Remodeling Plans and Structural Design

House Remodeling Plans

We can provide plans for your Remodel, Repair or Refurbishing that will list all the requirements necessary for the submission for a building permit

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Sample Remodeling Layout

Informational Requirements

We can provide examples of the things that should be known, and we can identify the requirements for planning correctly according to the building codes and local restriction guidelines.

Why Approvals Get Delayed…?

The absence of critical information for the proper planning of the construction intentions is the number one reason for delay in gaining approval.


Being officially authorized to move forward with construction by officials requires exhibiting familiarity with the expectations.

Providing plans and specifications that outline these “check list” clarifications in a fully accountable and easily digestible manner makes the process run much smoother.

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Sample Exterior Elements Detail

What Types of Work Requires a Permit?

Per the CBC (California Building Code) – No building or structure regulated by this code shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the building official.


  • 2013 California Building Code – Volumes 1 & 2 with Amendments (CBC). Based on the 2012 IBC
  • 2013 California Residential Code with Appendix H, Patio Covers (CRC). Based on the 2012 IRC
  • 2013 California Historical Building Code (CHBC)
  • 2013 California Existing Building Code (CEBC). Based on the 2012 IEBC
  • 2013 California Green Building Standards Code (CGBSC)
  • 2013 California Plumbing Code (CPC) based on the 2012 UPC
  • 2013 California Mechanical Code (CMC). Based on the 2012 UMC
  • 2013 California Electrical Code with City of Roseville Amendments (CEC). Based on the 2011 NEC
  • 2013 California Energy Code (CEC)
  • 2013 California Fire Code based on the 2012 IFC, with Amendments (RFC)
  • 2013 Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC). As published by IAPMO

Snow Loads:

Ground Snow Load – -#____ SF

Wind Loads: Ultimate Wind Speed:

1 & 2 Family Dwellings/ ____ mph; Risk Category I/ ____ mph; Risk Category II/ ____ mph; Risk Category III & IV/ ____ mph

Exposure Category – #___

Rain Loads: ___ In/Hr per hour

Seismic Loads:

Unless otherwise justified by analysis, all buildings and non-building structures within the City limits shall be assigned to Seismic Design Category (SDC)-#____, except as follows:

Residential buildings permitted and constructed under the CRC are permitted to be assigned to SDC-#____

Low-rise, wood-framed buildings designed in accordance with the prescriptive (non-engineered) Conventional Light-Framed Construction provisions of CBC 2308 are permitted to be assigned to SDC-#____

In accordance with CBC 1613.3.2, soil Site Class-#____ shall be assumed for all sites unless otherwise justified by a registered design professional and/or geotechnical report.

Soil Bearing Pressure:

Allowable Foundation – _____ psf without a Soils Report

Allowable Lateral – _____ psf/ft without a Soils Report

Climate Zone:

#___ Most Areas (Zone #___, when justified by California Energy Commission mapping)

Sanitary Facilities:

2013 CPC Chapter 4, Table 422.1, Table A, Table 4-2, Table 4-3 & Table 4.4.


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Residential Building Permit Preparation
WARNING: Structures built prior to 1978 may contain lead-based paint. The Owner/Contractor understands and agrees that an EPA Certified Firm shall be used for the disturbance of any painted surfaces or materials.
I hereby affirm under penalty of perjury that I am exempt from the Contractors’ State License Law for the reason(s) indicated below by the checkmark(s) I have placed next to the applicable item(s) (Section 7031.5, Business and Professions Code: Any city or county that requires a permit to construct, alter, improve, demolish, or repair any structure, prior to its issuance, also requires the applicant for the permit to file a signed statement that he or she is licensed pursuant to the provisions of the Contractors’ State License Law (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code) or that he or she is exempt from licensure and the basis for the alleged exemption. Any violation of Section 7031.5 by any applicant for a permit subjects the applicant to a civil penalty of not more than five hundred dollars ($500).):
I hereby affirm under penalty of perjury that I am licensed under provisions of Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 7000) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code, and my license is in full force and effect.

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