I'm designing the plans for my new house and plan to act as my own general contractor (hiring professional labor for most trades).
I feel like I'm close to being done with the plans, but need to know what all should be included in a "complete" plan package so that I can solicit bids for labor and materials.
The building department only wants a floor plan.
What I have so far is:
- Floor plan.
- Front / Back / Left / Right Exterior Elevations.
- Wall framing plan (top view) that shows a letter for each wall, and where they go on the slab.
- Wall framing detail that shows the exact framing of each wall unit (jacks, kings, cripples, headers, corners, etc) front and top view, with annotations for where bathroom plumbing, vents, and cabinet blocking goes.
- A foundation plan with a top and section view of the foundation slab and footings.
- An electrical plan that shows the location of built in light fixtures, switches and receptacles.
- A door and window schedule with make and models for all doors and windows.
- A roof truss plan that shows the overall dimensions of the roof trusses, gable end walls, and side and isometric views of the sofit and fascia framing. (The actual trusses will be designed by an engineer at a truss company- my plans show an "example truss" with the overall dimensions and pitch to help the truss engineer understand my intent for them).
What other drawings or schedules am I missing that are necessary or useful for a "complete" package for residential construction?
There are many other types of drawings, but many seem extraneous for a modest residence (like reflected ceiling drawings, interior elevations, renderings, etc). There are websites that list all the types of architectural drawings that exists, but not just the ones that are actually useful or needed for a basic residence.