Home Design Drawings

Home Design Drawings

home design drawings

Full Home Design Drawings and Pre Construction Plans
Let You Know Before You Go

As quality custom home builders of the highest standard, we work diligently to give you just that: a home that is beautifully designed and built to your own taste and specifications. We welcome every fresh opportunity to create a living space that is unique and truly personal.

The Proof Is in the Precision

Home design and construction is a complex process, with numerous necessary diagrams paving the way. No cookie cutter ideas, we design with your style in mind.

Success depends in part on accurate and detailed drawings to represent the full scope of the intended project.

Our home design drawings are done from all angles and every perspective to help you understand exactly what is happening, and when. They give you useful tools for knowing what the next step is and getting your questions answered at any point throughout the construction process.

“Thank you for the sneak peek!
How exciting. I can’t even stand it, I am so excited. My heart is pounding.
This is the kind of physiological reaction you look for, yes? It is very cool to see our house with another story on it, in all the various incarnations.” – R.B.

Know the Plans

We prefer to keep you on-board as we progress with the vision for your deluxe quality custom home. If the requirements seem bewildering, here’s a quick guide to tell you precisely what page we’re on. Literally.

home design drawings

Depending on your particular project, we will produce all or many of the following types of drawings:

Roof plans

A plan view from above the building showing the roof outline, including slope, drainage, and features such as chimneys, vents and skylights.

Exterior and interior elevations

A flat view of a building seen from one side. Each elevation is labelled in relation to the direction it faces, so the ‘north elevation’ of a building is the side that most closely faces north.

Sectional drawings

“Sections” represents vertical planes cut through the structure; in the same way that a floor plan is a horizontal section viewed from the top. In a section view, everything cut by the section plane is shown as a bold line, often with a solid fill to show objects that are cut through.

Floor plan

Much like a typical map, a view from above showing the arrangement of spaces. This horizontal section shows features such as walls, windows and door openings.

Engineering drawings

Fully and clearly defined requirements for engineered items, these are a graphical language that communicates all needed information from the engineer who designed, to the professionals who will do the construct.

Site plans

Shows the whole context of a building, including property boundaries, means of access to the site, and nearby relevant structures – along with roads, parking areas and hard landscaping. Site plans show services connections, such as drainage and sewer lines, water supply and electrical cables. We also provide landscape drawings along with the home design drawings if required by the project.

Survey drawings

Shows arrangement of existing land, structures and buildings. Architects need an accurate set of survey drawings as a basis for their working drawings, to establish exact dimensions for the construction work, using surveys measured and drawn up by specialist land surveyors.

Permit sets include

  • plans, elevations and sections
  • required code summaries and structural details
  • foundation and framing plans
  • engineering calculations

Detail drawings

Show a small part of the construction at a larger scale, much like an inset on a map. They can also show small surface details, such as decorative elements. A full set of construction details needs to show plan details, as well as vertical section details in order to see the construction in three dimensions.

Shop drawings

Shop drawings are produced by the supplier or manufacturer, and are typically required for prefabricated components, such as windows, appliances and air handling units. Installation and coordination shop drawings of the MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) trades — plumbing, fire protection and electrical are critical.

Electrical plans

Once your home’s floor plan and exterior elevations are established, one of the next stages is to draw the electrical plan. Any special electrical outlets or fixtures for the custom home design are included here.

Mechanical drawings

Mechanical system drawings show information about all HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) work. Mechanical drawings become part of the construction drawings used to apply for a building permit

With our home design drawings you clearly see your dream home materialize … from the inside out.
Call today for a complimentary consultation.  604-263-0303

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WHAT THEY SAY

Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

As the owner of a forty-unit apartment building located at 230 Ash Street in New Westminster, we have recently replaced the entire building envelope. In...

G.B., Vancouver

House Renovation. Good comprehensive work on project from initial discussion of concepts to architectural design to execution to lockup. Work was well done and has...

M, Vancouver

HomeStars Review

We totally renovated our 100 year old Kitsilano Craftsman home. We had to fire the first contractor as he was charging by the hour and...

D.S., Kitsilano

Houzz Review

Kerr Construction did an outstanding job on our very extensive and complicated renovation project. We have a circa 1925 Heritage home which we loved but...

Anna K., Vancouver

Our strata complex hired Kerr Construction to replace skylights in our complex in June of this year (2013). Widely varying quotes from bidding contractors led...

Strata Council, Vancouver

Delta

I appreciate the fine workmanship that Kerr provided on my home.

C. B., Vancouver

Kerr gives detailed info before the work begins with regard to what will be happening and when, they stick to that plan and clean up...

Penny P., Vancouver

GuildQuality Review

Fixing water damage at my house and doing some renovations. Great work - would recommend Kerr Construction came out and fixed a water leak I...

S.W., Richmond

HomeStars Review

Renovation of decks. The work was performed on time. I was always kept informed of their progress. The quality of the work was very good...

Neil, Kitsilano

HomeStars Review

We are extremely pleased with the quality of the work performed by the Kerr crew on our renovation. They were onsite, ready to work everyday...

Dale T., New Westminster

HOW WE WORK

Our Projects Run Smoothly,
On Budget and On Schedule

We know that keeping projects on budget and on
schedule makes a successful home renovation or
new building construction

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HOW WE WORK

Detailed Planning,
Skilled Workmanship

At Kerr we think through all the little details
and how things will function, like which way doors
will swing on the cabinets or the fridge

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HOW WE WORK

The Homeowner is
Part of the Process

This puts the homeowner in control
and is the best way to make sure they
are getting the most value out of their project

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