House Plan Sets
Construction Plan Sets:
Construction Plan Sets, also known
as Construction Drawings or Blueprints, are used
to obtain final cost estimates, building permits,
and for constructiing your house.
Our typical set of Construction
Plans includes the following drawings scaled
at 1/4” =1’-0” unless noted:
1. Foundation Plan
2. First Floor Plan
3. Second Floor Plan
4. Roof Plan
5. Front and Right Side Exterior Elevations
6. Rear and Left Side Elevations
7. Construction Sections
8. Details- Scale: 1"=1'-0".
Details for some Plan Sets may
be printed on separate 8-1/2 x 11 sheets, scaled
at 1-1/2”= 1’-0”.
Our Reversed House Plans are drawn
in full reverse. This means the text and dimensions
are also reversed so that they read correctly.
Due to the wide variation in local
climates and customs, mechanical, plumbing, and
electrical plans are not included. When and if
required, designs for these systems should be
obtained from a local design professional or
from your builder.
How many plan sets are needed to
construct your house? We recommend ordering a
minimum of 4 additional plan sets for a total
of 5 sets to be used as follows:
- 1 plan set for the home owner
- 1 plan set for the building
- 1 plan set for the construction
- 2 plan sets for the contractor
At any time within 12 months
of your original order, you may order additional
plan sets if you need them.
Free Sample: At
Original Home Plans, we are proud of the quality
of our home plans. All our drawings are produced
on our CAD system; they are accurate, clear,
Select the following link to receive a free sample
of our house plans.
Construction Plan Elements
Basements are shown on all of our plans.
Optional slab on grade or crawl space foundations
are available on all Interactive Plans. We
can provide these alternate foundations as
a Custom Service for any of our Stock Plans.
Energy Conservation: Insulation
and vapor barrier requirements contained in our
plans are suitable for a central New England
climate. Your insulation requirements may be
Framing: Our plans
contain framing information and member sizes
for conventional stick (joist and rafter) framing.
If roof or floor trusses are substituted, your
truss supplier must provide engineered truss
designs, layouts, and details.
Wall Thickness: We
draw our exterior walls at a 6” width,
as required to install R-19 batt insulation.
Optional 4" exterior walls are available
on all Interactive Plans. You may a;ways substitute
4” exterior walls if adequate insulation
for your area is provided.
Ceiling Heights: Standard
ceiling heights are 8’-0” high. Optional
9'-0" ceilings are available on all Interactive
Plans. We can provide these alternate ceiling
heights as a Custom Service for any of our Stock
Exterior Materials: Specific
siding, exterior trim, or roofing products are
not detailed on the drawings. This allows our
designs to be built from a wide range of materials
without modification of the plans.
All generic products and materials
must be installed in accordance with industry
standards. All manufactured materials, equipment
and assemblies shall be installed in strict accordance
with the manufacturer's recommendations.
Our plans are intended for use
by experienced and licensed builders in a negotiated
construction contract situation. As such, they
may not show all details or specify all materials
required for construction. First-time or inexperienced
builders should not use these plans.
Study Plan Sets:
If you want to see
more detailed drawings of your design, but you’re
not ready to order Construction Plan sets, you
can order a Study Plan set. Study Plans are a
reduced version of the actual Construction Plans
and are suitable for a detailed review of the
design and for obtaining preliminary or "ballpark" bids.
They do not contain sufficient information to
build your house, and they may not be used for
The cost of your Study Set may
be credited toward the purchase of Construction
Plans for the same design. To receive this credit,
you must order your Construction Plans within
90 days of your Study Set, and you must
call our office before placing your Construction
Plan order.A Study Plan Set includes the following
drawings scaled at 1/8” =1’-0”
- First Floor Plan
- Second Floor Plan
- Front and Right Side Exterior
- Rear and Left Side Exterior
Original Home Plans Price
(All prices are subject to change without notice)
Plans (Design Your Own)
|First Construction Plan Set:
$699.00 and up*
|Study Plan Set:
|*Base Plan prices vary with size
and some features are an additional cost.
|First Construction Plan Set:
|Study Plan Set (not available
for all designs)
Construction Plan Sets (All designs):
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|Construction Plan Set Order
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