Designing for tomorrow
- How do I know I will like the ReDesign? - We will work with you on a series of drafts to assure the plans are to your satisfaction. We will do up to 4 drafts of the plans at no additional cost.
- Why can't I just purchase the 5 set construction package? I don't need the CAD/PDF/Reproducible Master. - Copyright laws require us to work with either the CAD, the PDF, or the reproducible master. The design team will determine the most cost effective method when quoting your ReDesign.
- What is a CAD file? - CAD files are a complete set of construction drawings in an electronic file format. CAD files include a copyright release allowing you and us to make legal changes to the copyrighted blueprints. A PDF can and will be made from the CAD file for ease of use after the ReDesign process.
- What is a PDF file? - The PDF file is an emailed electronic version of the construction drawings. The electronic PDF plan is easy to reproduce (full size 1/4" drawings) at any local print shop. The PDF file also comes with the copyright that allows us to modify. Note: In the case that we work from a PDF file our team will redraw the plans into AutoCAD prior to any ReDesign work.
- How long does the ReDesign process take? This depends on the workload at the time you place your order. - Typically around 2 weeks.
- Do the plans/blueprints include HVAC, plumbing and electrical? - It is typical for the plans to contain basic information regarding HVAC, plumbing and electrical. However it is also advisable to consult with a local subcontractor on all the above to assure local code compliance.
- Do the blueprints show the framing, floor joists and roof layouts? - Yes, but the framing details are typically handled with notes on the details and section views. About 10% of stock plans come with detailed framing plans showing every member, please note in these situations framing sheets will not be changed as this is best addressed on site with the builder or with a local engineer per local building codes and conditions. We will leave the original sheets in the plans as a reference only.
- Will the plans meet my local building codes? - At the time the original blueprints were drawn they were drawn to meet the local building codes. Please remember this does not mean they will meet all local building codes. If you are not sure, contact your local building official for a list of the items you need to submit for a building permit.
- Is a material list available? - Material lists are available on most stock plans but it is important to note that we do not modify material list, this should be done with the builder/lumber yard.