Here is a request for info I got today:
What is needed in order for you to draw up a set of plans for an addition I am looking to build. I need a set of prints in order to get a building permit. I live in (city) in (state). What is the normal delivery for your work?
What we usually put together for a permit set is:
cover sheet - your contact info, area calculations, plot and survey info, standard abbreviations, symbols,
site plan- setbacks, driveway, sidewalk, a/c pads, plan outline, dimensions of house to lot, showing all misc buildings and lot improvements like swimming pool, etc., show gas, electric, water mains locations.
floor plans - dimensions, door / window tags, room names, usual plan info-
door / window schedule
all exterior elevations- heights of plate, finish grade, call out materials, any special features, roof slopes
building section, wall section - call out materials, show construction
electrical plan ( if not shown on floor plan) - schematic electrical layout, waterproof gfi plugs near sinks and in garage, Afci plugs in bedroom, smoke detectors, doorbells, phone and internet locations.
foundation plan, floor framing plan, roof framing plan
What we would need from you to do this is-
the contact info - your phone number, address, etc.
a lot plan showing lot dimensions, north, etc.
a plan of the existing house, if not available, a sketch of the house with exterior dimensions to wall, and dimensions locating doors and windows.
Pictures of your house from all angles, try to get more pictures than you think we would need.
Then- a sketch of what you want in your addition, and a description of what you want the addition to look like, or pictures of a house similar to what you want it to look like. Tell us if you want to use roof trusses or 2x roof rafters, and what materials you want to use for the roof and exterior of the house. Let us know f you want to use 2x4 exterior studs or 2x6 ( do you want more insulation in your walls?). If you can get us all the info we could get your drawings ready in 2 to 3 weeks, I charge 90 cents per square foot for the drawings. I ask for a 50% retainer to get started with the balance on completion. I take payment using paypal to the email address admin at houseplanarchitect .com , and recently put a google payment button on the website. I will send you the cad files so you can make corrections, and will send high res pdf files that you can take to any Kinkos to get printed on 24" x 36" paper. We will send pdf files for checking once the plans and elevations are done, make the changes and send them back for approval, then once approved we will do the rest ofthe drawings.