I could not find any homes that matched my criteria. What is wrong?
Please let us know if you are looking for a plan and don’t see one on our site you like! We have plans that are not shown on our site! However, if you let us know what you are looking for, we will be happy to search for you!
I found a plan; what next?
You will want to consider what may be necessary to build. Who will need access to the plan? PDF copies are very popular because they are easily emailed and readily available on your electronic device when needed. You can print copies to scale through a local print shop or office supply store. If you want blueprints, please speak to your builder about the number of copies needed. Getting multiple sets for your builder, subcontractors, or lending institution may be necessary.
Is the square footage living area or total square footage?
The square footage in the plan is calculated by the areas of the home that are heated and cooled. That is considered the living area of the home. Please be aware of additional space such as garage and porches.
What is the difference between the available plan options?
These paper print packages allow you one single-use license to build. They will be shipped to you in full blueprint size. You will need to find out how many copies will be necessary. Consider your local building department, your mortgage company, the builder, and any additional contractors such as plumbers or electricians. Due to Federal Copyright Law, you may not make additional copies of the plans. We offer the option to purchase an extra set. OR you may choose to purchase a PDF file which has more flexibility.
This is an electronic scan of the plan that will be emailed to you. Typically, this option allows you to email the files to your building department, contractors, mortgage companies, and anyone else who may need to see it. You can print in full-size blueprint copies through your local print shop or print 8 ½ “x 11” paper size from home. This file also is restricted to a one-time build of the plan. Please call us for details if you would like to purchase a multiple build license, you will be required to complete a license before any PDF will be sent.
What if I need changes to the plan?
We do make changes to all of our plans! You can submit a form with a detailed description of your changes, and we will provide you with a free quote. Please allow at least 24 hours for the quote and possibly longer if submitted on holidays or weekends. The plans meet national building requirements, but depending on where you are building, local codes may require your plan to be reviewed and stamped by a structural engineer. They can usually make modifications to a plan as well. Please refer to local building requirements to see if you will need your plan stamped.
Is my plan ready to build?
You will receive foundation plans, exterior elevations, roof, wall sections, and detailed floor plans. The plans will show the placement of the various electrical outlets and fixtures, kitchen appliances, and the general location of plumbing fixtures. The plans include everything required to meet national building standards. Certain details will be determined with the help of your builder and subcontractors, depending on local building codes. Depending on where you build, some plans may need to be stamped by a local structural engineer or architect. Please see local building codes for your area to determine what is required.
What if I am unsure about the plan and need additional information or photos?
Don’t hesitate to contact us through the website or call (601) 928-3234, and we will be happy to answer your questions or send more information on the plan if available.
What is a daylight basement?
A daylight basement is a walkout basement that may include a door, windows, or both.
What is a mirrored image?
It is precisely as it sounds. It is a reversed image of the plan that mirrors the original plan, including the printing. Some people choose to have their plan reversed if it is a better fit for the layout of the lot or driveway location. If you need the mirrored image but prefer the printing to be in the correct direction, you will want to purchase the Right Read Reverse option… please only order one or two mirrored, a 5 set order with all sets mirror-reversed will not be helpful since ALL the dimensions and text will be backward.
What is Right Read Reverse?
It is a reversed image of the plan. Everything from one side of the plan reverses to the other side. It is like a mirror image of the plan, except the printing will appear in the correct direction. A RRR is PERFECT if you want the garage on the left and it’s on the right!
When will I get my plans?
We will ship your plans within 24 hours when ordered during the week and during working hours. If you choose electronic files, you will receive them as soon as they are emailed, usually within hours of returning the license agreement. The tracking information for plans will be sent to you as soon as we receive it, usually within 1 business day. Most plans are shipped via FedEx or UPS Ground, but you have options for expedited shipping on most plans. Call for more information.
Can I return my plan if I change my mind about building?
Sorry, we cannot allow a plan’s return once shipped or emailed out of respect for copyright laws. Please research the building process before placing your order, and be sure to understand the process and all requirements. You may also want to research the material prices and building costs in your area so you purchase a plan within your building budget. Please see www.copyrights.gov for more information on federal copyright laws.
Do you offer a cost-to-build estimate?
Due to the extreme variations in building costs from region to region, we do not offer an estimate for building costs. Many factors determine the cost, such as the availability of skilled labor in your area and varying material costs. The best approach is to research with your local building department, builders, and material supply stores. They can provide the information you will need to determine if you can build your new home within your budget.