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About Our House Plans

Expect nothing less than superior quality in our House Plans.

It’s all in the details.

Frank Betz Associates, Inc. plans are created with the highest standards of quality. Each plan goes through a comprehensive checking process to ensure accuracy. Our plans are drawn to meet the 2012 International Residential Code of One & Two Family Dwellings, the 2012 International Building Code with Georgia amendments and 2009 International Energy Conservation Code. As we are a residential design firm, our plans are not stamped by an architect or engineer — but most cities and counties do not require this. Many states and counties amend the codes in their area, so be sure to consult your local building officials to determine the plan, code and site requirements.

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Square Footage

The square footage of our home plans is calculated by measuring from outside the exterior frame wall. The square footage does not include decks, porches, garages, basements, attics, fireplaces, and two-story or vaulted areas. Stairs are counted once with the first floor. Balconies and open walkways in two-story and vaulted areas are included with the second floor.

Our House Plans Include

Our House Plans include all of the drawings typically needed for construction, except for site specific information and heating or cooling requirements. Each building department's requirements for plan submission vary. We recommend that you contact the building official in your area for their specific requirements.

Front Elevation

All plans include the front elevation at 1/4" or 3/16" and the sides and rear elevations at 1/8" scale. These elevations show and note the exterior finished materials of the house.

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Basement

Every plan is available with a walkout style basement (three masonry walls and one wood framed rear wall with windows and doors). The basement plans are a 1/4" or 3/16" scale layout of unfinished spaces showing only the necessary 2 x 6 wood framed load bearing walls. These plans are completed with dimensions, notes, and door/window sizes. Crawl space and/or slab on grade foundations are available for some plans. All foundation types are not available for all plans.

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Detailed Layouts

Each plan consists of 1/4" or 3/16" scale floor layouts showing the location of 2x4 walls, doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, cabinetry, stairs and decorative ceilings. These plans are complete with dimensions, notes, door/window sizes and a schematic electrical layout.

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Building Sections

The building sections are drawings which take vertical cuts through the house and the stairs showing floor, ceiling and roof height information.

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Kitchen & Bath Elevations

The kitchen and bath elevations show the arrangement and size of each cabinet and other fixtures in the room. These drawings give basic information that can be used to create customized layouts with a cabinet manufacturer. Details are included for many interior and exterior conditions to provide more specific information for their construction.

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Floor Framing

Each floor framing plan shows each floor joist indicating the size, spacing and length. All beams are labeled and sized. All of the joist are counted and coordinated with the material list. Each framing plan sheet includes any framing details that are needed (tray details, connection details, etc.). All of the framing is designed using conventional 2 X 10 floor joist or wood I-Joist, depending on the span conditions of each home plan. Framing plans are not available for all home plans.

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Ceiling Framing

The ceiling joist framing plan shows each ceiling joist indicating the size,spacing and length. All beams are labeled and sized. All of the joist are counted and coordinated with the material list. Framing plans are not available for all home plans.

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Roof Framing

The roof framing plan shows each rafter, valley, hip and ridge indicating the size, spacing and length. All beams are labeled and sized. All of the joist are counted and coordinated with the material list. Framing plans are not available for all home plans.

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Additional Details Sheets

Each plan order includes one set of typical detail sheets that show foundation details, typical wall sections and other framing details. Also included on the detail sheets are miscellaneous interior trim and fireplace details that can be used to customize the home.

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Material Workbooks

We offer materials workbooks to allow you to estimate the construction costs and provide for easy, organized project management. Set up in Excel format, the quantity of every item needed for construction is itemized. The workbooks are organized to follow a typical construction schedule, to ensure that materials are delivered in the proper sequence. Workbooks are available for most, but not all, plans.

Easy Modifications

Whether you want to change the elevation or simply add a room, we can easily modify any floor plan to fit your needs.

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Custom design

Prefer a custom design? Let our designers take your ideas and turn them into your perfect home.

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