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  • Can I Visit Homes That Have Been Built from Your Designs?

    Yes, if we have permission to share the address from the property owner. If we do not have permission, we may have photos that we can share. give us a call or send us an e-mail to questions@coastalhomeplans.net to inquire.

    May 13, 2022
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  • How Long Does It Take to Receive My Plans?

    Plans are generally shipped 24 to 48 hours of when the order is received. However, because we seek out talented designers and architects who spend most of their time creating custom design work, some orders may take longer to prepare and ship. When you are ready to make your purchase, we’ll provide an ETA for […]

    May 13, 2022
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  • Can I See a Rear Elevation of a Design?

    Yes. For most of the plans, rear elevations are available for review. Send an e-mail with your request to questions@coastalhomeplans.net or call us at 843-886-5500.

    May 13, 2022
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  • How Should I Choose a House Plan?

    Choosing a house plan can, initially, seem like a daunting task. To help ease your worries, we’ve compiled a few pointers on how to choose a plan. Choosing a plan. Here’s the good news: there are literally hundreds of stock home plans to choose from – so if saving time and money is important to […]

    May 13, 2022
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  • What is a “Stock” Home Plan?

    A stock house plan is a ready off the shelf set of construction drawings. Every plan is designed to meet one of the national building codes for residential construction.  Many stock home plans began their lives as a custom designs for specific clients. Often, builders will commission a designer or architect to create a plan […]

    May 13, 2022
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  • What are the Benefits of Using a Stock House Plan?

    You’ll save time and money. Commissioning a designer or architect to create a custom home design, specifically for you, is a time consuming process that can take anywhere from 2 to 9 months (or more!) to complete. The fees charged for custom design services range from $3-$20 per square foot. Stock plans are available immediately. […]

    May 13, 2022
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  • Can I Submit a Stock House Plan to My Local Building Department Without Making Any Changes?

    In most cases, no. All plans should be reviewed to be sure that they adhere to your local building codes and are appropriate for your specific site conditions. You may need to modify the plan to meet these requirements. Local and/or state building code may require that your plans be stamped by a licensed architect […]

    May 13, 2022
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  • Do Your Plans Provide Everything I Need to Begin Construction?

    Almost. You will need to have a local builder, designer, architect or engineer review your plans before submitting them to your building department for permitting. Depending upon where you will be building, you may need to make modifications to make plans suitable for your site conditions and local building codes. Codes in some coastal areas […]

    May 13, 2022
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  • Can You Provide Cost-to-Build Estimates?

    Truly accurate cost-to-build estimates should come straight from your local builder. Relying on a “seat of the pants’ online cost-to-build estimate is risky. They may be cheap at $25-100 dollars or so but can be wildly inaccurate. To get an accurate estimate for your area we strongly recommend speaking with a couple of local builders […]

    May 13, 2022
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  • How Much Does Shipping Cost?

    Plans are prepared and sent typically within 24 hours. Time to ship varies: E-Mail delivery is used for Reproducible Master (PDF) and AutoCAD files. Ground shipping (3-7 days) is FREE! Second Day Air (2-3 days) – $45. Please call us at 843-886-5500 for this shipping option. Overnight Express (1-2 days) – $50 to $75. Please […]

    May 13, 2022
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  • May I Return or Exchange a Plans?

    Plan purchases (Printed Sets, Reproducible Masters, PDFs or AutoCADs) may not be returned for credit and/or refund. All sales are final. Please call us at 1-843-886-5500 with any questions.

    May 13, 2022
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  • How Do I Purchase a Set of Plans?

    Plans can be purchase through our online shopping cart which utilizes an SSL Certificate with 256 Bit Encryption. You can also call us at 843-886-5500. We accept MasterCard, VISA and Amercian Express. If you prefer, you can mail a check, but the order will not be completed until the check has cleared.

    May 13, 2022
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