Typical House Plan Drawings
The beginning of a well developed house plan is seen in the foundation plans including all piers and footings and their locations. Foundation types and sizes can be clearly seen for proper construction techniques. Floor systems should be clearly seen and laid out with joist placement well indicated to meet current codes. Floor plans are designed as requirements given by the new home owner with window placement and type explained. Ceiling joist and roof construction clearly identified. Exterior siding material can be identified for clarity. Our custom plans are designed to meet IRC code requirements with NC Amendments.
Laying out Floor Joist
Floor joist design will dictate just how and where all foundation piers will be placed to properly carry structural loads to footings.
Probably the most economical system would be the old standard 2x10 syp (southern yellow pine) system. But with today's advanced technology truss floor systems are becoming more and more important. Truss joist or TJI's are commonly used to span greater distances and carry much heaver loads.