Two Floor Plan and Elevation Angles
When I purchased the property I really didn’t know what to expect, I was really looking for a simple house design with two floors. My husband installed the exterior walls and the roof, he did the plumbing and electrical, even bought the house fixtures and cabinet hardware. I didn’t really have a lot of time to do all this myself, plus my husband would be gone for most of the week so I didn’t want to have to clean up any mess before he came back. Plus I really wanted a simple site to work on my 40×45ft house design plan. This article will discuss how I came to this decision, the project goals, materials used, and why I chose to build a two story instead of a one story.
Before I got started on my house design plan, I really didn’t know what to expect. I had read about “stair-lifts” and “pergolas” and “systems” but never really thought much about how these would help me with my project. After I finished the soil test, I knew I needed a foundation. So I contacted the local planning department to get a permit to dig a hole in our yard. The project manager told me that my house fell into the allowable area for a foundation (meaning we could put a slab down). I was excited…until I looked at the city’s building codes.
They specifically stated that I could not build a house on the land without a foundation. Then they went on to tell me that if I didn’t have a foundation then the house would not be classed as a “stand-alone” home and I would have to get permits to make changes to the house design. I immediately called my contractor to see what I could do without a foundation. My contractor told me that I could put a concrete slab on the ground and that my house design would be OK as long as the structure was built with some “wires” to guide the foundation. The building department representative told me that I could try this method, but that it probably wouldn’t hold up to weathering (or “aging”) the steel on the outside of the building.
After talking with the building engineer who worked on my home, I realized that the problem wasn’t with the house design per se, but the engineer’s understanding of the building codes. Since I live in Ohio, we use the National Association of Home Builders code as our guide. I checked with several engineers before hiring one to build our new house. I found that all of them were in complete agreement with the NHA. And that they agreed that my house design would be OK as long as we used concrete and steel as the foundation.
So I decided to build our house using those two acceptable techniques and my contractor drew a house plan using the proper house design angle and the appropriate concrete/steel specifications. After the engineer completed the drawings, we got back to the house and the contractor started doing some more digging. When he was done, he sent us the completed blueprint. Now, since we had already inspected the house using our NHA guide, we knew our house had the best chance of standing up to weathering properly.
When the concrete cured, our new house designer showed us our newly designed house. We were really impressed with how well everything worked out. He told us that with the correct house design angles and concrete/steel specifications, the house would stand up to almost any type of weathering, especially in a high wind. This was really good news for us. We could put up our new metal home in no time at all. Our friends and neighbors were amazed with our newly built metal home, and they even asked to see our house.
When he showed us our new home, our new friend asked us what made our house so unique. After explaining about our house design plan, two floor plan and elevation angles, our friend seemed interested in building his metal home. He even bought the steel that we used for the home, and he was planning on using the same manufacturer for the framing of his metal house.
If you’re interested in building your own home, consider building your house using our two floor plan, elevation angles and a steel framing plan. You will have a lot less problems, and if your home has the right house design angle, you may even get discounts from local building supply retailers. We had originally designed our home using the NHA’s three-level plan and our elevation angles were off by just six degrees. So we spent a lot of time, effort and money to make sure our house was built correctly.
40×45 ft house design plan two-floor plan and elevation
house plan details
Land area 40*45 ft 1800 sq ft
3 Master bedroom 11*17 ft, 15*12 ft, 11*15 ft
and attach toilet 7.0*7.0 ft, 9.0*4.6 ft, 7.0*7.0 ft
Living hall 18*17 ft
Kitchen 11*9.0 ft
One pooja room 4.0*6.0
Staircase position outside
Parking 11*30 ft
4 common bedroom 11*17 ft, 10*12 ft, 11*15 ft, 14*11 ft
and attach toilet 9.0*5.0 ft, 7.0*7.0 ft,
2 Living hall 19*13 ft, 11*12 ft
2 Kitchens 6.0*10.0 ft, 6.0*10.0 ft
Staircase position outside
Balcony 6.0*10.0 ft
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