That is a difficult question to answer as construction costs vary widely from region to region. It also depends on how much trim detail you include and the type of finishing you choose. We suggest you speak to contractors in your area to get an estimate of the costs of construction.
Yes, a complete set of architectural plans are provided that include everything you will need. However, because of varying soil and drainage conditions, a local engineer may need to review and approve the foundation. In addition, it is standard practice that the design of specialty items are provided by the supplier or installer. These include but are not limited to roof trusses, floor framing, HVAC design, electrical and gas servicing.
A CAD file of the home plan you are interested in can be purchased if you would like to provide the architectural drawings to your engineer, HVAC designer or local professional for modification. Costs vary by home plan so please contact us for pricing.
Most designers have practical work experience in place of advanced degrees and licenses, meaning they are not licensed architects. Here at RAD, we provide virtually the same services that a traditional architect would, but may need to involve them depending on the size and type of project. Any good designer should know the law and limits of their own ability.
Our goal is to reflect your needs and desires for your dream home, we gain that insight thru our consultation and in-depth design questionnaire. Our design process is divided into several phases; conceptual floor plan design, preliminary exterior 3D, interior 3D, building calculations and construction plans (often referred to as the CD’s/construction documents). We invite you to be a part of as much of any of these design phases as you want to. Obviously, your involvement in the conceptual floor plans and exterior and interior 3D are necessary.
Not at all, we have many clients that live out of state. We even have one client that hired us and it was several years before we met in person
All architectural designs are protected under Federal and International copyright laws. The designs and drawings provided by RAD Home Designs are protected by the Federal Copyright Laws and may not be copied, reproduced, modified, distributed or used in any other way without the specific written consent of the copyright owner,
RAD Home Designs.
The purchase of a custom home design in no way transfers any copyright or other ownership interest in it to the buyer except as limited use license to build only one structure from the plans, and the plans cannot be resold unless by express written authorization of RAD Home Designs, the design copyright holder.