Standard Specifications

The Features listed below are minimum specifications found in every CaraCo home. CaraCo workmanship equals or exceeds Provincial and Municipal Building Code Regulations.

Prices, plans, specifications and materials are subject to change, modification and substitution without notice at the discretion of CaraCo Development Corporation. Upgraded items listed in schedule ‘A’ of the agreement shall supersede the specifications as listed below.

Insulation/Energy Efficiency

  • R24 exterior wall system
  • R50 insulation in attic
  • R17 below grade insulation, basement floor to ceiling
  • 6 mil polyethylene vapor barrier
  • Sill gasket installed between foundation and framing
  • ENERGY STAR windows (may exclude some basement and specialty windows) double glazing with low-e and argon gas
  • Insulated exterior doors with weather stripping
  • Complete air barrier perimeter construction

Interior Features

  • Raised panel interior doors
  • 9’ ceiling to main floor
  • Step profile trim and moulding
  • Metal spindles with oak handrail and newel
  • Satin Nickel finished interior and exterior hardware (except on bi-fold doors)
  • Dead bolt locks on all exterior doors (except patio door)
  • Quality cabinets and countertops in kitchens and bathrooms as per Builder’s designs
  • Dishwasher opening where applicable
  • OTR (Over the range) microwave oven, charcoal recirculating, white, 15 amp
  • Purchaser’s choice of cabinet and countertop colours from Builder’s samples
  • Interior paint is off-white walls, latex eggshell finish
  • Trim and doors painted white, latex semi-gloss
  • ½” Gypsum board with square cornerbead

Exterior Features

  • Quality designer stone on front elevation main floor with soldier courses where applicable. Masonry locations on all other walls subject to confirmation.
  • Vinyl windows
  • All main and second floor windows are casement. Basement windows are sliders unless otherwise available. Specialty windows may be fixed and/or have different operation subject to the discretion of the builder. Obscure glass standard to all bathrooms on main floor
  • Window operators determined by CaraCo
  • Screens provided on all opening windows
  • Pre-finished vinyl siding as per architectural plans
  • Insulated embossed roll up garage door installed with weather-stripping
  • Pre-finished aluminum soffit, fascia and eavestrough
  • Self sealed asphalt shingles, limited lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
  • Poured concrete front steps and front porch
  • Insulated front door, glass windows and sidelights as per elevations
  • Colour matched exterior caulking around windows and doors
  • Accent windows and decorative louvers as per architectural design
  • Address marker
  • Nursery grown fully sodded lot
  • Precast concrete walkway from driveway to front step
  • Asphalt driveway

Foundation & Basement

  • Footings are minimum 6” x 16”
  • Foundation walls are 8” block, or 8” poured concrete, as determined by Builder – maximum height of 8’0” nominal
  • Perimeter drainage system connected to municipal storm sewer or sump pump
  • 3” thick concrete basement floor, power trowelled finish
  • Perimeter basement walls are waterproofed by Code Blue below grade waterproofing. A limited lifetime warranty is provided by Advanced Coatings against water penetration


  • Exterior walls minimum 2” x 6” kiln dried studs at 16” centres
  • Minimum 2” x 8” floor joists kiln dried with 2” x 2” bridging (or pre-engineered floor joists) in accordance with plans 
  • Housewrap installed as continuous air barrier on header joists
  • Engineered roof trusses installed on 24” centres
  • 2” x 4” studding at 24” centres basement studding to exterior walls, floor to ceiling, ready for future finishing
  • All construction meets or exceeds Ontario Building Code requirements and Municipal Standards


  • 200 amp electrical service included with Summit Series, 100amp in all other series, with available upgrade to 200amp only in advance of construction start
  • All copper wiring throughout
  • Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors throughout as required by code
  • Ceiling lights in all bedrooms
  • Electrical outlet in garage ceiling for future garage door opener
  • Door chimes at front entrance
  • Electrical outlets finished in white and Decora switches finished in white
  • Standard electrical fixture package as per CaraCo’s pre-selection
  • Capped outlet in dining room (where applicable)
  • (3) cable rough-ins
  • (3) telephone outlets (Cat5 wire)
  • Heavy duty electric outlets for stove and clothes dryer
  • 2 Weather proof electrical outlets
  • Fiber optic ready (subject to service provider)

Heating & Ventilation

  • High efficiency natural gas fired, forced air furnace with Two-Stage Gas Valve and Multi-Speed ECM (Electronically Commutated Motor)
  • Duct work and plenum enlarged for future air-conditioning
  • Duct work and furnace sizing requirements are calculated by a certified HRAI consultant
  • White coloured warm air and cold return duct covers
  • All kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room areas connected to HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) system
  • Dryer vent connection vented to outside

Plumbing and Fixtures

  • All white fixtures
  • Double kitchen sink with single lever faucet
  • Single plastic laundry tub
  • Single lever delta chrome finished faucets on all basins and tubs
  • Connections for washer and dryer
  • Pressure balanced safety valve for shower
  • Ceramic wall tile in tub area
  • Vanity in all powder rooms
  • ‘Optional’ ABS rough-in for bathroom in basement
  • Low-flush water saving toilets
  • Insulated toilet tanks
  • Two exterior lawn service faucets
  • Rough-in plumbing and electrical for future dishwasher
  • Hot water safety mixing valve (may be integrated)
  • Natural gas fired hot water heater on rental (tankless standard to detached homes, tank standard to attached homes)


All homes are covered by CaraCo Development New Home Warranty which includes:

  • 1 year full warranty by CaraCo Development Corporation
  • 2 year comprehensive limited warranty by CaraCo Development Corporation
  • 7 year major structural defect limited warranty by CaraCo Development Corporation
  • Fully enrolled with the Tarion Warranty Corporation (all Warranty enrolment fees are at the Purchaser’s expense)
  • Lifetime limited warranty provided by Advanced Coatings on foundation water penetration
  • New Home building location survey prepared by an Ontario Land Surveyor

Purchaser shall have choice of colours and materials from Vendor’s samples of the following (unless already ordered or installed):

  • Quality designer stone
  • Pre-finished vinyl siding
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Vinyl flooring in selected rooms
  • Ceramic tile for bathroom tub enclosures
  • Kitchen cabinets and counter tops
  • Broadloom wall to wall carpet in selected rooms

A) Variations from Vendor’s samples may occur in finished materials, kitchen and vanity cabinets and floor and wall finishes during normal production processes

B) Flooring may be seamed under certain conditions

Updated on October 12, 2018