Frequently asked questions
What is a concept house plan
If you own the concept plans, you have a major advantage when shopping for a builder.
As you can get several builders to compete or bid for the job and get the best possible price.
This will normally save you many thousands of dollars, compared to using the builders plans as he owns the copyright on his own plans, and it illegal to have other builders bid on his design.
So you are open to legal action for breach of copyright. This can even happen years after the home is complete.
Where as if you own the concept plans, this saves all that risks.
The reason is because of buying power.
They normally are affiliated with a number of building material suppliers, and will draw the final construction drawings to meet there building specifications.
All though you will have final say on the building material, they will have a base building specifications that they get the best price for.
The building specifications are an important group of documents which forms part of the building contract.
The specifications can change from builder to builder and from one city to another depending on availability.
As an owner builder you can use the concept plans to send to building material suppliers and tradesman to get quotes before moving to full construction plans.
This means as an owner builder you will know the full costs of construction with in a few weeks, and if the project will meet your budget.
Also having the full construction costs means you can approach the bank with confidence, knowing that you can finish the home completely.
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What are Structural drawings
And getting approval to build normally needs Structural drawings , which are generally prepared by registered professional structural engineers.
Normally, they will do a soil test of your land to create the engineering required for the footings and floor as well as any structural beams in the building.
What is Material Take Off List
The material takeoff document must have a comprehensive list of materials required to complete the project,
what is a kit home
A kit home is designed off site, most of the major parts such as the walls, floor and roof framing are prefabricated.