Do you want to build a house in the Philippines? Be sure to ready the needed documents so that you can apply for a building permit. Resist the urge to have someone “fix” things just so that you can get the permit right away.
If your contractor was able to secure the building permit even though the plans are incomplete, then you can assume that some “magic” was done.
Anyway, check out this list of required documents and plans…
The following list is based on bryant77′s June 6, 2009 post in PEx:
Application for Bldg Permit. (Residential Only)
-Vicinity map/Location Plan
-Site Development Plan
-Elevations (at least 4)
-Sections (at least two)
-reflected Ceiling plan
-Architectural details: e.g. stair, fire escape, cabinets, partitions, etc.
-Schedule of doors & windows
-Schedule of finishes
-details of major architectural elements
-Foundation Plan and details
-Floor/Roof framing plan and details
-details and schedules of structural work
-Location & site plans
-legend & symbols
-Schedule of loads
-single line diagram
-Location & site plan
-Plumbing plans, layouts and details
-legend & general notes
-Isometric of the system
I’ll go speak with my contractor and ask him about the missing roof framing plans.
Another good site (in Tagalog) that will give you tips when hiring contractors to build your house is http://construction711.blogspot.com