I have to admit we are a little picky when it comes to a new build. Okay maybe a lot picky. There are some things in a new build that excites Scott (okay that sounds strange) but it is true! Scott is an Aerospace engineer who just happens to be a qualified home inspector too! I guess the whole combination makes him just a little particular. Here are a few things he really likes in a new build.
- Flat ceilings make such a huge difference. eQ Homes now offers flat ceilings as a standard feature.
- Architectural Shingles are nicer that standard shingles and we are glad that they are standard for eQ Homes.
- Coloured window frames. Having window frames that compliment your brick or stone is nice to have and looks better than white.
- Large windows and lots of them. eQ Homes has great almost floor to ceiling windows in their Alexander model.
Some other features that Scott likes include the auto close mechanism that is built into the hinge of the garage door. The house is sheeted with OSB that has rigid foam insulation that adds extra R value to the walls, they cut control joints into the basement concrete slab, and install oversized egress windows.
Here is a look at the Alexander from eQ Homes. Design team Marc Lalonde, Carol Anne Tippins, Stephane Dazé.