Having CAD services accelerates the designing process of a project and simplifies the whole construction planning. Without approved residential drawings contractors cannot start executing the project. They also can't estimate the cost and material consumption accurately, as well as plan all stages of construction. Even the tiny error in the calculations can cost too much - starting with the waste of resources and ending with cracks in the foundation.
So what kinds of drafting can we provide for residential construction ? Surely, there are various types of them but let's take a look at the key ones.
A site plan or a plot layout is the very first drawing draftsmen work with. It depicts the area where the construction will take place and requires meticulous drafting. CAD specialists must depict all the above-ground buildings in the area where the proposed house will stand, along with all the roads, paths, parking, landscaping, etc.
Contractors need a site plan to understand how this project fits into the allocated area and outline proportions of the building. Also, a plot layout must be examined and approved by an official from the urban planning service or local authorities.
Floor layouts show how big, how spacious living spaces are, and so on. A floor plan is important not only for the construction itself but it's also vital for planning the budget. Thanks to this type of residential drawings, the financial and construction departments will be able to estimate the construction and carefully plan all the stages.
An elevation draft provides a view of the building from one side - it is also called the facade view. Such residential architectural drawings showcase the height of the building and all the architectural elements placed along the vertical axis. Obviously, they are simply impossible to see on horizontal-viewed floor layouts.
Draftsmen have to make elevation for all building facades. They put down in detail the heights of each architectural element - the porch, windows, doors, roof, etc. Also, CAD specialists draw carefully all the decorative features, such as moldings, cornices, columns, sculptures, etc.
A section blueprint is one of the residential drawings that is extremely important for builders and engineers. Sections show all the levels and heights of the residential building in a cut-out view. In this type of drawing, all spaces are placed one on top of another - from a basement, up to living quarters above, then an attic on top. Based on sections, engineers will be able to calculate elevators and other mechanics, electric, fire safety and water systems, etc.