What's Included

The following is a typical list of materials and services included with our Design-Build Cottage Packages.  Some appliances, mechanical and electrical fixtures may vary by unit.  Refer to the specific model flyer for an exact list of standards applicable to each specific model.

 

DESIGN & PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • Architectural & Engineering Plans
  • Site Plan Customized to each Site
  • Energy Analysis for each Climate & Geometric Orientation
  • Earthquake Calculations Customized to a Specific Address
  • Permitting, Zoning & Building Department Permit Processing
  • Sub-Contract Coordination & Payment Administration
  • Project Layout and Field Coordination
  • Inspections, Insurances and  Legal Notices

 SITE WORK

  • Excavation and Grading
  • Underground Installation of Water, Sewer, Gas, Electrical, Phone and Cable
  • Construction Layout of Utilities and Building
  • Disposal of Construction and Green Waste
  • Restoration of Lawn and Disturbed Areas

FOUNDATIONS

  • Excavation and Backfill of Footings
  • Construction of Reinforced Concrete Footings and Slab
  • Placement of Seismic Tie-downs

STRUCTURAL

  • Structural Wood Framing System with Dry, #2 or Better Graded Lumber
  • Structural Connectors to Support Gravity, Wind and Seismic loads per the 2016 California Building Code
  • Lofted 12 Foot High Cathedral Ceilings
  • 2” x 10” @ 24” oc Roof Framing
  • 2” x 4” @ 16” oc Wall Framing

ENERGY MANAGEMENT

  • Certified Energy Analysis showing your Cottage exceeds the requirements of the 2016 California Energy Code including:
  • R- 15 Hi-Density Batt Insulation in the Exterior walls
  • Continuous R-6 Foam Insulation wrapping the entire external wall envelope
  • R- 30 Hi-Density Batt Insulation throughout the Roof
  • Reflective Solar Roof Energy Barrier
  • “Cool Roof” Energy-Reflecting Shingles
  • Exterior Wall Water/Air Infiltration Barrier
  • Double Glazed Insulated Windows and Doors
  • Tyvek “Flex and Straight Flash” around all Window and Door Openings
  • High Efficiency Heating-Cooling including a 3 Zone Mini-Split Heat Pump System with SEER in excess of 20
  • Highly Efficient Gas Tankless On-Demand Water Heater
  • Energy Saving Panasonic “Whisper Quiet” Energy Recovery Whole House Exhaust Fan

WINDOWS & DOORS

  • Windows – Milgard Tuscany, Energy Star, Argon Filled, Double Pane Insulated, Single Hung Vinyl
  • Exterior Swing Doors – Therma-Tru Paneled, Insulated Fiberglass, Energy Star Rated
  • Sliding Glass Windows - Milgard Tuscany, Energy Star, Argon Filled, Double Pane Insulated
  • Interior Doors – 6 Panel, Hollow Core Molded (Optional Solid Core Wood)

FINISHES

  • Exterior Siding – Louisiana Pacific “Smart Side Lapped Siding” with 50 year finish guarantee from the manufacturer
  • Exterior Trim – Louisiana Pacific “Smart Side Trim” with 50 year finish guarantee from the manufacturer
  • Interior Trim – Base Molding, Window Door casing, Cornice moldings from solid wood and MDF wood fiber products as noted in the drawings
  • Ceiling Finish – Beaded Wood Ceiling Framed with “#1 Grade or Better” Decorative Wood Beams
  • Walls – ½” Painted Gypsum Board
  • Paint Finishes - 1 coat Premium Primer and 2 coats Premium Finish Paint on all paintable surfaces
  • Living & Bedroom Floor Finish – Engineered Hardwood Flooring with solid Oak, Maple or Hickory finish
  • Bathroom Finishes – Ceramic Tile Floors and Shower surround to 6’-6” in height
  • Countertops – Granite or Marble 12” x 12” Tiles with hardwood edging to match cabinets

CABINETS

  • Hallmark Arctic White, (Optional Stained Wood Available)
  • Wall and Base Cabinets as shown in the drawings including:
  • Corner Base Cabinet with “Lazy Susan” Accessible Storage
  • Matching Crown Molding Throughout
  • Matching Hardwood edge Molding
  • Factory Assembled, Prefinished, Framed Construction
  • Cabinet Box Material - Plywood
  • Door Material MDF/Thermofoil (Wood Option Available)
  • “Soft Close” Drawers and Doors
  • Adjustable Shelving

 BATHS & CLOSETS

  • Full Width Glass Enclosed Shower Door
  • Stainless Towel Bar
  • Bathroom Mirror
  • Stainless Toilet Paper Holder
  • Closet Shelving and Support Brackets

APPLIANCES

  • Refrigerator - 10 cf, 24” wide, Freezer-Over-Refrigerator
  • Gas Range -  4 Burner with Oven, 24” wide
  • Micro-Range Vent – Micro Wave Oven with 30” Stainless Steel, Convertible Vent  for interior re-circulation or direct exhaust
  • Dishwasher – Full function GE Under-sink Stainless
  • Tankless, On-Demand Gas Hot Water Heater

PLUMBING

  • Water Conserving, Two Piece, Lo-Flow Toilet
  • Custom 30” x 60” Glass Enclosed Shower with Temperature Controlled Valve and Lo-Flow Shower Head
  • Ceramic Bathroom Lavatory with Stainless Low Flow Faucet
  • Double Bowl Kitchen Sink with Low Flow One Piece Kitchen Faucet with Pull-out Handle
  • Laundry - Water, Sewer and Electrical Rough-in, Appliance Ready, with Washer Dryer Connection Box (Optional)

ELECTRIC & LIGHTING

  • Lighting Fixtures to Include:
  • Ceiling Fans with Integral Hi-Efficiency Lighting
  • Decorative Energy Star Wall Sconces
  • Under-cabinet, Energy Star, Fluorescent Lights
  • Three Lamp, Energy Star, Vanity Light
  • Energy Star Ceiling Mount Fixture in Bath
  • Energy Star, Exterior Wall Sconce
  • Energy Star Fluorescent Closet Light
  • Bathroom Occupancy Sensor Switch
  • Modern Decora Receptacles and Switch Plates
  • Hardwired Smoke and CO Detectors
  • Phone, Data and TV Outlets

 

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