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Are you unsure of what you’ll “get” if you purchase a house built by Van Huizen Homes?

Named below is a list of all the standard construction features that come with every VH home. If you’re interested in upgrades or add-ons, talk to us directly.

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  • Construction drawings
  • Building, plumbing, electrical, and entrance permits
  • Registration in the Tarion New Home Warranty Program

site work

  • Excavation, backfill, and grading for proper drainage
  • Lot graded, ready for seed
  • Gravel driveway
  • Pre-cast driveway slabs from driveway to main entry

general construction

  • Poured concrete foundation walls on concrete footings
  • Concrete floor slab on granular for basement, garage, and front porch
  • Delta-MS wrap waterproofing with perimeter drainage to interior sump pit with pump
  • Steel beams on steel posts
  • 2×10 floor joist with ¾” OSB sheathing glued and screwed/nailed
  • 2×6 exterior walls
  • Pre-engineered wood trusses
  • R-50 blown insulation in ceiling; R-22 in exterior walls
  • Basement exterior walls strapped and insulated with R-12
  • Continuous 6-millimetre vapour barrier sealed and taped on interior
  • Attic ventilation from eaves to roof vents
  • Dryer vent installed through exterior wall
  • High efficiency, forced air propane gas furnace with ductwork
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Energy efficient heat recovery air exchanger with independent ductwork
  • Programmable thermostat

exterior features

  • Stone, brick, or vinyl combination for exterior
  • Maintenance-free pre-finished aluminum soffit, fascia, and trough
  • Self-sealing asphalt shingles that have a 25-year warranty
  • 12’ x 14’ pressure-treated deck with stairs and railing

windows and doors

  • Double-paned North Star white vinyl windows with Low E and Argon
  • Steel-insulated exterior doors with weather stripping
  • Dead-bolt locks on all exterior doors, keyed alike
  • Steel sectional garage door as per plan

electrical features

  • 200 amp electrical service with circuit breaker panel in mechanical room/garage
  • Two exterior weatherproof plugs
  • White receptacles, switches, and plates
  • Overhead lights in all rooms
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors wired to panel
  • Front entry door chimes
  • 4 plugs in basement
  • Receptacles for overhead garage door openers
  • Exterior lights at all points of entry
  • Rough-in for 3 cable/satellite and 3 phone jacks
  • Central vacuum roughed in
  • Lights provided by contractor
  • Under valence lighting in kitchen

plumbing features

  • White plumbing fixtures
  • One 4-piece bathroom on main floor (1-piece tub/shower)
  • Ensuite with 1-piece shower
  • Double stainless steel sink in kitchen
  • Single lever taps
  • Dishwasher rough-in
  • Water line to fridge
  • 2 exterior taps with interior shut off
  • Single utility sink in mechanical room
  • Roughed-in 3-piece bathroom in basement
  • Plate glass mirror over vanities; towel bar, and toilet-paper holder
  • Electric water heater

interior features

  • Drywall surfaces painted with 2 colours
  • Rounded drywall corners
  • Arch top doors (interior passage and bi-fold closet)
  • Colonial style trim, painted white
  • Privacy passage sets on all bathrooms and master bedroom
  • Custom-made kitchen cabinets and vanities
  • Sprayed texture ceilings
  • Maple railing with pewter spindles
  • Carpet installed over 8 lb underlay on stairs
  • Ceramic tile in kitchen, dining room, bathrooms, foyer, and laundry room; hardwood in living room, hall, and bedrooms
  • Home cleaned upon presentation