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F.A.Q.

Can I make changes to my plan?

With the expertise of Faunahomes design specialists, you can get a full spectrum of design change options. A sketch and a bulleted list of the changes is the very best way to communicate your desired changes with our customization team. With the expertise of Faunahomes design specialists, you get a full spectrum of design-change options. Your choices also include adding, removing and relocating rooms, windows, and doors, as well as many other refinements and amenities. Our modification service can modify most home plans to meet your needs as long as you can specifically define the changes you wish to make. (Please email us about this Service with a detailed scope of the work to see if it is possible for us to make the changes and we'll fix a rate).

How much does it cost to customize my plan?

Once you've purchased your home plans and returned the customization checklist, our experts will determine the complexity of the work and send you an accurate cost estimate for your review. Due to the variances between home plans and specific modifications, we cannot provide general pricing guides.

Can a plan be converted to Metric?

Yes, we can convert to metric dimensions. Email us before buying the plan. Allow a 48 hours delay before you receive the plan.

How can I open CAD files?

CAD file are made with AutoCAD 2012. You will need AutoCAD 2012 or higher version. You can also use A360 Viewer which is free on Autodesk website.

What size are your plans?

All plans are printable on 24x36” Paper. Also known as ARCH D or 610x914mm. They come in PDF and CAD (.dwg) files.

Why are your 360 virtual tour all white?

All virtual tour has been render in a 3D software and we decided not to propose any materials so you can imagine the style you prefer. Everybody has different taste and we want to reach out to a maximum of people. We offer you a layout and you can become the the interior designer of your futur home.

Will the plans meet my county's building codes?

Because of the great differences in geography and climate, each state, county, and municipality has its own building codes, zone requirements, ordinances and building regulations. Your plan may need to be modified to comply with local requirements.

We recommend the use of our blueprints and CAD on the express condition that you strictly comply with all local building codes, zoning requirements and other applicable laws, regulations, ordinances and requirements. 

What do I need to know about architectural and engineering seals?

Structural elements are not shown in plans because they can vary a lot from a location to another. Your local truss manufacturer should have the ability to choose the right elements.

Can I make copies of the plans?

Other online sellers usually sells you a master not reproducible blueprint and charges you for additional copies. Faunahomes.com will send you a .PDF file and you can use this file to make as many copy as you need at your local print shop. A copy is usually under 5$

What is the turn-around time for Faunahomes's customization services?

It is usually around 4 weeks but varies by the time of the year. It is best to confirm your turnaround time with the customization representative when you discuss your modification.

What is included in your plans?

You can expect to find the following standard elements in all sets of plans:

3D perspectives

This artist's sketch of the exterior of the house gives you an idea of how the house will look when built.

Detailed floor plans

These plans show the layout of each floor of the house. Rooms and interior spaces are carefully dimensioned, doors and windows located.

Exterior elevations

In addition to the front exterior, your blueprint set will include drawings of the rear and sides of your house as well. These drawings give notes on exterior materials and finishes.

Kitchen and custom cabinets

These plan shows the layout of the kitchen and customs cabinet in both plan and elevation. Details to like materials, style and knob to be completed with your manufacturer.

Electrical Plan(s)

This drawings indicates the location of lighting fixtures, switches and outlets, showing lighting design intent and layout. Please note your local building department may have specific requirements different from these plans.

Doors & Windows schedule

A chart is clearly showing quantity, type and size for each doors and windows.

What is not included in your plan

Architectural and engineering seals

Some cities and states require that a licensed architect or engineer review and "seal" a blueprint, or officially approve it, prior to construction. Prior to application for a building permit or the start of actual construction, we strongly advise that you consult your local building official who can tell you if such a review is required.

Foundation and basement plans

However, all dimensions shown on exterior walls are concrete dimensions.

Cross and wall-sections

Roof framing plan

Your truss manufacturer should provide a roof framing plan complying with local building codes.