If we forget to make one of your changes, we will make the corrections free of charge. However, if you decide to change something after receiving the final set of plans, there will be a $60 charge to make those changes and send out a new set of plans, plus $15 for additional sets you may have ordered.
Ordering & Customizing the Plans
All our home plans are really "custom" plans. We provide you with finished plans that reflect your preferences; things such as 2x4 or 2x6 exterior walls, roof style, siding and roofing type, type of windows, doors, etc., etc. Those choices are yours, not ours.
If you've found a particular home plan that you like but want to change a wall or door location, flip (mirror) the plan, change bath/kitchen layout or make other change(s) there will be no additional cost involved. The only thing that will increase the cost of the plans is if you add square footage to the home. In other words, adding a room or increasing the length or width of the house will add 10 cents per square foot to the plan cost. That's it!
For example, let's say you pick a stock plan for a 2000 square foot home. You want to add a 16 X 24 foot all season room to the back. 16' x 24' = 224 s.f. X $0.10 = $22.40 additional cost. Pretty good isn't it?
Here are the steps involved in getting your finished set of plans:
1. Purchase the particular base plan you want online. Be sure to keep your order number and the plan number for later reference.
2. You will automatically receive a set of the plans (markup plans) in 11" x 17" inch format along with a red pencil and a Home Design Questionnaire sheet.
3. Fill out the questionnaire and mark any desired changes on the plans, then mail them back to us. We will review the changes (and call you if we have questions). If no additional cost is involved we will proceed as in #4 below.
If you add square footage to the plan you will receive an e-mail with a link to purchase the additional plan cost. Remember that your custom modifications may change the size of a floor plan more than you realize. Simply enlarging a single room may require another room to be reduced or enlarged or may increase the overall footprint of the home.
4. Once your purchase has been completed, we will make your proposed changes, print out the finished full-size plans (and additional sets of copies - if applicable) and send them to you in a protective shipping tube.
Obviously, you want your plans to reflect the choices you've made in the design process. That's why it's so important for us to get your input before sending out a final set of plans to you.
When you receive your questionnaire and set of markup plans, please take an appropriate amount of time to make all your design decisions, then be as clear as possible when you mark changes for us. If need be, write any additional thoughts on an extra sheet of paper and send it back with the markup kit.
If you have a question or you're not sure about something, pick up the phone and call Mark Wilcox at (740) 988-1309.
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At this time, most states in the U.S. do not require an engineer to approve home plans as long as they have been produced by a licensed builder, as in our case.
On the other hand, some states may require an engineer's certification stamp, but that engineer can be located in the state where the plans originated. If this fits your situation, we can obtain the necessary certification; however, this will result in the price of the plans increasing by up to $250 per set. Unfortunately, we cannot control this aspect of the price.
Unfortunately, we cannot control this aspect of the price. Still, this leaves our house plan prices below that of other sites. Couple that with the ability to make free copies of our plans, and you still have a bargain!
A few states may require home plans to be reviewed and stamped by an engineer who is registered in that state. Please check your local regulations to see if this is true where you live. If this is the case, you will need to seek local certification for any plan set you purchase from us.
Please be sure to investigate your state and local regulations before ordering our plans. Also, our plans are not designed to earthquake or hurricane standards which are a requirement in some areas.