Sample Plan set

What Do You Get With Your House Plan?

So what exactly are you purchasing when you buy a house plan? It’s more than just a pretty picture. Your home plan gives your builder the details needed to construct your perfect dream home. Read below to see what’s included, different options, and what to know before starting your project.

Here’s what a plan set usually includes

Not all plan sets include all sheets listed below. See the "What’s Included section" on specific plan pages to get complete information.

Floor Plan(s)

This plan sheet features an overhead view of the design that indicates the location of windows, doors, walls, and rooms.

Roof Plan

Generally illustrating valleys, hips, and ridges, this plan sheet incorporates the elements that make up the roof. It may also reveal the roofing material and slopes of roof surfaces, as well as chimneys and any other ornamental elements.

Exterior Elevation

Typically displaying the materials for roof, walls, and any other components that are part of the design, elevations are a 2d representation of each side of the home plan.

Building Section(s)

This plan sheet features a cut-away view through the home design that displays the adjacencies of spaces. It also showcases the relationship from the ground to the house and to the roof.

Structure Calculations

Will receive all structural calculations (calculations related to LSF structure - calculation of hot rolled sections and connections).

LGS Shop Drawings

LSF structure cutting plans with the total weight of the structure and the number of screws for paneling.

Read this before you build!

Many of our plans can be built “as is” in most locations but you still need to check with your local building department to insure your plan meets local codes and building requirements. It’s important to note that some of these requirements may require significant additional investments (such as structural engineering, soils reports and energy efficiency calculations).

Most plan sets do not include any plumbing, heating or air conditioning drawings due to the vast variety of local codes and climatic conditions. These details and specifications can be accessed from your builder, contractor, and/or local suppliers.

All house plans on are designed to conform to the building codes from when and where the original house was designed.

Other Important Documents


The License Agreement gives you the access to construct a single home from a purchased plan design.