Frequently Asked Questions
What’s included with my purchase of a house plan?
Each plan includes: plan notes and specifications, foundation plan, floor plan(s), front, rear, and side elevations, cross section, roof plan, and electrical plan. Additional information can be found here.
How many sets do I need?
You should order enough sets to satisfy the needs of your builder and contractors, lenders, and local building department. If you are unsure, you can consult with your builder and/or building departments. For flexibility, a PDF set can be ordered that allows for unlimited prints.
Can I order additional sets after my initial purchase?
Yes. Additional sets are $40 each. For flexibility, a PDF set can be ordered that allows for unlimited prints. To request additional sets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can plans be modified? What type of modifications can be made?
Some plans can be modified. Others can be printed on vellum paper to be modified by a local designer. Common modifications include: reconfiguring a kitchen or bathroom, changing ceiling heights, changing exterior wall materials, adding a bonus room, removing or adding windows or doors, and more. If you would like to inquire about a specific plan, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Will these house plans meet my local building codes?
Plans are designed to comply with the International Residential Code (IRC) and to the local codes in the region where the designer lives. Each state, county, or municipality will have its own building and code requirements, particularly in regions that may face seismic events, extreme winds, and heavy snow. In such areas, a licensed structural engineer may need to provide necessary calculations and additional drawings. Please consult with your builder to ensure the house will be built to satisfy your local codes.
What’s your shipping policy?
Printed sets are typically shipped within 3 business days of receiving the order. The purchaser will be notified via email when the order has shipped and will be sent a tracking number. We cannot ship to Alaska, Hawaii, or regions outside the U.S. If you live in one of these areas, please order a PDF set.
PDF sets are typically emailed within 1 business day of receiving the order.
What’s your return policy?
Due to the nature of the design business, returns cannot be accepted. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges can be given once your order has started the fulfillment process. In the event that an incorrect plan is delivered, a replacement will be sent.
If you have additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org