Chinburg Home building Specifications

Chinburg  Properties is one of the area’s largest Artform Home Plan builders.  Artform Home Plans is owned by architect Wendy Welton. Wendy’s company specializes in plans for additions, renovations and predesigned, semi-custom and custom homes. Artform Home Plans is based in Portsmouth, and Wendy Welton is licensed to work as an architect in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Maine.

Wendy Welton’s home plans reinterpret many classic styles to fit modern lifestyles and our fickle New England climate. Her modern take on the craftsman bungalow is a hallmark of many Chinburg Properties developments, and you’ll find her spacious colonials, adaptable “three-generation” homes, and just-right cottages all over the Seacoast, southern New Hampshire and beyond.

Home Specifications - Rockingham Green

Chinburg Builders, Inc. (CBI) 603-868-5995
3 Penstock Way, Newmarket, NH 03857 603-389-9011 fax

Rockingham Green, Newmarket, NH 03044
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SCOPE
These specifications are intended to include all labor, materials, and services necessary for construction. All articles or materials are specified in such a manner that an equal material or product of the same quality can be substituted at the discretion of CBI. Changes to these specifications may be negotiated. Work not specifically described below or shown in attached drawings will not be considered unless required by applicable codes, when the minimum acceptable will be assumed.
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SITEWORK
Driveway: 2” asphalt base coat of paving (finish coat not included) over 12” on-site gravel with 3” crushed gravel, 10’+/- wide. Length and/or turnaround will vary with plan
Trees: Cut and removed as minimally required for construction.
Excavation: Excavation and removal of soils as required.
Material: Importing of fill as required.
Grading: Smooth final grade, using loam from site.
Drainage: 4” perforated PVC perimeter drains inside and outside footings to 4” solid PVC gravity outfall “to daylight” (or sump basin and pump if topography requires).
Sewer System: Town Sewer connected to a private sewer force main. A private pump will be provided to the homeowner who will be responsible for maintenance and repair. The association will maintain and repair the private sewer force main costing the homeowner 1/52 of the cost.
Radon: Sub-slab piping to have a capped stub in utility room or crawl space. Further mitigation, testing, etc. by Buyer.

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FOUNDATION AND BASEMENT
Footings: 18”x8” concrete.
Foundation: House: 8”x7’10” poured concrete.
Garage: 8”x3’10” poured concrete. All foundation walls include steel anchor bolts.
Columns: 3 1/2” concrete/steel lallys, as required.
Piers: 24”x24”x8” concrete, under slab.
Reinforcing: (3) Continuous rows #4 steel rebar in wall. Walls pinned to footing with rebar.
Windows: Standard vinyl per plan.
Window Wells: None.
Water Proofing: (1) coat asphalt sealer applied on foundation wall below grade.
Floor Slab: House: 4” thick (3000) psi concrete, over 8” depth stone bed.
Garage: 4” thick (3000) psi concrete with steel reinforcing mesh, over compacted gravel.

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FRAMING
Sills: (1) 2x6 pressure-treated, with sill seal and steel anchor bolts, plus (1) 2X6 KD plate.
Joists: Per plan, per code, 16” on center (O.C.).
Bridging: Solid wood blocking.
Subflooring: 3/4” tongue and groove Advantech or equal; glued and nailed to joists.
Underlayment: ½” ULG underlayment equivalent under tile floors.
Wall Height: Per plan.
Exterior walls: 2x6 studs, 16” O.C.
Interior walls: 2x4 studs, 16” O.C.
Beams: Built-up 2x’s or LVL’s, as required.
Headers: Solid built-up 2x’s and plywood as required.
Ceiling Joists: 2x's per plan, per code, 16” O.C.
Strapping: 1x3, 16” O.C.
Wall Sheathing: Zip System, 1 ½”, 6.6 R-Value Sheathing
Siding: Certainteed brand "Mainstreet" or “Allside” vinyl siding or equivalent in choice of standard colors.
Trim: Vinyl corners/casing/soffit/frieze. Fascia/rake/shadow wrapped in white aluminum per plan.
Rake overhang: Per plan.
Roof Rafters: Per plan, per code, 16” O.C.
Roof Sheathing: Zip roof system.
Roofing: Asphalt, Architectural Black shingles, Lifetime warranty.
Snow Belt: 36” row of bituminous ice and water shield at bottom edge of roof.
Flashing: Aluminum or lead as necessary.
Ventilation: Continuous ridge vents and continuous soffit vent.

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FRONT STEPS
Per plan or grade determined, Up to two Granite Steps or Mahogany steps and decking, using pressure treated joists, on 12” concrete piers set 4’ below grade.

REAR DECK: 10 x 12 Pressure treated decking – stairs to grade to be field determined

FIREPLACE: Optional direct Vent Gas Fireplaces per plan; available through Design Center upgrades.

WINDOWS: Paradigm or equivalent, white all vinyl windows with insulated glass, screens and white grills between panes, per plan.

SHUTTERS: Per plan

EXTERIOR DOORS:
Front Door: 3-0x6-8 insulated door
Garage to house: Insulated steel, fire rated per code.
Slider Door: 6-0x6-8 Vinyl Sliding patio door with screen per plan.
Side Doors: Insulated door per plan
Thresholds: Aluminum.
Hardware: Schlage "Plymouth" locksets in choice of finish, keyed alike. (Patio doors normally require hardware supplied by manufacturer).
Casing: 1x4” flat casing.
Garage Doors: (2) 9 x 7 Carriage Style insulated garage door with openers and Keypad. Optional Windows and Hardware.

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EXTERIOR PAINT
Low VOC Paint - 2 finish coats applied to exterior door. Garage doors are installed with a factory finish.
NOTE: Specifications from this point forward apply to heated living space only. Unheated, unfinished space to be completed at the minimum acceptable to meet code.

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ELECTRICAL
Service Size: 200 amp underground service. Meter located on house as determined by utility guidelines and CBI discretion.
Fixtures: Electrical fixtures per plan supplied by CBI, Upgrades available.
Included by CBI: White duplex outlets and toggle switches per code, smoke /carbon monoxide detectors per code, (2) exterior outlets, (1) garage outlet, (3) basement lights, (1) attic light, (2) exterior floods, (2) lamp/fan bathroom fixtures, (1) basement outlet, (1) basic doorbell with (1) button location, (5) Recessed Cans (White).
Labor: To install pre-assembled standard light fixtures (interior and exterior) per plan, switching per plan.
Closet: Walk-in closets to have ceiling light. Standard closets do not have lights.
Phone: Pre-wired for (3) jacks using CAT-5 wiring.
Cable TV: Pre-wired for (3) jack locations. Owner to pay cable company for outlets/hook-up.

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PLUMBING
System: For baths per plan, kitchen and laundry.
Fixtures: KOHLER or MOEN Fixtures provided and installed by CBI in Chrome Finish.
Upgrades available. Lasco One piece Showers and/or Tubs per plan.
Water: Town water
Hot Water: 40 Gallon propane fired water heater. On demand upgrades available.
Laundry: Hook Ups Per Plan.
Vented Ducts: 4” at baths, 4” at dryer.
Sillcocks: (2) Frost-Proof, field determined location.
Gas Piping: To furnace.

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HEATING
System: Forced Hot Air
Furnace: Gas fired, York or similar.
Zones: 2 zones; first and second floor. Basement mudroom, if applicable, tied to first floor zone.
Fuel Tank: 500 Gallon propane Tank buried onsite; Owned by propane Distributor.
Radiation: Standard registers located at the discretion of the installer.
Exhaust: Direct vent.

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INSULATION – ENERGY STAR Certified
Ceiling: R-49 fiberglass or R-30 in slopes, Upgrades available.
Walls: R27 with poly vapor barrier (R21 + R6 zip = R27)
Basement: R-30 fiberglass in ceiling.
Garage Ceiling: R-30 fiberglass with conditioned space above only.

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DRYWALL
Material: 1/2” drywall all walls and ceilings first and second floors, smooth finish; fire code drywall in garage per code. Moisture resistant drywall as required.
Interior Paint: Sherwin Williams or equivalent; Low VOC. (1) coat flat latex finish “Softer Tan” all walls over (1) coat latex drywall primer. Ceilings to be flat, primed w/ (1) finish coat flat white. (1) coat latex primer and (2) coat semi-gloss latex “Dover White” finish paint to be applied to window and door casings, doors and baseboard.

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INTERIOR TRIM
Doors: Choice of 2, 3, 4 or 6 panel molded doors with split jamb.
Hardware: Schlage Plymouth knob, choice of finish.
Door Trim: 1 x 4 Craftsman or 3 ½” colonial
Other Doors: Per plan.
Baseboard: 4 1/4” Speed base.
Window Trim: 1 x 4 Craftsman w/sills and cove detail or 3 ½” colonial on first floor, picture framed 2nd floor.
Closet: White coated wire closet organizers. Standard 12” single shelf/rod per closet, except 4 shelves in pantry and linen closets.

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KITCHEN AND BATHROOM CABINETS, ETC.
Timberlake Cabinetry installed for kitchen and bathrooms; choice of wood and finishes. Granite, Countertops in Kitchen, Laminate in bathrooms, cabinet hardware in choice of colors, as per original cabinet plan. Kitchen Island, Optional.
MIRRORS: By Owner.

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FINISH FLOORING
Hardwood: Pre-finished Red Oak on Main First Floor.
Tile: Master Bath, Guest Bath, Laundry.
Carpet: Stairs, Up Hall, Bedrooms and any additions and/or wings.

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APPLIANCES
ENERGY STAR Rated Whirlpool appliances or equivalent; Electric stove, Microwave and Dishwasher in choice of White, Black or Stainless finish; Upgrades Available. CBI to install.

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LANDSCAPING
Spread on-site loam, rake and seed disturbed areas. Sod in Front yard up to 3000 sq.ft., Granite mailbox Post, Landscaping per plan.

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WALKWAY:
Concrete pavers from driveway to front door.

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MISCELLANEOUS
Radon: Sub-slab piping with capped vent stub in basement. Further mitigation, testing, etc. by Buyer.
Cleaning: House and grounds to be left “broom” clean. Fine window cleaning to be done by Buyers.
Permits: Provided by CBI.

Energy Star Certified

We have extensive experience in building Energy Star custom energy efficient homes. We have a knowledgeable LEED Accredited Professional on staff who can walk you through all of the latest innovations in green building.

The Team

Over 2 decades, Chinburg Properties has grown from a small family business to the largest homebuilder in the Seacoast. Chinburg Properties employees are genuine individuals who care about the people for whom they create homes. As a customer you can expect to be treated with respect, courtesy and a shared enthusiasm for your new residence.

Green Building

Some of the popular green building technologies that Chinburg offers:
Super Insulation Systems
On Demand Water Heaters
Water Saving Toilets/Showers/Faucets
Solar Hot Water and Heat
Geothermal Heating and Cooling
High Efficiency Heating & Cooling Systems