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HI

 

I have attached a copy of a plot plan but not sure how to read this and interpret the measurements - for the house am designing.  your help is appreciated.  This is my first house design from plot to finishplot plan for nre home.pdf for a client

 

Thanks for all your help

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Not nearly enough information in that PDF.  Looks like its showing a few spot elevations and no dimensions at all.  It looks like it's just showing (in red) the buildable area of the property allowing for the required setbacks, but unless you could somehow properly scale it there is not enough information.  If whoever gave you that PDF cannot provide you with a proper plot map, showing all property line dimensions and angles, with dimensioned setbacks, then you can probably (depending on county) get the proper plot by going to the assessors website for the county the property is located in... assuming you know the property address.  You can probably find out the required setbacks by going to the city or county website and looking at their zoning map, then get the setbacks from the online zoning requirements.  Again... many cities/counties have this info available online, but not all.   

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Somebody's paying you to work for them, right? It's their job to get you the necessary info to start or at least provide you with the contact info of whomever has the full lot survey drawings.

If this is your first such project, don't forget to check and confirm that you have the most recent land-use-bylaw or zoning requirements! 

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I'd recommend a call to them as well, in my experience they are good to speak with as everyone wants to be on the same page before a plan is finished and submitted.  Check how/what they measure setbacks to.  We have a nearby municipality that counts the fascia line for building setbacks.  Another one (less than 30 min away) counts foundation footprint (though likely cantilever framing line too).  That could make a big difference on a small lot like that.

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