Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few of the questions we have been asked regarding our stock plans.

If I find a house that I like, can you send me a more detailed floor plan
or study plan?

Full sets of construction blueprints are available for each home. Detailed study plans, other than what is contained in the construction blueprints, are not available.

If I find a house that I like and want to see more photographs,
can you send me some?

Sorry, but the only photographs available are those already on our website.

How do I order a blueprint?
You can purchase our plans through PayPal, which accepts most major credit cards. Or if you prefer, you can send a check or money order payable to:
RDC Residential Design Concepts
917 9th Avenue
Helena, Montana 59601
(406) 422-4412 / (406) 438-3554

Once I order a set of your plans,
how long will it take to receive my blueprints?

Blueprints are usually shipped within 7 to 10 business days, depending on method of payment.

How much do your blueprints cost?
The cost for our construction blueprints varies. Please see our individual stock plans for pricing.

What is included in your blueprints?
Typically, our drawings will include the following:
Foundation Plan
Roof Plan
Floor Plans with notes and dimensions
Exterior Elevations

What if I buy a set of your plans and decide that I do not want to build it?
Can I return the sets for a refund?

Sorry, but the plans are not refundable.

If I purchase a set of your plans and decide to make some changes, can you help in making revised drawings?
Yes. That is possible. Each change or revision has to be reviewed, priced and scheduled on an individual basis.

How much do you charge for making plan changes?
Prices will vary depending on complexity of revision. Please call our office for pricing.

Do you offer custom home design services?
Yes. RDC Residential Design Concepts offers custom home design and will be happy to discuss your design needs with you and create a plan that is distinctive to you. We will design any style of home that you would like to build, whether it is a French Country, Timber Frame and Cedar, Craftsman or Contemporary and we will work with you step-by-step to see that your custom home design emerges into the home of your dreams. For information call (406) 422-4412 or (406) 438-3554 or
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Do you provide a list of materials along with your blueprints?
Sorry, material lists are not available.

How much does it cost to build one of your homes?
Our homes will price out somewhat higher than, for example, homes with a low roof pitch, simply because a steeper roof uses more material to construct. Many of our homes have masonry veneer, usually stone, which costs more than wood siding. Your best source for building costs would be your own local builder. Using photographs from our website as a guideline, he should be able to give you a rough cost per square foot. Keep in mind, it is only an estimated figure.

What is a Reference Plan Book?
A Reference Plan Book is an 11 x 17 copy of a house plan and includes a copy of the front elevation. The copies are spiral bound with a solid back and a clear cover. The Reference Plan Book is a convenient way for you to review your home plan anywhere, whether at home, in your car or at the office, without having to layout your blueprints. This is also an excellent tool for your builder.

Can I purchase a study set and have that copied?
RDC Residential Design Concepts does not provide study sets.

Can I return a plan?
Because our plans are copyrighted they cannot be returned for credit and/or a refunds. You need to make sure of your order before placing it. It is very important that you check the dimensions of your lot or land before selecting a home plan.

Can I build a home multiple times?
Sorry. With the purchase of a plan from RDC Residential Design Concepts you are granted the right to build only one structure from the plans. Building more than one home from the same set of plans is an infringement of the designer's copyright. If you intend to build a plan more than once, contact our office at (406) 422-4412 or (406) 438-3554 for more information.

Can I drive by some of your houses that are already built?
Unfortunately for privacy reasons, we cannot provide you with addresses of plans already built. However, you can see completed homes on our webpage in the photo gallery section.

Do your plans provide all of the information necessary for the HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Systems?
Determining the location and the type of these systems you install in your new home is something you would discuss with your local builder or local subcontractors. They should be able to provide you with the necessary information based on what your local building codes will allow.

Can I modify the exterior walls from 2x4 to 2x6 or vice versa?
Yes. This is a common change that your builder can do in most cases during construction.

Do my plans require an architectural and/or engineering seal?
Some cities and states require that a licensed architect or engineer review and seal plans prior to construction due to concerns over energy costs, safety, and other factors. We recommend that prior to application for a building permit, or the start of construction, that you consult with your local building official who can tell you if certification is required.

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