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Design & Drafting Services

Design & Drafting Services

Where to begin...

Start with a vision. Visit your favorite neighborhoods. Attend open houses. Take pictures. Examine your current home & lifestyle. These methods will assist in defining your desires for a home. The Arrow Building Center design and drafting team provides design solutions for custom homes, cabins, garages, screen porches, decks, and just about anything else you can imagine.

G E T   S T A R T E D . . .

Give us a call or email, and we'll get you set-up with one of our drafting professionals.

What to expect...

At Arrow Building Center it’s all about delivering outstanding drafting & design services to customers in MN & WI. That starts with listening to what our clients want in their proposed project and working with them to create the design that fits their needs.
Our hands on approach provides an engaging and rewarding experience that is focused on delivering a complete set of working drawings while being considerate of the customer’s budget and goals.

O U R   D E S I G N   P R O C E S S
  1. PRE-DESIGN MEETING Initial consultation; we’ll discuss ideas & plan the basic structure of what you desire and the style of home that best suits your lifestyle. The initial meeting will take place at our office or your building site (if it is a remodel project) to discuss style, orientation, functionality, and overall floor plan size. We will go through our ‘Drafting and Design Service Worksheet’ to give you an estimate of what the design service will cost *A 50% down payment of the estimated drawing cost is required to proceed to the preliminary drawing stage
  2. PRELIMINARY DRAWING Once your initial specifications are identified, we will draft a floor plan with minimal dimensions and front elevation of the project.
  3. DESIGN REVIEW Review the design's room sizes, and over-all layout. Discuss any revisions that you would like to have made
  4. PLAN REVISIONS If there are any changes that need to be made, we will revise the plan to achieve exactly what was discussed in the Design Review. (Up to 3 preliminary plans may be issued. After 3 revisions, an hourly drafting rate will be charged).
  5. CHECK SET DRAWINGS The remaining side views of the house and floor plans are created for review, prior to finalizing the design plan.
  6. FINAL DRAWINGS Finishing touches are added to make your plan ready for permit and construction. The final plan includes basement, floor plans, elevations, typical section, beam/header sizing and calculations. Site plans are drafted as needed. 4 sets of the final plans will be included.

I T   A L L   S T A R T S   H E R E

By partnering closely with Arrow Building Center's experienced sales people and trusted vendors, our Design and Drafting Team have a competitive edge by knowing where and how materials can and should be used. They have the unique opportunity to work with and learn from industry experts about engineered lumber, pre-engineered trusses, rafters, I-joists, and countless other products that affect the design of a structure. Combining our design solutions with extensive product knowledge and accurate in-house estimates allows us to offer our customers the best products that suit their individual project at competitive pricing.

For creative solutions that meet your designing challenges, please visit any of our Arrow Building Centers, or contact your local Arrow Building Center yard manager or sales representative for further details on any of our professional services.

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