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PREPARE FOR YOUR PROJECT

Before reading the 5 steps to get your custom home plan below and in order to avoid delays and extra expenses, it is essential that you prepare details for your new construction project before contacting us.

 

Here are the important details regarding your plan that you need to collect.

  • Contact CTS before you purchase the land and we will check with your municipality regarding the rules governing your area such as setbacks, mandatory building materials, etc.

  • List the important features of your future home or cottage. From one family to another, the list varies and must include: the architectural style you prefer, the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, required additional rooms or spaces such as an office, a gym, a games room, a sheltered balcony (rear or side), desired type of foundation, etc.

  • Add photos and / or sketches. Houzz.com and Pinterest are great resources. 

STEP 1.  2 WAYS TO OBTAIN YOUR FREE CUSTOM HOME PLAN ESTIMATE

Just give us all the details of the house  by email, or telephone us for more information. 

IN PERSON

 We can also visit your home or site of construction, if you wish ($). One or more meetings  will allow us to understand your family's needs in terms of space and lifestyle and ensure that your customized plan will correspond to your exact expectations and your budget. 

STEP 2. RECEIVE YOUR FREE ESTIMATE IN 2 TO 4 WORKING DAYS (APPROX.)

Within 2 to 4 working days (approx.) following the receipt of your documents by email.  A FREE written estimate and details regarding our service offer and timelines regarding initial project delivery will be provided for your approval. The delivery time of a custom plan can vary from a few weeks to a few months depending on the time of year, client response time and supplier call back times. Following the receipt of your preliminary plans, timelines may be readjusted depending on the time required for your reflection and the number of revisions required.

STEP 3. COMPLETION AND DELIVERY OF YOUR PRELIMINARY PLAN

Following the approval of our estimate (STEP 2) as well as acceptance of the delivery timelines of your final plan, we will begin your home design.

  • We receive your payment of partial payment, depending on the project size, to begin work. 

  • We will then proceed with the production of the preliminary plan which may include, among other things, floor plans and elevations for client provided plans we are converting to AutoCAD files. Full Architectural plans with construction documents for CTS designed projects or the addition of Building Plans or designs if requested.

  • We will then follow up by emailing or handing over your preliminary custom plan to ensure that all details are in line with your expectations. If you wish, and we have provided for by agreement, different design options can be presented to you.

  • At this stage we will make adjustments as needed (large revisions/ multiple revisions/ complex designs / large designs / additions added are billed hourly in addition to the estimate) until the entire plan is perfect for you. Three to five discussions or online meetings are usually enough to allow you to approve the final project.

  • It is always possible to add various additional services to your plan such as 3D imagery,  Interior Design, construction documents.

  • At this stage it is also best to get quotes from one or more construction contractors.

STEP 4. CORRECTION AND APPROVAL OF THE PRELIMINARY PLAN

The preliminary plan is 100% to your liking? We then proceed to the detailed development of all of the construction drawings for your project.

STEP 5. DELIVERY OF THE FINAL PLAN

Receive your final plan for the construction of your house in a  PDF and / or the number of printed copies you want, and as agreed to in your estimate.

You now have all the information you need to meet the contractor of your choice and get quotes for your construction work. CTS will also be available to answer your questions or those of your contractor before or during the work.

HOW MUCH DO HOUSE PLANS COST

Learn how much house plans cost, depending on the type of house plan you are looking at: Client provided drafting, CTS provided Drafting and Construction Documents HERE

Creating a house plan or blueprint is the first step of building your dream home. Our blueprints or house plans are created by professional home designers, veteran contractors, and architectural designers. 

Visit our Plans page for details