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Creating a new foundation plan eliminates all of my previous design on that level.

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I have my home plans about 95% finished and then decided to put a bay window in the study. It's a picture window,$' flanked by a 2' window positioned at 45 degrees. My builder said he would like the basement walls to follow this profile rather than cantilever it past the basement walls. I have the lower level all finished off so when I build the new foundation wall I lose all my lower level, basement, design. Is there a way to mimick the upper level bump out with losing all the detail of the lower level. 

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Can you edit the basement Walls manually in Suite ? , it may not be possible? which is why it deletes everything and rebuilds the foundation.

 

Some one with Pro 14/15 maybe able to do it for you ( not sure about Architectural)

 

From a Contractor's point of view I am not sure why the builder wants/needs the foundation to follow the bay window , there are other ways to support it, if Code allows,

and it is easier/faster/cheaper to form and pour a straight wall.... if you want the "bay foundation" in the basement for extra space then it's all good but that extra space will come off your % of lot coverage too , so if its tight a Bay that doesn't go to the ground doesn't count as sqft in some jurisdictions

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The contractor was worried abot insulating and other ????? He's built 2 houses for me before. I'll talk to him again.

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Some manufacturers have pre-insulated Bay windows ( especially for retrofit work) but a 8-10" thick "Floor" can jut out the wall and be filled with insul./foam etc. and it can be supported with brackets or ? as well if needed , depends on what the bay is for of course , is it more decrotive or do you want a window seat inside it etc. bunch of ways to do it, here are some images on google , his way is not the cheapest but maybe needed depending on your needs.

https://www.google.ca/search?q=bay+windows&tbm=isch&imgil=jMpFMK8vAd1mCM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fencrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9GcQDs9JFx2NOLRBk8p5-f8PMQlxh9CBmEXNggscGq3Pa3821_c6J%253B339%253B250%253BXJDSWfLM18aqwM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.buildingsheriff.com%25252Fbay-windows-costs.html&source=iu&usg=__HczjyCz8ERcaueVoiXr2G40MkSM%3D&sa=X&ei=kxGJU8LCAsvroATv74G4DA&sqi=2&ved=0CE8Q9QEwAQ&biw=1589&bih=858#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=jMpFMK8vAd1mCM%253A%3BXJDSWfLM18aqwM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.buildingsheriff.com%252Fbay-windows-costs_files%252Fbay_window-2.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.buildingsheriff.com%252Fbay-windows-costs.html%3B339%3B250

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Actually Home Design Suite 2014 has an "oriel" window which is nice but by definition doe not go to the ground. I want 1 to put my love seat in and another to have a seat with storage underneath. The one in HD 2014 has nice flared copper roof that I would like to incorporate in mine design.

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Yes Oriel window is what the type of Bay I am talking about is called in some places ..........should be no issue then...... the builder only needs to cantilever the floor joists out over the foundation wall at the 2 bays locations, say 2 feet ? and insulate that section of floor and add Soffit material to the bottom of it....Of course this may not meet Code in your Area, but the B.I. will answer that with a phone call. and is a lot cheaper than a lot of new foundation that isn't really required for a small "pop out" like this.

 

I know Fine Homebuilding had an article on Oriel/ Bay Windows but much of the site is pay per view now......  yep issue 129 if your builder has it..... maybe more than one article actually....

 

M.

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24 years ago when I built this house each corner was an additional $50. The 4 corners on the basement would have been $200, probably $600 now.

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I hope you are right ,$600 would barely cover the concrete here, things are cheaper in the US for sure,.....  the joists well be the same either way.... just thought it was worth you asking.

 

good luck

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Does Suite2014 have some kind of 'auto rebuild foundation' setting that needs to be turned off?  You should be able to manually draw in the foundation walls below the window without affecting the rest of the basement.

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Does Suite2014 have some kind of 'auto rebuild foundation' setting that needs to be turned off?  You should be able to manually draw in the foundation walls below the window without affecting the rest of the basement.

I'm about to attempt that. First I'll do a test drawing and see what the dimensions of each section would be and then try to apply that manually to my real drawing. I'll keep you posted.

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