Final Structural Phase

  • Now, you authorize us to start the final working drawings of your new home.
  • This is the construction-grade set of plans depicting each building and engineering component within your structure.
  • Each plan includes the following pages:
  1. Title Page
  2. Site Plan
  3. Floor Plans
  4. Exterior Elevations
  5. Foundation Plans
  6. Floor Framing Plans
  7. Roof Framing
  8. Roof and Runoff Plan
  9. Cross-sections
  10. Window and Door Schedules
  11. Ancillary Drawings, required for permitting purposes
  • Final payment required, deposit refunded

Preliminary Period

  • Our work on your project begins with our sketches of your existing property and buildings.
  • Within a few weeks, we will schedule an appointment for you to review our drafts of your proposed floor plan layout and exterior elevations depicting the renovation and/or the addition.
  • Payment is required; we encourage you to take your drawings with you to review and/or revise.
  • Contact us for an appointment to discuss your evaluation and proceed with modifications. ​

Final Structural Phase

  • Now, you authorize us to start the final working drawings of your new home.
  • This is the construction-grade set of plans depicting each building and engineering component within your structure.
  • Each plan includes the following pages:
  1. Title Page
  2. Site Plan
  3. Existing Floor Plans
  4. Existing Exterior Elevations
  5. Floor Plans displaying renovations/additions
  6. Exterior Elevations presenting renovations/additions
  7. Foundation Plans revealing renovations/additions
  8. Floor Framing Plans
  9. Roof Framing
  10. Roof and Runoff Plan
  11. Cross-sections
  12. Window and Door Schedules
  13. Ancillary Drawings, required for permitting purposes
  • Final payment required, deposit refunded

Preliminary Period

  • Our work on your project begins when you sign our contract and remit a deposit.
  • Within a few weeks, we will schedule an appointment for you to review our drafts of your proposed floor plan layout and exterior elevations
  • Payment is required; we encourage you to take your drawings with you to review and/or revise.
  • Contact us for an appointment to discuss your evaluation and proceed with modifications. ​

Items you should bring to your initial consultation

Revision Phase

  • During this stage, we amend the proposed plans to fulfill your unique style and construction requirements.
  • Alterations are necessary to customize your home to fit your lifestyle.  We adjust and explain the plan’s variations as many times as it takes to earn your 100% approval before we move onto the last phase.
  • Payment is due at the time of service.

Revision Phase

  • During this stage, we amend the proposed plans to fulfill your unique style and construction requirements.
  • Alterations are necessary to customize your home to fit your lifestyle.  We adjust and explain the plan’s variations as many times as it takes to earn your 100% approval before we move onto the last phase.
  • Payment is due at the time of service.
NEW HOME PROCESS

Initial Consultation

  • At our first meeting, we come together and discuss your project. 
  • We review our services, fees, payment schedules, project stages, and germane information within our contract.
  • You are under no obligation to Plan Ahead with us and we are grateful for your interest in our drafting and design services.
  • Well and Septic System Owners Also Bring:
    • A diagram of the location of your existing and/or abandoned well
    • SRA (Sewage Reserve Area) and/or SDA (Sewage Disposal Area)
  • Site Plan (a.k.a. plot plan, location survey, and/or plats)

  • Sketches (We won't laugh, promise)

  • Pictures, photographs, articles, magazines, Pinterest

  • Ideas and in-depth design concepts​

  • Our Design Questionnaire (Shameless Self-Promotion)

Call to Plan Ahead  410-822-3447

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RENO / ADDITION PROCESS

Initial Consultation

  • At our first meeting, we come together and discuss your project. 
  • We review our services, fees, payment schedules, project stages, and germane information within our contract.
  • You are under no obligation to Plan Ahead with us and we are grateful for your interest in our drafting and design services. 
  • If you choose to Plan Ahead, we require you to sign our contract and remit a deposit, then we will schedule a date to meet you at your home for measurements, photographs, and sketching the existing structure.