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House Plans

 

Search 1000’s of Canadian house plans to find a design that fits your lifestyle.

 
Our house plans are created “in-house”, so feel free to contact us anytime to speak with one of our designers. Our toll free number is 1 866 474 4320.
 

How our house plans are designed:

 
When you purchase house plans from Nauta Home Designs, we can assure you the highest quality available. We draft our house plans using CAD software to ensure accuracy and ease of reading; this helps to avoid frustration and errors on the job site. In addition, our 25+ years of experience ensure that each of our designs are thoughtfully and strategically drafted.
 
 

What we include with our house plans:

 

1. Detailed Foundation and Basement Plan

 

  • Drafted at 1/4″ scale, this plan shows the concrete walls and concrete footings.
  • This plan provides all required dimensions, notes, structural members, stairs, cold cellars, crawlspaces, windows, doors etc.
  • Any finished rooms are drafted and located.
  • All unfinished basements are designed for future finished rooms and spaces.
  • Every basement plan is designed with an exterior perimeter “pvc” water barrier system, interior perimeter 2×4 strapping, R20 batt insulation, and a vapor
    barrier system.

 

2. Detailed Floor Plans

 

  • Drafted at 1/4″ scale, the first and/or second floor plan is shown, using your requested construction method and exterior wall finishes.
  • The floor plans provide all required dimensions, notes, structural members, stairs, windows, doors, kitchen layout, kitchen appliances, plumbing fixtures, built in fixtures, Gas
    fireplaces, sloped ceilings, coffered ceilings, possible floor finishes, and more.
  • All structural members are sized and located to support upper floors and or the roof system.
  • All different wall types are noted, located and itemized.
  • Every floor plan is designed with 2×6 exterior walls, R24 batt insulation (added R value for Canadian weather), an exterior air barrier system, and an interior vapor barrier system.

 

3. Cross Sections

 

  • Drafted at 3/8″ scale, these sections show the assembly of building materials for the construction of the home.
  • The cross sections are cut from the center of the home (from the footings to the roof surface) showing and identifying all assemblies for the footings, foundation walls, basement
    floor, structure, floor systems, exterior wall systems interior wall systems, ceiling systems, roof systems and eave/fascia assembly.
  • The cross section identifies different roof structures, truss configurations, and floor structures.
  • The cross section also dimensions and identifies the required elevations for the construction of the home.
  • Each home is designed with R50 insulation in the attic and the cross section shows the extent to where it is required, along with ventilation methods.

 

4. Exterior Elevations

 

  • Drafted at 1/4″ scale, the exterior elevations show the size, style and shape of the finished home in detail.
  • The front, rear, right and left exterior elevations are all included.
  • The elevations show the wall finishes, wall heights, roof finishes, roof pitches, finished grade lines, window and door styles, covered decks and porches,  and steps and railings.
  • Each exterior elevation also shows the foundation and footings; drafted to the required limits and depths.

 

5. Construction Details

 

  • Drafted at 3/8″ or 1/2″ scale, these details provide further clarity as to the construction of certain components of the design.
  • Examples are dormer details, brick work, steel beam connections, and beam supports.

 
 
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or inquiries regarding our house plans. We have designers ready to assist you.

 

 

 

 

"Thank you for our wonderful house plans! We are very excited to build our new home, and we truly appreciate your professional and personal approach…..we look forward to sending photos of our completed house! Thanks again!"
- Cheryl & Pete D.
"As we are approaching the end of our renovation / addition, we'd like to pass on our 'thanks for a design very well done'. As you know, success is always based on good design and plans, and by the number of comments we've received, Nauta Home Design shares in those accolades - you have taken a standard 'survey' house and made it our custom home. The great room viewing the Niagara escarpment is most impressive. What we are most pleased with is how NHD was able to take our ideas for our lifestyle, and interpret that into a detailed design that works. The 'creative' process was actually enjoyable, as you helped guide us through and make good choices. Our builder, Homes By Hendriks, had no issues with the plans, and even with the changes we made along the way, you and Hendriks worked well to keep the project moving smoothly. Referrals are always the best method of choosing a designer; its how we found Nauta. We'd be pleased to show our home to any of your clients."
- D & R H. Grimsby, Ontario
"Everything worked out great with our addition. We will send you some photos when we get a chance. We have taken lots along the way. People walking and driving by stop and admire the house often commenting to us on how good the house looks. They ask when are you moving in? No one can believe it is an addition."
- J & L M
"I would recommend your firm to anyone building a home. I am still baffled at how many people have probably been declined their dream home because they didn't have your vision and tenacity for you clients."
- Shirley
"Thanks for all of your help Hank. I look forward to doing more business with you in the future. I know that house plans are difficult to come by here in Parry Sound, and I will be referring you guys as much as I can!"
- Mark U.Parry Sound, Ontario