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Questions regarding specific house plans
If you are contacting us regarding questions specific to one of the house plans, it is better if you can narrow down and point out not just the specific house plan you are referring to but the specific question you have, too. There are unfortunately some questions we are unable to answer, such as whether or not specific plans will live up to the specific building codes in the area you’re living in, and you will likely have to have someone local sign off on the plans to ensure compliance with local building codes.
If you are wondering whether you may be able to change certain aspects of a plan, it really helps us significantly the more specific you can be in what it is you are looking for. If you want to know what sort of elevation is intended for the specific plans, then let us know about that. If you want to have a more general question regarding whether or not we have floor plans with the specifications you are looking for, we will be happy to see if we are better able to match you with what you are looking for, although our platform is very robust in the way it has been set up, allowing you to do very specific site searches yourself, too.
You can start out by determining what type of house it is you may be looking for, like choosing only to see houses that work with a narrow lot by setting the maximum width of the lot you are building on. You can then additionally specify if you want a single-story, a two-story or a 3-story home by adjusting the various parameters.
Concerning copyright issues, we encourage you to read this specific section of our website. If you have found out that there are designs or plans available on here that do not have the necessary copyright permits, please contact us as quickly as possible so we can take the necessary actions. As a platform selling digital products, we do know how hard it is to ensure proper compliance with copyright regulations, but when we are made aware of such issues, we take swift action to address them to make sure we comply.
If you find the plans available on different websites, we always appreciate being made aware of it so we can contact those websites and have them taken down, in order to ensure the livelihood of the architects we work with. We unfortunately find that some plans are made available through other websites that often have malicious intents, luring their users to submit private information, promising that you will then save some money on plans – we will make it very clear that engaging in actions that may perhaps be able to get you plans without having to pay for them is illegal, unfair and dangerous. Architects spend a lot of time creating those house plans, and we want to make sure they also get what they deserve. Besides that, sharing your private information on questionable website will leave you at significant risk of having it shared unintentionally across the website, leaving you and your loved ones at risk.
Do you want to customize house plans?
With some of the plans, you are able to work together with an architect in order to modify the plans that you are interested in. However, it is very difficult for us to comment on the extent and the work that you are hoping to have done without actually knowing what you are interested in.
If you want a wall to be removed from the plan, have an extra bedroom added or anything else, it might be a smaller task than if you are looking to have an entire new story added to the house, where the architect would not just need to know what you would want to have on that specific floor level, but the rest of the plans would also need to be altered to accommodate the changes you are hoping to have made, why it may in fact end up being changes of a significant nature.
If you want to have any changes made, it is really imperative that you are as specific as you can possibly be when reaching out so that we can as best as possible estimate the amount of work that would be included in the task. Being specific in your initial email to us also helps you in fact think about the various aspects that you may be considering putting into the plans and actually allow you to realize what features are important.
I want a consultation with an architect
While there may be certain things that you know for sure that you will want, like whether you want 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms, you might not know the more specific aspects as to which category an architect would recommend you start looking in, what will be convenient for you 10 years from now etc.
If you are a young couple looking to not only find something that is affordable but also practical, you might be interested in the possibilities offered by building a duplex, but if on the other hand you want something that stands out more, we might consider some of the more modern options.
A lot of our users find that it can significantly help to have a conversation with an architect to best ensure they aren’t missing out on any important considerations in this important stage of their lives.
Do you think your question is one that others may have asked previously?
We get asked a lot of various questions and you might be surprised to realize that what you are interested in hearing more about, may have already been addressed before.
We have various sections of the website that you may be interested in reading up on, including the section that contains a lot of the questions that our users may have. To find it, visit the FAQ section listed at the bottom of this website.
What is your return policy?
We have made a specific section dedicated to our return policy. As we are talking about a digital product that has taken architects many hours to make, we hope that you can understand our stance on the matter. Please find a link to that specific page at the bottom of this page.
How do I find all the different categories that we have available on the site?
As we are adding more and more house plans on the site, and seeing which ones are gaining more popularity from our users, we are continuously adding more categories to the top menu navigation bar where you can easily jump between categories.
While we are still a growing platform, and we have yet to fully establish our footprint, we are curious to explore advertising opportunities with manufacturers that may be interested in being placed in front of home builders. We envision working together with construction material manufacturers, including those creating roofing and siding.
If you have any ideas as to how you would be interested in advertising with Passion Plans, we do encourage you to get in touch so we can see if there is a potentially enough value for you to get exposure on our website.
All the advertising we offer on this platform is clearly marked as advertisement, and we do not publish paid articles on the site that only have the intention of linking back to other websites. While we may choose to publish articles provided by other websites, we will only consider doing so in the extent it is in compliance with Google’s guidelines on the topic, and where it clearly benefits our user base, too. We have no interest in unsolicited, low-quality articles and encourage you to refrain from contacting us if that is what you are trying to get out of it.
in order to stay in compliance with the various guidelines from Google and limitations issued by the FTC, we are mainly interested in offering banner advertising on our platform. We are able to incorporate your banner into specific sections of the website, and we can work with relatively small budgets to test out and make sure you get the value out of it that you are hoping for.
We do not provide cost estimates to build homes
While we would love to be able to tell you what it will cost to build your dream home, that is not the business that we are in, nor are we qualified to be able to do that.
We understand that it would be great for you to know, but given the many factors influencing building costs, it is not something we can provide guidance on.
I am still not sure how to proceed
If you are still unsure as to what you should do next, please follow the instructions at the top of the page and an associate will help you best answer the questions you may have. It is our dream that you get the home you have always wanted, and we understand it is an important process you are currently going through.
How much do house plans cost?
That question is similar to “how much does a car cost” in a lot of ways given the fact that there are a bunch of variables that will play a huge role in how house plans are priced. While a lot of the ones we offer on the site come with a price tag around $1,000, it is not unlikely that you can find ones that are cheaper on our platform, and the same way you can find house plans that are significantly more expensive than that when you are either looking in the category with modern options or the ones that are especially luxurious.
The price at which we choose to sell the house plans includes careful consideration of how big we estimate the market is for those specific plans, how many competing designs we have for that category and how many we estimate selling of the various designs. We have very sophisticated math helping us ensure that we are not just making beautiful design more accessible to the masses, but also providing architects with fair compensation for the hard work they put in in the process.
Although we will sometimes discount products and sell them slightly cheaper than usual, we do not encourage you to wait around to see if you are able to get a better deal on them, as you may have to wait many months.
What drawings are included in a typical set of house plans?
It is always a good idea to understand what it is you’re buying, no matter if you’re buying one of the products available from Passion Plans or from a different platform.
If you have been to other platforms, you may end up finding out that some of those platform miss significant aspects in their offering, why you won’t be able to build a house simply from buying the products that they are offering.
While we cannot ensure that your licenses are granted on the basis of the product you buy from us, we structure our products to maximize the chance you have of easily obtaining the necessary building licenses required to start your project.
These are the things that are usually included when you buy from us.
1 – A foundation plan will show you the way we intend for you to build the type of foundation you have chosen. A lot of our plans will let you choose between the type of foundation you want, that can vary between a slab, crawl space or a basement, and these drawings will include things such as the post and beams, the footing layout and aspects of the structural slab necessary to start building.
2 – the floor plan shows a layout of the entire house, including the layout of rooms, doors, walls, windows and other aspects of the house.
3 – the roof plan includes and illustrates ridges, roof valleys and other important aspects of the roof, and how it is intended. Chimneys, decorative elements, slopes and materials are also likely to be laid out on it.
4 – the exterior elevation will give you an understanding of what the house looks like when you see it from the side, which will usually include materials for the roof, walls and other important aspects of the house.
5 – electrical plans show the layout of light switches, lighting fixtures and more.
6 – notes on how to build the specific home.
7 – a building section that shows the home relative to things such as slopes.
The combination of these many things should help ensure easy approval of the necessary building licenses. We are always ready to further assist you with questions.
Questions regarding building codes
Do you have specific questions about building codes in the area that you live in? We are unfortunately not qualified to be able to answer specific questions about the various building codes that may be relevant in the area that you live in.
There are unfortunately no universal building codes that have been applied by all counties and across all different countries. Some areas have very specific requirements when it comes to what they will allow. Other places may be a lot more relaxed when it comes to this specific topic. While we may be able to have our architects review certain house plans and provide assurance that they live up to the most common building codes, it might be an additional service that we provide.
As we get users from various counties and countries, it is very hard for us to tell you if we have someone on our team who is an expert in the requirements that exist where you live. In those cases, it would be better to have a local architect or engineer comment on it to see whether or not they believe that we are offering options that would easily be approved where you live. Alternatively, you can ask your local architect if they may be able to adjust the options that we already have available to the building codes in your area.
As we’re a growing platform that attracts more and more users every single month, we are naturally interested in exploring new ways of doing things. That also means that if you have something you are very passionate about, or you have an idea as to how we could work together, we would be happy to hear from you.
Are you an architect?
If you would like to be among one of the earlier architects to display their work on our platform, we suggest that you get in touch with us. We have a lot to offer and we offer better conditions for architects than most of the other platforms out there. We are also sincerely committed to further improve our platform and the services that we provide.
To better understand our mentality when it comes to working with architects, we suggest you read the various sections that we have linked to at the bottom of this website. There, you will be able to find additional information on topics such as copyrights and return policies. We have spent a significant amount of time elaborating on those topics so that any partner that may choose to reach out to us understand the philosophy behind the work that we do.
Are you an aspiring home builder who has previously bought from us and you found out that you aren’t happy with your purchase?
If you bought one of our mansion designs, but later found out that you were more interested in one of the L-shaped designs, we understand you. We understand that people sometimes buy things that they later on find out that they shouldn’t have bought. Perhaps you changed your mind. Perhaps you found out that you don’t actually want a house that is quite as big as you thought you wanted and instead you found out that something slightly smaller was better for you and your family. There are times when we all make mistakes and when you may want to change your mind. Perhaps you didn’t sit down with your significant other and find out what sort of features it was that you really wanted, and then you did the mistake of continuing to browse even after you finished your purchase.
When you kept browsing, you kept coming across previous designs that you hadn’t previously seen, and eventually you ended up convincing yourself that you chose the wrong design for your house. We go to great lengths to try and teach potential home builders about the things that they should be looking for when they are trying to determine the right house plans to go with for their needs – it’s important that you make sure that your entire family’s needs are considered before you make a purchase.
As we have specified on our return policy page, we do not offer refunds given the nature of the product. We would love to be able to offer refunds and to be able to give you back all the money for the product when you end up changing your mind on the design that is right for you and your family, but it would simply be impossible for us to ensure that the products are adequately being returned, why we offer a 65% credit towards your next purchase instead. While many other platforms don’t offer any sort of refunds, we only find it fair that you get most of the value back when you end up making a purchase you aren’t happy with. When we offer you a credit worth 65% of the value of your initial purchase, that is our way of trying to remedy the situation and to ensure that you are still happy with the service that we are providing. By giving you a 65% credit towards the purchase of a different house plan, we ensure that you are getting most of the value back by giving you a major discount on your alternative purchase. The reason why we aren’t giving a full credit towards your next purchase is because we have a lot of talented architects that we work with, and when you buy from us, most of the money is sent to them. We want to be sure that they also feel that they are being treated fairly so when you buy from us, we send the money to the architects fairly quickly. If we were to provide you with a refund rather than a credit towards your new purchase, we would have to approach the architects and ask that they send the money back to us, whereas by giving you a credit we feel that we are still honoring the quality work that they are doing. If you originally buy the work of one architect and then want to get a refund only to buy the work from, that would require that the first architect is financially punished, which is a situation we really want to avoid. By giving you this credit, we are able to ensure that the first architect does not feel that their work is being taken for granted, while still allowing you to recoup most of your money.
What do other similar platforms do? If you have been on other platforms similar to ours, it should come as no surprise that most of them do not offer any sort of refunds on purchases. That means that all your money will be lost if you decide on buying the wrong design – we do not feel that that is fair either. We believe our refund policy is a fair hybrid that is fair to both the user as well as the architects that we work with.
Do you know someone we should work with?
While we are currently reaching out to architects in order to grow the number of house designs that we offer on here, we also know that there are some of the users that come to our platform that may be able to help us get in touch with architects whom they know already.
If you either design homes yourself or you know someone that does, we would really love to get in touch with you in order to have an initial conversation and hear who you are able to connect us with. If you can connect us with someone who owns at least 25 different designs that live up to our quality requirements, we are even ready to compensate you for the introduction! While we won’t work with all architects, we do work with architects that produce high quality house plans.
When you connect us with an architect who owns the rights to at least 25 designs that we approve for the sale on this website, we will compensate you to the value of 5% of the architect’s products in the first year. What that means is that if you can connect us with an architect who has 25 designs that are each sold once every two months at an average value of $1,000, you would be entitled to a compensation of $7,500 for the introduction to that architect. If the designs sell more often, or if the architect has more designs that they are able to share with us, your compensation can also increase as a consequence.
While Passion Plans is a relatively new company in the space, we have experienced some significant growth across the various categories that we sell house plans in. While the vast amount of our traffic comes from the United States, we are also increasingly seeing traffic from other countries.
Another good thing is that we offer conditions that are more favorable to architects than a lot of the other leading house design companies out there, and at the same time we are growing at a rate that far exceeds the industry standard. We additionally work closely with architects that are interested in a more prominent partnership with us, where we share a lot of analytics data from our website in order to make it more easy to create the designs that will attract the attention of the site’s users.
While we are very interested in some of the more common designs, like those that include either single-story houses and two-story houses, we are also very open to designs that are a little bit more unique. We are currently experiencing a significant amount of growth in the interest of our L-shaped and angled-garage house plans!
Are you looking to guest post on our website?
We are very selective in in doing so, but we will occasionally publish a guest post from some of the people that reach out to us if we truly believe that it serves as a valuable post to the users of our platform. It is important to note that we do have very strict rules for people that wish to post on the site, and that we reserve the right to turn down articles if we do not believe that they either live up to the quality guidelines that were provided. Needless to say, we will only publish resources that we believe help our users in their journey to building their dream home. We will additionally not publish any content that has previously been published anywhere else on the internet, even if it relates to the home building process. Such a decision is important for us in making sure that we are not publishing copyrighted content, nor that we run into an issue with Google by publishing “duplicate content”.
While we strive to keep content online that we receive from architects and other industry specialists, we do reserve the right to take down content if we no longer believe it serves a purpose for our users. If you are wanting to advertise your business within the post that you are writing for us, we may have additional requirements as to how it is done, and what you can and cannot do. While you may be tempted to write the blog post before finishing the coordination with us, we sincerely encourage you to ensure that the topic matches what it is we are looking for on the site. We already have an article on building your own home, and we try to avoid publishing multiple articles on the same topic, although we may make exceptions when there is a good reason to do so. If you would be interested in publishing a post on a topic that we have already covered, such as steps in building a house, we do require that your article has a unique aspect to it that we have not yet covered.
Expanding outside the English-speaking market
While we offer house plans in a range of different countries, we are fundamentally a company that is based out of the United States, which means that most of our expertise will be focused on that specific market. We are currently seeing an increasing traction in other countries, why we are also working on being able to offer support in those languages. We are looking for architects from the various countries that we provide house designs for, and if you are an architect that is located in one of the countries where we are seeing an increasing amount of traction, we encourage you to reach out to us to see if you might be our local person in that market.
As different countries have different building codes, we are especially interested in being able to offer building code review for our users that are specific to the given country that they are located in. If you think you might be able to add value to our platform, and you have specific knowledge of the architecture industry in a country outside of the United States, we would love to get in touch with you.
If you have a lot of insight into a local market, and you realize that we may be approaching the entire process incorrectly, we would also love to hear from you. There are different customs in different countries, why we are certain that there may be room for us tweaking our strategy to better adapt to local cultures and ways of doing things.
Are there certain styles that we should be offering more of on the website?
If you are a user on our platform and you are seeking out a specific type of house design, we would love to hear from you. While we do our own research and try to look into the specific types of designs that we believe users may be interested in, we are still continuously adding features as a consequence of the feedback that we are getting from our users.
The same way that we are commonly adding features requested by people wanting to build their own homes, we are also approved by users that may have an interest in us writing a specific article that helps them with their project. Some of the articles may be more broad, as is the case with our article that is focused on how to build a home, whereas others may be very specific in their nature, such as how to apply for specific types of building licenses. We would love to be able to provide extensive articles on all the topics that are requested through our platform, but the reality is also that we are operating with a limited amount of resources, and we need to properly allocate those resources in order to help as many homeowners as possible.
Sometimes we have to prioritize between further developing house designs, or whether we would rather be providing some of the home building resources that we publish on our blog.
Corrections to the website
We may occasionally post things on the website that turn out to be incorrect, and if that happens, we appreciate that you reach out to us and let us know that that is the case. While we do occasionally go back and update and review the articles that we publish, there is a definite possibility that there may have been something that we missed in the process. The same goes about the house plans that we publish. If you any questions or issues with anything that has been published on the platform, we encourage you reaching out to us so that we can have it corrected as quickly as possible.