ADDITIONS AND REMODELING:

WHAT TO EXPECT:

What our typical set of construction documents include:

The Wow Factor: Our remodel plans are
 
very comprehensive and easy to
 
understand. Our process includes B.I.M.
 
"building information modeling". This is
 
the most advanced Architectural
 
technology on the market today.
Construction Documents
Sets Included:
5 complete sets of
 
construction documents. These documents are
 
organized and prepared to be distributed
 
among the vast array of professionals in order
 
to construct the project. (i.g., Builder,
 
subcontractors, Lenders, Appraisers, etc…)

COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS

Additional sets are available: In case you run
 
out of plans. We can print more for you
 
throughout the construction phase. In most
 
cases we can have your prints within 24 hours.

COVER SHEET

Cover Sheet: 
Applicable interior and
 
or exterior views. Before and after (3-D
 
perspectives). Also protects the rest of
 
the documents within the project set.
Cover Sheet
Foundation Plan
3D-Foundation
Foundation:
  Complete with
 
dimensions, dimensioned plumbing,
 
referenced specific details, Any
 
special construction and notes
Elevation Sheet
3D Rendering
Elevations: 
Complete with dimensions,
 
ridge heights and special notes and
 
materials
3D Floor Plan
Floor Plan
Floor Plan(s): 
Complete with dimensions
 
of all elements including plumbing, appliances
 
and cabinet sizes. Applicable notes of special
 
conditions are tailored with the tradesmen in
 
mind.
3-D Roof
Roof and Rafter Plan
Rafter plan: 
Complete with
 
rafter lengths and separate rafter
 
cut list. for accurate estimation of
 
materials. This also aids the
 
framer in selecting the correct
 
lengths to use in order to
 
minimize waste.
3-D Rafter
Roof Plan: 
Complete with
 
dimensions, plate heights, roof
 
pitches and notes for special
 
conditions, as well as a Roof
 
Square footage table for
 
Calculating roof materials.
Details Sheet
Details: 
Applicable
 
Cornice (Eve) and Special
 
Details designed directly
 
from the plan (not typical
 
details that are reused for
 
every plan produced). We
 
do this to improve the
 
accuracy and integrity
 
that should be expected
 
from quality set of plans.
Interior  
Elevations:    
Including applicable
 
cabinets, electrical, and
 
special construction
 
notes.
Floor joist: 
Complete with spans, sizes
 
and direction (if applicable).
Ceiling Joist:
  Complete with spans,
 
sizes and direction
Sections: 
Complete with dimensions, notes and
Specifications
Electrical Plan:
Complete with layout,
 
Light fixtures, Outlets and legend.
Site Plan:
Complete with dimensions and applicable site
 
conditions and/or improvements (if available).

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3-D virtual Tour: 
Our 3-D plan service allows
 
you the ability to walk through your home plan
 
using your PC, Mac, Tablet or Smart Phone from
 
your own home. This system will give a more
 
visual insight as to how your plan will look and feel
 
before construction. To see some of our past
 
projects Click Here.
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What you need to know:

Remodeling and/or adding  
on to your home can be  
complicated and sometimes  
render unwanted results if  
you do not start by having a  
set of well-documented  
construction plans to follow.  
At Hudson Home Designs,  
we have over 14 years of  
experience in both building  
and designing home  
additions and remodeling.

What we will need first:

If you plan to add on to your home,  
you may need to obtain a site plan.  
This can be done by contacting a  
local Surveyor in your area to  
develop a plan that will note and  
locate all existing structures and  
establish a building envelope from  
which to plan your addition (or you  
may have one in your homeowners  
closing documents).  Providing a site  
plan will better prepare us to present  
you with a more complete design.   
Please note: In some cases a site  
plan may not be required. Hudson  
Home Designs will be more than  
happy to help you determine if this  
will be required.


#1 On-site consultation Meeting:

• On-site Consultation:
This is to
 
see firsthand what needs are to be
 
addressed. We will take field
 
measurements, notes and pictures of
 
all applicable elements and issues of
 
your existing home. We will also
 
communicate and make notes of all
 
suggestions, ideas and needs you
 
might have. We will collaborate with
 
you to establish the most economical
 
way to proceed.

#2 Conceptual Design Review:

• Conceptual Design Review:
 
For your convenience, this review
 
will be emailed to you, unless you
 
would rather set a physical or virtual
 
meeting. This is for you to review
 
what we have developed from the
 
combination of field measurements,
 
notes, suggestions and ideas to
 
produce a rough draft. This will also
 
be the opportunity for us to answer
 
any questions you may have during
 
your review. Please understand that
 
our conceptual designs are not a
 
single-shot effort (e.g., take it or
 
leave it), rather it is a starting point -  
 
you can decide to continue with what
 
we have presented, or we can
 
continue discussing  additional ideas
 
for a new, conceptual design
 
direction. We will continue to work
 
with you until you are completely
 
comfortable and satisfied.

#3 Fine tuning the project:

• Reviews and Commits:
During
 
this step plan reviews will be sent back
 
and forth until you are completely
 
satisfied with the project. This is done by
 
email, unless you request otherwise. We
 
do this for two reasons. One:  This
 
reduces unnecessary delays in the design
 
process and reduces your tendency to
 
worry about finding time for office
 
meetings. Two: You are able to review at
 
your own pace in the comfort of your own
 
home so your thoughts remain clear,
 
without interruption or pressure to make
 
hasty decisions. As always, you will
 
remain in control throughout this
 
process. When you approve and are
 
completely satisfied, we will proceed to
 
the final set.

#4 Final Set:

• Final Plan:
In this
 
stage, we finalize all the
 
technical requirements and
 
documentation needed by
 
the builder to begin the
 
project. It is very important
 
that you make the decision
 
to continue to final set, only
 
when you are completely
 
ready and confident. Once
 
completed we will provide
 
you with both electronic and
 
printed versions of the plan
 
ready for distribution and
 
construction.

#5 Don't forget our free services we offer

• Digital Copy:
Emailed copy of the complete working drawings for your records.

• Plan Drop-off and pickup:
  We will help you coordinate with local builders and/or sub-contractors of
 
your choice to pick up and drop off plans for bids. This will eliminate the need for you to schedule time away from
 
work or family, getting the prices together for your project.

• Conference Room meetings:
  Need a place to meet with your builder and/or sub-contractors? No
 
problem. Our conference room is open for you to use. Please call ahead and we will have it ready for your use.

• Continued Support:
  We will be here for you throughout the construction process, eager to answer any
 
questions anyone has during the entire construction phase.

#6 Our additional Services

• Additional Copies:
  In case you run out of plans, we can print you more. In most cases we can have your
 
prints ready by the same day.

• Material Estimations:
We can provide you with a complete list calculation to help you and/or your builder
 
produce an estimate more accurate than most traditional methods used today. We can even do the work for you.

• Continued Support:
If you plan to construct the project yourself or would like a more detailed quantity
 
list. We can provide you with a complete list calculation to help you produce an estimate more accurate than most
 
traditional methods used today. We can even do the work for you.

• On Site Inspections:
  Need to know things are being done right and on time? We can schedule job site
 
visits to inspect, consult and help you coordinate your project. We will be here for you in part or for the complete
 
project.
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