3e HOUSE - STANDARD FEATURES

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The Canadian housing industry has long recognized the importance of treating the home as a complete "housing system", rather than simply an assortment of unrelated components.

From the foundation, walls and roof to the ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems, the interaction of all the components of a house is integral in creating safe, energy-efficient and healthy homes that are sustainable and highly durable.

All our homes are built Super E® qualified - approximately 40 percent more energy efficient than those built to minimum building codes.

 


Standard Features

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Best Construction Science Practices

  • All our homes are built with 3eHOUSE® technology – (approximately 40 percent more energy efficient than those built to minimum building codes)

Foundation

  • Reinforced concrete foundation - not included

Structural Framing

  • Exterior and interior walls panelized with machine-graded Canadian lumber
  • Energy Shield environmentally friendly "Green" POLYISO exterior sheathing (optional)
  • Wood Truss engineered roof system built with Canadian materials & technology
  • 7/16" Canadian OSB roof and exterior wall heating

Windows & Doors

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  • PVC double pane argon gas-filled Salamander windows with tilt-in feature for easy cleaning
  • Insulated steel entry doors as per plan
  • Steel-Craft  garage door/s as per plan
  • Full insect screens for all operable windows

Exterior

  • James Hardie HardiePlank™ fiber cement siding with 30-year warranty (optional)
  • Premium Mitten Sentry PVC siding
  • Mitten  vented PVC soffit
  • BP Mystique 30 year asphalt roof shingles
  •  Aluminum porch posts & railings (where shown on plan)

Energy-Efficient Construction

  • Advanced framing techniques to reduce lumber waste and improve insulation performance
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  • GreenFibre Cocoon is a natural fiber insulation made from 85% recycled paper fiber and is blown 30cm thick in ceilings for greater comfort and lower energy bills
  • Energy Shield environmentally friendly "Green" POLYISO sheathing wrapped as a blanket around the entire home (optional)
  • Owens Corning RSI 2.1 Pink Fiberglass Insulation in all exterior wall cavities
  • Foam insulation around all windows and doors

Electrical

  • 40 amp electrical service
  • Exterior outlets front and back
  • Four internet and four cable jacks in locations selected by homeowner
  • Electrical outlet in garage
  • Exhaust fans in all bathrooms (where no HRV system)

Plumbing

  • Shut-off valves at all sinks, faucets, and water closets
  • Exterior faucets at front and rear of home (optional)
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  • Utility hookups for washer

Heating & Cooling

  • Infloor hot water heating system designed to ensure comfort and efficiency (main floor)
  • Hot water radiators (upper floor)
  • HRV Heat Recovery Ventilating system (optional)
  • Central heating plant (optional)
  • Piping for future solar panels (optional)

Interior

  • Painted trim throughout home
  • Drywall screwed, 12.5 mm on walls and on ceilings
  • Garage completed with drywall and paint
  • Garage door opener (optional)
  • Latex paint throughout
  • Masonite® interior doors
  • All interior doors come with painted MDF trim
  • Taymor satin nickel hardware with privacy locks on bedrooms and baths  
  • Door stops at all doors
  • Vinyl-coated shelving in all closets, pantries and linen closets
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Fireplace

  • Wood-burning fireplace where shown on plan (optional)

Kitchen & Bath

  • Canadian kitchen and vanity cabinetry with easy-to-clean interiors (optional)
  • Postform countertops in kitchen (optional)
  • Mirrors above all basins (optional)
  • Connections provided for stove, microwave
  • Connections for dishwasher (optional)

Flooring

  • Tile flooring in foyer, kitchen, laundry, and bathrooms
  • Laminate flooring in all other areas