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Building & Zoning Requirements


Some cities and states are now requiring that a licensed architect or engineer review and approve any set of building documents prior to construction. This is due to concerns over energy costs, safety, structural integrity and other factors. Prior to applying for a building permit or the start of actual construction, we strongly advise you to consult your local building official who can tell you if such a review is required.


Boyatt plans are designed to meet or exceed national building standards. Because of the great differences in geography and climate, each state, country and municipality has its own building codes and zoning requirements. Your plan must be engineered to comply with all local code requirements regarding snow loads, energy codes, soil and seismic conditions as well as a wide range of other matters. Prior to using our plans, we strongly advise that you consult a local building official. Plans are to be considered as conceptual architectural drawings only and shall not be construed as a final set of engineered documents for construction purposes. It shall be the responsibility of the purchaser/owner to have the drawings reviewed by an architect, engineer, certified designer and/or general contractor who is licensed to practice in that particular geographical area in which these plans are to be used, and to acquire the necessary information or additional drawings (e.g. structural to include foundation, floor/roof truss designs, mechanical, electrical, etc.) required for actual construction and for building permit purposes. Wall sections and details shown are for design coordination purposes only. Exact wall/roof material composition and detailing of materials (including waterproofing and flashing) shall be determined by the purchaser/owner or general contractor at the time of construction.

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