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Previous Questions and Answers
Q:How many square feet with out the exterior car port?
A:The square footage for the lower level is measured from the exterior walls of the house, the carport is not included in the square footage measurement.
Date Posted: 18-Mar-21
Q:What is the ceiling height of the smaller garage space and could it be raised to be level with the rest of the garage?
The ceiling height of the smaller garage is 9'-4". If you would like to raise the ceiling height please fill out a modification request form.
Date Posted: 23-Nov-20
Q:What is the roof snow load per ft rating for this design ?? Can it be increased ?? Also what kind of beams support the 2nd floor floor joist...and can the floor joist be a different wood I beam other than Weyerhauser TJI 210 as long has they have the same structural strength ratings ??
A:50 lb snow load
glue lam beams
yes you can switch joist (equal to or better)
Date Posted: 13-Feb-20
Q:Can you tell me more about the roof construction ? Can a ridge beam be used with rafters, and if so is there a need for ridge support logs in the center of the garage to support the ridge-beam or are collars ties used ? If trusses are used what kind of truss design is called out to save roof space....is it a scissor truss design...or are there load bearing walls in the upstairs to support some of the roof spans ?
A:Engineered trusses are called out for this roof plan, spanning left to right. Scissor trusses span from the front covered deck up till the back of the kitchen/great room area. Flat trusses span from the beginning of the bedroom/hallway/bathroom area to the end of the house.
Date Posted: 03-Feb-20
Q:On the foundation, does it have a cross section that shows the steel? Are all the headers in the house sized or engineered? What size are the floor joists? What size are the post and beams in the garage?
A:-Yes the cross section does show the steel
-All headers are sized
-Floor joists are TJI 210 (16")
-All posts in garage are 6x6 and all beams are noted in the drawings
Date Posted: 03-Sep-19
Q:What is the finish of the ceiling throughout the garage area? What is the height of the two larger garage door bays front-to-back? May I install car lifts in either bay front-to-back?
A:Ceiling finish throughout garage area is 5/8" GYP. Board Type X:
The taller garage bays are 10' high and car lifts may be installed
Date Posted: 22-Aug-19
Q:what are the dimensions of this foundation?
A:Foundation Dimensions are as follows:
House only: 44' wide by 44' deep
w/ concrete patios and post locations: 56' wide by 58' deep
Date Posted: 07-May-19
Q:I am looking at this plan. Can you confirm that the building picture doesn't exactly correspond to the Sketched Elevations and floorplans. I am looking specifically to the placement of the doors and carport/porch area.
A:That's correct. The picture shown is a version of this plan, with slight window/door changes. The carport/covered area is accurately depicted in the photo. The only real difference between this plan and the picture is the man door that has replaced the original garage bay for the front elevation.
Date Posted: 17-Apr-19
Q:We are interested in plan # 86568. Is there a way to purchase a study plan that allows us to obtain bids from contractors so we can see if it is something we are able to afford to build? I was looking on another site that said they get stamped “not for construction” so a contractor cannot legally build from it. That would be wonderful if we can purchase something like that. We are not sure if it is something we can afford to build so I would like to be able to get some quotes from builders before we spend $1000 or more on the plans.
A:Thank you for your inquiry, unfortunately we do not offer study sets for our designs
Date Posted: 16-Apr-19
Q:What is the height of the doors on the garage? Could they be changed?
The height of the garage doors are as follows:
Three of them are 10' tall by 10' wide
Two of them are 8' tall by 10' wide
Yes, these heights can be changed
Date Posted: 04-Feb-19
Q:what is the height of the ceilings in front of the bathroom in the garage area and could you put a car lift in this area?
The height of the ceiling in the middle of the garage (in front of the bathroom) is at 12'
You could put a car lift in this area, or if you are wanting to raise the ceilings, we can provide you a quote for that modification.
Date Posted: 01-Feb-19
Q:Is the ceiling a cathedral ceiling for the great room, dinning, and the kitchen.
That is correct, the ceiling is vaulted for the great room, dining, and kitchen areas at a 4/12 pitch
Date Posted: 25-Jan-19
Q:What is the pitch of the lower roof sections ?
The roof pitch of the lower roof sections are both at 4/12
Date Posted: 30-Nov-18
Q:Is there a 3 vehicle variant of this plan with 10' doors ? Are the floor joists engineered or milled ? Is it possible to support the floor joists with a beam in the center (front to back) with only 1 post in the center?
Here is the elevation for this plan, the photo shown on the website does not represent the third car garage door on the front. The 2 front and one rear garage doors in the center bay are 10', while the front and rear doors on the left side are 8'. The floor i-joists are engineered. We can redesign for a larger single post in the center to carry that load, this would require a 2 hour modification to the plan.
Q:Do these plans have a vaulted ceiling in the living room and kitchen area?
This plan does have vaulted ceilings in the family room and kitchen.
Date Posted: 22-Aug-18
Q:HOW TALL ARE THE BIG GARAGE DOORS
A:The large garage doors are 10'X10', the smaller ones are 10'X8'.
Date Posted: 03-Oct-17
Q:can the lower level wall in front of the bath be removed or is it load bearing? if the wall stays how deep is that bay?
A:The wall that is separates the garage and the entry area is a load bearing wall. The interior depth in the garage is 21'-4".
Date Posted: 16-Aug-17
Q:Is this on monolithic slab pour with what depth (30 Inch below grade or more)? Or is it just slab? Would the plan need to be modified?
A:no... footing, stem wall with a floating slab...
Date Posted: 26-Jan-17
Q:How wide is the stair area? My husband says a 4 foot stairway would be ideal. I'm guessing it's only 3 feet wide?
A:Stairs are 3'-6" measure from inside wall to inside wall. Modifications to this plan are also available if you would like stair width to be increased.
Date Posted: 18-Apr-16
Q:What size is the large overhead garage door on rear elevation?
A:10' high & 10' wide
Date Posted: 13-Aug-15
Q:can this home be an 'offgrid' home ?.
A:YES!... GENERATOR OR SOLAR...
Date Posted: 24-Mar-15
Q:Is there any way I could find out how much this would cost to build as far as materials go? If not who would I contact about this?
A:Hello... I built this house (at least the main part of it... if I were to guess on materials... vinyl windows... basic finishes... around 35k...; 5 years ago it cost me and I generaled the job 81k including the well & septic...
Date Posted: 18-Feb-13
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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