Architecture / June 13, 2018 /
The preliminary design can begin once this variable is known. The topography map is much more detailed showing the contours and their accompanying numerical elevations of the site. It is actually a plat map with more complete and thorough details.
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.