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By Eric in Pinson, AL on 11/19/2004


My wife and I are in the planning stage with a goal of breaking ground next August. We are ready to start meeting with some designers/drafters to get going on our plans.

Does anyone have a recommendation for someone in the Birmingham area? If you know of someone exceptional, we might be willing to work with them outside our area.

Also, we have designed the floor plan using a program that will convert the file to an AutoCAD format. Will a designer/drafter be able (or willing) to start from our plans? Just wondering if anyone has tried this before.

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By Nina in Los Angeles, CA on 11/20/2004


Hello Eric,
 
1st off go to one of these sites Silvercrest.com see what they have in the prefab area. I have several prefab projects under construction right now Silvercrest has some very large beautiful I highly recommend that 1st because these particular prefabs are approved by HUD federal code or UBC so they supersede local building code. It will save you some time and lots of money.

If nothing interests you here... then

2nd go to google.com and search for "House Plans" most the stuff is very basic but it will give you some very good ideas if anything.

Next go to craigslist.com find a city that is close to you and post that you are looking for an drafter, designer or architect. You will get a wide range of responses.

Find someone that you are compatible with and take it from there.

Good luck...

Nina


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By Yvonne in Helena, AL on 1/30/2006


Eric,

We are working with a designer in Inverness (119 & 280).  His name is Clem D. Burch

He first hand sketches the plan and then once it is finally approved, he puts it on AutoCAD.  Check with him about your plans and see if he will go your route (I kind of doubt it as it may take him longer to "clean up" your drawings than to start over from scratch, but it is certainly worth asking).

He seems to be very good, but he is a bit slower than he said he would be which is putting us behind our schedule.  Hiring a designer is much less expensive than an architect if you don't need to have sealed drawings. Good luck.  Too bad we weren't closer so we could trade sub information.

Yvonne


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By Dale in Richland, AZ on 4/15/2007


Some designers will work from your plans if the conversion is easy. From experience I can say that some programs don't convert well to AutoCAD

Sometimes, the best thing to is label and dimension fairly well and convert to a .pdf.

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