Frequently Asked Questions?

Read these commonly asked questions that we get asked at from people just like you.

Where are you based?

Maramani LLC is a globally-operating business entity registered in the United States, specializing in architectural design. Our team comprises diverse professionals located across the world, with a significant presence in Africa.

Can I view a house plan before purchasing it?

You will only get access to the full set of drawings after purchasing a particular house plan. However, you can view all floor plans of any design on our website. in addition to the construction cost estimates for all the house plans. Knowing the construction cost estimates is also very important when choosing a house plan as you want to be sure you can afford to build the house of your dreams.

Can I view more pictures of this house plan?

Our team is working hard to create more images for existing designs and upcoming new designs. If you see a plan that you really like and you would need to have extra images do not hesitate to reach out to us and we will advise on any extra fees if it would require our team to create extra images for your selected design.

What is included once I purchase a house plan?

Upon purchasing a house plan, you will receive a comprehensive set of drawings via email. These drawings include all necessary architectural documents for construction. If you require assistance locating the drawings list, please contact our customer support team and provide the ID number of the specific house plan. Additionally, we advise consulting your builder/contractor and local building authority to ensure compliance with regulations. Should any additional drawings be required, they can be ordered separately for an extra fee.

What are PDF and CAD?

Once you purchase a house plan from Maramani you will receive the full set of drawings via email either in PDF Only format or full set of CAD & PDF formats depends on the package you purchaese. PDF is a standard format for many types of documents including drawings that can be printed without loss in quality. The files can be viewed on any computer or smartphone but the files cannot be edited. CAD is a standard format used by many different types of computer design software such as AutoCAD. The files can be edited and changes can be made easily to the plans by anyone who knows how to use such software. 

Do you also build the houses?

At Maramani we only specialize in designing and selling house plans (construction drawings). We don't undertake any kind of construction work. Furthermore, we don't do any site visits or supervision of construction projects. You will have to contact a local builder/contractor to assist you with the construction of your house.

Are your plans ready to submit to my local authorities for a building permit?

Every county has different submission requirements and they may vary significantly. Our house plans offer detailed information that is sufficient for a Building Contractor / Construction Company to understand and build based on the construction drawings. Prior to the application of building permits, we advise that you get in touch with your local authorities to verify what will be needed for submission in order to get your building permit. If any additional drawings are required we are happy to assist you with making those at an additional fee.

How do I know if the plan I buy will fit on my plot?

Each house plan featured on our website is accompanied by detailed building dimensions below its respective images. If you're uncertain whether a particular plan suits your plot, don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team for assistance. Simply contact them here, providing the ID number of the house plan you're interested in, along with the precise dimensions of your plot. They'll be happy to provide guidance tailored to your needs.

What if the plan I want doesn't have structural drawings? 

Structural drawings illustrate important details like steel reinforcements necessary for construction. While not all house plans include these drawings, some may require them. If your chosen plan missing structural drawings, you can order them from us for an extra fee. For assistance, please contact our customer support team.

Does the house plan come with BOQs?

Some of our house plans come with bills of quantities (BOQs), which list all the materials needed for construction. In the 'Drawings List' for each plan, you can see if BOQs are included. If you're unsure where to find the drawings list, contact our customer support team for help. Just give them the ID number of the house plan you're interested in. If your chosen plan doesn't have BOQs, you can order them from us for an extra fee. For assistance, please contact our customer support team.

Can I modify the house plan?

We're happy to adjust any of our house plans to fit your needs. The cost of changes depends on how complex they are and if we need to involve multiple people. If you want changes made, just contact our customer support team. Give them the ID number of the house plan you want to adjust and list the changes you need. They'll quickly give you a quote.

How much do you charge to make a custom-designed house plan?

We also offer the service of making custom-designed house plans based on your exact needs and requirements. Each project comes with unique requirements and our rates are therefore very flexible depending on the complexity of the project. You can get a quote for a custom design please from here. Please note that copyright terms also apply to custom-designed plans, read more about that here.

Why do custom designs cost more than ready-made ones?

Ready-made house plans on our website have different prices compared to custom designs. Custom designs take longer to create because they're made from scratch to match your specific needs. This process involves architects, draftsmen, engineers, and 3D visual artists. It's not accurate to directly compare the prices of ready-made and custom designs. However, since construction costs are high, it's smart to invest in a design that fits your needs exactly. This could end up saving you more money in the long run!

How much does it cost to build a house plan from

There are a lot of factors that affect the total construction cost of a building. Site location, availability of materials are just a few and in this segment. We have dedicated an in-depth article to give you an overview of all the factors that will affect your total construction budget that you can read right here. However, you can also view a construction cost estimate for each of all our house plans directly on the plan page. These estimates are based on the average construction costs per square meter in the commonwealth countries.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept Credit/debit/prepaid cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Bank Transfers,  and PayPal. You can have a look at the icons at the bottom of our website to confirm if your preferred method is listed. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any assistance.

When should I expect my order once I make the payment?

Ready-made house plans on
It normally takes from 10 minutes to a maximum of 12 hours to have your order delivered to your email. We may ask you to provide extra information if required by our Payment Gateways in order to provide you with your drawings.

Modifications to designs & custom designs
Before working on your custom design or modifying your plan of choice from, we will tell you the expected time to complete work on your project, list all the drawings that we will deliver, and finally our payment terms.

How to get in touch with you?

Certainly! Our team is reachable at +1 406 540 0400 during our operational hours, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm GMT +3. However, we strongly encourage written communication to ensure careful record-keeping and smooth sharing of crucial project details among our architects, engineers, and other team members. This practice helps prevent any oversight resulting from verbal exchanges. Therefore, kindly communicate project details in writing whenever possible.

For inquiries beyond those listed here, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at or through WhatsApp at +1 406 540 0400.