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Steps to take, before buying your house plan

Steps to take before buying your house plan

You have a construction plan in mind?

We suggest that you obtain the following information from the planning department at your city hall or municipality before selecting your plan.

-  Building categories admissible in your area
-  Setback margins (front, back and sides as well as the height of the building)
-  Siding materials allowed on the fa├žade (front) of your home as well as on the other elevations
-  Allowable roof inclines

Special note: Your building style and exterior materials may also be subject to building schemes defined by the community or developer.

Before purchasing a Drummond House Plan or getting your FREE estimate through our online modification service, it is first and foremost to have acquired or selected your property to be sure that your future home is perfectly designed for the chosen location.

You must also analyze your needs and identify your likes, your tastes and your requirements.

-  First of all, determine what your needs are in terms of housing: detached house, multi-family, etc.
-  What will the number of occupants be and what are their lifestyles?
-  Do you need any equipment or rooms that have particular functions? (home cinema, home office, playroom, extra bedroom for blended families, master bedroom on main level, especially for baby-boomers, recreation room, or other needs)
-  What is your budget for building your house?
-  Visit our website at to discover more than 1300 house plans that can inspire your home selection.

Should you not find the ideal plan from our collection of 1300-plus designs, we can design a plan exclusively for you or simply make a few modifications to an existing plan from our collection. For a free cost estimate, simply click here or call us toll free at 1-800-567-5267. Whether you choose a plan from our collection that you wish to customize, or an exclusive plan that is completely personalized, our designers will make certain to correctly identify your preferences and your needs, all the while considering, the following elements:

  -  desired style
-  number of stories
-  number of occupants and their lifestyles
-  number and type of rooms
-  height of the ceiling
-  type of foundation
-  with or without a garage
-  etc.

Service offer and date of payment
•  Once we receive your modifications, we will be in a position to provide a free cost estimate and time frame for completion.
•  Furthermore, different complementary services can be added such as a materials list and the electrical plans.

Preliminary Design
•  Upon your approval of our design estimate, we will proceed with drawing up the preliminary plan which includes the floor plans and the elevations of the 4 sides of the house. Rough drawings may also be provided to be sure that we all have the same vision of mind.
•  We will then proceed with the production of our preliminary plan which will include the floor plans and the elevations of the 4 sides of the house.

Preliminary Design
•  Once the preliminary design is accepted, we will produce the detailed and technical plan which you will use for construction. We will print the number of copies (usually 5 or 8) necessary for the construction. Your completed plan set will be sent to you via rapid courier.
•  You now have all the necessary information to meet with the contractor of your choice and receive an estimate for your build. The conception team at Drummond House Plans will also be at your disposal to answer any questions or those of your contractor either before or during the construction of your home.

Drummond House Plans would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to your new home!