Details of stairs

Tread Nose  The nose makes the tread more comfortable to climb in socked feet or bear feet.  It mustn’t over hang too much or it becomes a tripping hazard.  A nose is not an essential part of a tread.  There are plenty of staircases, particularly more contemporary designs that are constructed without a nose. Treads […]

Parking standards and dimensions

Parking facilities shall be designed to conform to the following minimum standards: Parking Space Dimensions. The minimum size of a standard parking space shall be nine feet wide and eighteen feet long. Parking spaces within enclosed garages shall have an interior dimension of at least ten feet wide and twenty feet long. The minimum size […]

Detail of Roof Trust

Detail of Roof Trust Roof Design The roof design and roofing materials have a significant impact on the finished appearance of the residence.     Roof Slope Roof slope is the slant of the roof. Shown on a drawing as a slope ratio diagram or fractional pitch. The slope diagram represents the ratio between the […]