FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Do you assist with building and construction once a cabin plan is finished or purchased?

Winterwoods only assists with the design of your home, not the construction. Winterwoods does not act as a contractor. We do have an extensive network of professionals we can put you in touch with, however. If you purchase a CD Construction Set, a professional in your area can help assist in the building of your new Winterwoods home.

I have a limited budget, but am interested in custom designing a home. What options do I have?

All pre-designed plans can be customized to fit your needs. If you can’t go with a fully customized plan, consider looking at our existing cabin, cottage, and home plans here, and making adjustments to fit your needs.

What is the difference between a Schematic Planning Set and a Design Development Set PDF/ Design Development Set CAD?

A Schematic Planning Set includes 2-D drawings that show the basic floor plan parameters and exterior elevations. The Schematic Design phase is often the first step in the design process. A full Design Development Set PDF/Design Development Set CAD includes full construction documents needed to actually build your plan. These include pertinent information required for a contractor to price and build the project.

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I would like to make changes to make to my plan; how do I proceed?

Our staff can assist you with any changes moving forward. By purchasing a Virtual Design Session, we can address changes you would like to make to your home plan. Leave adequate time for review of structural design changes if you are on a strict timeline.

What is the best way to keep my plan within budget?

Virtual Custom Design Sessions include a maximum of 4 hours. If you foresee having extensive changes, we can custom quote your cabin plan project to ensure we are able to meet your needs and budget.

What do I need for my Virtual Custom Design Session?

Winterwoods Homes will contact you to schedule your Virtual Custom Design Session, which is conducted through a “live” Citrix Online GoToMeeting. We will ask that you email your desired customizations a day or so before the Virtual Custom Design Meeting so that we may review them in preparation for the design session. This will allow us to make the most of your 1-4 hour design session. After the session, we will email you a revised Planning Set.

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Do you assist with building and construction once a plan is finished or purchased?

Winterwoods only assists with the design of your home, not the construction. Winterwoods does not act as a contractor. We do have an extensive network of professionals we can put you in touch with, however. If you purchase a CD Construction Set, a professional in your area can help assist in the building of your new Winterwoods home.

I have a limited budget, but am interested in custom designing a home. What options do I have?

All pre-designed plans can be customized to fit your needs. If you can’t go with a fully customized plan, consider looking at our plans here, and making adjustments to fit your needs.

What is the difference between a Schematic Planning Set and a Design Development Set PDF/ Design Development Set CAD?

A Schematic Planning Set includes 2-D drawings that show the basic floor plan parameters and exterior elevations. The Schematic Design phase is often the first step in the design process. A full Design Development Set PDF/Design Development Set CAD includes full construction documents needed to actually build your plan. These include pertinent information required for a contractor to price and build the project.

Click here for more information.

I would like to make changes to make to my plan; how do I proceed?

Our staff can assist you with any changes moving forward. By purchasing a Virtual Custom Design Session, we can address changes you would like to make. Leave adequate time for review of structural design changes if you are on a strict timeline.

What is the best way to keep my plan within budget?

Virtual Custom Design Sessions include a maximum of 4 hours. If you forsee having extensive changes, we can custom quote your project to ensure we are able to meet your needs and budget.

What do I need for my Virtual Custom Design Session?

Winterwoods Homes will contact you to schedule your Virtual Custom Design Session, which is conducted through a “live” Citrix Online GoToMeeting. We will ask that you email your desired customizations a day or so before the Virtual Custom Design Meeting so that we may review them in preparation for the design session. This will allow us to make the most of your 1-4 hour design session. After the session, we will email you a revised Planning Set.

Have a question, but don't see it listed? Use the form below to ask a question.