What is Included?

Following is a listing of what is included in our Construction Drawings. Additional information can be found in Questions about our house plans and to view an example of our Construction Drawings please see Construction Drawings Example. We advise that you consult your local building official to verify what you will need to submit for your building permit as additional information may be required for your area.

Study Sets include the Exterior Elevations and Floor Plan sheets only and not to be used for construction.

Exterior Elevations

Your house plans will include drawings of all the exterior sides of the house.  The Front Elevation will be drawn at 1/4″ = 1′-0″ for scaling purposes and then all exterior elevations are drawn to scale at 1/8″ = 1′-0″ with notes referring to exterior materials, finishes, plate heights, roof pitches, and any other notes particular to the plan.

Floor Plan

Floor plans are drawn at 1/4″ = 1′-0″ and include dimensions, ceiling heights, area calculations, plumbing fixture location, cabinetry layouts, wall plate heights, and specific notes about features and construction.  Doors and windows are referenced to their corresponding schedules.

Window, Door, and Room Schedules

For each schedule we include sizes for all windows and doors as well as identify room finishes, ceiling heights, and any other important aspects which need to be conveyed.

Foundation Plan &Details

Foundation plans are for a monolithic slab foundation and are drawn at 1/4″ = 1′-0″.  Included is the location of footings, grade beams, ribs, brick ledges, etc.  Foundation details of these elements are also included and drawn at 3/4″ = 1’=0″

Wall Sections

Wall sections are drawn at 1″ = 1′-0″ and illustrate the various exterior wall types and their material composition from their footing to their rafters.

Electrical Plan

Electrical plans are drawn at 1/4″ = 1′-0″ and show the location of light fixtures, fans, switches, outlets, cable tv jacks, telephone jacks, thermostats, and smoke detectors.

General Notes

General notes cover a wide range of construction guidelines and standards to assist the owner and builder.

Out of respect for the privacy of the homeowner, we do not give out addresses of homes that have been built from our plans.

The best way to determine the cost of building your house plan is to consult a builder in your area that builds houses similar to the one you are interested in. Keep in mind that costs can vary from builder to builder and your choice of finishes, cabinetry, fixtures, etc. will greatly influence the cost of construction. If you are getting bids from more than one builder verify that they are allowing for the same items. You want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.

If you have a question about a house plan, simply Email Us to submit your question. We will answer your question as soon as possible.

No, we do not have a catalogue or plan book available.

Making changes to our house plans is not part of our online service. Many changes can be made by a qualified builder or residential designer in your area. If you would like us to make changes to one of our house plans you must meet with us and purchase the plan from our office in Lafayette, LA. The fee for making changes to the plans sold in our office is determined on a case by case basis relative to the involvement of the modifications.

Yes, we can custom design a house plan for our you. However, custom designs are not available through our website. You must meet with us in our office to receive this service. The fee for our basic service to custom design your house plan starts at $1.25 x the total square footage under roof. Please email or call us to set up an appointment to begin the process of custom designing your new home.

Yes! Please email or call us to set up an appointment (M-F 8am – 4pm cst). There is a $75 consultation fee for viewing our plans which is refunded to you when you purchase a plan. Our online store has just a handful of the many plans we have to offer in our office.

House plans purchased with LINES are not stamped/sealed by an architect nor engineer. Our plans are designed to conform with the International Residential Code. Most states do not require an architect’s or engineer’s stamp/seal. However, building codes vary with location and change from time to time. Consult your builder or local codes official to find out if your plans will need to be engineered by your local licensed engineer or architect.

Our plans do not include details for HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical systems. HVAC system details such as location of units, type and brand of units used, and duct layout are regulated and determined by your local building codes and your choice of heating and cooling system. Regarding Plumbing and Electrical systems, you must determine the direction the water flow will enter your house and where the electrical feed will enter. Your builder, HVAC contractor, Plumber, and Electrician will detrmine the location, type of system, and calculate the necessary load requirements for your house based on your local building codes. Our Electrical Plan is strictly for suggesting the locations for fixtures, outlets, switches, etc.

No, we do not provide a materials list for any of our house plans.

Yes. The text on our mirrored plans read the same as our non-mirrored plans.