Sustainable Home Design Canada
"Critical" New Home Design Tips
& Pitfalls Report
Are you looking for home design tips and ideas? Do you want to make sure your home is
designed correctly and will work during construction like it's drawn on paper?
If you are building a new home you MUST ask yourself these questions:
What is the average bedroom size?
How do I know for sure that my stairs will reach
the second floor?
What is an 8/12, 12/12, 3/12, roof pitch and how does it apply to my home?
What size room do I need for a safe room and how is it constructed?
When I'm asked, "Do you want a hip or gable roof with dormers?" What does that
How small can a 1/2 bath be and still have room for the toilet, sink, and
And MANY other critical design
Thanks for drawing up our house plans and energy consulting. Living in Alaska, and communicating with you in
Arkansas, I didn't think it was going to be easy. I sent you 8 pages of notes, pictures, and a
list of features to make our dream home.
After a couple of phone calls and emails (while on vacation in Hawaii) our plans were
sent back to us.
I was very pleased how fast and accurate they were with our
You drew up our friends home in Wyoming, and it turned out beautiful. It is
now our turn to build our home and with your help I know it will be beautiful also.
Louise & Bill S.
"Phillip: My wife and I want to thank you for the architectural drawings
and energy analysis you did for our new home.
It was amazing to have such personal service while separated by so many miles. I live in
the Miami Florida area and have very little free time due to my work as the Emergency Manager
and Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Miami. I was very surprised to see how easy it was to
deal with you over the internet. You did not require a lot of our time to orient yourself to
what we wanted. You quickly adapted to our pencil drawings and turned our vision into a
beautiful set of plans.
Your were very responsive to our questions via email and you even spoke on the phone with us us
to quickly clarify our wants. I have shown the final
plans to some of our friends and they love what you created. We can't wait to build our
dream home that you designed. We are so happy that we used you and will be telling our friends
about how easy it was to use you and how impressive your work is."
God bless, Allen and Lisa Joyce, Miami, FL
First of all I want to tell you my business is not civil engineering, house designing, or energy
consulting. Although my credentials are all of the above, I am in the service business. My job is
to make sure you get what you want, how you want it. I'm in the business of helping you make your dream
home a reality.
With my custom home plans drawn to your specifications, you will be able to see your home in 3
dimensions giving you peace of mind knowing what your home will look like before it's built.
Do you have a plan, sketch, or idea of what you want in your
dream home? Your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make. Don't
settle for less. Choose the best!
With my 100% customized, construction ready house plans, designed precisely how you want them,
you’ll watch your ideas become a reality.
Let me ask you a few questions:
Do you need a construction ready, full set of house
Do you have an idea of what you want for your new home, but need someone to draw your
Would you like to have your heating and cooling system properly sized and a written
guarantee on your average monthly heating and cooling costs? Did you know, 90% of the time I can save
the homeowner at least 1 ton on their heating and cooling system by sizing it correctly? That’s
Let me draw your house plans and you will receive a quality set of plans drawn to your
specifications that is guaranteed to have low utility bills!
Why Choose Phillip Rye for your blueprints?
||House Plan Sites
|Cost for revisions
|Right read reverse plan/mirror
|Unlimited copies of your plan
|3D Drawings included in plan
|3D Video of your home
|Additional costs for basement/slab
|Home energy analysis with WRITTEN GUARANTEE on your heating and cooling
costs. Everything you need to know to make
your home super-energy efficient saving
$1000's of dollars!
|10 cents/sq. ft. living area
"We would like to highly recommend Phillip Rye.
He has worked very closely with us, on what was just an idea from my own head, about
the house that I wanted. My husband found Phillip's name through his pursuit of a very
energy conscious person to take this on, he found his father's videos first and through
that we found Phillip.
We were frightened that we wouldn't be able to do something like this over the internet,
but Phillip was able to stay right with us and was able to understand all of our wishes for
extremely pleased with all of our interactions with Phillip and all of the services he
offered us from Drafting to Energy consulting."
Kim and Dan Atchley
"Residing in Colorado and building in Colorado with plans drawn in
Arkansas would have been a slow and tedious process in time past. Phillip and I
worked efficiently with the use of Internet technology to communicate our ideas
clearly and quickly. It was a simple process of receiving a PDF via e-mail,
hand-sketching any changes, scanning the document and e-mailing back to Phillip. We
had no ideas lost in oral communication. Phillip was very responsive to my
request and put together a complete set of construction plans that accurately
portrayed my new house concept while adding professional ideas all at a very affordable price. I'd do it
COMPLETE SET OF BLUEPRINTS
You'll get a complete, construction ready set of plans you can take to your
Each set includes:
Preferred payment is with
Credit/Debit card. Payment is made through three payments during the design
One - $300 payment is made after the initial draft is sent to
Payment Two -
Approximately 1/3 of the final balance is taken half way
through the design process
Payment Three -
Remaining balance when the plan is completed and submitted to you.
Greg and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding work you did for us
by providing such a wonderful plan for our retirement home. Working via internet was
remarkably easy and convenient for us. I would recommend this process for anyone who is not
conveniently located near your office. The entire process has been so much fun and I
always looked forward to each draft to see the changes and improvements that you
implemented. You took our ideas and designed a fabulous home for the limited amount of
square footage we gave you to work with.
Because we are down-sizing, we didn't want a really large home but it
still had to meet the certain and specific needs of our family. You got it
just right! ..........You paid very close attention to my list of
"must-haves" and actually came through with each thing on the list. Thank you! It
has truly been a pleasure working with you.
Maureen and Greg Bourns
Rye House Plan Design Featured In
"Arkansas Green Guide"
During the planning process we will discuss the following construction
Insulation: SIP's (Structural Insulated
Panels), cellulose insulation, spray foam, and ICF's (Insulated Concrete Forms)
Energy efficient windows, framing techniques, water heaters, passive solar
design, radiant barrier roof decking, and air infiltration.
It doesn't matter if I am working with
someone down the street or 5000 miles away, I use technology to make the process easier for
both of us. Email and PDF technology allows me to make my service available
nationwide. I will make the house planning process easy for
you! I guarantee it.
Computer Designs: Many architects
and designers use computers to create elevations, floor plans, and design details.
Computer aided design (CAD) can save time and money, provide more accurate drawings, and
give you a visual image before building. All Rye Home designs are done using a
Civil Engineer, PE
Graduated from the University of Arkansas College of Civil
Over 10 yrs. experience in house design/energy consulting
Thorough knowledge of house construction and structural
components. This includes geothermal
heat pumps, air-to-air heat pumps, SIP's, ICF, and cellulose
Thanks and God bless!
Rye House Plan Design and Energy Consulting Benton,