Locating Walls, Doors, and Windows of the House

In later phases of the design process, it will be impor­tant to know where the most-used doors are, which way the doors swing, and where the major and minor views out of the house occur. This can be done by erasing por­tions of the walls drawn in Step 1 and penciling in the doors and windows. This information ensures more accurate alignment of these proposed elements with the house fa£ade (face). Along these house walls, the two jambs (sides) for each door

Figure 6-27
A method for noting doors and windows. and window should be sketched in the plan. After the house walls, doors, and windows have been sketched on paper, actual measurements can be taken along each side of the house. The same process can be repeated on other house walls as necessary. As an example, W1, whose sill measures 3;-6" above the ground, is expressed as W1 + 3;-6". First, sketch the overall plan configuration of the house’s outside walls by walking around the house and noting the number of corners and shape of the layout (Figure 6—26). Step 2. Figure 6-26
Estimation can be used to estab­lish the general house plan configuration. Doors can be noted as D1, D2, and so on, whereas the windows can be identified as W1, W2, and so on (Figure 6—27). For example, the tape measure is stretched along wall AB to deter­mine the door and window locations in relation to Pt. Each jamb should receive a specific notation for purposes of measuring. A. Figure 6-28
A method for noting the door and window jambs. This is accomplished with the baseline measuring system by stretching the tape measure from one corner of the house to the next. Again, record all the meas­urements in a manner similar to that shown in Figure 6-29. Step 1. This sketch of the house should be drawn larger than the previous sketch because there are many detail elements to be measured. Step 3:

It may also be necessary to measure the door and window jambs (sides) along house walls where detail construction such as a walk, deck, fence, and so on is anticipated. Starting with Pt. Next, estimate the location of all the doors and windows of the house on the sketch plan drawn in Step 1.

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