If you do not want to send any personal information over the internet you may download and print the Order Form, fill out all the information needed and mail it back to our office along with a Certified Cheque or Money Order for the balance, after which we will promptly send your plans to you within 48 hours.
A: - We supply 8 Sets with your order. There are many different suppliers and trades involved in building your new home. For example, your local building authority will require 2 sets for building permit at application time (one will be returned after construction), the surveyor will require one, your truss and floor supplier will require one, as well, you should get two estimates from building suppliers, and you should get at least two estimates from all the subtrades involved (Cribber, Framers, Plumbers, Etc.) If you require more sets than 8, just let us know at the time you place your order. See our stock plan pricing for the extra cost of more sets of plans.
A: - 2 to 3 weeks is the standard time frame but may take longer depending on the number of changes and your prompt response to the change orders. Call our office and we can give you a start date. Note: our work load at that time may have an affect on the time it takes to start and complete your drawings.
A: - For "CUSTOM DESIGN" pricing click this link or call us for more info 780-858-2127
A: - If we haven't started any prelimanary or consultation with you, Yes, we will refund your deposit.
A: - Once your order has been printed they are not returnable for credit.
A - Yes, most plans can be ordered as reversed and are right readable (Not backwards). Using a plan that has everything
reversed can cause major problems like door & window openings ordered wrong, roof system ordered wrong, and more .
A: - If you need some minor modifications, your builder can most likely do that without modification to the plans. Most local
A: - You will receive the following, which is typical in all our plans, Custom, or Stock:
A: - Because of different labor and material costs from region to region, it is impossible for us to give you a projected cost for your new home. Your best resources are your local building contractors and realtors who can give you a per square foot cost to help with your construction budget. Check with building material supply stores to get a cost per square foot for the material package. Check with friends and neighbors who may have built as to what it may have cost them. Also get some recommendations as who or what subtrade to get. It's not a difficult process but it is best to do some research before you commit to building.
A: - No, at this time we do not supply a building material list. If you are planning on being your own general contractor, you will need to get a cost from building suppliers and all the subtrades. Try and get at least two different quotes for every subtrade and supplier you will need.
As a rule you do NOT need a Engineer's report or seal on our plans. Your local building authorities may require this if your building has some non-standard building conditions such as: extreme site conditions (steep grades, or poor load bearing soil), Preserved Wood Foundations, 2 foot grade beams on pilings, etc. It is the responsibility of the plan purchaser for any cost incurred for any engineering reports required by the local building authorities.
A - You may do so by using one of the following methods:
Click on the "BUY NOW" icon beside the plan you have chosen and you will be taken directly to "PAYPAL" where you can make your purchase with your credit card for a safe and secure transaction.
Download and print the order form. Fill out all the information needed, fax it back to us and we will email you an invoice with a link to " PayPal" to complete the purchase with your credit card.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please go to the "Contact Us" page.
Most regulations regarding building a duplex, tri-plex, and 4-plex are basically the same. They all require separate mechanical rooms, separate entrances and fire-rated separation walls; and the best part is you DO NOT need any engineered drawings in most localties. As for anything larger than a 4-Plex, these are considered as a commercial building. Therefore, the rules change. Some of the requirements for these types of dwellings are: Engineered Drawings for the Building, Heating, Plumbing, Electrical, etc. The best advice we can give you is before you invest in a lot of time and money, check with your local building inspection agency. They should be able to give some very important information as per what you will require to build your project.
Absolutely. When you place an order on-line with PayPal, rest assured that your information is secured. PayPal is one of the largest e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfer to be made through the Internet. Millions of buyers & sellers worldwide use Paypal.
Every plan on our website has been drawn by E-Designs only. Most home plan websites online today are brokers for designers who are spread across the country(s). When you call us for an answer, you speak directly to the designer - no Middleman. So if you have a question, feel free to contact me, Jerry.
Foundation Plan will include:
Scaled detailed drawings showing foundation walls with footings. Including concrete, ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) or P.W.F. foundations.
Floor Plan(s) will include:
All exterior and interior dimensions of walls including different type of wall designs and finishes.
The elevations will show all the details of the exterior such as the wall finishes, window and door treatments, roof lines and pitches, decks, railings, steps, decorative posts for covered verandas, fireplace chase, plus much more.
Exterior Elevation(s) will include:
Building Cross Section(s) will include:
The cross sections show the house cut in a section to reveal many aspect of the house design which will be needed by the builder.
A: - If an area has been zoned as single family dwellings, usually they do not allow multi family units.
The answer is No. All plans, drawings and anything on this website is all copyrighted and protected undered the Canadian and United States Copyright Acts. It is a common misunderstanding that it is permissible to copy, adapt, or change a floor plan or design found in any media. It is not.
Square footage calculations are made from outside the exterior frame wall and do not include decks, porches, garages, basements, attics, fireplaces, etc. Our calculations include only heated spaces. We include two storey and vaulted areas only once in the calculations of the first floor. Stairs are counted once. Square footage is calculated using the actual working drawings.
No, our plans do not include mechanical plans or schematics as many different systems are available. Your heating contractor must submit a detailed drawing with duct design and heat loss calculation. For hydronic/geothermal installations, the homeowner needs to provide a site specific drawing and a heat loss and equipment list from a certified installer.
Our home plans as well as other websites' plans are designed to meets building codes as close as possible, but as plans are sold throughout Canada and the USA, it would be impossible to ensure that all plans meets your Local building codes. Things such as snowloads, winds, soil conditions can play a huge role in design. When you order your Roof and Floor system, the supplier will supply you with a compliance letter and shop drawings (which is usually needed when applying for a building permit) indicating that their product(s) and design(s) have been Engineered to meet your specifications. Local building practices vary from area to area, but at the end of the day, it is the responsibility of your builder(s) and subtrade(s) to complete their work in accordance with Local and National building codes. They must satisfy the expectations of the expert building inspection services.
Some jurisdictions will allow a home to be built without a "BCIN" number if the homeowner is the builder. It would be best to check with them first for all the requirements for the building permit process. The Province of Ontario made it mandatory for all engineers, architects and designers to complete a certification requirement by the Province. It is the only Province or Territory in Canada that requires this. This is a costly undertaking for all as the cost is past on to the homeowner. It was basically implemented to put the onus on the engineers, architects and designers to ensure that all aspects of their designs meet all building codes. But the fact is, no matter what we put on the plans, who will make sure it was built that way? It still is the responsibility of builder(s), subtrade(s) and the local building inspection service to ensure that all aspects of the construction meets all codes.
No they do not because every area has different design requirements for a Roof design such as snowloads, etc., and with an engineered Floor system, depending on how it is designed can make a big difference in cost. But, the best part is that they will be provided for you Free of cost when you order your Roof and Floor systems, from the supplier.
Yes, we do it all the time, from Concrete, Pressure Treated Wood and ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms).
Contact us as for a cost to modify a plan to meet your needs.
Just about any plan can be made into a Walkout or Daylight Basement. If you don't have enough slope on your grade, maybe you use a retaining wall to make it work. You can use retaining walls to accommodate an exterior entrance to the basement. Give us a call.
Yes, give us a call and we will try to accommodate your needs.
We do not keep any information as to where a home plan was built. We respect the privacy of all our customers and do not reveal names nor locations of where a home may have been built.
We have designed single famly and multi famly homes in Whitehorse, Hay River, Yellowknife and elsewhere in the Yukon and Territories of northern Canada. In Canada, it's cold in the winter, so we know first hand what is needed to build a warm & energy efficient home.
All plans and any information on this website are copyright protected. More information go to COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
No problem... Just give me (Jerry) a call or send me a quick email. I will get an answer to you ASAP. Contact Us
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E-Designs is always adding new exciting house plans to our inventory so you can find your perfect Canadian home plan for your dream house. We are an Alberta Canada based custom design company able to customize any house plans for Canada so you can have your home plan the way you want it. The home plans are categorized so it's easy to find your floor plan in the styles of house plan or duplex plan you are looking for. All of our house plans have basement plans and some walkout basement plans. There are a lot of options to pick from: Spilt Entry Bi-Level plan, 2 Storey house plan, Bungalow home plan, Ranch Style or maybe a floor plan that can accomodate a Duplex floor plan or Four-Plex plan. Maybe you're looking for a cottage floor plan or cabin floor plan for your recreational home plan at the lake. E-Designs also has floor plans for Split Level home style plans, 2 Storey house plans and for one and a half Storey plans. Maybe you want a house plan with a vaulted or cathedral ceiling. If we don't have your dream home plan, then we can custom design your house plan for you. From basic starter homes to executive homes, we can custom design for any locality in Canada.
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Yes we do. At this time we do about 80% of our Foundations in ICF. We do not do very many homes with ICF above the