How Are Our Plans Different

 

We are different....

HOW ARE YOUR PLAN DIFFERENT FROM MAIL ORDER PLANS?

The plans we provide you have been custom designed, developed and prepared just for you. The floor plan is just what you wanted the materials are just what your ordered and the design is what you like. 

Why settle for stock plans when you can have custom plans. Participate in the design of your home.

Mail order plans do not meet your specific needs. Here are some reasons why:

1.The Foundation (Basement) Plan you receive more than likely will not have beams and columns as the support system. Instead there will be either A) A maze of bearing walls as the support system, B) No foundation because the home is designed on a slab or a crawl space, or C) If they do show a beam and column system the beams would be expensive steel beams.

2.The drawings you receive more than likely will not contain framing information. Floor framing, ceiling joist framing and roof framing plans may have to be purchased separately.

3.The drawings you receive more than likely will contain superfluous information on interior finishes, materials and trim which may not be to your liking.

4.The home design you receive more than likely will not be designed to comply to your local building codes, A) If you live in a snow area the roof framing will not be designed for snow loads, B) If you live in a high wind area the roof framing will not be designed for high (hurricane) winds, C) If you live in a high risk seismic area your home will not be designed for earth quake loads.

5.The home design will not meet your needs exactly. A) The kitchen may be to small, B) The master bedroom suite may not be what you like, C) The garage may be on the wrong side of the home, D) The family room has to many door ways and you can't place your furniture, E) If you have to include a basement in your design than you have to make room for a stair way, and yadda-yadda-yadda...... for any number of reasons the design will not meet your specific needs.

We know. We have seen these plans from many customers who bring them to us to make some or all of these changes. They pay for stock plans and then they pay us to change the plans to meet their needs.

Not sure? Visit you local building department to talk with the building official or talk to a local builder about what you get and what they think of mail order stock plans, Then call us.

We have the experience. We have the knowledge. We have the interest to explore design over the internet.  Our use of CAD tools and the presence of the internet provides us the opportunity to offer architectural services in this new electronic format.

 

The depth of our experience and the breath of our knowledge in housing design uniquely qualify us to offers you an Architects service over the internet.

We call it ... Archi-Net-ture™.