MyHomesPlan.com provides you with answers to your commonly asked questions. You can click on the various areas of products and services offered by MyHomesPlan for which you might seek answers to some basic queries.

  1. How do I find a specific plan to meet my criteria? 
    There are Three ways to find out the best House Plan:  
    (1) You can choose a house design from our pre-designed gallery, if your requirement and plot area are matched. 
    (2) You can get fully customized house design as per your requirements and plot size.
    (3) You can also send to us any model picture which you want to regenerate floor plans according to your plot size and requirements / Budget
  2. What is the difference between customized and pre-designed house plans?
    A pre-designed house plan is a readymade house plan made as per standard dimensions. You can browse through our pre-designed house plan gallery to see if you can find a design that fits your need. A customized house design on the other hand, is a design made from scratch as per your specific requirements.
  3. How will I know which house plans are customizable?
    All the house plans available on our website are completely customizable.
  4. Can I use your customization service to modify my plans to meet local building code requirements?
    Yes. We recommend that you use our services to upgrade your plans so that they meet your local regulations. Ask your building inspector for a list of items that must be completed, added, or modified.
  5. Can I make changes to my plan?
    Yes, we keep in touch with our customers throughout the designing process and take their inputs regularly. If you don’t like the design made by our architects, then you can explain your requirements again and get the design changed (maximum two times).
  6. What modifications can I make through customization service?
    Our customization service is extremely flexible. You can make almost any kind of change that you need, given that the requirement is feasible without compromising the safety of the structure.
  7. What is the importance of Structure Drawings?
    Structure drawings help predict safety and stability of a structure against natural calamities like earthquake. It also takes care of live load like furniture and number of people staying at a floor. A good structure drawing assures error-free design, risk analysis, effective cost and material estimation, and creative use of individual structural elements.
  8. Is it possible to get different types of foundations other than the original foundation the house is designed with?
    Yes, we can modify your chosen house plan to have any foundation – basement, crawlspace, slab, and pier/pile.
  9. Do you have any house plans that can be adapted for a sloping lot?
    Yes. Our house plans can be modified to overcome any lot-related challenges, from sloping to narrow.
  10. Do Structure Drawings help in getting construction cost estimate?
    Yes. Structure drawings divide a complex structure into individual elements. Structural detailing of steel, fabrication needs, Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) components, and replacement designs are mentioned in structure drawings. This enables builders to figure out material needed, and estimate cost of the project.
  11. Can you turn a one story home into a two story home by adding a 2nd floor?
    Yes, we can. But for that we first need to check if the existing structure is strong enough to support more floors.
  12. If I do not like the type of windows on a design, can I replace them?
    Yes, our team of specialists will suggest alternate windows to complement your house and sense of style.
  13. Can I extend the original garage or add a garage to a design?
    Yes. We also suggest ideas and propose options to help integrate the new addition or extension so that it does not become disproportionate to the original design.
  14. Can any of these plans be adapted for handicap/wheelchair accessibility?
    Yes. All of our plans can be easily adapted to accommodate for handicap accessibility.
  15. Can I customize my plan and change the type of 3D Exterior view?
    Yes, you can. If you don’t like the design you can get it changed by our team after explaining your requirements.
  16. How difficult would it be to change the ridge height according to my local code restrictions?
    In most cases, it is fairly easy to do. Depending on the house plan you have selected, we can suggest several options or a combination of these such as lowering the roof pitch, reducing ceiling heights, or adjusting the exterior ground level. In most cases we are able to adhere to the restrictions without having to alter the look or original design or the home.
  17. Can I change the type of exterior finish, for example, from brick to vinyl?
    Yes, you can change the type of any proposed exterior finish. The ones featured on the homes on our website are just suggestions. Many of our customers choose to do so, either for economic reasons or simply for personal preference. Please note that there are some structural changes involved when converting from brick to vinyl and vice-versa. It is very important that you get your plan modified if you decide to change the type of exterior finish.
  18. Can one of your stock plans be changed to metal framing?
    Yes. We can modify any design and integrate it with any type of building system in the market.
  19. Will these house plans meet my local building codes?
    Some states, counties and municipalities have their own codes, zoning requirements and building regulations. Our house plans were designed to meet or exceed national building standards at the time they were drawn. In some cases, minor modifications to your house plans by your builder or engineer may be required to meet local conditions and requirements. The purchaser should ensure that the house plans comply with all applicable building codes and are suitable for a particular site, including any subdivision restrictions, before actual construction begins.
  20. What do I need to know about local building and zoning requirements?
    Following things are to be kept in mind:
    (1) Area that is allowed for construction. 
    (2) Number of floors allowed in the area. 
    (3) Setbacks and bylaws (space to be left from front-back and left-right sides).
  21. What is Soil Report?
    Soil report is prepared by below-ground investigation by boring, sampling, and testing the soil to establish its compressibility, strength, and other characteristics likely to influence a construction project.
  22. From where I can get the soil report?
    You can get the soil report from local soil test agencies. If you don’t have your report then we would need two major things:
    (1) Water level 
    (2) Soil Type
  23. Why is it important to provide the soil report?
    Soil report ensures that stability and foundation problems are known in advance that can occur at the time or after construction. Groundwater conditions are also noted which allow for estimating future seepage into foundations, uplift pressures on foundations and the need for adequate drainage. The report will give a classification of all the various types of soils found along with their strengths as determined in the laboratory or on site.  
    Finally the most important information in these reports will be the bearing capacity of the soil, its shear strength, and the possibilities of settlement or consolidation. Certain soils may have a potential for expansion, which can cause upheaval and other problems.
  24. What components come in soil report?
    A series of soil samples are taken from the site and assessed in the lab. Conclusions are reached about:
    (1) Soil classification of the site. 
    (2) Bearing capacity of the soil, which is essentially how much weight it can support. 
    (3) Reactivity of soil, i.e., how much the soil moves when the moisture content within the soil is varied.
  25. How do I get started with MyHomesPlan.com?
    Please refer to our process workflow to know the complete process.
  26. Can I use your customization service to modify my plans to meet local building code requirements?
    Yes, you can. All designs made by us are in accordance with the local area codes and standards.
  27. How much does it cost to customize my plan?
    The customization cost completely depends on the complexity of the changes that need to be done. Please call us  to share your requirements and our representative will arrange you a call with the architect and then quote a price accordingly.
  28. How do I proceed once I’ve received the modification cost estimate for customization?
    Please refer to the flowchart to see the complete process.
  29. What is the turn-around time for MyHomesPlan customization and drawing validation services?
    For our customization services, the first draft of floor plan is shared in 3 working days. After getting it approved from the customer, process for further drawings is initiated which takes around 10 working days.
    For validation drawings, we take 7 working days to do the analysis and provide you with a general report.
  30. Do you offer a low price guarantee?
    Quality is our foremost priority. Building a house is once in a lifetime event and we believe compromising on the quality of the house structure is a direct compromise on the safety of your family members. Our costs are optimized in accordance with the expertise we put in and the quality of drawings that we deliver.
  31. How do I proceed once I’ve received the E-Quote/ Contract for cost estimate?
    Simply return the signed E-Quote/ Contract for cost estimate along with your signature and approval mail and complete the required financial formalities as mentioned. Once the accepted E-Quote/ Contract for cost estimate has been received, our team of architects and engineers will begin the modifications to your new house plan. A preliminary design will be emailed to you for you to review the requested changes. After you approve the preliminary design, the plans will be completed and delivered to you.
  32. What are the methods of payment?
    You can pay our fee via online payment gateway or wire transfer. For each case we will share the necessary account information.
  33. Why do I need to purchase a reproducible master in order to create modifications?
    All house plans on MyHomesPlan website have a unique code which contains copyright and license. It is mandatory to purchase the reproducible master copy in order to be modified or reproduced, as they are owned by MyHomesPlan. The reproducible master provides you with copyright release and license to reproduce. This gives you the legal right to modify and/or copy the original design.
  34. Will my house plan be stamped?
    Our stock house plans are not sold with a stamp (architectural or engineering seal), although, we can provide you with referrals to engineers who can provide you with the site specific engineering (not available for all states and provinces).
  35. How do you deliver the completed assignment?
    We usually use e-mail for daily communications and sending soft copy of the drawings. After the drawings are finalized, we send the hardcopy of drawings (A3 spiral) via courier which gets delivered within 20 working days.
  36. How do you communicate with your clients?
    We keep a permanent multi-channel contact with our clients via these methods
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  37. Can I get the site visit from our side?
    The drawings that we provide are highly detailed which can easily be understood by you and your contractor. Normally there is no need of site visit from our side. But if there’s any problem in understanding the designs or its execution, we connect you with our architects via call, who will help you with your problem. Our team of architects is always there for your assistance till the construction is completed.

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