Yes. The plans you purchase will be permit ready. There may be additional items you or your contractor will need to provide to get a permit approval. These items depend on your permit office requirements and location of build. These items may include:
Please consult with your contractor to determine the additional items you may need.
We can make modifications for an additional cost depending on what is needed. This is typically the easiest route for our customers due to the engineering requirements if certain modifications are made. CAD files can be purchased for you or other design professionals to make changes to your liking. Your purchase of our plans includes a license to build one house and can not be resold.
Yes we are local and have offices to meet and discuss your project. Purchase of one our our plans and a design consultation fee is required for a meeting to make modifications.
Yes we can provide preliminary plans and bid sets not for construction but with enough information to get approximate pricing. If a full set of construction plans is purchased we will credit the bid set fee on your stamped plans purchase.
All of our plans have been designed to meet minimum Florida building code requirements with most being previously approved through the major cities and counties in north Florida. However, certain municipalities and plan reviewers require additional items to be on the plans. Sometimes municipalities will have their own ordinances or requirements above and beyond the building code and it is very difficult to know them all. We stand behind our plans and will address any comments within reason. Even though permitting can be a large bear to tackle we strive to make it smoother for our customers. If comments cause major changes to the plans outside the minimum requirements per the Florida building code we will bill hourly based on our standard rates.
This is a loaded question and could vary greatly. There are many good online references to get you a “ballpark” number but to be safe I would be looking for actual quotes from local contractors. Labor and material pricing/availability can be across the map from county to county. Your best best is to get local bids from local contractors. We can provide referrals for local builders if requested.
Possibly depending on the natural grade of your land and minimum finish floor requirements set by FEMA and local ordinances. This is something your surveyor or builder can give you direction on. Our plans include a monolithic foundation but for an additional fee we can design alternative foundation systems.
Our base stamped plan package includes 2- 24×36 stamped sets for permitting. Additional stamped sets can be purchased or you can buy the stamped plan set with electronic PDF package to print as many copies as you need at your local print shop.
All our plans are designed with 2×4 walls typically used in north florida new residential construction. We understand some clients want stronger or more energy efficient wall systems and we can provide this for an added cost.. There are options in the place you order page to modify exterior wall types and sizes. These modifications do add design time on our end and a few extra days is required to finalize.
No. It is against the law for a licensed professional architect or engineer to stamp plans they have not personally prepared or were prepared under their supervision, direction, or control.