PLANS

Plan Uses

Plan Uses

NOT USING ANY PLANS? HERE’S WHAT HAPPENS : The single, greatest danger of trying to build anything without plans lies in the fact that what you think you're going to build and what others think they're going to build for you will not be the same. Read more
Codes Changing for Climate Change

Codes Changing for Climate Change

Rules: M-19 and OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW: II-18 Hotter. Colder. Wetter. Dryer. This is called climate load, and it comes in an evermore random order. The need to design homes and buildings which can live through many decades of crazy weather i Read more
YOUR OLDIE-BUT-GOODIE DAYS : Aging-In-Place

YOUR OLDIE-BUT-GOODIE DAYS : Aging-In-Place

This topic is located on the Home Building Timeline, beginning with the construction phase HOUSE PLANS - MOVING AROUND IN THE HOUSE, at grid location V-24. NOTE :  This article will remain free to read until May 16, 2019. Until then, read it all Read more
CLOSETS : Her Heart’s Desire

CLOSETS : Her Heart’s Desire

This topic is located on the Home Building Timeline, beginning with the construction phase HOUSE PLANS - USEFULNESS, at grid location X-24. NOTE :  This article is free to read. Read it all you want and share it with all your friends, so they can Read more
Staircase Space: Curved vs Straight

Staircase Space: Curved vs Straight

This topic is located on the Home Building Timeline, beginning with the construction phase HOUSE PLANS - MOVING AROUND IN THE HOUSE, at grid location V-24. NOTE :  This article will remain free to read until April 26, 2019. Until then, read i Read more
Ready Planner 1 PREMIUM

Ready Planner 1

On you mark. Get set. ....STOP!!! Before you plan a single room or roof line, right now, apply the BEADS Keystone (on the Home Building Timeline: described beginning at H-10, implemented at L-12). Assure complete knowledge of the locat Read more
Garage Size: NN-7 PREMIUM

Garage Size: NN-7

There’s no standard size for a garage. There should be. There’s not. FOR EXAMPLE (wrong, by the way) - The perception by the general public is that a customer will tell the architect/designer/planner to include a “double garage.” Th Read more
Shutter Shadows Change Farmhouse to Main Street PREMIUM

Shutter Shadows Change Farmhouse to Main Street

2000, the turn of the new millennium, saw the #1 trend in new housing become The New Old Home; a brand new house that mimics a vintage home from the beginning of the previous century. The main traits of the New Old Home are : a front porch with s Read more
Avoid Aluminum Failure by the Sea PREMIUM

Avoid Aluminum Failure by the Sea

Aluminum was first used in the 1920’s for decorative detailing, and, then as now, hailed as a miracle material, because it won’t rust, it’s lightweight, and easily formed and shaped. By the 1930’s its uses expanded to structural component Read more
IF PLANS COULD TALK PREMIUM

IF PLANS COULD TALK

Homebuilding is habit-based. A routine develops, like Standard Operating Procedure, and embeds itself so deeply into the mind and muscle memory of every tradesman, that the concept of “I should look at the plans” is replaced by “I’ve done thi Read more