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FEATURES TO MAKE LIVING EASIER...and finishing details to inspire you

A Lasting Impression
  • P.V.C. windows throughout with insulated thermopanes. Weather seal and screen at all operating units
  • P.V.C. covered frame entry systems with steel insulated doors, thermopane glass where applicable and positive seal weather-stripping
  • Vinyl clad wood sliding thermopane basement windows with screens
  • All windows in basement to be 60" x 24" (as per plans)
  • 8' high painted steel garage door(s) with windows (as per plans)
  • Garage walls and ceiling completely drywalled
  • Clay brick masonry with detailing (as per plans)
  • Maintenance-free vinyl siding with aluminum trim (as per plans)
  • Maintenance-free aluminum ventilating soffits and fascia
  • Your choice of exterior colour packages, pre-selected by the vendor to insure architectural compatibility
  • High quality colour co-ordinated "Dymonic" caulking around windows, doors and light fixtures
  • Average of 4" of top soil
  • Front, rear and sides of lot completely sodded
  • Pre-cast concrete patio stones from driveway to front entry
  • 2" asphalt paved laneway on minimum 6" granular base
  • Architectural landscaping as per landscaping plans
  • Main entry to be from concrete porch and steps
  • Other entries to be pre-cast steps and/or deck constructed of pressure treated pine where applicable (as per plans and grading)

 

What's on the Inside

  • 9' (nine) foot ceilings on first floor
  • Perimeter of basement walls insulated and drywalled to floor with a minimum of 10 electrical outlets
  • Smooth drywall finish on walls throughout and on ceilings in kitchen and bathrooms
  • Stippled textured drywall at all other ceilings
  • 3/4" varnished oak hardwood flooring in living and dining rooms (as per plan) with choice of builders stain
  • 40 ounce 100% nylon carpet with stain protection and 3/8" high density foam underpad in carpeted areas.
  • Ceramic tile in entrance foyer, kitchen, master bathroom, powder room, laundry room (as per plan) and main bath
  • Decorative colonial style pine 2 1/2" window and door casing and 4 1/8" baseboards
  • Colonial embossed swing doors throughout as per floor plans
  • Colonial embossed bi-fold doors at entrance closet or mirrored sliders (as per plans)
  • Colonial embossed bi-fold doors at closets (as per plans)
  • Contemporary "Huntington" style polished brass interior door hardware
  • Rod and shelf in clothes closet, 5 shelves in linen closet
  • Solid oak handrails, spindles and bannisters where applicable with selection of stain colours and two coats clear varnish
  • Wide selection of traditional and contemporary cabinetry for kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room where applicable
  • Laundry tub enclosed in separate white laundry cabinet (as per plans)
  • White upper laundry cabinets (as per plans)
  • Two-tone paint (white trim) throughout. Choice of colours from builder selections
  • Minimum two coats high quality semi-gloss to all woodwork and to walls in kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room
  • Minimum two coats high quality satin finish to all other wall surfaces and to ceilings
  • Heavy-duty receptacles for dryer and range
  • Rough-in for dishwasher
  • Capped ceiling outlet in Family Room
  • Lighting and outlets (as per plans)
  • Gas fired direct vent fireplace with ceramic tile surround, oak mantle and ceramic tile hearth

 

Kitchens that Are Hot!

  • Double stainless steel kitchen sink
  • Moen single lever pull out faucet/vegetable spray
  • Rough in for dishwasher with shut-off valve
  • Kitchen exhaust fan vented to exterior
  • Microwave hood fan combination unit in kitchen
  • 41" high upper cabinets in kitchen (as per plans)
  • Valance lighting under upper cabinets
  • Ceramic tile backsplash around counter area

 

Lazy Day Bathrooms

  • Constant temperature (pressure balance) water valves at all showers
  • American standard or equivalent quality bathroom fixtures
  • Monticello faucets at all vanities or equivalent
  • Acrylic soaker tub in ensuite bathroom (as per plans)
  • Acrylic or ceramic showers with glass door (as per plans)
  • Enamelled steel combination tub/shower where applicable
  • 6x8 or 8x8 glazed ceramic wall tile up to ceiling line of combined bath/showers with choice of decorative border or inserts and complete with edge trim
  • Two rows of 6x8 or 8x8 wall tile above roman tubs
  • Powder room to have vanity or pedestal sink (as per plans)
  • Medicine cabinet in bathrooms (as per plans)
  • Bank of drawers in main and ensuite bathrooms (as per plans)
  • Ceramic soap dish, towel bars and toilet paper holders
  • Mirrors above all vanities

 

Making Life Easier

  • Laundry sink or wall mounted connections (as per plans)
  • Two frost free exterior water taps
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Ductwork professionally cleaned prior to occupancy
  • Pre-wiring for 5 (five) Category 5 telephone outlets
  • Pre-wiring for 5 (five) R.G.6 cablevision outlets
  • Pre-wiring for alarm system
  • Two exterior weatherproof outlets
  • Outlet for garage door opener

 

For your Added Security

  • Smoke detectors at each level
  • Exterior light fixtures at all exterior doors
  • Front outdoor fixtures on electric eye
  • Lawn lamp post on electric eye
  • Antique nickel finish door hardware on exterior
  • Elegant grip set with built-in deadbolt lock at front entry
  • Lockset and separate deadbolt on door from garage to house
  • One-year builders warranty
  • Two-year plumbing and electrical
  • Seven-year major structural

 

Premium Construction Features

  • Poured concrete basement walls with reinforcing rods at top and bottom (as per plans)
  • Damp proofing and platon drainage system on exterior foundation walls of living areas
  • 3" concrete basement floor on 6" crushed stone base
  • 4" reinforced concrete at garage floor and exterior porches
  • Cement parging on external exposed foundation walls
  • High rigidity pre-engineered Open Joist 2000 floor trusses
  • 5/8" high-density waferboard subfloor screwed to joists @ 6" o/c
  • 2x6 kiln dried @ 16" o/c exterior and mechanical walls
  • 2x4 kiln dried @ 16" o/c interior partition walls
  • 7/16" oriented strand board exterior wall sheathing
  • 3/8" plywood underlay for ceramic tile glued and screwed @ 6" o/c
  • 1/4" zero void plywood for vinyl areas
  • Engineered roof trusses @ 24" o/c
  • 7/16" oriented strand board roof sheathing with H clips
  • 25 year self-sealing asphalt shingles on roof
  • Ice and water shield + pre-finished metal flashings at valleys and wall intersections
  • Building paper for eave protection minimum 3 feet up roof slope
  • R-20 fibreglass insulation system at exterior walls
  • R-40 blown cellulose insulation in ceilings
  • R-32 insulation in floors above unheated spaces
  • R-12 batt insulation to 8' from floor in basement walls
  • 6-mil polyethylene vapor barrier throughout building envelope with joints overlapped and caulked
  • Electrical outlets wrapped with polyethylene
  • Exterior lumber joints caulked
  • Copper water supply piping throughout
  • Insulation wrapped P.V.C. drainpipes for quietness
  • Forced air high-efficiency direct vent gas furnace with fresh air intake
  • Venmar Heat Recovery Ventilation system
  • Exhaust fans in all bathrooms vented to exterior
  • Rough-in for future central vacuum system
  • 100 Amp hydro service with 60 circuit breaker panel
  • Copper wiring throughout
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