Study Sets

Sometimes you need to price out a home in order to get the sale, but you need the plan to get accurate bids. Our Study Set is one complete set of construction drawings, which is the exact same set we would send you if purchasing the design.

A Study Set is for study purposes only and is stamped, “Illegal to Build From – For Study Purposes Only.” It does not include our Construction License, and you cannot legally build a home from the Study Set. The Study Set purchase price is 100% applicable towards the purchase of the construction print(s) for that design.

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A typical Study Set includes, but is not limited to, these pages:

Cover Page

Each Design Basics’ home plan features the rendered elevation and informative reference sections including, general notes and design criteria*, abbreviations, and symbols for your Design Basics’ plan.


Drafted 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.**

Main Level Floor Plan

Drafted at 1/4″ scale. Fully dimensioned from stud to stud for ease of framing. The detailed drawings include such items as structural header locations, framing layout, and kitchen layout.*

Second Level Floor Plan

Drafted at 1/4″ scale. Dimensioned from stud to stud and drafted to the same degree of detail as the main level floor plan*.

Interior Elevations

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 heights. (This page not included with floor plans adapted for ICF Products.)

*Plans are drafted to meet the Uniform Building Code or IRC (International Residential Code) at the time they are designed (contact us for more information). Because codes and requirements can change and may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, the designers cannot warrant compliance with any specific code or regulation. All plans can be adapted to your 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 all governing municipal codes (city, county, state, and federal).

** Excludes 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. Carmichael & Dame Designs have a basement foundation option. Crawl Space Foundations are considered a custom change item. Contact us for costs.

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