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A Smarter Approach To Building And Remodeling!

Home_content Design Build Duluth firmly believes, that the best opportunity for saving time and money when building or remodeling a home is during the design and planning stage. Whether you are building a custom new home or remodeling your existing home, your project will involve hundreds of tasks, big and small. The process starts even before the design is put to paper and continues long after the completion of construction. A successful home building or remodeling project involves the careful coordination of many tasks coupled with exceptional design, quality construction, and meticulous project management. With Design Build Duluth, the property owner has a single point of accountability and unified communications. Our Home Designers, Project Managers, Preferred Contractors, Network of Suppliers, and Project Consultants function as one team. This level of collaboration allows for changes to be addressed and challenges to be handled more efficiently and cost-effectively. Unlike other design-build companies, we provide a full line of architectural design and building services required to take a project from concept to construction and move-in. Conversely, the traditional method of design-bid-build divides the various entities, contracts, and work. This not only slows things down it forces the property owner to manage multiple contracts and relationships, which can be anxiety-ridden and highly inefficient. This method can lead to cost overruns and other problems that can turn what should be an exhilarating experience into a stressful nightmare. Design Build Duluth believes transparency creates trust and thus provides as much detailed project information as possible. We have made it our mission to deliver excellence through our project design and development process. We feel a home should reflect the needs and lifestyle of the client and their family and the right Project Designer will ensure that you make optimal use of your project budget realizing your goals and dreams. As Home Designers & Project Consultants, we work directly with both homeowners and/or contractors to create custom innovative solutions that deliver quality construction and efficient timelines. Our design first approach combined with our design-build methods create a better building and remodeling experience and a higher quality project.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

  • A better design process that combines talent and technology to more effectively visualize your dreams.
  • An interactive project development process, which focuses on listening and ultimately produces added value.
  • A Fixed Price Proposal (no hidden costs).
  • Contractors, Suppliers, and Tradespeople that value continued education and training.
  • The highest quality craftsmanship, and materials available.
  • A project manager that will work with you from start of design to the completion of construction.
  • The highest level of communication throughout the design and construction process keeping you informed all the way to completion.
  • Policies and Procedures to keep your home a home, and not a workshop. (Job site rules; no smoking, no loud radios)
  • Project Schedules with efficient timelines to minimize the impact of construction and allow you to enjoy your home sooner.
  • Warranty procedure to help your requests get addressed promptly and thoroughly.
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Custom Design

Design Build Duluth is a premier Minnesota designer for home remodeling projects, additions, and custom homes. We are neither architects nor remodeling contractors, but rather a Design Build firm that works with you from the very beginning of your project all the way through to your certificate of occupancy.

Building & Remodeling

Design Build Duluth’s unique project planning package is available for delivery directly to homeowners or on their behalf to a qualified remodeler. The text outline and images below describe and illustrate our “Built By Design” process, and a package price list is shown below the photos.

Architectural Services

Design Build Duluth is one of Minnesota’s top design build firms and a homeowner’s one-stop solution for all their home construction needs. As project designers, we have at our disposal a preferred network of highly-qualified contractors available to work on your home construction project.

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Kristal R.

Home Owner
Wyatt Knight built our wood play set, not from a kit, but by a design he and our family worked on. Grandparents had donated money to buy the plastic slides, steps, ropes, etc, but we wanted to design a set with everything our three boys wanted. As you can see in the photos, it includes two towers connected by a raised bridge. There are five ways to climb up, including a rope ladder and a 14 ft rock-step climbing wall on the right. There are 6 ways to get down from the top level, including a fireman's pole, rope and ladders. The main tower includes an enclosed play house with two doors at ground level, a middle level that accesses the bars, the plank ramp, the slide and rock steps. The top is like a fort with raised posts. The bench swing is nice for adults to sit and watch the young ones play. Our boys spend many a night sleeping up there under the stars. This set is over 10 years old and still like new. We're just replacing the ropes now and have stained it three times. Wyatt built this in four days. It is solid and anchored in cement, so it's safe from tipping. The neighborhood kids think it's a park and have many times asked if they could play or get tickets to come play. We love it and some day look forward to it being a selling point of our home to a younger family.

Frank J.

Home Owner
Wyatt helped us complete the design for our project and guided us through the renovation of our 3rd floor attic space into our son’s bedroom. He helped us understand the best way to both maximize space and energy efficiency while also meeting our project needs. Wyatt always listened to our questions and took time to give us well thought-out answers. We appreciated how hard he worked to help us complete the project within our timelines. Wyatt helped us to finish our project within budget with high quality materials and expertise of what would work for our needs.

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New Home or Remodel Plans and Drawings: Everything You Need to Know

When planning on building or remodeling a home, there are an enormous amount of things to consider, decide on, and fulfill. This can be overwhelming even for someone who has been through the process before. Because of this, one of the most important steps in a home construction project is the design and planning stage. Benjamin Franklin has been credited with saying “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”, and he is absolutely correct. Your home is potentially one of, if not the largest investments you’ll make over your lifetime, which gives all the more reason to invest in a solid plan so not a penny goes to waste. The design and planning phase of your home project is where your ideas, goals, and objectives are culminated into your vision for your project, and having a clear vision or plan is critical to the success of your project. “Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance” and that is precisely why investing your initial efforts in the Design and Planning phase of the project is what will bring the most value for your investment of time and money. There are a number of steps that can be taken prior to starting the design phase that can lead to a more successful outcome as well. One of those is clearly defining what your project requirements are. This will provide the foundation for the delivery of a successful project. The Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) form the basis for evaluating all aspects of what happens during the Pre-Design, Design, Pre-Construction, Construction, and Post-Construction phases to ensure the project is turning out as planned. Having clearly defined project requirements and establishing a project program can both make for a more efficient design process. The focus of this article is to show how a more detailed set of Plans and Specifications will be pulled together to map out your home project. Taking time to plan out every little detail of your project will leave very little to interpretation and will get the results you want. If you do not invest time into the design phase, you are leaving gaps for contractors, builders, and/or tradesman to make decisions and implement them without guidance or checking with each other. This may result in an undesired outcome, and might be cause for changes mid-project. If changes do need to happen, the design phase is the best and most cost effective time to make changes to your project. For example, do you need to update wall or floor framing to make room for plumbing? No problem, just adjust the design. But if you only have a floor plan and nothing to show where plumbing should go in respect to the framing, you’ll end up having to either reframe or redesign the space. Changes like that cost exponentially more during the build than if it was planned for from the beginning. That’s why it is so important you have more than just a few generic drawings drawn up, and vague or minimal specifications. The more ambiguous you are in your plans and what your vision is for your home, the more changes, delays, and costs you should expect. Having an in-depth, detailed set of Plans and Specifications with all the necessary parts will help you:
  • Garner a more accurate proposal for the cost of the work from you contractor.
  • Set straightforward quality standards for contractors to uphold.
  • Avoid being caught off guard by unplanned circumstances.
  • Eliminate change orders that exceed the budget
  • Prevent unnecessary delays and holding up construction
  • Prevent potential disputes arising from differentiating expectations.
  • More easily secure a construction loan.
  • Ultimately achieve your goals and get the home you envisioned.
Detailed Plans and Specifications are Better than Generic Plans Your plans and specifications are the key to clear communication between you and those building your home. The Plans are there to give the build team a visual of what you want and the Specifications tell them how to accomplish that. The more detailed the plans are, the better each tradesman/contractor/builder will know how to do their job in respect to each other and your overall project. All that planning will lower the risk of costly changes and delays over the course of your project. Most companies providing design services can give you a generic set of plans for rather cheap, but remember, the design phase is the step in your project which brings the most value and produces the highest return on your investment. Don’t cut corners here. You’ll save more time and money from a quality and detailed set of plans than a generic set. Now you may be wondering, if it’s so important to be detailed in your plans and specifications, where do you start? How do you know what to look for to ensure a plan is detailed enough? All too often, we come across a client who has run into trouble because the Permit Set of plans they received from their designer is generic in nature and lacks the level of detail needed to facilitate the project. Even though the Generic Set of plans they purchased may have been adequate enough to get the building permit, the minimal level of details contained in the plans and specifications caused problems. To give you an idea of how a generic set of plans compares to a complete and thorough set of plans, we’ll compare them side-by-side to illustrate the level of detail you’ll need for a successful build. Remember your project is going to differ slightly but the process is more or less the same. Floor Plans Generic Detailed Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 3 New Home 1st FP.jpg The first difference you will see between these plans is the sheer amount of detailed measurements to show exactly where everything should be on the floor plan. The more detailed floor plan also includes further instructions on the materials that should be used and how they should be installed. Exterior Elevations Generic Detailed Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 2 New Home Elevations.jpg The important items to look for is having a Right and Left Elevation included with the Front and Rear elevations. You’ll also notice the detailed elevation plans includes specifications on materials used and how they should be installed. Roof Plan Generic Detailed Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 8 New Home Roof Framing.jpg The main differences between these two plans is that the detailed plan also shows framing which will help the builders know exactly how they are constructing the roof framing, not just how the roof should pitch. The detailed plan also outlines instructions for carpentry, lumber, and framing. Foundation Plan Generic Detailed Insert the following image: Image folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 5 New Home Foundation.jpg The generic plan gives you very basic measurements. The detailed plan gives more measurements in respect to additional walls and fixtures, as well as including instructions on how the foundation should be constructed. As you look through the generic plans and the detailed plans, the main differences you will notice are the amount of measurements and details included in the detailed plans compared to the generic ones. Those details are there to make sure everyone involved in the project is on the same page and you as the homeowner aren’t leaving anything to chance. The details are your insurance that your project will come out as planned. Without that insurance, you will definitely run into cost overruns, delays and disputes. Types of Drawings to Consider and Why Now that we know the level of detail needed in a set of plans and specifications to ensure a successful build, it’s time to think about what kind of plans and specification you want. While the level of detail can vary drastically, most generic plan sets usually include: floor plans for each level involved in the project, exterior elevations, roof plan, foundation plan, and sometimes construction details. You will almost always need more than that in your plan set. Here is a list of additional plans that can be included in a plan and specifications set. Depending on the scope of your project, you may need all of these drawings in your set or some. Either way, it’s important to know what your designer, builder, and/or contractor is capable of providing so you can make sure all your bases are covered. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Floor Plan.jpg Framing Shear Wall Plan When required these sheets are typically drawn at 1/4” scale. They include a floor plan and view of wall framing, show the location of shear walls and other framing requirements, and include beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Window & Door Schedules.jpg Window Schedule Details including typical windows , location, specifications, and details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Window & Door Schedules.jpg Door Schedule Details including typical doors, location, specifications, and details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Stairs & Typical Details.jpg Stairs & Typical Details Details including typical wall sections, foundation, eave and other framing details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: General Notes.jpg General Notes These are general construction notes that are typical to most houses. They are not specific to these plans. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Washington Energy Code.jpg Washington Energy Code This is a check list for the 2015 Washington Energy Code. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Cover Sheet.jpg Cover Sheet This cover sheet contains all pertinent project information, including Project Overview, General Notes and any other important requirements. We provide you with a color 3D rendering of how your completed project will look. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (03) Site Plan.jpg Site Plan Typically drawn at 1”=20' scale, site plans show property lines, structures, setbacks, walkways and driveways. They may also include outbuildings, pools, fences, garden structures and proposed grading lines. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (02) Vicinity Map.jpg Vicinity Map Gives an overview of the location where the new home is to be built or the remodel project is located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Exterior 3D Rendering.jpg Exterior 3D Rendering These exterior 3D overviews depict what your finished project will look like and enabling you to get a very realistic view of your new home. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Project Specifications.jpg Project Specifications Coordinated with the drawings, the specification include the identification of materials, fixtures and other client selections. They provide an overall representation of the project and set the standards for construction. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Color Elevations.jpg Color Exterior Elevations Color exterior elevations are typically drawn at 1/4″ scale, coordinated to floor and roof plans, showing the front, rear and sides of the home. These typically include roof lines and slopes, doors and windows and vertical dimensions to critical floor and roof heights. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Dollhouse Overview 3D Rendering.jpg Dollhouse Overview 3D Rendering These interior and exterior 3D overviews give a bird's eye view of your new home. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Floor Framing.jpg Floor Framing Plan When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include floor joist and joist size, spacing and direction, floor beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Roof Framing Plan.jpg Roof Framing Plan When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include floor joist and joist size, spacing and direction, floor beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: Deck Framing Plan Deck Framing Plan When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include deck joist size, spacing and direction, deck beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions in the existing house. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Wall Framing Plan.jpg Wall Framing Plan When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include wall studs, plates, spacing and height, header and beam sizes, framing details and unique conditions and structural specifications. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Wall Framing Elevations.jpg Wall Framing Elevations When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include wall studs, plates, spacing and height, header and beam sizes, framing details and unique conditions and structural specifications. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Framing 3D Rendering.jpg Framing 3D Rendering This view shows the framing in 3D. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: 3D Overviews.jpg 3D Overviews w Roof Framing This view is typically done for remodels/additions to show how the new roof types into the existing home. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Interior Elevations.jpg Interior Elevations Indicate the arrangement and size of cabinets, fixtures and appliances in relationship to doors, windows, and any floor or ceiling height changes. These drawings may also include tile layouts or other pertinent details. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Interior 3D Rendering.jpg Interior 3D Renderings These interior 3D renderings depict what your finished project will look like and enabling you to get a very realistic view of your new home. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Electrical Plan.jpg Electrical Plan Electrical plans are provided as separate drawings to be overlaid on the floor plan, electrical plans are typically drawn at 1/4″ scale and include the locations of wall outlets, switches, fixtures, smoke detectors, telephone outlets, computer outlets and television outlets. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Electrical Schedule.jpg Electrical Schedule This is a schedule that includes all of the electrical items in the plan & where they are located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Electrical Schedule w/3D Preview.jpg Electrical Schedule w/ 3D Preview This is a schedule that includes all of the electrical items in the plan & where they are located. It also includes a 3D preview of the items. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Low Voltage Plan.jpg Low Voltage Plan This is a schedule that includes all of the low voltage items in the plan & where they are located. Such as, speakers, surround sound wiring, cameras & network wiring. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: HVAC Plan.jpg HVAC Plan HVAC Plans are provided as separate drawings to be overlaid on the floor plan, mechanical plans are typically drawn at 1/4″ scale and include the locations of installed registers and ductwork. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Appliance & HVAC Schedule.jpg Appliance & HVAC Schedules w/3D Preview This is a schedule that includes all of the appliances & HVAC in the plan & where they are located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: Cabinet Elevations Kitchen.jpg Cabinet Elevations - Kitchen Show the size and arrangement and size of kitchen cabinets, and any floor or ceiling height changes. These drawings may also include tile layouts or other pertinent details. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: Cabinet Elevations - Bathrooms.jpg Cabinet Elevations - Bathrooms Show the size and arrangement and size of bathroom cabinets, and any floor or ceiling height changes. These drawings may also include tile layouts or other pertinent details. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Cabinet Schedules.jpg Cabinet Schedule This is a schedule that includes all of the cabinets in the plan & where they are located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Cabinet Schedules w 3D Preview.jpg Cabinet Schedule w/ 3D Preview This is a schedule that includes all of the cabinets in the plan & where they are located. It also includes a 3D preview of the cabinets. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Plumbing & HVAC Plan.jpg Plumbing & HVAC Plan Provided as separate drawings to be overlaid on the floor plan, plumbing plans are typically drawn at 1/4″ scale and include the locations of all fixtures, cold water lines, hot water lines, waste water lines, vent piping, vent stacks, and gas lines. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: Plumbing Fixture Schedule.jpg Plumbing Fixture Schedule This is a schedule that includes all of the plumbing fixtures in the plan & where they are located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B3oide-dkop6Tmc5X0x2WVJ2dFk Image Name: Plumbing Fixture Schedule w 3d Preview.jpg Plumbing Fixture Schedule w/ 3D Preview This is a schedule that includes all of the plumbing fixtures in the plan & where they are located. It also includes a 3D preview of the plumbing fixtures. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Window Schedule w/ 3D Previw.jpg Window Schedule w/ 3D Preview This schedule shows all of the windows in the plan along with a 3d preview of each window. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Door Schedules w 3D Preview.jpg Door Schedule w/ 3D Preview This schedule shows all of the doors in the plan along with a 3d preview of each door. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Room Finish Schedule.jpg Room Finish Schedule The room finish schedule shows the room name, floor, dimensions of the room, sq ft of the room, ceiling height, floor finish & ceiling finish of each room. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Floor Coverings Plan.jpg Floor Coverings Plan The floor coverings plan show what type of floor coverings are to be put in each room. A sample of each floor covering can be shown also. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Furniture Plan.jpg Furniture Plan This plan view shows the size & placement of your furniture for space planning. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Building Sections.jpg Building Sections Typically drawn at ¼” scale, building section drawings are cutaways of your residence. They are used to explain such important information as changes in roof, floor or ceiling heights, and to further clarify plan information. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (46) Photo Realistic Rendering.jpg Photo Realistic Rendering Photo Realistic Renderings are very high quality views of the house that are capable of producing a very high degree of visual realism. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (63) Ceiling Plan.jpg Ceiling Plan The ceiling plan shows the lighting, sprinklers, smoke detectors, and any other objects that are located in or on the ceiling, such as the mechanical air diffusers and grilles. Reflected ceiling plan (RCP) is named so because it is a mirror image (reflected) view of the floor plan. You are looking up at the ceiling. When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include deck joist size, spacing and direction, deck beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions in the existing house. Drawings with the greatest impact on the success of the project To help give you a reference as to where to start with the plans and specifications you need, we’ve put together Good, Better, Best sets as a point of reference. This by no means is a be all end all recommendation of the sets of plans you need. Your project will determine the variety of drawings and level of detail needed. These recommendations are a good place to start. When you begin working with a designer, you will know what is needed to ensure the project goes smoothly. Good Set (Standard Set): We provide what we refer to as a Standard Set of plans which includes everything required to get the necessary building permits for your project and what we feel is the minimum for an experienced builder to construct the project. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 2 New Home Elevations.jpg Exterior Elevations This drawing contains all pertinent project information, including Project Overview, General Notes and any other important requirements. We provide you with a color 3D rendering of how your completed project will look. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 3 New Home 1st FP.jpg Floor Plan Detailed plans typically at 1/4″ scale showing walls, ceiling heights, stairs, door & window locations, cabinets, appliances, plumbing fixtures, dimensions and door and window symbols or sizes. They may also contain flooring materials. Insert the following image: Image folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 5 New Home Foundation.jpg Foundation Plan The Foundation Plan is typically drawn at 1/4″ scale showing foundation construction, overall dimensions, and all openings dimensioned. For concrete slabs, plumbing and other slab penetrations are noted and dimensioned. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 8 New Home Roof Framing.jpg Roof Plan Roof Plan to scale, coordinated with floor plans and elevations, showing roof planes, pitches, overhangs, chimneys & roofing materials. It may also contain probable locations for plumbing and mechanical vents. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Floor Plan.jpg Framing Shear Wall Plan When required these sheets are typically drawn at 1/4” scale. They include a floor plan and view of wall framing, show the location of shear walls and other framing requirements, and include beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Window & Door Schedules.jpg Window Schedule Details including typical windows , location, specifications, and details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Window & Door Schedules.jpg Door Schedule Details including typical doors, location, specifications, and details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Stairs & Typical Details.jpg Stairs & Typical Details Details including typical wall sections, foundation, eave and other framing details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: General Notes.jpg General Notes These are general construction notes that are typical to most houses. They are not specific to these plans. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Washington Energy Code.jpg Washington Energy Code This is a check list for the 2015 Washington Energy Code. Better Set Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 2 New Home Elevations.jpg Exterior Elevations This drawing contains all pertinent project information, including Project Overview, General Notes and any other important requirements. We provide you with a color 3D rendering of how your completed project will look. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 3 New Home 1st FP.jpg Floor Plan Detailed plans typically at 1/4″ scale showing walls, ceiling heights, stairs, door & window locations, cabinets, appliances, plumbing fixtures, dimensions and door and window symbols or sizes. They may also contain flooring materials. Insert the following image: Image folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 5 New Home Foundation.jpg Foundation Plan The Foundation Plan is typically drawn at 1/4″ scale showing foundation construction, overall dimensions, and all openings dimensioned. For concrete slabs, plumbing and other slab penetrations are noted and dimensioned. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 8 New Home Roof Framing.jpg Roof Plan Roof Plan to scale, coordinated with floor plans and elevations, showing roof planes, pitches, overhangs, chimneys & roofing materials. It may also contain probable locations for plumbing and mechanical vents. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Floor Plan.jpg Framing Shear Wall Plan When required these sheets are typically drawn at 1/4” scale. They include a floor plan and view of wall framing, show the location of shear walls and other framing requirements, and include beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Window & Door Schedules.jpg Window Schedule Details including typical windows , location, specifications, and details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Window & Door Schedules.jpg Door Schedule Details including typical doors, location, specifications, and details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Stairs & Typical Details.jpg Stairs & Typical Details Details including typical wall sections, foundation, eave and other framing details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: General Notes.jpg General Notes These are general construction notes that are typical to most houses. They are not specific to these plans. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Washington Energy Code.jpg Washington Energy Code This is a check list for the 2015 Washington Energy Code. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Cover Sheet.jpg Cover Sheet This cover sheet contains all pertinent project information, including Project Overview, General Notes and any other important requirements. We provide you with a color 3D rendering of how your completed project will look. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (03) Site Plan.jpg Site Plan Typically drawn at 1”=20' scale, site plans show property lines, structures, setbacks, walkways and driveways. They may also include outbuildings, pools, fences, garden structures and proposed grading lines. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Dollhouse Overview 3D Rendering.jpg Dollhouse Overview 3D Rendering These interior and exterior 3D overviews give a bird's eye view of your new home. Best Set (Premium Plans) Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 2 New Home Elevations.jpg Exterior Elevations This drawing contains all pertinent project information, including Project Overview, General Notes and any other important requirements. We provide you with a color 3D rendering of how your completed project will look. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 3 New Home 1st FP.jpg Floor Plan Detailed plans typically at 1/4″ scale showing walls, ceiling heights, stairs, door & window locations, cabinets, appliances, plumbing fixtures, dimensions and door and window symbols or sizes. They may also contain flooring materials. Insert the following image: Image folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 5 New Home Foundation.jpg Foundation Plan The Foundation Plan is typically drawn at 1/4″ scale showing foundation construction, overall dimensions, and all openings dimensioned. For concrete slabs, plumbing and other slab penetrations are noted and dimensioned. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZlh5V1U5ZV9WTG8 Image Name: 8 New Home Roof Framing.jpg Roof Plan Roof Plan to scale, coordinated with floor plans and elevations, showing roof planes, pitches, overhangs, chimneys & roofing materials. It may also contain probable locations for plumbing and mechanical vents. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Floor Plan.jpg Framing Shear Wall Plan When required these sheets are typically drawn at 1/4” scale. They include a floor plan and view of wall framing, show the location of shear walls and other framing requirements, and include beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Window & Door Schedules.jpg Window Schedule Details including typical windows , location, specifications, and details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Window & Door Schedules.jpg Door Schedule Details including typical doors, location, specifications, and details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Stairs & Typical Details.jpg Stairs & Typical Details Details including typical wall sections, foundation, eave and other framing details that are pertinent for the project are included here. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: General Notes.jpg General Notes These are general construction notes that are typical to most houses. They are not specific to these plans. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oZDU0VzhHd2Y3UTg Image Name: Washington Energy Code.jpg Washington Energy Code This is a check list for the 2015 Washington Energy Code. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Cover Sheet.jpg Cover Sheet This cover sheet contains all pertinent project information, including Project Overview, General Notes and any other important requirements. We provide you with a color 3D rendering of how your completed project will look. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (03) Site Plan.jpg Site Plan Typically drawn at 1”=20' scale, site plans show property lines, structures, setbacks, walkways and driveways. They may also include outbuildings, pools, fences, garden structures and proposed grading lines. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (02) Vicinity Map.jpg Vicinity Map Gives an overview of the location where the new home is to be built or the remodel project is located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Exterior 3D Rendering.jpg Exterior 3D Rendering These exterior 3D overviews depict what your finished project will look like and enabling you to get a very realistic view of your new home. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Project Specifications.jpg Project Specifications Coordinated with the drawings, the specification include the identification of materials, fixtures and other client selections. They provide an overall representation of the project and set the standards for construction. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Color Elevations.jpg Color Exterior Elevations Color exterior elevations are typically drawn at 1/4″ scale, coordinated to floor and roof plans, showing the front, rear and sides of the home. These typically include roof lines and slopes, doors and windows and vertical dimensions to critical floor and roof heights. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Dollhouse Overview 3D Rendering.jpg Dollhouse Overview 3D Rendering These interior and exterior 3D overviews give a bird's eye view of your new home. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Floor Framing.jpg Floor Framing Plan When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include floor joist and joist size, spacing and direction, floor beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Roof Framing Plan.jpg Roof Framing Plan When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include floor joist and joist size, spacing and direction, floor beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: Deck Framing Plan Deck Framing Plan When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include deck joist size, spacing and direction, deck beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions in the existing house. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Wall Framing Plan.jpg Wall Framing Plan When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include wall studs, plates, spacing and height, header and beam sizes, framing details and unique conditions and structural specifications. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Wall Framing Elevations.jpg Wall Framing Elevations When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include wall studs, plates, spacing and height, header and beam sizes, framing details and unique conditions and structural specifications. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Framing 3D Rendering.jpg Framing 3D Rendering This view shows the framing in 3D. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: 3D Overviews.jpg 3D Overviews w Roof Framing This view is typically done for remodels/additions to show how the new roof types into the existing home. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Interior Elevations.jpg Interior Elevations Indicate the arrangement and size of cabinets, fixtures and appliances in relationship to doors, windows, and any floor or ceiling height changes. These drawings may also include tile layouts or other pertinent details. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Interior 3D Rendering.jpg Interior 3D Renderings These interior 3D renderings depict what your finished project will look like and enabling you to get a very realistic view of your new home. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Electrical Plan.jpg Electrical Plan Electrical plans are provided as separate drawings to be overlaid on the floor plan, electrical plans are typically drawn at 1/4″ scale and include the locations of wall outlets, switches, fixtures, smoke detectors, telephone outlets, computer outlets and television outlets. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Electrical Schedule.jpg Electrical Schedule This is a schedule that includes all of the electrical items in the plan & where they are located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Electrical Schedule w/3D Preview.jpg Electrical Schedule w/ 3D Preview This is a schedule that includes all of the electrical items in the plan & where they are located. It also includes a 3D preview of the items. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Low Voltage Plan.jpg Low Voltage Plan This is a schedule that includes all of the low voltage items in the plan & where they are located. Such as, speakers, surround sound wiring, cameras & network wiring. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: HVAC Plan.jpg HVAC Plan HVAC Plans are provided as separate drawings to be overlaid on the floor plan, mechanical plans are typically drawn at 1/4″ scale and include the locations of installed registers and ductwork. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Appliance & HVAC Schedule.jpg Appliance & HVAC Schedules w/3D Preview This is a schedule that includes all of the appliances & HVAC in the plan & where they are located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: Cabinet Elevations Kitchen.jpg Cabinet Elevations - Kitchen Show the size and arrangement and size of kitchen cabinets, and any floor or ceiling height changes. These drawings may also include tile layouts or other pertinent details. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: Cabinet Elevations - Bathrooms.jpg Cabinet Elevations - Bathrooms Show the size and arrangement and size of bathroom cabinets, and any floor or ceiling height changes. These drawings may also include tile layouts or other pertinent details. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Cabinet Schedules.jpg Cabinet Schedule This is a schedule that includes all of the cabinets in the plan & where they are located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Cabinet Schedules w 3D Preview.jpg Cabinet Schedule w/ 3D Preview This is a schedule that includes all of the cabinets in the plan & where they are located. It also includes a 3D preview of the cabinets. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Plumbing & HVAC Plan.jpg Plumbing & HVAC Plan Provided as separate drawings to be overlaid on the floor plan, plumbing plans are typically drawn at 1/4″ scale and include the locations of all fixtures, cold water lines, hot water lines, waste water lines, vent piping, vent stacks, and gas lines. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: Plumbing Fixture Schedule.jpg Plumbing Fixture Schedule This is a schedule that includes all of the plumbing fixtures in the plan & where they are located. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B3oide-dkop6Tmc5X0x2WVJ2dFk Image Name: Plumbing Fixture Schedule w 3d Preview.jpg Plumbing Fixture Schedule w/ 3D Preview This is a schedule that includes all of the plumbing fixtures in the plan & where they are located. It also includes a 3D preview of the plumbing fixtures. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Window Schedule w/ 3D Previw.jpg Window Schedule w/ 3D Preview This schedule shows all of the windows in the plan along with a 3d preview of each window. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Door Schedules w 3D Preview.jpg Door Schedule w/ 3D Preview This schedule shows all of the doors in the plan along with a 3d preview of each door. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Room Finish Schedule.jpg Room Finish Schedule The room finish schedule shows the room name, floor, dimensions of the room, sq ft of the room, ceiling height, floor finish & ceiling finish of each room. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Floor Coverings Plan.jpg Floor Coverings Plan The floor coverings plan show what type of floor coverings are to be put in each room. A sample of each floor covering can be shown also. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Furniture Plan.jpg Furniture Plan This plan view shows the size & placement of your furniture for space planning. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oUlVXdnU3LUJ5X00 Image Name: Building Sections.jpg Building Sections Typically drawn at ¼” scale, building section drawings are cutaways of your residence. They are used to explain such important information as changes in roof, floor or ceiling heights, and to further clarify plan information. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (46) Photo Realistic Rendering.jpg Photo Realistic Rendering Photo Realistic Renderings are very high quality views of the house that are capable of producing a very high degree of visual realism. Insert the following image: Image Folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/0B0mmbOC7jX3oQVRVeFdIeXd6SFE Image Name: (63) Ceiling Plan.jpg Ceiling Plan The ceiling plan shows the lighting, sprinklers, smoke detectors, and any other objects that are located in or on the ceiling, such as the mechanical air diffusers and grilles. Reflected ceiling plan (RCP) is named so because it is a mirror image (reflected) view of the floor plan. You are looking up at the ceiling. When required, these sheets are typically drawn at ¼” scale. They include deck joist size, spacing and direction, deck beam sizes, framing details and unique structural specifications and conditions in the existing house. Importance of selecting a design professional/design company with experience As much as we’d love to tell you now that you know the plans and specification needed for your project you can go ahead and contact any company that provides design services to develop the detailed plans and specifications you require to build your project. You can very well do that, but careful consideration of who you choose to work with at this stage can be the most important decision you make on your project. This is one area that you should not look for the cheapest options. You should have the very best helping you put together those plans and specifications. Ideally, you’d contact a design or design-build company that has the necessary experience and practices the design build methodology. Because their focus is the design aspect, they will not have any biases when it comes to the construction which helps make sure you get exactly what you want for your project. The best place to start is to look for a design firm or design-build partner that has experience with a similar project to yours. If you are intending to build a new home that focuses on green energy, look for someone who has a portfolio of green energy projects they have already completed. When you have found one you know has the experience with your type of project, then you can look for the depth and reputation of that company. Look to see how long they have been in the industry, what other customers are saying in reviews and testimonials, and what other projects they feature in their portfolio. You may even get some good ideas for your project and will be able to see the scope of projects that company is experienced in. All of that value in a company can really add up but since the main point is to get as much value as possible, it’s worth the price. You are ready! Go and find your designer who will help make your project a success. Get as detailed as possible to shape the vision for your project. Lastly, enjoy the process!
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