FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If you've landed on this page, that probably means you're planning to build your own home. Well, first off—good for you! Building a house is a big project that requires answers to a whole lot of questions. If you can't find the answer(s) you need below, feel free to give us a call or submit your question using the form on this page.

Pre-Designed

What's Included in a Pre-Designed Plan?

We have created a very detailed-page listing of what you should expect with your order. Please click here or see the titles of provided files for FRAMECAD machine as below:

  • Gravity and Lateral Analysis and Design using Standard sections
  • Cold-Formed Steel Structural Drawings
  • Cold-Formed Steel Shop Drawings and 3D
  • Cold-Formed Steel Connection Design and Details
  • Hot Rolled Steel as per the Project Requirement
  • Foundation design for Typical Stem wall type Foundation
  • Complete material BOQ to find turnkey House cost

If you need complete files for other machines, like HOWICK, PINNACLE, Scottsdale, or any other VERTEX BD supported machine, just send us the brand and the model of your machine and the desired plan number to info@lgsfdesign.net, We will respond in few hours with a quotation.

Will the plans meet my county's building codes?

Each country may have their own set of codes and regulations that have been determined to work best for the area. Our plans are designed to meet the national building code standards from the time and place where the plan was designed, but plans are not generally updated for any specific region. Many areas require additional steps once you have purchased your plans, including site plans, structural engineering, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) plans, energy code compliance, and local code updates, so be sure to budget for what is needed in your location. You should consult with your local building official before starting your project. You can also call us to check on any specific plan codes.

What do I need to know about local building and zoning requirements?

Your plans may need to be modified to comply with local requirements regarding snow loads, energy codes, soil and seismic conditions, as well as a variety of other location-specific planning factors. Prior to ordering plans, we strongly advise that you seek advice from a home builder or engineer to discuss local planning requirements. You may also want to consult with your local building official before applying for any permit or beginning construction.

We authorize the use of our plans with the express condition that you comply with all local building codes, zoning requirements, and other applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, and conditions set forth by your planning commission. Modifiable plan options are available to help with any local requirements.

How is the living area calculated?

Like realtors and appraisers, we calculate the living area of the “conditioned spaces” only, meaning the areas of the home that are heated. Some areas that are not included in our LA calculation include porches, patios, sunrooms, screened porches, bonus rooms, garages, and foundations. Some basements may be considered in the LA if they are finished with rooms (living space).

Which Machine Brand(s) Do Pre-Drawn Plans Prepared for?

Website plans are almost designed for FRAMECAD machine. But, there are several plans which are ready for all roll forming machines which you can assure by asking through email info@lgsfdesign.net

However, if you need drawing for other machine(s) just send us the brand and the model of your machine and the desired plan number to info@lgsfdesign.net. We will response in few hours with quotation.

Modification

Can I make changes to my plan?

This is the most common question we receive and the answer is yes! You can work with our skilled team of structure designers to customize any plan. Rates vary depending on the size of the structure and complexity of changes, but even if you decide to make a whole bunch of changes to the plan, it's still much cheaper than hiring a designer to start from scratch!

You can request an estimate for plan modifications through modify button available on each plan page.

How much does it cost to customize my plan?

Plan modification pricing varies depending on the size of your house and the complexity of the design. Most minor modifications can be done by simply adjusting the existing structure without extra charge by Lgsfdesign and usually be handled by your builder. However, other modifications require a more comprehensive re-design of the structure.

You can request an estimate for plan modifications through modify button available on each plan page, write down needed modifications and attach the file, even a simple drawing on paper, for better consideration (if available).

How long it takes to modify the plan?

After confirming the modification costs, we will be back in few hours to maximum of two business days depends on the size of the modifications.

Can a plan be converted to Imperial?

We recommend ordering the modifiable CAD plans if you are looking to have an Imperial measurements (feet and inches) conversion done, so you can work with a local professional on the changes. Most plans are designed using Metric measurements.

Can I change my plan after modification?

If the modification process doesn't started yet, it can be changed without extra charge. Otherwise, the customization could be considered as a new project with its own charges.

New design

How can I order a new structure design?

Simply send us your DWG file of structure, without any cladding, steel grade, profile section, the size and thickness of the profile, the brand and the model of the roll forming machine.

We will quote you in few hours.

Will the plans meet my county's building codes?

We have created a very detailed-page listing of what you should expect with your order. Please click here or see the titles of provided files as below:

We have created a very detailed-page listing of what you should expect with your order. Please click here or see the titles of provided files for FRAMECAD machine as below:

  • Gravity and Lateral Analysis and Design using Standard sections
  • Cold-Formed Steel Structural Drawings
  • Cold-Formed Steel Shop Drawings
  • Cold-Formed Steel Connection Design and Details
  • Hot Rolled Steel as per the Project Requirement
  • Foundation design for Typical Stem wall type Foundation

Can I change the designed structure?

Once you put the final order and the project starts, any changes could be done by extra charges equal to the time and services it takes.

But we recommend that check your desired project deeply and have tight contact with our advisors to prevent future charges.

Payment methods

What methods of payment do you accept?

Normally we prefer to use PayPal for our business But if you are not able to use PayPal, contact us to introduce you other ways.

I don't know how to uses these methods of payment, what should I do?

Simply contact us through info@Lgsfdesign.net or WhatsApp. We will assist you.

Can I change the plan that I already bought?

We are not able to offer any returns or exchanges, though we may be able to discount your new plan. Contact us and describe the problem. Our CRM team will contact you shortly.

Join us

I am and specialist in the LSF industry. How can I join your business network?

Simply send us your CV and interested position, for example marketing, designing, and any other fields. We will back to you shortly.

License

How many licenses do I get with each plan?

Every single plan, one license included. Using more than a building is illegal.