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Alternative Designs Inc. Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions
We hold the privacy and security of our site visitors and customers in the highest regard. The following information explains what kind of information is gathered on our site and how that information is used. 

We can be reached via email at jbuffum.adi@gmail.compostal mail at Alternative Designs Inc., 94 Granite Street, Manchester, NH 03101, or you can contact us by telephone at 603-645-4388. Please bring to our attention any instance where you feel these policies have been violated. 

What’s collected and what’s not? 
You can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information. While IP addresses(the Internet address of a computer) are logged to track a user’s session, the user remains anonymous. Tracking IP addresses gives us an idea of which parts of our site users are visiting and how long they spend there. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user’s session is tracked, but the user is anonymous. The user’s browser also lets us know the type of computer and operating system being used. 

We retain the e-mail addresses of only those who have requested or downloaded products from us. 

How is e-mail information used? 
E-mail addresses are used to send your order confirmations and tracking numbers only. We never sell, rent, or loan our email lists to outside firms: No Spam. 

What Do Our Sets of Plans Include?
Construction blueprints are detailed, clear and concise. All blueprints are designed by designers and each plan is designed to meet one of the nationally recognized building codes (IRC 2009) at the time and place they were drawn.
The blueprints for most home designs include the following elements, but the presentation of these elements may vary depending on the size and complexity of the home and the style of the individual designer/architect:

Exterior Elevations: show the front, rear and sides of the house, including exterior materials. 

Foundation Plans: include drawings for a standard, daylight or partial basement, crawlspace, pier, or slab foundation. All necessary notations and dimensions are included. (Foundation options will vary for each plan. If the home you want does not have the type of foundation you desire, contact the designer/architect of your plan.) 

Detailed Floor Plans: show the placement of interior walls and the dimensions for rooms, doors, windows,stairways, etc., of each level of the house. 

Cross Sections and Typical Wall Section: show details of the house as though it were cut in slices from the roof to the foundation. The cross sections specify the home’s construction, insulation, flooring and roofing details. 

Due to regional variations, local availability of materials, local codes, methods of installation, and individual preferences, it is impossible to include detail on heating and plumbing work on your plans. The duct work, venting, and other details will vary depending on the type of heating and cooling system (forced air, hot water, electric, solar) and the type of energy (gas, oil, electricity, solar) that you use. These details and specifications are easily obtained from your builder, contractor, and/or local suppliers. 

1 Set of Blueprints:
1 Set is recommended as a Study Set Only. Purchasing a set of blueprints and making additional sets by reproducing the originals is illegal. If you need multiple sets of a particular home plan, then you must purchase them. 

5 sets of Blueprints:
We recommend a minimum of 5 Sets, 8 Sets is advised when submitting FHA or VA.

Additional Sets:

Additional Sets are available at the package price if ordered within 14 days of original order.

Plan Information Policy:
Although Alternative Designs Inc. and our affiliate architects make every effort to ensure the accuracy of our plan information, we reserve the right to make corrections on our floor plans and/or elevations if changes occur.

Note: Photographed homes may be modified from their original construction documents to suit homeowners’ preferences.

The Alternative Designs Inc. Shipping Policy:

Damage In Transit:
If you do receive a damaged item, sign the receipt and write “Damaged” next to your signature. If you suspect the package is damaged but have not yet opened it, ask the delivery person to give you an opportunity to physically inspect the package in their presence. If that is not possible, save the carton and all packing materials for inspection by the shipping company. In any case, please contact Alternative Designs Inc. and we will reship your order and resolve the situation as soon as possible. 

Returned Shipments:
If a order is returned to us by the shipping company, either because noone was home to accept delivery, or any other reason, please be aware that we will be unable to credit shipping charges on any returned orders. 

Product Availability:
All orders are usually shipped within 5 business days. In the unlikely event that an item you wish to order is out of stock or temporarily unavailable, we will notify you in writing, phone, or e-mail. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will ship your ordered item as soon as possible. If we will not be able to ship an item within 10 days from receipt of your paid order, you may request a refund. 

Product Tracking Information:
You will receive an e-mail order confirmation immediately after placing your order.
Review Sets may be shipped Regular US Mail (designer preference).
If you have questions, e-mail us at or call our offices at 603-645-4388, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 PM EST.

Conditions of Sale Policy: 

Purchaser agrees to comply with all local codes and building regulations. The house plans featured in Alternative Designs Inc. web site are prepared by our designers. All plans comply with national recognized building codes (either the Uniform Building Code, Standard Building Code, or Basic Building Code) in effect at the time they were drawn. Because local and state building regulations vary from region to region and are constantly changing, absolute conformance to purchaser’s specific requirements is impossible. Therefore, Alternative Designs Inc. authorizes the sale and uses of these plans expressly conditioned upon the purchaser’s obligation and agreement to strictly comply with all applicable codes, ordinances, regulations and requirements. Note that certain states require the services and seal of an architect registered in that state.

Purchaser agrees to check and verify all dimensions and materials before construction. Due to regional variations, Alternative Designs Inc. cannot and does not guarantee the availability of any materials or products suggested or specified on plans. Any discrepancies or questions must be reported to the respectful designer prior to the start of construction.

Purchaser agrees that the use of the plan is for the construction of one house only, and that the plan or any part of it will not be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the copyright owner.

Prices and conditions are subject to change without notice. All sales are final, no refunds.

All construction plans ordered through Alternative Designs Inc. are provided as-is and Alternative DesignsInc. disclaims all other warranties, express or implied, including merchantability or fitness of purpose. Construction plans may not be returned for credit and/or refund under any circumstances. Alternative Designs Inc. is not liable for incidental, special, consequential, or indirect damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits, business opportunity, or other economic loss arising out of the use of services or any construction plans received from Alternative Designs Inc. even if Alternative Designs Inc. has been advised of the possibility of such damage.

It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the accuracy, compliance with applicable statute or regulation, and fitness of purpose of any plans or construction information received from Alternative Designs Inc. prior to use thereof. In the event any liability is imposed on Alternative Designs Inc., Alternative Designs Inc. liability to you or any third party shall not exceed the price paid for Alternative Designs Inc. product.