a: Floor Plans: House plan drawings indicating dimensions for construction
b: Roof Plan: Drawings indicating roof slopes and unique conditions
c: Exterior Elevations: Drawings showing appearance and the types of materials used for the exterior finish
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e: Construction Details: Drawings showing specific construction of building elements at a large scale
f: Kitchen and bath elevations
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Q:Doesn't a roof style like this cause a kite effect with high wind storms? I would think it would be prone to roof wind damage?
A:House is designed with H2.5T Hurricane clips
Date Posted: 14-Sep-21
Q:Hello, what is the rain load for the roof? Can a spiral or ergonomic staircase be added for the loft space instead of the ladder? Is there enough room for it?
A:The roof is designed for 150lb snow load.
You could substitute a spiral stair for the loft ladder is you’d like
Date Posted: 07-Jul-21
Q:Is this a stem wall slab? If not, can you quote to modify it to that?
A:This plan is a Stem Wall slab foundation
Date Posted: 28-Jun-21
Q:Where would the mechanical room (water heater and furnace) be?Is there a plumbing plan to go with the plans ? Where would either a gas fireplace or pipe chasing for a wood/pellet stove be best located in the family room. Thinking of wanting to secure upper floor from second floor so could a secure door be installed at the top of the stairway entering the kithchen. Could an 8 foot wide deck be extended from the plan deck around the side of the structure on the upstairs bedroom side of the reverse plan to about the length of the bedroom? Thinking for this plan for a high snowfall area requiring 150 lbs/ft2 snowloading. Does this plan meet that criteria? Finally what is the designed pitch of the roof and recommended crossbeam material for the three main crossbeams?
A:There is ample room in the garage for mechanical and water heater.
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Date Posted: 08-Mar-21
Q:Hello, Can you build this on the CA Sierra's and does the plan include information for snow loads and seismic activity? Thank you
A:Yes! It’s designed to meet IRC codes. The roof is designed for 50lb snow loads. You will need a local professional to ensure it meets your local seismic needs.
Date Posted: 10-Feb-21
Q:How large are the roof overhangs? They look to be about 30".
A:They are 36” and can be set at your preference in the field
Date Posted: 15-Jan-21
Q:Can the snow load be increased to 100 lbs sq ft? Is that simply a matter of increasing the size of the rafters and decreasing the spacing between them? And maybe increasing the size of the walls where the beams go to distribute the weight?
A:You can go to 100lbs by increasing the rafter size. The wall size should not need to change, but you may need to resize some window headers. Your local lumberyard can help with that.
Date Posted: 15-Jan-21
Q:Looking for this style of home and floor layout but need a front entry garage instead of the current side entry shown with this particular plan. Is there is a plan that already exists with the design we are looking for?
A:Yes, see plan 40863: https://varnish.coolhouseplans.com/house-plan-40863
Date Posted: 30-Dec-20
Q:would it be possible to replace the garage door with a people door? Where is the boiler, furnace, AC, the utility room? Would this design work for radiant under slab heat? Where would the washer and dryer go?
A:Yes the garage door can be replace with a person door.
The boiler, furnace, ac would be located in an area in the garage. You can certainly use radiant under slab heat.
Currently the washer and dryer are located in the upstairs bath.
Date Posted: 04-Sep-20
Q:What is the maximum snow load?
A:It was designed to carry 50lb snow load.
Date Posted: 02-Sep-20
Q:Hi I'm interested on this model plan, is there an option for a fireplace? If yes, where would it be the location or possible locations?
A:We do not have the plan with a fireplace, but it could go anywhere you want. I suggest a wood burning stove, as it will require the least amount of space. With it you really wouldn’t need us to make modifications. Just install in the field.
Date Posted: 13-Aug-20
Q:Does the materials list include the exterior siding and the exterior sheathing?
A:Yes it will
Date Posted: 20-Jul-20
Q:How much does it cost to build this plan on average? Without the price of the lot
A:Use the cost to build link on right hand side of the plan page. It will use your location and calculate the costs for you.
Date Posted: 10-Jul-20
Q:Regarding plan #40816, do you offer there ability to download a sample plan with dimensions for the purpose of determining if the house will fit in a lot without buying the full set. Obviously, I would purchased the full set once it was determined the house size would fit on the lot.
A:You can purchase the study set, or use the overall width and depth shown on the image
Date Posted: 06-Jul-20
Q:I have a question about the differences in this plan and the 2 bedroom plan. One is a two car garage and this model says it has a 1 car garage but the 16’ x 8’ door measurement is the same in both floor plans. Also, is the loft area part of the 3 bedroom plan?
A:The garage areas are the same size, just called out differently on the website. Yes the loft is in both plans.
Date Posted: 11-May-20
Q:Thank you so much for your prompt reply regarding the loft in plan 40816. I would like to verify the garage door of 8x16 will accommodate 2 cars. Thank you. Sharon
A:Yes! 16’ garage doors are common in garages. It can be enlarge if you want. Our minimum change fee is $300, but your builder can probably make the change in the field.
Date Posted: 03-Oct-19
Q:Can I make modifications to this plan?
A:Yes you can! Please click the "Modifications" tab above to get more information.
Q:What is the estimated price to build this plan?
A:The national average for a house is running right at $125.00 per SF. You can get more detailed information by clicking the Cost-To-Build tab above. Sorry, but we cannot give cost estimates for garage, multifamily or project plans.
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