Breland and Farmer Designers


Edsel Breland, FAIBD founded Breland & Farmer Designers, Inc. in 1973 in Jackson, Mississippi. The energy crisis that followed shortly afterward etched a permanent reminder into the company's design philosophy to design homes that are very energy efficient. Breland & Farmer, working with government agencies and private industry, designed the prototypes that have become the models for energy efficient home design.

A native of the deep south, Breland drew on the heritage of the area to create home designs that offer the comfort and nostalgia of the past with the efficiency and convenience of the future. Each plan is carefully designed to make maximum use of the floor space, arranged for today's lifestyles, and then wrapped in a facade that is comforting to come home to.

Working drawings are created to perfection to ensure ease of construction. Every drawing is clear, precise, and easy to read. However, when there are questions, the capable staff at Breland & Farmer provides technical support on each and every plan.

Breland helped to organize and charter the Mississippi Society of The American Institute of Building Design, and served as the first president for two years. Afterward he served as the Eastern Director, Treasurer, and Vice President for the National AIBD Executive Committee. Breland has also served in various positions with the Home Builders Association.

Linda Breland manages the company that her husband founded forty years ago.  Having worked in various positions with the company since it was founded, she is capable in every facet of residential design.  She invites you to call her personally if you have questions regarding any of the designs offered by the company.

  Plan Package Information

Plan Packages include:

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

    B. Foundation Plans: include drawings for a standard, daylight or partial basement, crawlspace, pole, pier, or slab foundation. All necessary notations and dimensions are included.

    C. Interior Elevations: show the specific details of cabinets (kitchen, bathroom, and utility room), fireplaces, built-in units, and other special interior features, depending on the nature and complexity of the item.

    D. Roof Details: show slope, pitch and location of dormers, gables and other roof elements, including clerestory windows and skylights. These details may be shown on the elevation sheet or on a separate diagram.

    E. Schematic Electrical Layouts: show the suggested locations for switches, fixtures and outlets. These details may be shown on the floor plan or on a separate diagram.

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

    G. Cross Sections: 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.

    H. General Specifications: provide general instructions and information regarding structure, excavating and grading, masonry and concrete work, carpentry and wood, thermal and moisture protection, and specifications about drywall, tile, flooring, glazing, caulking and sealants.

Note: Due to regional variations, local availability of materials, local codes, methods of installation, and individual preferences, it is impossible to include much detail on heating, plumbing, and electrical 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.

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