Footings: 8” X 16” 3000 psi (minimum) poured concrete
Foundation/frost-walls: 8” 3000 psi (minimum) poured or pre-cast concrete
Basement/garage slabs: 4” 3000 psi (minimum) poured concrete
Reinforcement: per requirements of site/soil conditions
Anchor bolts: ½” X 10” steel
Foundation Damp-proofing: sprayed or applied membrane
Fill: 4” of 3/4” to 1” uniform stone (for radon mitigation) over gravel fill compacted at least to 95%
Insulation: extruded polystyrene: 2” thick, located under slab minimum 6’ in from inside of frost/foundation wall
Radon mitigation: 4” capped pvc stub in slab for future vent stack, if needed
Framing and sheathing
Sills: 2×6 pressure treated (pt) southern yellow pine (syp) on sill sealer
Joists: 2×10 hem-fir min. 16” o.c. Girders: built up 2×10 on 31/2” lally columns (alt – pre-engineered microlams)
Studs: 2×6 spruce or better (exterior) 24”o.c., 2×4 spruce or better (interior) 16” o.c.
Headers: double or triple 2×10 Rafters: 2×10 hem-fir 24” o.c.
Exposed timbers: 8×8 and 8×10 native softwood
Floor sheathing: 3/4” t&g plywood (alt: APA rated osb)
Sheathing: Wall: 1/2” plywood (alt: APA rated osb); Roof: 5/8” plywood (alt – APA rated OSB)
Porch and deck framing
Posts: 6×6 native pine or hemlock (alt – PT southern yellow pine)
Joists: 2×10 pt syp16” o.c.
Rafters: 2×8 hem-fir 24” o.c.
8” pine channel rustic at base (alt – pre-primed cedar)
1/2×6 Hardiplank (alt – cedar clapboard, pre-stained or Cedar Impressions or comparable vinyl)
Hardi shingles at top of gables (alt – cedar shakes, pre-stained or Cedar Impressions or comparable vinyl)
Door and window trim, corner boards and banding, and roof trim: 1×4, 1×6, 1×8, 1×10 pine ‘Prime Trim’ (alt: ‘Miratec’ composite) (primed cedar)
Porch ceilings: 1×6 tongue & groove, #2 or better pine: clear finish
Railings, balusters, newel posts & other exposed porch, deck, and stair components: ‘Port Orford’ or similar white cedar (alt – composite decking and rail system)
Composite Decking and rail system
Windows & doors: 3 ¼” pine; Baseboard: 5” pine
Interior stairs: oak treads with oak railings; painted ballasts
Shingles: organic asphalt architectural grade shingles with a minimum 30 year warranty.
Underlayment: #15 felt, ice/water shield from eaves to 5’ in, 3’ either side of valleys
Flashing & drip edge: anodized bronze aluminum.
Thermal & Moisture Protection
Vapor Retarders: tape and seal all joints and openings;
Infiltration mitigation: caulk/gasket at interfaces;
Ventilation: continuous soffit & ridge vents, ‘Proper Vent’
Insulation: fiberglass: exterior walls (min R19), ceilings (min R38) , foundation (min R10)
Fire-stopping: “Fire-safing” at penetrations, 2x lumber at required floor/ceiling assemblies, stair stringers, etc.
Sealants, Caulking, & Seals: paintable silicone or similar
Doors & Windows
Exterior Doors: Fiberglass with foam core and integral weather-stripping;
Sliders: double paned with low-e glass with aluminum-clad exteriors and wood interiors,
Anderson 200 series vinyl clad windows or equivalent
Interior Doors: 6 panel pine w/rabbeted jambs (no split jambs), swing at closets or painted masonite
Door Hardware: Schlage residential grade or equal
Walls and ceilings: 1/2” painted gyp. bd. with 3 coat tape finish prepared for paint.
Acoustical Treatment: insulation & soundboard at bathrooms, bedrooms and party walls
Ceramic tile floors in the bathrooms, Cut stone or ceramic tiles in the entry and Vermont room,
Carpet: Bedrooms, Ceramicl in the laundry
Hardwood floors with preengineered wood flooring in kitchen and dining room.
Siding: pre-primed and pre-painted, opaque stain or latex paint
Exterior trim railings: 1 coat latex primer, 2 coats latex paint
Interior woodwork: 2 coats polyurethane (alt – 2 coats semi-gloss latex)
Gyp. bd.: 1 coat latex primer, 2 coats latex flat
Steel doors & jambs, painted trim: 1 coat primer, 2 coats latex semi-gloss
Wood burning fireplace insert and a cultured stone veneer to mantle
Mechanical Heating System
Furnace: direct vent propane, forced hot air system with humidifiers
Domestic hot water: insulated gas fired hot water heater
Waste pipes/vents: plastic
Fixtures: Kohler, American Standard or equivalent
Service: 200 amp; Wiring: copper throughout to code;
Receptacles: standard duplex in white;
Switches: standard toggle in white, dimmer switches for dining room and all recessed lighting
Cover plates: white plastic
52” Paddle Fan with Variable Control: Great Room
Kitchen: 200 cfm (non-ducted)
Bathrooms: 100cfm remotely mounted multi-port exhaust fan with heat, separate switch
Jacks in every room
Jacks in every room