Our Specs

Every home we build is customized based on your needs and price range. We always start with a minimum set of building specifications but there a many features you can include as you design your home. 

  •  9‘ ceilings on 1st Floor
  • Hardwood flooring Kitchen, Hall and Dining room, Tile in bathrooms
  • Granite counters in kitchen  
  • Gas fireplace with granite or stone surround and Mantle 
  • Concrete walk 
  • Landscape package 

Foundation: All footings and walls are cast-in-place 3000 psi concrete, 4” PVC footing drain around perimeter of house. Insulated to frost line. 

Basement and Garage Slab: 3500 psi concrete reinforced with fiber mesh on 6-9” crushed stone, with 2” perimeter drain. Control joints cut in all slabs.  

Rough Framing: #2 or better graded lumber, kiln-dried. All sub floors are 3/4” tongue and groove Advantech OSB Structural sheathing. Exterior wall and roof sheathing is 1/2” OSB structural sheathing. 

Roofing: GAF Lifetime warranty Asphalt-fiberglass architectural shingles installed over 15lb asphalt felt paper. All eaves and valleys have bituminous self-adhesive membrane(2 courses ice shield at eaves)  All ridges vented. 

Windows: Anderson 200 series or  Simonton Profinish tilt in – Double pane low-e with argon insulating glazing. 

Exterior Doors: ThermaTru insulated Steel entry doors.  

Exterior Siding & Trim: Vinyl siding, trim and shakes.  

Plumbing: All supply piping is PEX, drainage and venting schedule 40 PVC. We use Kohler fixtures and Delta faucets with an allowance for finishes and styles. 

HVAC: High efficiency gas fired warm air furnace with direct vent and in line humidifier.  

Electrical: 200 amp 40 circuit panel. Pre-wired for 4 cable, 3 phone. And 4 computer (RJ-6) jacks (category 5e wire). All light fixtures included with an allowance.  

Insulation: R-38 cellulose in ceiling, 2×6 exterior walls have R-21friction-fit fiberglass. Garage wall have R-13 and garage ceiling have R-30. All eaves to be vented along the underside of sheathing. All plates caulked and openings air sealed per NYS code and Energy Star Specifications 

Flooring: All wood floors are installed over existing sub floor and 15lb asphalt felt paper. All ceramic tile is installed over 1/4” Denshield underlayment. All carpet is installed over 8lb pad. 

Kitchens: We start with Schrock raised panel maple cabinetry, dovetail, smart stop drawers and granite counters and backsplash. Appliance allowance. 

Interior Doors: 2 panel painted Masonite with Schlage lock sets. 

Casing and baseboard: all windows and doors start with 3 1/4” colonial trim and 5 1/4” baseboard with all inside corners coped. We have a large variety of solid wood trim selections either painted or stained.  All of our trim and finish work is done in house (Richard Stewart, founder of Stewart Construction and Master Carpenter with 50 years of experience building homes) 

Closets: always have a minimum of one rod and wire mesh shelf with 4 shelves in linen and pantry, we also offer solid wood or laminate shelving. 

Paint: We recommend flat latex on all walls and ceilings, two coats, with eggshell finish in the baths and semigloss on the trim and doors.  

Change orders: All change orders are priced out and approved by both Stewart Construction and Homeowner so there are no surprises at the end of the project.  

This is a brief overview, all of our contracts include individualized detailed building specifications explaining exactly what we include and provide during the building of your home.  

Thank you for Considering Stewart Construction for your new home.