House Plans Drafting Services

At UR CAD Services, you’ll find the very best in affordable CAD Services for home plans. The main purpose of construction drawings (also called plans, blueprints, or working drawings) is to show what is to be built, while the specifications focus on the materials, installation techniques, and quality standards. The construction drawings and specification together, fully describe all the materials and products that are required to construct a building. A typical house plans consists of the below plan sheets:

Foundation Plan

As part of a house plan set, this Plan representation indicating the general design intent of the foundation. The foundation plan will show a slab, crawl space, or basement. The foundation plan is a plan view drawing, in section, showing the location and size of footings, piers, columns, foundation walls, and supporting beams. A foundation plan typically include footings for foundation walls, piers, and columns (hidden lines). Typically this includes the footing layout, post and beams, and extent of structural slabs, depending on what type of foundation is intended.

Floor Plans

As part of a house plan set, a floor plan is a type of drawing that shows you the layout of a home or property from above. Floor plans typically illustrate the location of walls, windows, doors, and stairs, as well as fixed installations such as bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinetry, and appliances. Dimensioned plans indicating the layout of rooms, walls, doors, and windows. Floor plans are usually drawn to scale and will indicate room types, room sizes, and wall lengths. In architecture and building engineering, a floor plan is a drawing to scale, showing a view from above, of the relationships between rooms, spaces, traffic patterns, and other physical features at one level of a structure. These plans are an overhead view of the house.

Roof Plan

As part of a house plan, this plan describes the elements that make up the roof. A roof plan is used to show the shape of the roof. The roof plan typically illustrates ridges, valleys, and hips. Materials. such as the roofing material, vents and their location, and the. type of underlayment are also typically specified on the roof. It also may indicate the roofing material and slopes of roof surfaces, as well as chimneys and decorative elements.

Exterior Elevations

As part of the house plan, an exterior elevation is a two dimensional drawing that shows what each side of the house looks like from the outside. Elevations are a 2d representation of each side of the house. The drawing provides the builder with key information about the home. They typically indicate the materials for the walls, roof, and other elements that are part of the home. 

Building Sections

As part of the building plan, a building section is a cut-away view through the house that show adjacencies of spaces. A building section is a section drawing presents the view of a building's structure in a way that it looks like it had been cut and sliced in half along an imaginary plane.  It shows the relationship the ground to the house and the roof.

Electrical Plans

As part of the building plans, the electrical floor plan is sometimes called as electrical drawing or wiring diagram. It is a type of technical drawing that delivers visual representation and describes circuits and electrical systems. It consists of symbols and lines that showcase the engineer's electrical design to its clients. This drawings indicates the location of lighting fixtures, switches and outlets, showing lighting design intent and layout.

Construction Notes and Details

General notes are important for proper interpretation of the construction drawings, but like many things, more does not always mean better. These details may include the foundation, interior walls, exterior walls, floors, stairways, and / or roof details. General notes used on drawings should be carefully selected and written so as not to duplicate, paraphrase, or contradict other contract documents. The final additions come during the construction Phase with modifications, the final components included in the legal Construction Documents. The Construction Documents contain contract forms, conditions of the contract, specifications, and drawings. 

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