan shows the
suggested dimensional plan showing lengths, runs, ridge heights and wall plate
** This page not included with
floor plans adapted for ICF Products **
1 Our plans
are drafted to meet average conditions and codes in the state of Nebraska at
the time they were designed. Because codes and requirements can change,
and may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, Design Basics Inc. cannot
warrant compliance with any specific code or regulation. All Design
Basics plans can be adapted to the local building codes and requirements.
It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or builder of each plan
to see that the structure is built in strict compliance with the governing
municipal codes (city, count, state and federal).
designs 9000 - 9xxx and 24000 - 24xxx. Carmichael & Dame Designs
(9000 - 9xxx) and WL Martin Designs (24000 - 24xxx) designs come standard
with a slab foundation. WL Martin Designs have basement and
crawl space foundations available as optional items at $150.00.
Carmichael & Dame Designs have a basement foundation option
at $150.00. Crawl Space Foundations are considered a custom change
item and are priced at about $350.00).
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