Sterling Evolve Specification September 2020

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  • Footing: 32 MPS Type SR concrete as per engineering.
  • Foundation Wall: Minimum 20 MPA Type GU concrete, 8” thick as per engineering.
  • Basement Floor: 3″ thick, minimum 20 MPA Type GU concrete over 6 ml poly and a compacted sand or gravel base. The basement floor is a steel trowel finish.
  • Damp Proofing: Asphalt emulsion applied to the below grade portion of the exterior foundation walls and tabbing of form ties on exterior only.
  • Weeping Tile: Continuous perforated flexible plastic weeping tile installed at the base of footings, covered with 6″ of crushed rock and connected to interior sump pit c/w pump.
  • Concrete for Rear Park Pad (if applicable and sized as per plan): 4″ poured concrete slab Duramix concrete over compacted sand base with 10mm rebar at 24” O.C. and will include poured concrete apron.
  • Front Sidewalk: Poured concrete, width of the front step tapering to 36” – 48” wide (as per plan). 4″ thick, Duramix concrete over support (as per plan) and compacted sand base with 10mm rebar at 24” O.C. and broom finished.
  • Concrete Apron (if applicable): 4” thick, Duramix concrete, over compacted sand base with 10mm rebar at 24” O.C. The apron will be broom finished & have appropriate control joints and will be sized as per plan.
  • Garage Floor on Attached Garages (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL Only): 4” poured concrete slab Duramix concrete over compacted over compacted sand base with 10mm rebar at 24” O.C.
  • Driveway (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL Only): All driveways on double attached garages are poured concrete spanning the width of the garage. The driveway is 4” thick, Duramix concrete, over compacted sand base with 10mm rebar at 24” O.C.  The driveway will be broom finished and have appropriate control joints.
  • Precast Front Steps (if applicable): Include a maximum of 3 risers. Homes with more than 3 risers, or steep grades next to steps less than 3 risers, may be subject to additional charges for railings and steps due to building code requirements.
  • Concrete Sealant: One coat of concrete sealant applied to driveway (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL only), garage pad and apron (REAR LANED HOME/RPL only)


  • Exterior House Walls:  2×6 Spruce Studs @ 24″ on center. 8’ ceilings on main floor (REAR LANED HOME/RPL, DUP, TH only), 9’ ceilings on main floor (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL only).
  • House Wall Sheathing: 3/8 OSB sheathing/fire retardant gypsum or as required by code.
  • Exterior Garage Walls (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL, DUP & TH): 2×6 Spruce Studs @ 24” on center
  • House & Garage Wall Sheathing: 3/8 OSB sheathing/fire retardant gypsum or as required by code
  • Roof Sheathing: 3/8″ OSB sheathing; comes with H-Clips
  • Interior Walls: 2×4 Spruce Studs @ 19.2” on center. Kitchen cabinet area walls will include additional blocking for cabinetry install.
  • Floor Joists: Engineered Floor System with 23/32″ T&G OSB subfloor.  Subfloors are glued and screwed.
  • Interior Frost Walls: Studs at 24” on center, full height of the concrete foundation wall. Installed on exterior walls only.


  • Roofing: Limited lifetime warranty fiberglass laminate shingle.
  • Vinyl Siding: Vinyl siding in supplier standard colors.  Upgraded/darker colors are an additional cost.
  • Exterior Corners: Vinyl or Aluminum corners or 6” aluminum as per plan.
  • Exterior Manufactured Stone/Brick: As per plan.
  • Eavestrough: 5” prefinished aluminum and aluminum downspouts.
  • Fascia: Prefinished aluminum.
  • Soffit: Prefinished aluminum.  Architectural enhancements as per plan are an exterior rated, painted accent. Low Maintenance Exteriors


  • House Windows: White PVC, venting windows are sliders or casement (as per plan). Screens on all vented windows.
  • Window Glazing:  Dual pane, Low-E glass c/w 1- Argon gas filled
  • Front & Rear Door: Fiberglass insulated door with deadbolts. Exterior door slabs painted with 2 coats of paint, interior of door painted to match interior trim color. Door viewer for the front door if applicable.
  • Sliding Patio Door (if applicable): White PVC on tandem rollers, Low-E glass with cavity filled with Argon gas.
  • Muntin Bars: Style and location as specified on plans.
  • Basement Windows: As per plan.
  • Garage Overhead Door (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL, DUP, TH): Insulated raised panel 16’x7’ door on double attached garages, 9’x7’ on single garages.
  • Garage Door Opener (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL, DUP, TH): 1 ½ HP chain drive garage door opener with two controls and a keyless entry pad.


  • Kitchen Sink:  Drop in Stainless Steel Double Bowl Sink.
  • Kitchen Faucet:   Chrome single lever faucet and shut off valves.
  • Bathroom Sinks: White china basin.
  • Bathroom Sink Faucets:  Chrome single lever faucet (or equal) with shut off valves.
  • Main Bathtubs: One-piece gelcoat fiberglass tub/shower in white.
  • Water Closet:  White china bowl, low flush toilet with shut off valve.
  • Shower Faucet: Chrome with pressure balancing valve and matching showerhead.
  • Pedestal Sink (if applicable): Pedestal Sink in white as per plan c/w shut off valves.
  • Water Heater: 80 gallon, electric hot water tank.
  • Water Lines: Pex water lines or equal, with a LOGIC system throughout. Waterline plumbed to fridge location.
  • Laundry:  One set of hot and cold laundry taps with washer drain and floor drain (as per plan).
  • Lawn Service: One Frost Free outlet installed.
  • Basement:  Rough–in for future bathroom.  Located as per plan.


  • Furnace: 95.1% single stage High Efficiency gas fired furnace.
  • Power Vacuuming:  All furnace ducting will be power vacuumed prior to possession.
  • Thermostat:  Programmable setback thermostat.
  • Over the Range (OTR) Microwave Venting: Stainless Steel.  Direct vent to exterior.
  • Ventilation Fans: bath fans complete with control switches in each bathroom (REAR LANED HOME/RPL, TH, DUP). Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) system, c/w control switches in each bathroom (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL only).
  • Registers: PVC white color.


  • Electrical Service:  100-amp service, with 40/80 circuit breaker panel and wiring throughout.
  • Standard Plugs: Complete with arc fault protection, as per electrical code.
  • Switches & Plugs: Decora style in white. Kitchen & bathroom plugs will be GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) protected as per electrical code. Outlets arc fault protected as per electrical code.
  • Exterior Wall Plugs: 2 exterior weatherproof GFI receptacles as per plan.
  • Attached Garage (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL, DUP, TH): 2 wall mounted duplex receptacles and 2 switched keyless lights in ceiling.
  • Detached Garage (if applicable): Three exterior lights with switches, exterior weatherproof outlet, 2-110 volt interior outlets, 2 interior keyless lights with switch.
  • Rear Park Pad (REAR LANED HOME/RPL Only): One weatherproof outlet mounted on 4”x4” pressure treated post.
  • Basement: 3-way switch installed to the light at bottom of the stairwell. One light switch installed on remaining basement lights, located as per plan.
  • Light Fixtures: Light fixture package w/LED bulbs.
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Hardwired and inter-connected.  Located as per plan.
  • Telephone & Cable Outlets: CAT5 telephone outlet and RG6 cable outlets are home run to electrical panel. Located as per plan.


  • Exterior House Walls: R20 fiberglass friction fit batt insulation.
  • Foam Sealant: Low expanding foam sealant around all window and door openings.
  • Basement Insulation: Full height R12 fiberglass batt insulation.
  • Attic Insulation: R40 loose fill blown cellulose or equal material.
  • Vapor Barrier/Caulking: 6-mil poly on outside walls and on ceiling.
  • Attic Hatch or Access: Insulated hatch located as per plan.
  • Cantilever Insulation (as per plan): Polyurethane spray foam
  • Walls: ½” standard drywall on all developed house walls taped and sanded with a 3-coat application.
  • Corners: 90-degree square corner application.
  • Ceilings: ½” High Density CD board on insulated ceilings only, standard ½” drywall on all non-insulated ceilings.  Standard spray-textured ceilings throughout the home.
  • Attached Garage (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL, DUP, TH): R20 fiberglass friction fit batt insulation in exterior walls, R34 in attic areas and Polyurethane spray foam under developed areas. Garage walls covered with ½” drywall over 6 ml poly, 1 coat of tape, no sanding. ½” High Density CD board used on attic/ceiling as per plan.
  • Rim Boards: OSB rim board with Polyurethane spray foam. Continuous R20 rating.


  • Cabinets/Vanities: Thermofoil. 30” high kitchen upper cabinets (REAR LANED HOME/RPL,DUP,TH). 36” high kitchen upper cabinets (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL)
  • Countertops: ¾” quartz countertops throughout home (All Products). 4” quartz backsplash in kitchen and vanities (REAR LANED HOME/RPL, DUP, TH). 4” quartz backsplash in vanities only (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL only)


  • Carpet:  32oz Polyester blend, area as per plan.
  • Underlay: Foam underlay throughout.
  • Luxury Vinyl Plank: Builder standard luxury vinyl plank with attached pad throughout main floor and bathrooms.
  • Tile: Full height tile backsplash to underside of upper cabinets in kitchen. 1 row of tile around tub/shower (FRONT ATTACHED GARAGE HOME/RSL only).


  • Wire Shelving: Factory finished white wire mesh. Hanging shelving to be free slide. Located as per plan.
  • Pantry: Four rows of tight-mesh wire shelves.
  • Linen Closet (as per plan): Four rows of tight-mesh wire shelves.
  • All Other Closets: One row of tight-mesh wire shelving.
  • Satin Chrome Hooks (if applicable): Located in Foyer.


  • Bathroom Hardware: Chrome towel bar and one paper holder installed in each bathroom. Shower rod installed in all
    applicable tub/shower locations.
  • FrontEntry Exterior Door Locks: Satin chrome lockset with 26D deadbolt.
  • Interior Doorknobs: Satin chrome doorknobs throughout the home. Privacy locksets will be installed on a ll bathroom and
    master bedroom doors. Passage knobs will be installed on all other opening doors.
  • Passage Doors: Paint Grade hollow core door.
  • Bifold Doors: Paint Grade door style to match profile of passage doors, installed with ½ jamb.
  • Door & Window Casings: Painted 2 ¼” MDF.
  • Baseboards: Painted 2 ¼” MDF.
  • Stub Walls: Paint grade MDF cap w/ 1 ¼” MDF crown molding installed to underside of cap as per detail.


  • Bathroom Mirrors: Standard height of 42″ and full width of countertop, unless indicated otherwise.
  • Pedestal Sink Mirrors (if applicable): 24”x 36” rectangular mirror with pencil ground edge over pedestal sink


  • Interior Paint: 1 coat of primer and 2 finish coats of VOC free 100% acrylic eggshell on all wall areas. (Color
    as per Evolve Color Board)
  • Interior Trims: All interior paint grade finishes are sprayed with semi-gloss paint. This finish applies to doors,
    window and door casings, baseboards, and stub wall capping. (Color as per Evolve Color Board)


  • Appliance Package: 5 piece Appliance package includes stainless steel fridge, stove and dishwasher, white top
    load washer & dryer. (Upgrade to front load stackable washer dryer may be required on some models).
  • Please note that an Over the Range (OTR) microwave is included, however it is part of the ventilation system, not the
    appliance package (see “Heating & Ventilation”).


  • The land developers designated agency has the final authority to approve a plan for
  • construction on any lot. Changes required to meet these architectural controls will be subject to an additional charge.


  • These specifications take precedence over the master plans/brochures. Addendums and/or
    Changes Orders signed by both Sterling Homes and the purchaser will take precedence over the specifications.
  • If any problems arise with the supply of products listed in these specifications, Sterling Homes reserves the sole right
    to substitute for equal or greater materials or products.


  • All construction will meet or exceed the current Alberta Residential Building Code Standards; including fire code requirements where applicable.


  • Landscaping for front and back yard is included on all Townhomes.


  • Taxes, interest on  mortgage advances during construction and insurance up to the date of possession are included in the price.

Last Revised, September 8, 2020.