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House Blueprints Tutorials

Construction Drawings Tutorial Descriptions

The following free tutorials are available here on The House Plans Guide:

How to Read Blueprints

Purchasing house plans or making your own blueprints? This house blueprints tutorial will demystify all the blueprint symbols shown on the house plans. It will also explain how to read blueprints for the three house plan views: floor plans, cross-sections and elevations.

Blueprint Symbols Glossary

A complete guide to the most common house plan symbols.

Electrical Blueprint Symbols Glossary

Just the electrical symbols commonly found in home plans.

Make Your Own Blueprint

A clear guide to teach you how to draw your own construction drawings for your home design. Drawing blueprints takes a certain level of skill and some basic drafting tools. This guide will walk you through the necessary steps to design your own house blueprints.

How to Draw Elevations

A detailed tutorial to show you how to draft elevation drawings once you have completed the floor plans for your house design. Elevation drawings are required by house builders to aid in understanding the exterior construction details and are also needed for the local planning department in order to get your building permit.

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