RJ Hirsch Builder
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Standard Features

Standard Construction Features

Each R J Hirsch home is built to meet the individual needs of your family. We pride ourselves in quality construction and offer the following standard features with each home. Feel free to contact us to go over the details!

 

PERMITS

  • All required building permits

EXCAVATING

  • Skim top soil
  • Excavate for basement
  • Backfill and rough grade

FOUNDATION

  • Poured concrete footings and walls
  • Basement walls, 7' - 10" high
  • Foam sheathing (R5) on outside of basement walls to footings

INTERIOR CONCRETE FLATWORK

  • Basement floor - 3" thick with vapor barrier under
  • Garage floor - 4" thick with fiber-mesh

EXTERIOR CONCRETE FLATWORK

  • Service walk - 3' wide, front porch to drive
  • Stoops and porches as indicated on plan

SITE WORK ALLOWANCE

  • Remove trees, stumps, brush and excess fill as needed
  • Erosion control systems as required
  • Culvert installed if needed
  • Rock construction drive and crushed rock finished drive
  • Sub grade
  • Purchase and haul fill, sand or gravel to lot
  • Purchase and haul topsoil to lot if needed
  • Spread topsoil
  • Finish grade and see disturbed ground
  • Drain tile, pit and pump if needed

FRAMING

  • Sill sealer insulation
  • Treated sill plate
  • Floor joists - 9 1/2” LPI 20 plus I Joist
  • Sub floor, 4’ X 8’ - 3/4” T & G fir plywood
  • Exterior wall studs, 2 X 6 - 16” o/c
  • Interior wall studs, 2 X 4 - 16” o/c
  • Garage wall studs, 2 X 4 - 16” o/c
  • Exterior wall sheathing, 7/16” OSB
  • House walls only - 1/2” RMAX+3 over wall sheathing (R3.2)
  • Roof trusses, 24” o/c
  • Roof Sheathing, 4’ X 8’ - 5/8” fir plywood
  • Aluminum fascia with aluminum vented soffit

SIDING

  • Double 4” or 5” vinyl siding

ROOFING

  • 15 pound roofing felt
  • Ice and water shield as required by code
  • 90 pound rolled roofing in valleys
  • Ridge vents
  • Certainteed Landmark 30 year shingles

WINDOWS

  • Andersen 200 series or 400 series Perma-Shield windows
  • Double hung or casement
  • Low E insulating glass
  • Wood grills in all windows
  • Any available Andersen color
  • Full screens or combination storm & screen

EXTERIOR DOORS

  • Fiberglass insulated exterior doors
  • Dead bolt locks
  • Patio door - Andersen Frenchwood Perma-Shield

INSULATION

  • 5 1/2” fiberglass batt insulation, R21 in exterior house walls
  • 6” fiberglass batt insulation, R19 in exterior house ceilings
  • 12” fiberglass blown insulation, R30 in exterior house ceilings
  • Vapor barrier over insulation in walls and ceilings
  • 5 1/2’ fiberglass insulation in box sill area, R21

INTERIOR WALLS AND CEILINGS

  • 1/2" wallboard on walls
  • 5/8" wallboard on ceilings
  • Wallboard fastened with screws
  • Thin coat plaster walls and ceilings – sand finish

DOORS AND TRIM

  • Interior doors – flush oak solid core
  • Interior casing – 2 1/4” colonial oak
  • Interior base – 2 3/4” colonial oak
  • Schlage Georgian interior and exterior door locksets

CABINETS & VANITIES

  • Allowance for Kitchen, Bath and Laundry cabinets
  • Cabinets installed by Builder
  • Allowance for counter tops installed by supplier

BASEMENT STAIRS

  • 2 X 12 stringers
  • Pine treads and plywood risers
  • Oak exposed stringers
  • Handrail along wall

DECORATING

  • One coat primer and paint exterior unfinished surfaces
  • Two coats eggshell latex paint on interior walls
  • Inside of closets painted white
  • Stain and finish interior trim and doors
  • Antique inside of exterior fiberglass doors

FINISH FLOORS

  • Underlayment under carpet - 1/2” particle board
  • Underlayment under vinyl – 1/2” underlayment plywood
  • Allowance for finish flooring

BATHS

  • Mirror over each vanity with wood frame
  • Install Buyer’s towel bars and paper holders

HEATING & VENTILATING

  • Lennox 95% high efficiency natural gas forced air furnace
  • Lennox high efficiency air filter
  • Cold air returns in all Bed Rooms
  • Lennox high efficiency central air conditioning

ELECTRICAL

  • 200 AMP service
  • 220 wiring for range and/or dryer (only if electric)
  • Range hood vented to exterior
  • Doorbell with buttons at front & back door
  • 110V smoke detectors as required by code
  • Carbon monoxide detectors as required by code
  • Exhaust fan in each bath
  • Light fixture allowance

PLUMBING

SEWER & WATER LATERALS
  • 4” PVC sewer piping
  • 1” PVC water piping

BASEMENT

  • PVC drain, waste and vent piping
  • Back water valve in sewer pipe
  • PEX water piping
  • Drain for future stool, shower and lav
  • Floor drain
  • Two exterior hose bibs
  • Single laundry tub
  • A O Smith 50 gallon power vent water heater - natural gas
  • Water softener by-pass only

FIRST FLOOR LAUNDRY

  • Hot & cold hose bibs for washer
  • Stand pipe for washer drain
  • Gas pipe for dryer (only if gas)

KITCHEN

  • Install buyer’s dishwasher
  • Kohler cast iron two compartment Kitchen sink - white
  • Delta 400 chrome faucet
  • Water line to refrigerator
  • ISE Badger #5 garbage disposer
  • Gas pipe or 220 wiring for range

MAIN BATH

  • Gerber Viper stool - white
  • Gerber 19” round china lav - white
  • Delta 520 chrome lav faucet
  • Aker GB60 fiberglass tub with shower and cap - white
  • Delta 13240 chrome tub/shower faucet

MASTER BATH

  • Gerber Viper stool - white
  • Gerber 19” round china lav - white
  • Delta 520 chrome lav faucet
  • Aker S48 fiberglass shower with cap - white
  • Delta 13220 chrome tub/shower faucet