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Hamilton Custom Homes Specifications

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Kingston Home buildersTarionEnergy Star

Foundation & Basement

  • Footings minimum 6" x 18"
  • Foundation walls minimum 10" poured concrete
  • Drainage system around outside perimeter & connected to storm sewer or sump pump
  • 6 mil plastic vapour barrier under 3" minimum concrete basement floor
  • Steel beams with adjustable steel posts
  • Exterior basement walls waterproofed by Code Blue Waterproofing treatment
  • Extra high basement to 8'- 10" high from footing (standard)


  • 2" x 6" exterior walls
  • Engineered floor joists
  • 5/8" T & G spruce plywood subfloor glued and nailed
  • Engineered roof trusses on 24" centers
  • All interior load bearing walls to be 2" x 6", all others 2" x 4", on 16" centers or as indicated on plans


  • R25 minimum exterior walls main floor (R20 + insulation Board giving R 25)
  • R20 minimum frost walls in basement
  • R60 in ceilings
  • 6 mil poly vapour barrier throughout
  • Insulated exterior doors
  • Energy Star Triple pain Low 'E' argon windows


  • 100 amp electrical service
  • All copper wiring
  • Smoke alarms with CO2 on all levels (main floor and basement)
  • Interior and Exterior pot lighting
  • Cable and telephone rough-ins throughout (maximum 4)
  • Outside electrical outlet front and back
  • Door bell
  • Garage outlets for door openers, etc.


  • All white fixtures
  • Custom Shower in ensuite
  • Moen chrome finished single lever faucets on all sinks and tubs
  • Connections for washer and dryer
  • Rough-in plumbing and electrical for dishwasher
  • 6 litre flush right height toilets in all bathrooms
  • Stainless steel sink in kitchen with Moen single lever pull out faucet


  • Stone or Brick on all elevations with keystones over all openings and tapestry over garage doors or soldier coarse (as per plans)
  • Maintenance free vinyl windows (coloured)
  • Casement Windows throughout including basement.
  • Coloured Low 'E' argon energy star upgraded windows
  • Screens on all windows
  • Pre-finished, maintenance free vinyl shakes in gable areas (as per plans)
  • Pre-finished, maintenance free aluminum soffit, fascia and eaves trough
  • Pot lighting in front elevation
  • Limited lifetime warranty architectural shingles
  • Insulated carriage style garage doors coloured
  • Fiberglass front door


  • Rockport style interior doors all hinged even closets
  • Sliding glass doors on main entrance closet
  • Satin Nickel door knobs and hinges throughout except for exterior door hinges
  • Colonial style trims and moldings ( 2 ¾ trims and 7" base boards with window sills on main floor)
  • Vinyl coated wire shelving in all closets
  • Hardwood flooring and ceramic tile
  • Hardwood railings with steel spindles on main level
  • Upgraded cabinets and countertops in kitchen and bathrooms, with upgrades and can be upgraded
  • Recessed pot lighting in kitchen
  • Smooth ceilings in all rooms
  • Tray ceiling with coving in Great room.
  • ½" drywall with rounded corners throughout
  • 9' ceilings throughout main floor
  • Cove ceilings where applicable
  • Complete painting including 3 colours
  • Beveled edge mirrors in all bathrooms

Heating & Ventilation

  • 95% High efficiency 2 stage gas forced air furnace
  • Energy Star rated High efficiency instantaneous on demand hot water heater (rental)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Energy Star rated Heat recovery ventilation system (HRV) with separate duct work ran to kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room with separate switches
  • Energy Star rated fans in all bathrooms


  • Full 1 year warranty as outlined by Tarion Ontario New Home Warranty Program
  • Limited 2 year warranty as outlined by Tarion Ontario New Home Warranty Program
  • 7 year major structural warranty as outlined by Tarion Ontario New Home Warranty Program
  • Limited lifetime warranty on foundation coating provided by Advance Coatings
Note: All the above specifications can change without notice and should be verified