Building Criteria for Custom Homes

Each of our custom homes have the following building criteria, or “specs,” which follows all regulations and best safety measures any home builder can provide.

Floor System

  • 3/4″ Tongue and groove Edge Gold floor decking
  • Floor decking glued and screwed to joists.
  • Engineered I-Joist Floor System
  • Rim Joist with 2” Rigid foam insulation of R-10 value

Wall System

  • 2×6 Spruce walls studs at 16” OC
  • R20 Fiberglass wall insulation
  • 7/16″ OSB sheathing
  • ½” Drywall interior walls
  • ½” Water resistant drywall on bath walls
  • 6 mil CGSB Poly vapor barrier
  • Wall sheathing glued & nailed to exterior studs
  • Typar exterior house wrap
  • Vinyl siding exterior

Roof System

  • Engineered truss roof system
  • GAF Timberline HD decorative fiberglass shingles
  • 7/16” Roof sheathing c/w Ply Clips
  • R50 Blow in fiberglass ceiling insulation
  • 7/16” OSB ceiling sheathing
  • 6 mil Poly vapor barrier
  • 5/8″ Drywall ceiling
  • Prefinished vented soffit and aluminum fascia
  • Continuous ridge venting
  • Base price includes up to three gables (peaks)

Windows and Doors

  • White PVC windows in casement & awning styles as per plan
  • All windows are tri-pane, Low-E & argon filled sealed units with PVC frames.
  • Window sizes included: Each Bedroom, 64” X 48” casement; Ensuites, 28” X 40”
  • Casement; Living room, 84” X 60” casement/picture/casement; Kitchen, 40” X 40”
  • Awning; Dining room, 36” garden door; Garage; 2 – 10’x8’ dual pane sliders.
  • Walk-in, 2-32” 6-panel; 1-9’x7’ overhead door per stall
  • Front door; 36” 6-panel c/w decorative sidelight; Garage to house, 36” 6-panel, Garage
  • All jamb extensions are PVC
  • Insulated steel doors with frames, including all hardware and weather-strip
  • All locksets and deadbolts are keyed alike


  • Painted walls – smooth wall finish; all walls to get one coat of primer and two coats of paint
  • Textured walls are optional
  • 6-Panel hollow Core Colonist Doors or flat panel oak doors
  • Wire mesh closet shelving.
  • 2-1/4” Flat Painted Casings & 3-1/4” Flat Painted Baseboards, all painted casings in Poplar.
  • Door Knobs to match interior finish

Floor Covering

  • Floor covering allowance is included for complete house
  • ¼” Pro-board underlay included for all linoleum areas
  • Many types and options of flooring available in sheet vinyl, carpets, laminates, luxury vinyl plank (LVP), luxury vinyl tile (LVT), tile and hardwoods.

Cabinets and Vanities

  • Décor brand cabinets in a wide variety of styles and colors
  • Melamine under wrap counter tops by Flo-Form
  • Many styles of cabinets available, some at additional cost
  • Matching vanities available for all cabinet styles
  • All cabinetry hardware to be soft close


  • One-piece 5’ tub/shower in main bath with faucet options available
  • All toilets are 6 litre flush with lined tanks
  • Bath sinks are porcelain with single lever faucets
  • Kitchen sinks are stainless steel with single lever faucets
  • One-piece shower included in all plans showing three piece ensuite
  • Ducting for bath fans or air exchanger


  • Decora style outlets and switches placed as per local code
  • All rough in wiring above floor joists
  • Breaker panel included
  • Package includes 2-TV outlets, 2-Phone outlets, 2-Ceiling fan boxes
  • Light fixture package included
  • 200amp Service Panel included