A house plan is a set of drawings that include the construction and other specifications for the contractors in order to build the house as it is designed. Thinking about a specific house is one thing but making someone understand is a completely different thing. You can imagine how your dream house will look like but you can’t describe it to the construction workers unless you have some kind of drawings for each part of the construction in the house and the set of designs and drawings that construction workers use to understand the design and building needs is called house plan.
Importance of a House Plan:
We have discussed above that it is very easy to imagine what kind of house you want and what will it look like but you can’t just use your imagination to ask the contractors to build what you desire. Instead, you need to provide them documents or design papers that show them what kind of house you want and what the building specifications are. You can ask them to build a beautiful house but in reality, each one has different definition and approach to describe a beautiful house and a house that is very simple for you, might be a dream house for someone else just like what he imagined.
Also a house doesn’t only include the walls and ceiling but there is more in it. There is foundation, floors, room measurements, front and side elevations and hundreds of other elements and it is not possible to describe and remember each one of them without any drawing work. This is why it is very important that when you start building your house, you prepare drawings of each kind and together all of those drawings will make a house plan.
Not only the house plan helps the contractors build the house but it comes handy even after the construction is completed. For example, there is a blockage in the sewer pipe under your floor and you don’t know where to dig for the pipe as it can be anywhere under the house but with the sewerage drawing of your house, you can easily locate the location of pipe and only dig the floor where it is needed to.
Here is preview of a Free Sample House Plan Template created using MS Word,
A House Plan includes:
- Type of the house
- Cover area of the building
- Construction techniques
- Installation methods
- Number of rooms
- Square feet area of each room
Elements that are included in a House Plan are:
- Site plans
- Number of floors
- Plan for each floor
- Elevations (side and front)
- Sections of the walls, floors and ceilings
- Interior elevation
- Electrical and sewerage work layouts
A House Plan includes these rooms:
- Dining room
- Guest room
- Kids rooms
- Store rooms
- Home office
- Living room
- Study room
Here is download link for above shown House Plan Template,