A reproducible set of plans are one complete set of house plans printed on transparent paper which is erasable. It is used for making minor changes to the house plan. With the reproducible set, you receive a copyright release which allows you to make changes and make extra copies without infringing on copyright laws. Purchasing a reproducible set of plans grants you a license to build that particular plan an unlimited number of times.
Square footage calculations are made from the outside perimeter of the exterior framed walls and includes only living (heated) spaces. They do not include decks, porches, garages, basements, attics, fireplaces, etc. Two story, vaulted areas and staircases are only included once in the first floor area. Brick is not counted in our square footage calculations.
A CAD file is a set of construction drawings in an electronic format. The CAD file can be used to make minor or major modifications to our plans. The CAD files come with a copyright release so you can customize the plan however you like. However, our copyright should remain on the set of plans. There is not a transfer of copyright with this purchase.
Because of copyright laws and the possibilities of making illegal copies of the house plans you received, our plans may not be returned for credit or refund under any circumstances. Please double check your selection before ordering.
Unfortunately, we do not provide material lists. You can however take the house plans to any local building supplier and they can usually generate a material list for you.
View our house plan examples to see a typical set of plans.
Yes. By clicking on the “rear elevation” link on the plan detail page.
HVAC and plumbing are not included. Because of the variation in building codes and climatic requirements, it is best to discuss this with your builder, mechanical contractor and plumbing contractor.
Ownership of these home designs is solely the property of American Gables Home Designs, Inc. When you purchase a set of plans, you are purchasing a license to build. View all of the copyright laws and penalties involved for copyright violations.
Purchasing a plan with 5 or 8 sets of blacklines grants you a license to build that particular plan only one time. Purchasing a reproducible, PDF or CAD files grants you a license to build that particular plan an unlimited number of times.
We have photos of some of our plans. If a photo exists, it will be in the thumbnails under the main image of the plan on the plan detail page.
Our plans do not have an architect or engineer stamp. Some states require that the house plans be reviewed and sealed by a licensed architect or engineer. Please consult your local building officials to see if a stamp is required in your area.
It is impossible to get an accurate bid without talking to a licensed builder. There are so many variables that go into building a house (materials, lot consideration, foundation, labor, etc.). We do offer a Build Cost service that is available on every plan that we design that gives you an idea of the cost to build. Click on the link on the Plan Detail page and fill out the request form.
The best place to look is on the National Association of Home Builders web site.
We do not offer mirror reverse plans. You usually cannot obtain a building permit with mirror reverse plans. We do offer true reverse plans, with all the text reading correctly, for a small additional fee. See all the options under “plan prices” when ordering.
All orders are processed the next business day after the order is received. The length of time you receive them, depends on what type of shipping you select during checkout.
No. All of our house plans are protected by the United States Copyright Act. Our plans cannot be copied or reproduced in any way without express written consent from American Gables Home Designs, Inc. You can however purchase a reproducible, PDF files or CAD file and make additional copies as needed.
Each 5 set or 8 set plan purchase authorizes a single license to build on a single dwelling. Multiple uses of the plan is available with the purchase of a reproducible, PDF file or CAD file. All floor plans, renderings and other images are property of American Gables Home Designs, Inc. and may not be copied or reproduced in any fashion without written consent. It is also a violation of copyright laws to redraft plans found on this site in order to avoid plan purchase.
Most of our house plans will have a daylight basement, monolithic slab or crawl foundation. If you need a different foundation for your plan, please contact American Gables Home Designs, Inc. to discuss your options.
Our home plans are designed with 2×4 wood framed walls. A few of our plans will have 2 x 6 exterior walls. We do offer an option to convert the 2 x 4 exterior walls to 2 x 6 for a small fee.
We do not provide study sets. However we do provide a brochure that can be printed on the plan detail page. You can also view our house plan examples to see what you will receive with a typical set of our plans.
No. American Gables Home Designs, Inc. retains all copyrights on all plans sold. The purchase of a set of home plans in no way transfers any copyright or other ownership interest in it to the buyer except for a limited license to use that set of home plans for the construction of the home.