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Frequently Asked Questions

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“Green” construction will need to be coordinated with you Designer/Architect/Engineer and you’re Local Building Department.

These items would be included in the House Plans if provided. We do not have individual Pool House Plans or Cabana Plans at this time.

Not at the present time.

New plans are added to the site on a continual basis.

This is a privacy issue and as such we cannot divulge information regarding construction of any of the House Plans.

This is a privacy issue and as such we cannot divulge information regarding construction of any of the House Plans.

The web site will reflect any photographs of the Residential Construction, if available.

This is a privacy issue and as such we cannot divulge information regarding construction of any of the House Plans.

We typically do not have information regarding the locations where the House Plans may have been used.

We do not provide construction services, nor do we coordinate the construction. We recommend that you work with your local Building Department and Designers/Architects/Engineers as they will generally have input on a reputable Residential House Builder.

We recommend that you work with your local Building Department and Designers/Architects/Engineers as they will generally have input on a reputable Residential House Builder.

You will need to coordinate with your local Building Department to determine any additional information/Plans they will require. You will have to go through the Building Permit process and that will determine the additional requirements.

Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) is a special type of construction that will need to be coordinated with an SIP Supplier and SIP Residential Home Builder. The SIP Supplier/Residential Home Builder will have contacts with SIP Designers/Architects/Engineers that can modify your House Plans to SIP construction.

Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) is a special type of construction that will need to be coordinated with an ICF Supplier and ICF Residential Home Builder. The ICF Supplier/Residential Home Builder will have contacts with ICF Designers/Architects/Engineers that can modify your House Plans to ICF construction.

Most residences are built with pre-engineered wood trusses. Please refer to the House Plans for the specific roof and floor construction.

The room dimensions are shown in the Floor Plans.

The ceiling heights are typically defined in the Cross Sections Plans.

The overall Heights are generally shown on the Elevations Plans.

These are generally shown in the Garage or Basement. Since every plan is different, you will need to review the plans to determine exactly where they are located.

The Construction Plans typically specify this information but 2×6 framing is common. Coordinating with a House Designer or Architect and your local Building Department and/or Residential Home Builder is another option for determining the required wall framing construction.

The information available is shown on the web site. Additional information would require the purchase of the plans.

At this time we do not provide a Material List.

We do not provide a Material List at this time. You will need to work with a local Residential Home Builder and/or work with a local Building Supply Store.

You will need to work with a local Residential Home Builder and/or work with a local Building Supply Store.

You will need to work with a Local Designer or Architect or we can hook you up with one of our Design Affiliates to assist you.

At this time we do not offer design service, but we can hook you up with one of our Design Affiliates to assist you.

You will need to find a Designer or Architect to modify your plans.

The House Plans are drawn in two dimensions to represent a three dimension structure. Plans start with Floor Plans and work through Elevations. In order to understand the three dimensional structure you will need to be able to combine the plans in your mind to visualize the House.

The plans are not stamped and sealed. All plans will have to be reviewed by a House Designer/Architect/Engineer licensed to practice in your area to determine the acceptability of the House Plans for your local jurisdiction.

All plans will have to be reviewed by a House Designer/Architect/Engineer licensed to practice in your area to determine the structural integrity of the House Plans.

At this time we do not offer design service, but we can hook you up with one of our Design Affiliates to assist you.

All design assumptions will need to be determined by your House Designer and/or Architect or the local Building Department. The plans will need to be reviewed to determine if they comply with your local Building Codes.

Currently we do not provide modifications to the plans but we will provide information as to where to go to determine what modifications are required and who may be able to accomplish that task.

You will need to coordinate with the local building department to determine the additional plan requirements in your area.

According to Item #4.4 of the Etruscan Terms of Service all sales are final and no refunds will be granted for any reason.

Copies of the 6 Copy Construction Set can be made for your sole use for a single residence.

The purchase license is for a one-time use only.

Yes. The plans can be modified to accommodate your needs. Further, you can work with the original House Designer as noted in the Title Block of your plans or coordinate with a local Designer/Architect in your area.

Due to security of the plans we cannot release the full construction set until purchased.

This will depend on your local Building Department and your Residential Home Builder. General the Building Department will require two sets, you will want a set and that leaves three sets for your Residential Home Builder if you purchase the six (6) hard copies. If you purchase the PDFs or DWGs you can print as many copies as you need.

AutoCAD drawings are the electronic files that the house is drawn in. These files have the extension of .dwg after the file name. These files are typically created by a program called AutoCAD or another drafting program that can create DWG files.

This depends on which package you purchase. If you purchase the six hard copies, you will receive 6 full sets of the plans as drawn, on paper, at the size noted on the web site. If you purchase the PDFs, you will receive the drawings in the electronic form of PDFs, which allows you to print as many copies as you need. If you purchase the DWGs, yow will receive the drawings in the AutoCAD compatible format of DWGs. This will allow you to have the plans edited/revised to your needs without re-creating the full set by your local Designer/Architect.

Since your purchase goes through Amazon.com, they have guarantee the security of your personal information, including credit card numbers, name and address.

Local HVAC codes, climatic requirements and commonly used systems vary dramatically throughout the country. Your local HVAC contractor, plumber, electrician and/or lighting designer can determine the best layout for your new home.

Your house plans will generally require additional information, depending on where you are building your house. All building departments will require a site plan to show where the house will sit on your property. You might also need structural members (i.e. beams/columns/footings) sized to accommodate roof loads specific to your region. Your residential home builder can usually help you with this. If you are not connecting to a sewer system, you also need a septic design attached to your application. And many areas now require compliance with local energy codes, which is normally a simple form you fill out and attach to your application.

In some regions, you also need to ensure that your house plans are in compliance with local codes. Some areas of North America have very strict engineering requirements. For example, earthquake-prone areas of California and the Pacific Coast, hurricane risk areas of the Florida, Gulf, and Carolina coasts, as well as New York, New Jersey, Nevada, and parts of Illinois require review by a local professional. If you are building in these areas, you will most likely need to hire a state-licensed structural engineer to analyze the design and provide additional drawings and calculations required by your building department. If you aren’t sure, building departments typically can give you a handout, listing all of the items they require to obtain a building permit.

Contact us toll-free at 1-855-403-7930 and we can help you with the additional design requirements. If a Professional Engineer’s stamp or Architectural stamp is required in your area or specific engineering, we can provide the design service or suggest you coordinate with a local engineer or architect to review and revise the plans to accommodate your unique building codes. For additional residential building code information visit: www.iccsafe.org.

Building codes are standards created to ensure the structural safety of buildings. They are established and enforced by your local government, usually through your city or county’s building department. Every state, county, and local municipality has adopted their codes from the nationally recognized International Residential Code (IRC) or, in rare cases, by the older codes replaced by the IRC, which are: UBC (Uniform Building Code), BOCA (Building Officials and Code Administrators), and CABO (Council of American Building Officials).

In very rare cases the building will need to meet the requirements of the International Building Code (IBC). However, many regions have additional, more stringent regulations because of extreme weather or geographic conditions. If you live in the earthquake-prone areas of the Pacific Coast or the hurricane risk areas of the East Coast, Gulf Coast, or Nevada, the greater Chicago area, New Jersey, or many parts of New York, be sure to inquire about the specifics of these additional requirements. For additional residential building code information visit: www.iccsafe.org.

House plan modifications will always occur. You can contact us for guidance toll-free at 1-855-403-7930. Further, you can work with the original House Designer as noted in the Title Block of your plans or coordinate with a local Designer/Architect in your area.

Total living square footage is calculated from the outside face of the stud to the outside face of the stud. Total living square footage includes only the heated area of the house and does not include the garage, storage areas, decks or future spaces. Please note that although those areas are not included in total living, your total construction costs will include those other areas.

Building prices vary substantially across the country. Due to this, we suggest you contact a local Residential Home Builder and/or lumberyard in your area and ask them to help you with construction costs.