Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much will a set of plans cost?

A. There are a variety of factors that influence the cost of a full set of plans. A very general rule of thumb to go by is about 1% of construction costs for a full construction set of plans. Contact us with information on your project and we can give you a better estimate. 

Q.  How long does it take to get a set of plans?

A.  It all depends on the project and depends on how busy we are. The way we design is with you. So we have communication back and forth with you, and the sooner we hear back on decisions that you have, the sooner the project can be completed. Most projects can be completed in a few weeks. Come in for a meeting to discuss your project and we can give a better estimate of time to completion. [Anywhere from a  few weeks to a few months]

Q. Do I need an engineer?

A. Depends on where you are building your project. Check with local RM’s and city by-laws. For the most part YES you will need to have an engineer seal a set of drawings for your foundation portion, and for the floor and roof trusses.

Q. Can I order a set of plans online?

A. We do have stock plans available, but they are not on the website at this time. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you in finding a plan for you. 

Q. What are copyright regulations of your plans?

A. All plans are protected under copyright law of Canada. Reproduction of any illustrations or working drawings is strictly prohibited. The purchaser has the right to build only one structure from the plans purchased and the plans cannot be resold. Exceptions are permitted upon request by written authorisation only.  A fee may accompany written authorisation of transferring of copyright.

Q. I have purchased plans, and want changes made. Can you do this?

A. Make sure that you have written authorisation to have changes made to your plan by the issuing company. We certainly can revise/alter plans from somewhere else to conform to your lot, location, preferences, and the current standards of the National Building Code of Canada. Make sure you have the proper permission to have your purchased plans altered prior to having any work done on them.