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Aug 31 2011

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What Information is Included in House Blueprints

House BlueprintsIf you are considering purchasing a home plan from The House Plan Shop, you may be wondering what is included in the blueprints we offer. Below is a listing of the elements typically included in the pre-drawn house plans we published:

 

  1. Cover sheet
  2. Foundation Plan
  3. Floor Plan(s)
  4. Interior Elevations
  5. Exterior Elevations
  6. Basic Electric
  7. Simple Plumbing with a septic tank included
  8. Details
  9. Sections

 

To find out specific information about each one of these elements, please review The House Plan Shop’s FAQs.

 

Note: Not all pre-drawn home plans incorporate every element listed here. Blueprint pages vary by designer.

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Jul 27 2011

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How Much Does it Cost to Build This Home Plan

House Plan 057H-0022Before a customer makes a final decision on the right house plan or purchases blueprints, we are often asked how much it will cost to build a particular home. The experts at The House Plan Shop understand this is an important factor in making a final decision, as customers want to be sure they can afford to build the house of their dreams without going over budget. However, we know the costs for materials and labor vary greatly from one state to the next and sometimes even within the same city, making it impossible for us to provide an estimate for one of our house plans in any specified location. We can’t possibly know all the going rates for materials and labor all across the US and Canada. So, how can you get an estimated cost to build your desired home plan? We recommend checking with a few local builders or lumberyards. If you opt to check with builders, you can look in the phonebook, online or check with other family members and friends who have built a home in the past. Builders and the professionals at lumberyards deal with construction and materials costs on a daily basis and know the going rates for materials and labor in your particular area. Just ask for an estimated cost to build. Often, these professionals will quote a dollar amount per square foot. Be sure to ask what this quote includes as sometimes it will not include the heating and cooling system, foundation materials and a few other things. Checking locally is the best way to get an estimated cost to build for any of our house plans. We know it is a little more leg work for you, but, the estimate you obtain locally will be more accurate than any estimate we could provide because our estimate would be a guess.  

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Jun 29 2011

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Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your New House

Garage DoorsThe purpose and function of overhead garage doors have changed over time. Now, not only do they open, close and lock keeping your cars and other items in the garage safe and out of site, but they also contribute to the overall style and curb appeal of your home giving it a stylish look. Although, up and over garage doors also offer great security solutions. Furthermore, they play a roll in energy efficiency keeping the cold and heat out of your home. Safety is another important task for your garage door offering security and protection for your cars and other items stored in the garage. When you are going to get a new garage door, make sure to call the Garage Door Opener Replacement Services. Garage doors are available in a vast array of sizes, styles, colors and architectural themes ensuring you’ll find the right one to complement your new house. If you are building a new home, put some thought into the type of overhead doors you’d like to install. You can trust Steel-Line for a Garage Doors Melblbourne that impresses you  and keeps your home secure.They can work with you to create a personalized design that perfectly suits your home’s style and architecture, so you can enjoy a seamless exterior aesthetic with your unique custom design. Below is a list of things to consider before going through with your new garage door installation.:

 

    1. Does the garage door have a high durability rating?
    1. Is it available in a color that blends nicely with the façade of your house?
    1. Does the garage door complement the architectural style of your home and its exterior decorative elements like the front door, window shutters, etc.?
    1. What energy efficiency features does it have including insulation?
    1. Are there any special safety features included? Does the overhead garage door have a safety rating?
  1. Is the garage door available with customizable options such as your choice of hardware or glass allowing you to have your own unique appearance?

 

Also, take some time to check with garage door manufactures like Perth Garage Doors . Some offer a design tool by which you can upload a photo of your home and experiment or “try on” all the different garage door options including color and style, making it easy to select the right overhead garage door for your new house.

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