Our Frequently Asked Questions page in broken down into 7 sections. While the topic of building a home can generate a lot of questions, we have tried to gather the most asked questions and organize them here.
Each section below has the most asked question in that category. If you do not see the question you need the answer to, please phone or email us your question. If enough people have the same question, we will expand this section. And remember no question is too small, we deal with home plans all day so what might be obvious to us could be a total mystery to someone building a home for the first time.
Ordering a Plan
A print license is conveyed to the purchaser as either a PDF file or a printed vellum. The PDF file cannot be modified and can only be printed. The vellum is erasable and allows for very minor changes and /or notes to be added. An electronic license allows for the client or the client’s consultants to make more elaborate modifications to plans (i.e.: widen a bedroom, add a fireplace, or add a window, etc.).
When you order a plan in PDF format we will email you one set of plans in PDF file format. We also ship a DVD with the PDF files on it. Along with the DVD we ship your license agreement and valuable materials from our corporate partners that will help you build your home. This format allows you to receive the plan the fastest, usually within the same business day (by email) and allows you to take it to your local blue print shop to print copies as needed. See the Plan Licensing Information for specific information on the number of copies you can make.
When you order a plan in Print Vellum format we ship one set of plans printed on Vellum paper. We also ship your license agreement forms, and valuable materials from our corporate partners that will help you build your home. Vellum paper is a special erasable paper. This type of paper makes small changes possible.
When you order a plan in electronic CAD format you get one set of plans saved as AutoCAD 2010 DWG files on a DVD. We ship you the DVD, your license agreement forms, and valuable materials from our corporate partners that will help you build your home. This format will allow you to take the AutoCAD files to your builder or local draftsman and they will be able to make changes to the plan. See the Plan Licensing Information for specific information on the number of copies you can make.
Our website is rapidly updated when we acquire new photography of plans. If you do not see photography for the plan on the website, we unfortunately do not yet have photography to share with you.
Definitely! Please feel free to call our Customer Service department about your specific criteria at 800-718-7526 to receive free plan assistance.
The reason the photographs don’t match the home plan exactly is because different people have different needs. So sometimes a plan may have been modified to better serve the owners. The home plan is the most accurate representation of what the final home will look like.
Each plan is prepared when ordered and shipped based on the shipping option you selected during the purchase process. If your order is late in arriving, please feel free to contact our Customer Service department at 800-718-7526 to track your plan status.
Frequently Asked Questions about Custom Home Design
If you are looking for information on getting a custom home plan designed, please visit Sater Group, Inc.