Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

You can try the advanced search feature on the home page of our site, you can put in the criteria you want or need and only those types of plans will come up. Once you find a plan that is closest to your needs, you can purchase the plan .once you purchase the plan We will assign a representative for your project and he/she will coordinate all your requirements.

Each state, city, and subdivision have their own set of codes and regulations that they have determined work best for their area. As our plans are sold throughout the country, they meet national codes. However, you will need to take the plans to a government department to determine if the plans will meet local codes. If they suggest some changes you may consider our modification services.

We do not retain personal building information on the customers who have purchased plans from us due to privacy reasons. Normally when they have bought the plans, they move from the location where we have shipped. Even if we were allowed to offer such information, it's impossible to track.

We guarantee to have the best online house plan prices in India. If, however, you find the identical plan online at a lower price, we'll happily match that price subject to the terms and conditions below. This low price guarantee, coupled with the industry's leading exchange and upgrade policies, make arcusfactory the best place to shop for home plans. Buy with confidence today.

The square footage for a home is based on two points one is Built up area and another is total plot area. Built up area is total area of construction done and plot area is depth & width of total plot size Typically this would include any finished basement area. It does not include the garage, any porches or any bonus space.

Once you purchase the plan, we will contact you and send you a questionnaire through which we will understand your requirements.

We will assign a representative for your project and he/she will coordinate all your requirements.

After discussions with you, we will adjust the plan according to your exact plot size and make as many changes as you like. Our prices are based on per square feet of built area and if after changes your built area increases by more than 10% then we will change for the increased area accordingly.

With the expertise of arcus factory , you get a full spectrum of design-change options. They range from enlarging or reducing the total square footage of a plan to changing a roof line or foundation type. Your choices also include adding, removing and relocating rooms, windows, and doors, as well as many other refinements and amenities.

Yes! You can change the type of any proposed exterior finish. Those that are featured on our website are suggestions only. Many of our customers choose to do so, whether for economical reasons or simply for personal preference. Note: There are some structural changes involved when conversion are in Elevation . It is very important that you have your plan modified if you decide to change the type of exterior finish.

Yes! Arcus factory customization service offers a variety of foundations to accommodate diverse soil types and basement requirements.

It's never been easier! Here's our step-by-step process:

Here is how the whole process works!

You select a plan whose layout you like. Note down the plan code and purchase the plan.

Once you purchase the plan, we will contact you and send you a questionnaire through which we will understand your requirements.

We will assign a representative for your project and he/she will coordinate all your requirements.

After discussions with you, we will adjust the plan according to your exact plot size and make as many changes as you like. Our prices are based on per square feet of built area and if after changes your built area increases by more than 10% then we will change for the increased area accordingly.

If you also purchase guidance from Vastu expert then an independent Vastu expert be assigned to your project and he/she will review your plan and suggest changes.

Once the plan is finalized, we will give you dimensions as shown in the sample drawing and door window schedule.

Unfortunately no. If any modifications are needed in order for your plan to meet local building code, you will have to work with a local engineer. Typically, these minor changes do not alter the design of the house, and therefore are permissible under copyright, regardless of which plan type you buy.

Once you've purchased your home plans and returned the customization checklist, our experts will determine the complexity of the work and send you an accurate cost estimate for your review.

Approve the estimate. Once you have approved the modification estimate, our design team will send you an agreement, which outlines the cost and specific list of changes. During the course of your modification project, our design team will email you updates. When Arcus factory Customization Service receives your approved estimate and payment, full construction drawings will be completed, following approval of any preliminary designs. You will be notified of the completion and the final payment will be due prior to shipment of your completed construction drawings.

If the customization is more than on 10% of total square footage .We charge for it

The customization consultation fee is deducted from the total cost of your modification order. If you choose not to proceed with the modifications, this fee is non-refundable.

The average turn-around time is 10-15 business days*, following the receipt of the customer's approval of any preliminary design modifications, if applicable. *excluding holidays and peak periods.

We want to make sure you get the house that is perfect for you.

We want to make sure you get the best house plan that meets your home design needs. we will exchange your entire first order for another Plan from our plan collection within 90 days of the original order. . Because they can be copied, reproducible masters, PDFs and CAD files are not exchangeable or refundable.

Fees for exchanging your blueprints are as follows: 20% of the amount of the original order, plus the difference in cost if exchanging for a higher priced plan or less the difference in cost if exchanging for a lower priced plan. Please call for current postage and handling prices. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable. Please note that you will need to place your new order before your 80% credit is processed. If the returned blueprints look used, redlined, copied or if the staples have been removed, we will not honor the exchange.

We will send you concept plan by email in PDF format.

There is no time limit for building. We do advise that you store your plans and your copyright release letter in a safe place.

We accept All form type of Electronic Money Transfer. Cash on delivery is not available.

We, and the designers we work with, have put substantial care and effort into the creation of our blueprints. However, because we cannot provide on-site consultation, supervision and control over actual construction, and because of the great variance in local building requirements, building practices and soil, seismic, weather and other conditions, WE CANNOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT OR USE OF OUR BLUEPRINTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Yes. You can ask us to amend the design after the First Concept Design is sent to you. It is quite common for a client to realize additional minor requirements after the First Concept Design is created.

Once you have filled out our questionnaire and provided us with the information required, it usually takes us about 7 working days to submit the First Concept Design. We will then allow 3-5 days for you to give your comments in on the design in writing. Once we receive this, it will take us another 7 working days to prepare the Final Concept Design. The total time taken for the work is therefore a minimum of 15 working days.

Once you select your design and send inquiry then we will send you quotation for your required plan.

No. We are the space manager , n our team tries to fit out best possible layout in whatever plot size.

We are an architectural firm based in Ahmedabad ,India. Our principal architects respectively have Eight years of experience in the field. Our office infrastructure and team includes architects, interior designers, architectural draughtsman, computer 3D modelling experts and consultants for structural engineering and building services design.

Our questionnaire contains a list of information required. Some of the more important information is: the size of the plot, the size of the house required, information on family members, the no of floors required, and information on the plot such as photos and drawings of the plot and information about the structures on the neighbouring plots.

We have a standard table of pricing which is very reasonable in terms of the design work and deliverables which we will provide to you.

Yes you can ask us to make some changes, but these will be charged as per the man-hours spent on the revisions.

No, we do not work like this. We are professional architects with lots of experience in the design of houses, and we prefer to give our full attention to a project once we are appointed. We believe that the best way to select an architect is to look at the quality of his prior work.

We usually request our clients to share some ideas or images of houses they like and some they do not like. This helps us understand your personal choices and dreams for the house.

No. Do telephonic conversation or Email , Work time from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Friday

Our services include: CAD Plans for planning and/or construction, 3D Renders, Colour Floor plans, Landscape Plans, Kitchen / Bathroom , Colour Selections and Structural layouts and complete Architectural design schemes.

'Arcus factory' is an innovative design service, offering individuals, builders, developers and architects, an on-line 24/7 design library. With a range of professional quality, modern residential plans and services including:

- Working Drawings for planning and/or construction
- 3D Renders
- Kitchen
- Bathroom
- Miscellaneous Details
- Colour Selections

- Cover Sheet
- Legends/Notes
- Site Plan
- Floor Plan
- Elevations
- Floor Working Drawing
- Structural Drawings
- Sections/Details
- Slab Layout
- Electrical Plan
- Floor Covering Plan
- Schedules
- Door And Window Working Plans

The contents of each Arcus factory package is unique, but all contain detailed, high-quality working drawings. You can expect to find the following standard elements in most sets of plans:

1. FRONT PERSPECTIVE
This artist's sketch of the exterior of the house gives you an idea of how the house will look when built and landscaped.

2. FOUNDATION PLANS
This sheet shows the foundation layout including concrete walls, footings, pads, posts, beams, bearing walls, and foundation

3. DETAILED FLOOR PLANS
These plans show the layout of each floor of the house. Rooms and interior spaces are carefully dimensioned, doors and windows located, and keys are given for cross-section details provided elsewhere in the plans.

4. HOUSE AND DETAIL CROSS-SECTIONS
Large-scale views show sections or cutaways of the foundation, interior walls, exterior walls, floors, stairways, and roof details. Additional cross-sections may show important changes in floor, ceiling, or roof heights, or the relationship of one level to another. These sections show exactly how the various parts of the house fit together and are extremely valuable during construction. Additional sheets may include enlarged wall, floor and roof construction details.

5. FLOOR STRUCTURAL SUPPORTS
The floor framing plans provide detail for these crucial elements of your home. Each includes floor joist, ceiling joist, spacing, direction, span, and specifications. Beam and window headers, along with necessary details for framing connections, stairways, or dormers are also included.

6. ELECTRICAL PLAN
The electrical plan offers suggested locations with notes for all lighting, outlets, switches, and circuits. A layout is provided for each level, as well as basements, garages, or other structures. This plan does not contain diagrams detailing how all wiring should be run, or how circuits should be engineered. These details should be designed by your electrician.

7. EXTERIOR ELEVATIONS
In addition to the front exterior, your blueprint set will include drawings of the rear and sides of your house as well. These drawings give notes on exterior materials and finishes. Particular attention is given to cornice detail, brick and stone accents, or other finish items that make your home unique.

ROOF FRAMING PLANS -- Please read
Some plans contain roof framing plans, however because of the wide variation in local requirements, many plans do not. If you buy a plan without a roof framing plan, you will need an engineer familiar with local building codes to create a plan to build your roof. Even if your plan does contain a roof framing plan, we recommend that a local engineer review the plan to verify that it will meet local codes.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR PLAN -- ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SEALS
Some cities and states now require that a licensed architect or engineer review and "seal" a blueprint, or officially approve it, prior to construction. Prior to application for a building permit or the start of actual construction, we strongly advise that you consult your local building official who can tell you if such a review is required.