Garage plans made by Behm Design are accurate, complete and of highest drafting standards for clarity of information. They feature the following:
Sheet 1 is the cover with the design illustration, materials list and design data (code references, etc.)
Floor Plan(s) showing walls, openings, dimensions, and symbols for electrical lighting, switching and outlet locations
the 4 exterior elevation views (true elevations)
Exterior wall framing only elevations (sometimes included with the regular elevations with framing shown as dashed lines)
Roof edge details for soffits, eaves and gable ends as applicable
Perimeter Foundation and slab plan showing openings and dimensions
Concrete foundation details and alternates
Cross Sections and longitudinal if applicable
Structure notes and specifications
Typical and other wall sections
Roof framing or truss layout plan (shows truss requirements – but engineering will be by the local truss fabricator, which is required by State law)
Second-floor framing plan if required
Stairway profile and details if applicable
Garage plan modifications are not available. However, many of our garage plans include variable write-ins for dimension, wall height, roof slope, alternates for garage door size. Since the plans are prescriptive with the IRC code these minor alternate selections are usually allowed by the building dept. However there are some that do not allow them. We recommend checking with the building dept. that before submitting for the plan review to make sure they allow.
So why do we sell a package of 4 copies of the plan?
When you make your application to the building department for a permit they were usually 2 copies for record and inspector. The other 2 are for the contractor and yourself or the supplier. When a permit is granted it is required to keep one of the officially approved, stamped and sealed plans, unaltered, for the building inspector.