TimberStead – What Our Home Plan Packages Include
TimberStead offers plans in several formats. Because each project is unique, the package you purchase should fit your own requirements. The following packages are available for our plans. Engineering for your home plan and design revision services are available.
Design Proof – PDF of Dimensioned Elevations, Floor Plans, Sections/Details. Also included is a large format print copy. Stamped “Not For Construction”. No license to build. Great for working out plan revisions, site placement, and preliminary bid purposes. Payment will credit toward construction set.
Single Bid Set – For bidding purposes only. Stamped “Not For Construction”. No license to build included. Payment will credit toward construction set.
Reproducible Set – Includes copyright release allowing you to modify and/or copy the plan. The license to build is for one house only.
8 Copy Plan Set – Eight copies of the plan on 18″ X 24″ or 24″ X 36″ (depending on the plan) paper and license to build on house only.
5 Copy Plan Set – Five copies of the plan on 18″ X 24″ or 24″ X 36″ (depending on the plan) paper and license to build on house only.
CAD File – Electronic files for use to make revisions to the plan. Includes copyright release allowing you to modify and/or copy the plan. The license to build is for one house only.
PDF File – Electronic files.. Includes copyright release allowing you to modify and/or copy the plan. The license to build is for one house only. Useful to print multiple sizes, single sheets for suppliers/subcontractors.
3D Walk Through with Viewer – Available with most plans
Mirror Image – Plans reversed (to better fit the site)
Building Cost for your Zip Code – No Charge with any full plan purchase. Or purchase individually. You will receive your report by email within five business days.
Revisions – Quoted separately. We will discuss the revisions and provide you with a flat rate or an hourly rate.
Engineering – Quoted separately. Engineering fees vary by locale and local code requirements. You will be given a quote based on these requirements. TimberStead partners with engineers nationwide to ensure that your local code requirements are met.
These plans are designed with care and effort as well as procedures to ensure that all information is as accurate as possible. However, the drawings could contain errors, omissions, or typographical errors. TimberStead will address any of these issues brought to their attention prior to construction and will make revisions as necessary. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to ensure accuracy, compliance with code, and use of any plans. TimberStead assumes no liability for these errors, any incidental, indirect or consequential damages arising from their use or the information provided. Local interpretation of building codes and practices vary widely and TimberStead makes no warranty, expressed or implied with respect to use of the plans they provide. In the event of any liability imposed on TimberStead, TimberStead’s liability to purchaser or any third party shall not exceed the initial purchase price paid to TimberStead.
All plans sold by TimberStead are the property of TimberStead and Goshen Timber Frames. Plans were not designed or reviewed by a licensed engineer and/or architect.
All TimberStead home plans are copyright protected under the Federal Copyright Act, Title XVII of the United States Code. TimberStead retains ownership of the original plan and any derivative works .
Copyright infringement is a serious issue. The responsible parties are required to pay actual damages (which may be substantial) plus any profits made. The copyright law also allows the designer to recover statutory damages which can be as high as $150,000. Finally, the infringer can be required to pay reasonable attorney fees which often exceed the damages.
License Rights and Obligations
Licensee has the rights, upon payment to TimberStead and execution of License Agreement based on the plan package purchased to build the home one time. The house plan may not be resold or for any project other than that noted in the License Agreement.
All TimberStead plans are not to be copied, modified, or constructed without the written consent of TimberStead. Licensee agrees to build in compliance with all local building codes, regulations, and requirements. TimberStead home plans meet the national residential codes in place at the time the design was created. Because of local codes and continuing changes in local code, the home plan may need to be revised to comply with codes in your area.
TimberStead recommends you use a design professional or engineer to make any modifications to the plans. TimberStead can give you a quote for any modifications or can refer you to an engineer registered in your state who is conversant with timber frame design.
Modifications to the plans do not compromise the copyrights of TimberStead. Derivative plans (modified) are the property of TimberStead and to use the plan again, a re-use fee will apply. Multiple use fees are available contact TimberStead for information.