Benchmark Enterprises Custom Stick built or Modular Homes Of Sussex County Delaware
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BASELINE SPECIFICATIONS IRC - International Residential Code National Electrical Code State Adopted and Published Codes in as Required Category III Approved for VA/FHA/FMHA State Approved, Third Party Inspections and Approvals Continuous On-Line Quality Control Inspections CONSTRUCTION 2x10 floor joists 16in O.C. (12in O.C. on 31ft 6in wide models) Southern yellow pine (SYP) double perimeter band joists (SPF gable ends) 3/4in tongue and groove O.S.B. floor sheathing glued and nailed 7/12 storage rafters 16in O.C. Including 3/4in O.S.B. attic decking & pull down stairs (Ranch & Two Story models) 7/16in O.S.B. roof sheathing 12in eave overhangs & 10in gable end overhangs (Ranch & Two Story models) 8ft 0in ceiling height 2x10 ceiling joists 16in O.C. 5/8in type X ceiling gypsum board fastened w/ foam adhesive 2x6 exterior wall studs 16in O.C. 7/16in O.S.B. exterior wall sheathing 2x4 interior wall studs 16in O.C. (2x6 plumbing walls) 2x3 mating wall studs 16in O.C. with structural sheathing (2x4 as required) 1/2in wall gypsum board fastened w/ foam adhesive on bearing walls or glued & screwed on interior partitions INSULATION R-38 fiberglass ceiling insulation with vapor barrier R-21 fiberglass high density exterior wall insulation with vapor barrier Wind barrier house wrap PLUMBING AND HEATING Heat Pump(s) 50 gallon electric water heater, installed w/ drain pan PEX water supply and PVC drain lines stubbed through floor Shut-off valves on all fixtures Anti-scald valves on tubs and showers ELECTRICAL 200-amp panel box with 40 breaker spaces AC/DC smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, per code Receptacles with ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) protection, per code Switched receptacle in Living Room and Bedrooms Ceiling lights in Foyer - Kitchen Hall - Utility - Walk-in Closets - Basement Stairwell & Attic Chandelier in Dining area LED water proof surface mount light over Kitchen sink Satin nickel exterior light at each exterior door Satin nickel interior lighting fixtures (chrome in bathrooms) Door chimes at front and rear door Two RG6 television jacks and two CAT-5 telephone jacks Washer & dryer electric & plumbing with recessed vent box EXTERIOR Certainteed Mainstreet vinyl siding in double 4in or double 5in Clapboard or Dutch lap Tamko Heritage 30 year architectural shingles w/ ridge vent 15# shingle underlayment & ice shield installed per code Aluminum drip edge and 6in fascia Vented vinyl soffit Therma-Tru fiberglass 6 panel front door w/ vinyl jambs & brick moulding Therma-Tru fiberglass 9 light rear door w/ vinyl jambs brick moulding & GBG Ply Gem Classic Series brickmould vinyl windows - double hung tilt sash low-e / argon gas GBG & screens Vinyl raised panel or louvered shutters on front elevation Schlage satin nickel locksets & hinges (locksets keyed alike) INTERIOR Smooth ceiling finish Two coats minimum interior wall & ceiling primer 6-panel or 2-panel colonial white hollow core doors with 3 mortised hinges Wood colonial trim f j pine, painted white 2 1/4in casing & 3 1/4in base moulding Window stools with return mitered ends Schlage satin nickel locksets hinges and matching door stops Privacy locksets on all bathroom and master bedroom doors Vinyl-coated metal closet pantry and linen closet shelving FLOOR COVERING Vinyl sheet flooring in foyer, kitchen, bathrooms and utility over 1/4 in luan Shaw 25 oz. carpet (stain safety treated and FHA certified) over 8 lb. pad KITCHEN Merillat Spring Valley square oak cabinets traditional overlay recessed panel w/ single center roll-out trays in base cabinets where applicable Crown moulding on wall cabinets Square edge laminate countertop and backsplash 8in deep double bowl stainless steel sink Moen single lever chrome faucet with spray 30in range hood - vented to exterior 220V receptacle for electric range Plumb & recessed box for ice maker w/ anti hammer BATHROOMS Merillat Spring Valley square oak vanity base cabinets traditional overlay recessed panel One piece cultured marble vanity top and bowl 18in x 24in recessed medicine cabinet w/ mirrored door and chrome wall light 60in one-piece fiberglass tub/shower Elongated low consumption 1.6 gpf toilet Moen single lever chrome faucets Chrome towel bar and toilet paper holder Ceiling fan/light combination - vented to exterior WARRANTY Ten year RWC Structural Warranty ADDITIONAL CAPE SPECIFICATIONS 12/12 rafters 16in O.C. 10in eaves & 10in gable end overhangs 3/4in tongue and groove O.S.B. 2nd story floor sheathing between knee walls tacked in place 3in PVC waste line and two 3/4 in supply lines stubbed to 2nd story 3 electrical circuits stubbed to 2nd story Two 3046 Ply Gem Classic Series Brickmould vinyl windows - double hung tilt sashes, low-E / argon gas GBG full screens & interior trim shipped loose for 2nd story gable ends 36in stairs installed to 2nd story (carpet and pad shipped loose). Close-off package for 2nd story at stairs (panelized walls insulation in drywall & 2/8 interior door with trim) ADDITIONAL TWO STORY SPECIFICATIONS 2x6 1st story ceiling joists 16in O.C. with double 2x10 perimeter band joists 2x4 mating wall studs 16in O.C. with structural sheathing Fiberglass insulation along exterior perimeter between 2nd story floor and 1st story ceiling 2nd story horizontal plumbing lines run All 2nd story siding shipped loose Stairs to 2nd story installed - carpet and pad shipped loose (floor plan dictates)