How to design the plans for your future home?


How to design the plans for your future home?

The images of your future home parade through your head. Each piece is reflected in your mind to the detail. The land that will host the house of your dreams is just waiting for the start of construction. But first of all, you must materialize on paper the fruit of your reflection. You have to design your house plans. How to do it ? The development of your project plans is approached in different ways. We detail the implementation of these processes.

What do you mean by house plan ?

Few people know this, but several plans are necessary to obtain the essential building permit:

  1. The situation plan, the one that determines the location of the land in relation to the municipality and which indicates its orientation or the rules of town planning.
  2. The layout plan or mass plan, which represents two distinct graphic views of the terrain – before and after construction. Vegetation, garden, existing buildings are detailed. It also provides information on the space provided for network connections or for the implementation of the sanitation system.
  3. The facade plan, which describes the exterior appearance of the house.
  4. The cutting plan, which exposes the interior of the house and informs of the earthworks to be expected for your construction.
  5. Technical plans, which designate all installations (electricity, plumbing, etc.).

Your home’s plans are essential to start construction. They establish the link between the land and the house, and even organize the interior according to the parts and the technical installations. The plans express your choices and expectations while respecting urban planning rules. Their design therefore requires great know-how. However, you can plan your future home yourself.

Home project: design the plans yourself

Some people decide to develop their house plans on their own. Most of their motivations turn out to be economic. Designing construction plans independently is quite possible. However, this company requires great skills, as well as professional tools.

A plethora of software exists for this reason. Free or paid, they help you design your home plans. However, be careful not to rush. Drafting plans requires time, method and thoroughness. Thus, you must answer several fundamental questions:

  1. What dimensions does the living area of your construction correspond to ?
  2. Would you like a house on the floor or on a level footing ?
  3. How many pieces do you plan in your project ?
  4. How do you want to dispose of your parts (open kitchen, parental room, workspace, etc.)
  5. Does a basement add to the construction ?
  6. Where do you place the exterior joinery (doors, windows, etc.) ?
  7. What style of architecture do you envision for your home ?
  8. What orientation do you choose ?
  9. What building materials do you hold to build your home ?

You now have very specific specifications. Believe us, this will make it easier to make plans for your home.

Design of house plans: call on an architect

The help of a professional is often inevitable in designing plans for a future home. The architect has all the knowledge to carry out these formalities.

On the one hand, it remains aware of the innumerable laws and standards which frame the construction of houses. In addition, local urban plans differ according to the municipalities, and certain laws apply in specific cases. In summary, the architect guarantees the legality of your construction and saves you a lot of time.

On the other hand, the architect gives you access to a catalog of plans he has already drawn. This gives you an overview of an entire project and it can give you ideas for your future construction. In addition, the architect is drafting tailor-made house plans. Certainly the budget can be high, but if you have an original architectural project, it will be able to make it happen.

Finally, calling on an architect is sometimes compulsory. If the floor area of your house exceeds 150 m², you must legally use an architect to develop your plans.

A house builder to carry out your plans

Last possibility: entrust your house plans to a manufacturer. A house construction company accompanies you from the start to the end of your project. At Maisons MCA, we help you develop your home plans.

First, we define the budget that covers your entire project. This includes the cost of the house plans, but also that of your future cozy nest. Regarding the terrain, two choices are available to you. Either, you already have a building-friendly site, in which case you must move on to the next phase. Either, you choose a field from the many that we offer you.

Your home plans are conceptualized according to your choices. We offer preconceived house plans, on which you can draw inspiration for your future construction. Of course, we can also design the layout of your tailor-made house plans. In all cases, Maisons MCA offers you personalized support and support.

You have different options for designing your home plans. Admittedly, designing your plans yourself is a source of great pride, but the realization of each plan is complex. In the event of administrative refusal, due to breach of the rules, construction may be delayed by several months. Therefore, the help of a professional – architect or house builder – should not be overlooked.

At Maisons MCA, we are doing everything we can to design the house plans that look like you. Rest assured, if your house project exceeds a living area of 150 m², we are still standing by your side. Our team will call on a quality architect to create the plans for your home.

Do not hesitate to contact us, in order to explain your life plan to us in detail. MCA houses remain your privileged partner, in this magnificent adventure represented by the construction of your future house.


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