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What is ICF?

What is ICF (insulated concrete form)? It's a product made of foam which can be stacked to build your house shape, and then concrete is poured between the foam forms, to create the structural part of the wall. There are many manufacturers to choose from, with...

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Manufactured Wood Trusses

Many of our plans are designed to be used with a pre-engineered wood truss package. The engineering and drawings for the trusses are always provided by a local truss company’s in-house engineer. Once the truss company finishes the drawings, they are added to the end...

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What’s In a House Plan?

The plan is a collection of drawings which show a builder the measurements and notes needed to build a house or garage. We provide the drawings in 3 digital formats. The PDF is easy to view and print. It contains all the pages of the plans and shows colors and...

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Doors & Windows

Our current recommendation for doors and windows is Andersen Windows. Their product line includes a wide spectrum of products from simple single-hung windows to elaborate sets of modern windows which simulate the look of a commercial window unit. Andersen has been...

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Art Licensing Agreements

Are you a real estate agent or developer? Do you want to use THP artwork to pre-sell a lot or community? Do you want to use our artwork in a print or online publication? Contact us to discuss your project. We can provide digital artwork for all your publishing needs.

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Digital File Formats

When you purchase one of our house plans, we provide the construction plans in PDF, CAD and Sketchup Pro formats. These three digital formats are described below. The PDF is easy to view and print. It contains all the pages of the plans and shows colors and shadows....

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Do the plans include plumbing diagrams?

When a house is built the incoming water usually connects to the city water or a well on the property. Some of our customers even build using a cistern in remote locations. The outgoing plumbing lines connect to the city sewer or a septic system. The location of the...

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Structural Engineering

How do I get structural engineering for this plan? Our plans do not include engineering for a specific state, or an engineer’s stamp. This service needs to be provided by a local engineer at the location where you are building.

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Homeowners Associations, Historic Boards & Permitting

I need to get approvals from my HOA or Historic Zoning Board. Are these additional documents included? Any additional documents needed for interaction with a HOA or Historic Review Board are not included in this purchase. These items can be provided separately. Please...

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