Study Set

What's included in our plans?

A typical GLA House Plan Study Set includes 7-10 pages. Cover, 4 Exterior Elevations, Basement & Foundation, Floor Plans, Building Sections, Roof Plans and Details. Below highlights the PDF pages included.

Please note not all house plans include the same information and can vary with home style.  


This page includes general notes, coding & requirement details specifically for energy efficiency, site work, foundation, framing & design criteria.


Exterior Elevations including four views—front, rear, left and right sides. The purpose of these drawings provide measurements drawn to scale to indicate what the home will look like upon completion.


This outline shows how the foundation and structural integrity should be built. Details on the location of footings, load bearing walls, steel rebar concrete reinforcements, and other structural elements the home requires to support the walls and roof.


This layout includes an overhead view of each floor. Placement of the interior walls, room dimensions, doors, windows, stairways, etc. A two-story house plan would include an addition page including the second-floor plan details drawn at ¼” scale.


This page includes building cross sections of the house as though it were divided into sections from the roof to the foundation. This gives the builder a better understanding of the floor heights, lengths and truss profiles.


This page includes structural elements needed for the home. Specific to excavating and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry and wood specifications, thermal and moisture protection and specifications about drywall, tile, flooring, glazing, caulking and sealants.




Although our Study Sets are extremely detailed and can essentially be used to build a house they are not granting a license or building permit. GLA Study Sets are not for construction and are used as a great starting point to obtain material estimates and construction pricing within your area. All house plans on are designed to conform to the building codes & requirements within NYS. Codes & requirements vary by state. Check with your local building authorities for building permit application requirements.