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  • Our Kore Specifications

    If you’ve been through The Building Process pages then you’ll know that each and every Karoleena home is built to the same exacting standards of quality. We strive to use the  most durable, energy efficient and architecturally pleasing materials available. The cost up front for these efficient building materials will pay off in the long run by reducing monthly energy bills, thus reducing your carbon footprint and the world’s dependency on fossil fuels.

    Our standard home specifications PDF offers you an insight into the strongest, quality conscious, energy efficient building materials used in all of our homes as well as plumbing, HVAC, electrical, insulation, drywall, painting, roofing and interior finishings.

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    Click on the icon below for a printable downloadable pdf of our Standard Specifications or run through the links to the various items in the table below.

Karoleena Kore Finishing Specification Table

Category Subcategory Specifications
Framing Steel Frame “The Kore” Steel frame with 9” and 14” Steel I-Beam horizontal beams and 4” HSS vertical columns and cross beams in floor and ceiling
Inner Frame 2X8 or 2X6 bottom plate with staggered 2×4 studs @ 24” spacing (for energy efficiency)
Sheathing 1/2″ Plywood
Interior Partitions 2×4 or 2X6 Standard Spruce 16″ or 24″spacing
Subfloor 3/4″ Tongue and Groove OSB
Underlay 3/8″ Spruce Plywood
Tile Areas Decoupling Membrane
Roofing
Sloped Roofs EPDM or torch-on roofing over Laminated Timber roof and redundant membrane under
Flat Roofs EPDM or torch-on roofing
Insulation
Exterior Walls R28 Polyurethane Sprayfoam
Ceiling R44 Polyurethane Sprayfoam
Floors R28 Polyurethane Sprayfoam
Drywall
Ceiling Under Attic ½” Ceiling Density Drywall
Ceiling Elsewhere and
Interior
½” Drywall
Between House and Garage ½’’ ToughRock® Fireguard® Fireguard Drywall
Tub, Shower and Tile ½’’ Water Resistant Aqua Board
Corners Square Throughout
Electrical
General Wiring Per Electrical Code
Custom Pre-Wire Optional security/video, speaker systems, HDTV, including satellite data ports and CAT5 cable
Hot Tub Connection (Optional)
Central Vacuum (Optional)
Thermostat Electronic Programmable
Home Entertainment (Optional)
Home Automation (Optional)
Plumbing
Hot Water On-Demand boiler
Tap Shut Offs All taps except tubs and showers
Interior Water Lines Pex to Code
Exterior Hose Bibs Two
Drain & Vent Pipes Per Plan to Code
Gas Lines To furnace, boiler, fireplace, BBQ, and range
Kitchen
Sink Duravit Vero
Faucets Grohe Atrio
Dishwasher Bosch 24″ Bar Handle Dishwasher 500 Series- Stainless steel SHX65T55UC
Refrigerator Bosch Counter Depth Side by Side Refrigerator 500 Series – Stainless Steel B22CS50SNS
Oven/Microwave Bosch 500 Series 30″ Combination Wall Oven – Stainless steel HBL5750UC
Range Hood Bosch Specialty Ventilation 29″ Custom Insert Hood DHL755BUC
Range Bosch 500 Series 36” Induction Cooktop with Touch Control Stainless Steel Strips NIT5665UC or Bosch 36″ Gas Cooktop 500 Series – Stainless Steel NGM5654UC
Baths
Vanity Sinks Duravit Vero
Vanity Faucets Grohe Atrio w push button Drains
Bathtub/Shower Combo Duravit D-Code
Bathtub Faucets Grohe Atrio & Grohe RainShower tub/shower set
Shower Faucets Grohe Atrio w Rainshower Slidebar Set
Ensuite Tub Aquabrass Caicos
Ensuite Faucet Grohe Bauloop PBV trim/ Grohe Univ. 1/2 Port
Toilets Duravit D-Code wall mounted
Bath Accessories GAT4713 bleu chrome euro tissue holder, GAT4710 bleu chrome 24″ towel bar, shower rod, hand towel hook, a GAT4715 bleu chrome robe hook
Shower Doors 10MM glass
Countertops Quartz
Cabinets Slab Maple or Ecowood slab
Backsplash Quartz to match counter
Ensuite shower / from floor base to ceiling Full Tile
Ensuite shower & tub surround As per selections
HVAC
Heating Heat Exchange System with Unico High Velocity ducting and air system
Ventilation 8″ main trunk, 2.5″ insulated flex ducts
Bath Fans HRV
Dryer Vent 4’’ with hood vent kit to exterior
Registers PVC heat registers and wood cold air return grills
In Floor Heat (Optional)
Air Conditioning (Optional)
Fireplace Rais Wood burning stove or Regency Horizon HZ30E Gas fireplace
Interior Finish
Interior doors 1 – ¾” Flat slab solid core painted
Knobs, locks and hinges Emtek Stutgardt in brushed chrome
Doorstops Wall mounted or hinge mounted where required with chrome to match door hardware
Shelving Painted formaldehyde free MDF
Baseboards 4” paint grade painted white
Door Casings 3” paint grade painted white
Window Casings Drywall return
Front Entry Door Fir Slab – Karoleena Entry System
Floor Coverings
Kitchen, front entry, laundry room, dining room, living room, bedrooms and main floor hall As per selections – Birch core oil finished Engineered Hardwood
Bathroom Tile
Painting
Walls Premium high hide eggshell latex paint-white with 1 coat primer-white and 2 coats finish
Interior doors and woodwork Painted with a premium high hide semi-gloss
Exterior Windows and Doors
Windows Low E Dual Pane Fiberglass or Aluminum Windows with screens on all venting window
Window jambs and casements Painted Medex Return
Garage to house door, if any White fibreglass fire-rated insulated door with self closing hinges
Exterior Finish
Exterior Siding Metal panel with snap-rib metal wall panels complimented with tongue and groove fir/ channel cedar
Exterior trim and fascia MiraTEC, Smartboard or as specified in plan
Soffit Pre-finished laminated timber panel
Eaves Trough and Downspout 5’’ aluminum continuous – as per plan

*Items may not be exactly as depicted in photographs and may be subject to manufacturer and availability changes without notice. All trademarks in the above table, registered or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.