New Custom House Plans

2017 drafting rates:

  • Houses on slabs: $1.50 per square foot
  • Houses on crawl spaces: $1.50 per square foot + $250.00 design fee
  • Houses on post & pier foundations: $1.50 per square foot + $250.00 design fee
  • Houses with unfinished basements: $1.50 per square foot + $500.00 design fee
  • Houses with finished basements: $1.50 per square foot for all conditioned spaces, including basements
  • Garages, decks, porches, and other unconditioned structures: $1.00 per square foot
  • Tiny Houses on Wheels: $3.00 per square foot
  • Minimum fee for building plans: $500.00

A typical house plans package is designed to current IRC code and includes,

  • Full 3D House Modeling in SketchUp Pro
  • 3D Cover & Exterior Perspectives of Project
  • Construction Notes
  • Fully Dimensioned Floor Plans
  • Exterior Structural Elevations
  • Building Cross Section
  • Detailed Wall Section(s) with Foundation, Wall & Roof Connection Detail
  • Floor Framing Plan & Details
  • Roof Framing Plan & Details
  • Construction Details
  • Interior Kitchen & Bathroom Elevations
  • Door & Window Schedules

Note: Tiny houses (on wheels) include electrical, plumbing, and full stick-by-stick framing plans for roof, walls, and floor.

Optional fee based plan sheets include, 

  • Electrical Plans Sheet: $175.00 flat fee (optional, not generally required for permitting)

  • Mechanical & Plumbing Schematic Sheet: $175.00 flat fee (optional, not generally required for permitting)

  • Braced Wall Plans Sheet: $175.00 flat fee (generally required in seismic and/or high wind regions - e.g. California, Washington, British Columbia & Florida)
  • Detailed IKEA Kitchen and Bathroom Schedules/Pick-list (Canada or US): $175.00 per plan

Additional Services

  • Post plan and existing plan modifications: $75.00 per hour (larger projects are bidded)
  • Phone consultations: $50.00 per hour (billed in 15 minute increments)
  • DWG/DXF File: $75.00 per plan
  • Printed plans by Fed-Ex 2-Day: $150 for (3) printed plan sets
  • Basic cost-to-build estimate (by zip code): $75.00 per plan

Point Roberts & General Washington State Services

  • Prescriptive Energy Code for Washington State: $175.00 flate fee
  • On-site consultations, building site assessments, in Point Roberts only: $75.00 per hour
  • Permitting services for Point Roberts (Whatcom County): $50.00 per hour