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.
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WHAT THEY SAY

Some Testimonials from Our Past Clients

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

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I had mold in my bathroom, which I was quite concerned about. I called Kerr Construction to do an estimate on dealing with that and...

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Kitchen Renovation. All trades were wonderful, cleaned up every day, on time, pleasant to have around, and the finished product was totally up to our...

AGS, Westside

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Good Job overall! The job was for a reno of the bathroom. The job was done overall very well … the contractor was friendly and...

Aatma, Coquitlam

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All the support posts for our carport were rotten and needed to be replaced. The estimator from Kerr came over and reviewed the project. We...

Neil, Vancouver

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Doug Kerr of Kerr Construction helped us get into our dream home by building us a fabulous house a few years ago. We found Kerr...

A. M., North Vancouver

Yelp.ca Review

My wife and I recently hired Kerr Construction to complete a reno of our living and dining room on our family home in North Vancouver....

D & J, North Vancouver

Homestars and Yelp Review

We were thrilled with Kerr Construction's work on our bathroom renovation and various tasks around our house. We needed a number of small things done...

P&H, 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

We are very happy with our new home office thanks to Kerr Construction. Their team, including project managers, trades and sub-trades, is professional, friendly and...

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HOW WE WORK

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On Budget and On Schedule

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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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The Homeowner is
Part of the Process

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and is the best way to make sure they
are getting the most value out of their project

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