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How to Begin
So, you have an idea and want to take the next step? Great! Bring us a sketch on a napkin, some pictures you found on the internet or whatever you may have, and we will put something together for you. From there we can tweak it until it is exactly what you are looking for. With our state of the art design software we can even take you on a 3D, virtual walk-through of your building so you can get a real feel for what it will look like inside and out.
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Screenshot of virtual walk-through
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What is Included
Next, we start to build your frame using our state of the art construction software. Once we have that done we are able to create the entire set of plans. That will include renderings, elevations, construction drawings, timber lists, fastener lists and single beam drawings. They make it extremely easy for the DIY'er and professional contractor alike to order material and hardware, as well as cut and raise their frames. Depending on your needs we can also add "extras" to the structural frame plan. Typical "extras" include, architectural elevations, 3D renderings, foundation details, floor framing, window and door framing(including stick framing), wall and roof build-ups, and staircase details.
Every frame is drawn in a 3D environment, which makes it easy to see any errors in the frame and correct them before the final plan is complete
A timber list is automatically generated giving you the power to price shop at your local mills. Knowing the list is accurate is an incredible value in itself!
First Floor Framing Plan
This shows all first floor framing including size of material, spacing,layout and fastening details to foundation where necessary..
Joist/Girder and Beam Layout
Easy to follow layout for joists, girders and beams. All pieces are clearly labeled and dimensioned.
Here we layout all rafters with overall dimensions as well as a running dimension to all the rafters. This makes it quick and easy to layout.
Elevations are provided showing the front, back, right and left side of the structure to help with placement at the building site.
The foundation plan includes a plan view drawing and section views showing the location and size of footings, piers, columns, foundation walls, and supporting beams.
First and Second Floor Post Layout
Here all posts from first and second floor are located and dimensioned in relation to each other. They are also labeled for easy identification and placement.
Here we show side views of the left, right, front and back wall framing. Again all pieces are clearly labeled and dimensioned for easy identification.
Fastening details include a rendering with exploded views showing you exactly how every connection used in the plan is made! Also, we generate a list of fasteners so you know exactly how many you need.
SINGLE BEAM DRAWINGS
Every structural member get its own single beam drawing. This is what sets our plans apart! You get to see exactly what the member looks like as you are laying out your marks to cut....PRICELESS!