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Standard Exterior Specifications

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Marques homes prides itself on meeting or exceeding your expectations for exterior new home construction features. Our years of experience have provided us with excellent knowledge of what works best when building custom fine homes in Kingston and the surrounding area. Please read our New Home construction Exterior Specification List below.

Foundation and Basement

  • Footings are minimum 6” x 16”
  • Foundation walls 8” poured concrete – maximum height of 7’10”   
  • Perimeter drainage system connected to municipal storm sewer or sump pump
  • 3” thick concrete basement floor, power troweled finish
  • Steel beams with adjustable steel load bearing posts
  • Perimeter basement walls are damp proofed and drainage layer below grade
  • Basement support and knee walls are 2 x 6 construction


  • Quality brick front elevation with keystones and soldier courses where applicable.  Sides and rear elevation siding according to plans
  • Screens provided on all operable windows
  • Pre-finished – maintenance free vinyl casement windows with multi-point locks.  Sliders in basement     
  • Front elevation with window grills or according to plans
  • Insulated embossed steel roll up garage door installed with weather strip
  • Pre-finished aluminum soffit, fascia and eavestroughing
  • 25 year asphalt self sealing shingles
  • Poured concrete front steps and front porch or according to plans
  • Insulated steel front door, glass windows and sidelights as per elevations
  • Colour matched exterior caulking around windows and doors
  • Decorative windows and/or PVC louvers as per house design
  • Fully sodded lot, precast concrete slab walkway from driveway to front step
  • Paved driveway


  • Exterior walls 2 x 6 kiln dried studs at 16” centres with insulated exterior sheathing (except garage)
  • 2 x 10 floor joists kiln dried, spaced in accordance to plans with 2 x 2 bridging.  Engineered floor system also available at extra cost
  • 5/8 T&G subfloor sheathing, nailed and glued
  • Engineered roof trusses installed on 24” centres
  • 2 x 4 at 16” centres basement studding floor to ceiling
  • All construction meets and exceeds Ontario Building Code requirements and Municipal Standards

Variations from Vendors samples may occur in finished materials, kitchen and vanity cabinets, floor and wall finishes due to normal production process. Flooring may be seamed under certain conditions

Features listed are minimum specifications in every Marques Homes. Marques Homes’ workmanship equals or exceeds Provincial and Municipal Building Code Regulations. Prices, plans, specifications and materials are subject to change, modifications and substitutions with notice at the discretion of Marques Homes.

Last modified on Friday, 05 August 2011 15:32


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Marques Homes

  • Address:
    1259 Gardiners Road Kingston, Ontario K7P 3J6
  • Tel: +(613) 384-7363
  • Fax: +(613) 384-7370
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