Every day, we get a number of emails and phone calls from people who want to know about modifications. Some people know exactly what they want, others aren't too sure.
Structural engineering is the analysis of home plans or a building's proposed structure to verify that the framing members and the method of construction is sufficient.
Many projects require modifications to the house plans. What if I need the help of a professional draftsman or architect? What do I order when I need to make several and/or big changes? You, my friend, need a CAD file.
It's amazing what trying to save a buck can cost you. Here are a couple of examples of DIYers I have met that [I'm sure] paid much more than they had to just because they wanted to save a buck on house plans.
Building spec homes over custom can be much easier and more profitable. However, it can be risky. The best thing to do is start with a good floor plan and build it in a good area.
Engineering - What is it, and why is the city asking for it? These are questions that we get asked quite frequently here at The Plan Collection.
Some of the house plans on our site already have the image of the rear elevation. If you would like to see the rear elevation of a house plan, please contact us.
I have admiration for those who try and general their own home construction. However, I have seen very few people save money. There are many secrets to making the building process run smoothly.
Well, each city enforces requirements and codes differently. If we do have to have it engineered, we take it to a local engineer. Your builder should have an engineer that he recommends.