Home Plan Type
1000 or less
1001 to 2000
2001 to 3000
3001 to 4000
4001 to 5000
Greater than 5000
Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
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Alternate Foundation Type:
All of our plans are drawn with a conventional "T-footing" or a raised
foundation with a crawlspace. We also offer at an additional cost of
$165.00 per plan a "Concrete Slab on Grade" foundation. If neither of
these foundation choices are suitable we suggest that you order reproducible
vellums and have your local professional make the changes that you require.
Since the cost of developing these plans can be spread over many orders,
we are able to offer these building blueprints to you
for a fraction of their development cost. Our price schedule (A, B,
C, D, E, F, G, or H) and is based on the size of the plan. To determine
the price of your plan, consult the Index of Plans and Price Schedule
to obtain the correct price information for the number of sets you wish
Since component costs of building a home, including site preparation,
labor, materials, permits, and transportation, vary widely from area
to area, only a local expert, using the working-drawing blueprints,
can give you accurate cost information. Costs will also vary with the
extras you add and the economies you may be able to introduce. Square
foot area shown for each plan is for living area only and does not include
porch, garage, attic and deck areas since many of these features are
optional, and in any case, cost less per square foot to build than the
main dwelling. Square foot area can only give you a very rough idea
of the cost and should not be used as a basis for a contract.
Mirror Reverse Set:
If you find a particular house plan would suit you or your lot better
if it were reversed, we will reverse the plan and print as many copies
as you desire. On a reverse set of plans the computer automatically
corrects all words so they will read correctly. There is a $100.00 surcharge
per plan order for doing this.
Number of sets of Blueprints Needed:
Five sets of a plan is a bare minimum for any construction project.
You will need (1) set, your lender will need (1) set, your contractor
will need (1) set, your building department will need (1-4) depending
upon location and your subcontractors will need some sets. A single
set of study prints is available so you can review the plan in detail.
One set will not be enough to build your house and U.S. Copyright Laws
prohibit reproduction of blueprints without permission. If you need
a cost effective way for your builder or other professional to make
major changes, consider ordering reproducible vellums -- original working
drawings reproduced on erasable vellum. From these masters you can make
as many copies as you like. Refer to the Plan Package Price Schedule
for the cost of these reproducible.
In determining the total number of sets you will need, we suggest that
you take the following into consideration: * To study the layout and
design, 1-set is generally sufficient * To build the home, you may need
to customize your order using the available options such as mirror reversed
plans, or reproducible vellums. You may need to check with you lender,
subdivision association, building department, planning department, and
general contractor to determine the total number of sets necessary.
Our Order Policy:
* It is our intent to give you prompt, courteous service. Upon receipt
of your order, it will be processed immediately and depending upon payment,
shipped as soon as funds are good. * All plan purchases are final. No
refunds or exchanges as plans are project specific. * We will allow
orders for additional sets up to 60 days from date of original purchase.
After that date, any reorder will be considered a new order.
We accept credit cards, cash and checks or money orders made out to
American Homeplans. If you send a check shipment will not
be released until check clears our bank.
Each blueprint package provides clear concise plans with technical points
covered in easy to understand language. Here is everything you need,
in blueprint form, to show you and your builder the home you are going
to build. The package includes the following: Exterior Elevations with
the front elevation in different options (please choose one) at 1/4"=1'-0"
scale, and the side elevations at 1/8"=1'-0" scale. The exterior materials
are clearly marked along with ridge heights, plate heights and roof
pitches. Floor Plan(s) are drawn at 1/4"=1'-0" with detailed dimensions
and notations showing windows, doors, walls, cabinet layout, etc. to
complete the architectural portion of your home. Foundation
Plan is drawn at 1/4"=1'-0" with dimensions, details, and
notations necessary to place rebar, concrete, posts and framing materials
where necessary to complete the home. Roof
Framing Plan(s) are drawn at 1/4"=1'-0" scale showing the
ridge lines, overhangs, details, and framing necessary to complete the
roof structure of your home. Cross
Sections are drawn at 1/4"=1'-0" along vertical cut away
views of your home. We will select those areas that give you and your
builder the best view of what a dissection of your home will look like.
Electrical Plan(s) are
drawn at 1/4"=1'-0" and include all switch locations, cable locations,
light locations etc. We do not draw these on the floor
plan(s) as it often clutters and becomes confusing with
all the information you are trying to decipher. Detail Sheets are normally
drawn at 3/4"=1'-0" and include all the details called out throughout
the plans such as foundation stemwall, ridge tie, window and door trim
etc. It is the blowup of all the small intricate pieces that make up
the jigsaw puzzle. We draw those details which are not standard or are
necessary to understand our goal of completing your home.
Original working-drawings reproduced on erasable vellum can be a cost-effective
way for your builder or other local professional to make changes without
redrawing the plan from scratch. Refer to the Plan Package Price Schedule
for the cost of these Reproducible.
Shipping and Handling:
We ship most of our plans Via UPS. As a result, we will need a street
address to properly process your order. Shipping costs may increase
without notice. International shipping rates are higher and you will
need to contact us prior to placement of order. Signature is required
for all deliveries.
Terms of Sale:
All plans sold from this catalog are protected under the Federal Copyright
Act. Reproduction of the working -drawing blueprints is strictly prohibited.
The purchaser of the 5-set construction package is licensed to construct
the plan as originally designed or to change the plan to meet specific
needs. The purchaser of reproducible vellums is licensed to modify and
reproduce sets of blueprints for one house and not for resale. The purchase
of 1-set of blueprints is intended for review and study. If construction
is contemplated, the 5-set package is the required minimum. Within 30
days of purchase of the 1-set, the purchaser may "trade up" to the 5-set
package (4 additional sets) for a cost of $100.00 plus shipping, after
which the cost of each additional set is the standard $40.00 plus shipping.
The purchaser may purchase additional sets of blueprints at $100.00
each plus shipping for up to 60 days from the date of original purchase
after which any additional purchases will be considered a new order.
Title 24 Heat and Energy Loss Calculations:
Title 24 heat and energy loss calculations are calculations only required to
my knowledge in California. We use the State of California Software to run these
calculations. These calculations are an additional $150.00 (price schedules
AA, A, B, C) and an additional $200.00 (price schedules D, E, F) and require
that you specify a front orientation (North, South, East, or West) as the heat
loss through windows is determined by which way the glazing is facing.