What’s Included in a House Plan from Premium Urban Design?

What's Included in a House Plan

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What’s Included in a House Plan from Premium Urban Design?

“Our plans reflect countless hours of design by the designers with the experience of “time” spent in the industry crafting. Our stock plans include some of the best plans available from Premium Urban Design.”

Typical plan sheet examples

*Not all plan sets include all sheets listed below. See the ‘What’s Included section on specific plan pages to get complete information.

Foundation Sample

Foundation Plan

Plan representation indicating the general design intent of the foundation. The foundation plan will show a slab, crawl space, or basement. Typically this includes the footing layout, post and beams, and extent of structural slabs, depending on what type of foundation is purchased.





Sample Plans

Floor plans

Floor Plan(s)

Dimensioned plans indicating the layout of rooms, walls, doors, and windows. These plans are an overhead view of the house.









Birds Eye View

Roof Plan

This plan describes the elements that make up the roof. The roof plan typically illustrates ridges, valleys, and hips. It also may indicate the roofing material and slopes of roof surfaces, as well as decorative elements.







Sample Elevations


Exterior Elevation

Elevations are a 2D representation of all sides of the house. They typically indicate the materials for the walls, roof, and other elements that are part of the exterior home.






Sample Section(s)

Section(s) Sample

Building Section(s)

This is a cut-away (Section) view through the house that show adjacency of spaces. It shows the relationship the ground to the house and the roof.








Sample Construction Notes

Construction Notes Sample

Construction Notes and Details​

These details may include the foundation, interior walls, exterior walls, floors, stairways, and / or roof details.







Although our plans can be built “as is” in most places, your local building department may have specific requirements. Some of these requirements, including structural engineering, soils reports and energy efficiency calculations may require significant additional investments.

The typical plan set does not include any plumbing, heating or air conditioning drawings due to the wide variety of local codes and climatic conditions. These details and specifications are easily obtained from your builder, contractor, and/or local suppliers.

Plan Media (Digital Files or Printed Copies)

Digital Files

Digital files can be sent to you by email. Digital files can be sent to a Kinko’s or blueprint store near you when you need printed “sets” for bidding and permitting. You save time and money and when you need an additional copy or even just a single page you can have it in an hour or so.

Printed Copies

If you prefer your plan’s architect or designer will make printed copies for you and can send them in the mail. When you need additional printed sets you simply order them and they will arrive in a few days.

Types of Digital Media

PDF– PDF sets arrive the soonest and allow you to print more copies inexpensively and locally when you need them.

Printed Copies

5 or 8 Copy Set– Printed are stamped “do not copy” and cannot be copied legally. * Order additional copies for more prints

 Reproducible- Printed on paper that allows direct copying. Includes a limited copyright release to make copies as you need them. Print locally as needed.

 Not yet ready to build?

Many plans have Study Set or Single Set option that allows you to obtain bids from contractors if you are not ready to buy a full-priced plan. These sets are stamped “Not for Construction” and contractor cannot legally build from it. We do credit you 50% of the Study Set or Single Set purchase towards your upgraded plan set once you are ready for your construction documents.

 * Unless you buy an “a multi-use license” you may only build one home from a set of plans. Further plans cannot be re-sold.
** The designer retains the copyright to plans derived from their plans. You cannot buy a digital CAD set, then change them and re-sell the changed design to others, or build additional homes based on the changed set.

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