How do I buy building plans?

I don't remember her name or what website she showed workshop being built in a warehouse by her and her husband think she was a painter she said you could buy the blueprints to build a 12x12 workshop e.t.c for $15.00 but i can't remember her name saw it on hometalk

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  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 29, 2018

    Here is a site that offers free plans to build a 12x12 shed.

    https://www.howtobuildashed.org/download/FREE_12x12_Shed_Plan.pdf



  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Dec 30, 2018

    Having owned my own architecture firm for over 15 years, you can buy canned-Plans on line and even in DIY big box stores, like Menards.


    What you need to know is that the City will have many regulations on how far it can be built from the property line, how high the roof top is, what kind of base it sits on, how it is anchored to the ground and more.

    If you’re in the County, they have Codes too.


    This project has two sets of “Codes”: Plannjng/Zoning and Building/Safety, no matter where you build it.


    I’ve had clients where the reason they’re my clients is that they went ahead and built a huge shed and violated the City’s rules, the City saw it on satellite imagery, the City gave them a $200 citation and a Fix It Or Lose It Notice. And yes, the City followed up.

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    • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Dec 31, 2018

      City and County websites will have some of their codes on-line, in what’s called the Municipal Code or Muni Code.

      That’s a bit tough to wade through if you’re not used to using it and I would call down there and ask them for guidance and direction. They like to help.