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Standard features

About Canadian Housing Details of house construction

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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)


  • Reinforced concrete foundation

Structural Framing

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

Windows and Doors

  • 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


Energy-Efficient Construction

  • Advanced framing techniques to reduce lumber waste and improve insulation performance
  • 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 Insulation in all exterior wall cavities
  • Foam insulation around all windows and doors


  • 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)


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


  • 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


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

Kitchen and Bath

  • Canadian kitchen 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)


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