Architecture / July 2, 2018 /
Whether you use a stock house plan or go with a custom home design, a house site plan is necessary. Your local building department will require it along with your plans to obtain a house plan building permit. With home plans, your builder will likely use the services of the civil engineer to locate the house on the site. However, using a building designer to provide this service is a more desirable option.
A topography map can appear complex and just plain intimidating to the untrained eye. However, it speaks a language that Building Designers clearly understand. Designers gather important details from this illustration. Moreover, they learn things about the lot that include, easements, setbacks, existing trees foliage.