The House Designers is committed to offering the best house plans on the web and providing outstanding customer service to help you find the perfect home plan and feel confident in your choice. Here’s what we do to reach those goals.
With all the options out there, it can be difficult to tell which sites are selling good, constructible house plans. You should know that we are serious about presenting the best; The House Designers is owned by professional architects with centuries of combined experience, while some of the other large plan sites you’ll find online are run by investment companies that aren’t actually involved in producing the product that they sell. We know exactly what quality looks like, and we carefully assess every architect who wants to represent their plans on our site to ensure they meet our highest-in-the-industry standards.
Our blueprints are meticulously detailed to meet safety regulations. Formerly, there were multiple standards used around the globe and even across the regions of the United States. This made it difficult to sell code compliant plans beyond an architect’s geographical location, but since the implementation of the IRC, you have more freedom to select the perfect home regardless of where it was designed.
Plans found on The House Designers’ site meet this universal standard. That doesn’t automatically mean they’ll be approved to build due to the challenges that certain areas present; a house built in Florida, for example, should be reinforced to withstand hurricanes, while one built in Washington should be prepared for the reality of an earthquake. Local authorities will let you know if your plans need to be modified, but if they’re already IRC compliant like ours are, it will be easier to know if you need any changes made.
Not all plans are created equal. You might not be able to tell the difference between floor plans featured across the web, but a builder will immediately know whether plans are actually complete. Blueprints sold by The House Designers are thorough—they include the dimensions of girders, floor beams, roof rafters, and even make note of things like bearing points—to ensure your build is successful and your contractors don’t have to make guesses to build your new home. When the entire structure is sized, like we guarantee on our plans, it is much easier to build and makes the entire construction process go much smoother.
Building your own house is a challenging undertaking and we want you to be successful. That’s why we provide a complimentary Home Building Organizer when you buy a plan from us. This substantial three-ring binder is made to help you coordinate your project, and it includes everything from budget worksheets to product information. Of course, it also has space to store samples and your favorite design ideas, so it’s not all work and no play! Our Home Building Organizer is definitely a customer favorite, and it makes a great keepsake when your house is complete.
It’s really that simple. We competitively price our house plans, and we guarantee that they’re the best deal you’ll find online. We have less overhead than other big plan sites because you buy directly from the designers themselves, and that translates to savings for customers. And as we also provide modifications, we guarantee that cost as well. If you find plans or modifications cheaper on any other site, we’ll match that price plus give you a further 5% discount.
The minds behind The House Designers know all about residential construction and have collaborated with builders hundreds of times to see their designs realized. Your builder should be able to take a look at your plans and know exactly what to do with them. By purchasing your house plans from The House Designers, you’re investing in detailed and complete house plans, ensuring a seamless and efficient building process.
If you have questions, we’re here to help. Our seasoned House Plan Advisors can answer all of your questions and help you with possible modifications you’re considering. You can even speak directly with the architect who designed the plans. We’re not here to simply sell house plans; we’re here to help you find the home that completely meets your needs and budget.
No matter the house plan, and no matter the package you choose, you don’t have to pay to get it shipped. We know that the surprise of a shipping fee at checkout is among the most unpleasant parts of online shopping, and we don’t want our customers to worry about it. Complimentary ground shipping takes about three to five days and suits most purchasers just fine, but if you need your blueprints more quickly, we also offer express and overnight shipping. If you need to ship internationally, please call us so we can assist you.
Are you in a hurry and don’t want to wait for traditional paper blueprints to ship? You’ll be excited to know that The House Designers can send house plans to your email inbox as soon as you order them. When you buy a PDFs Now!™ house plan, you are granted a license to print the plans yourself immediately after purchase, at home and/or from a local copy shop, so you can quickly get bids and get started on the preliminaries of building your new home. There’s no need to wait if you need your plans today. It doesn’t get much better than that!
At The House Designers, we do everything in our power to provide you with the best house plans and buying experience possible, but if you are unsatisfied with your purchase, we offer a one-time, 14-day exchange policy for unmarked, unused paper blueprints. All sales of electronic files, reproducible vellums, and modifications are final because of copyright laws.
What does all of this mean? It means that you’re purchasing your house plan from a trusted source with satisfied clients in every state in the U.S. and in many countries around the globe. Read our hundreds of customer reviews to see what families and builders think about our plans and their home building experience. And if that’s not enough, know that The House Designers serves as the exclusive house plan provider for Better Homes and Gardens® and Professional Builder®, providing the highest quality, code compliant house plans available online.