Each Helton Construction home is built with the utmost quality and design possible. All of our homes include these basic standards. Upgrades to any of these items can be discussed with the builder upon the first builders meeting. 

Site work
All needed clearing of the lot for home, septic & well area
Backfill foundation
100’ of electrical service ( any overages due @ signing or prior to start of construction)
100’ of gas line & meter service ( any overages due @signing )
Final grade @ 2% or 6” in the first 10’
60’ of gravel base driveway with a ¾” minus topped
No landscaping, lot leveling, or top soil included

Well allowance is for the first 100 feet plus pump. 60’ of water service line burried 11’ deep. Coliform  water test only.
Buyer will pay for additional well & water expenses that include: filters, softeners, bladders, sand screens, holding tanks, additional well depth, additional water service line.

Septic systems
Septic is a stardard system of a deep trench or bed systemfor a 3 or 4 bedroom home per plan built.
Buyer pays for any additional septic expense, includes: sandliners, mound systems, shallow bed systems, pressurized or a lift systems per
engineer requirements.

Footing with 10”x16” 2  #5 bar or 8”x16” with 2 #5 bar
Cast in place concrete wall with #4 bar 2’ O.C.  ICF foundations same as cast in place
Rolled on asphalt emulsion damp-proofing for crawl space& theroseal for basements.  ICF foundations are  ice & water shield

Structural Framing
Exterior walls 2x6 double plate at 16” O.C.  shear nailed to meet IRC seismic & wind load
Interior walls 2x4 16” O.C. except plumbing wall 2x6
Floors BCI I joists 16” or 19-2” O.C.  with ¾” OSB deck
Roof systems to be engineered clear span trusses

Exterior wall/roof finishes
The 2 sides & back of home includes LP smart side 8” O.C. siding over tyvek
The front is a lap siding over a shear nailed sheeting with tyvek
Facia is a pre-primed 5/4” x8”
Enclosed soffit standard with LP smart soffit
All exterior finishes are caulk & painted with a 30 year product for longevity & durability. 2 tone color only
Roofing system assembly with ice & water shield up the eves 6’ and in the valleys step metal where needed covered with an 30 year architectural shingle

Windows & exterior doors
All windows vinyl, white, with a minimum U-factor of .3 either horizontal sliders or single hung.
Exterior doors textured fiber glass skin, glass, threshold installed with knobs & deadbolts

Plumbing fixtures of chrome faucets delta 520 or equivilant
White china oval or round lav sinks, white china round toilet with lined tanks
1 piece tub/shower units
4 piece tub/shower units  (curtains , shower rods, and enclosures are not included)
Delta monitor 1300 series bath/shower trim
Double stainless steel sink with sprayer & dishwasher air gap with delta 300 faucet
Gas line for dryer, range, water heater, unit heater
Washer box, ice maker for refer
Water heater 50 gallons,  gas

Heating & ventilation
Heating will consist of forced air furnace with a minimum of 96% AFUE rating closed combustion located in the crawl space. Furnace will have a setback t-stat with manual over ride.
Ducting for home will include:  return air for each bedroom & one for main living area. Up to 14 supply air vents. Sealed duct work
Ventilation is an HRV with 4 exhaust airs within specific located areas to maximize efficiencies includes: booster switches, with the supply fresh air ducted to the return air of the furnace.
A manual switch to ventilate the home to meet the 2012 minimum  AHFC & ECC requirements.
Garage heating is a reznor or modine unit heater 30,000 btu
Range & dryer vent to the exterior

All electrical to meet or exceed NEC standard
GFCI  & arc fault breakers plus gasket exterior wall boxes
Head bolt heater plug in the front of garage, 2 exterior plugs
Lighting is per plan
3 garage outlets
2 4’ floursant light in garage
phone jacks & cable jacks to each bedroom & LVRM media panel installed in the garage
Smoke & CO detectors installed per code & ceiling elevation change
Lighting allowances per floor plan
White or bone color  switches & plugs

Insulation/vapor barrier
R-21 in the exterior walls with a tremco sealed 6 mil vapor barrier
R-19 in the rim joist along 2" of EPS foam that is sealed & stem wall
2” of 2’ foam installed flat @ footing exterior
All penetrations, windows, exterior doors, behind electrical boxes spray foamed
R-44 ceiling FG blow in with a tremco sealed 6 mil vapor barrier.

Interior finishes
GWB  to be installed: tape, 2 coats of finish & sanded smooth to be sprayed with an orange peel texture.  5/8 type X on ceiling & ½ on walls.
​Square corner bead on windows & the back side of closets. Bull nose corners in main living area
Interior prime & paint with a satin finish caulking around windows & shower units
Interior doors & trim to be pre-finished McKinley oak raised 6 panel doors, casing trim & base board
Closet shelving to utilize space
Sheet vinyl flooring in dining, kitchen, laundry area, bathrooms, & entry per plan. Armstrong Initiator or equivalent   over 3/8” AC underlayment
Carpet in LVRM, BDRMS 6pound pad M&L from builder’s vendor
Cabinets per plan or layout allowance set.  Home crest, Oak or Hickory   
Counter tops :  P-laminate counter top selected by buyer from builder’s vender with 4” backsplash.

Upgrades - To be discussed at builder meeting, prices vary.

  • Additional plugs, switches, light boxes                       
  • Additional exterior plugs                                          
  • Recessed can lighting                                                 
  • Paddle fan            
  • M&L minus fixture                         
  • Phone & cable jacks                                                 
  • 220 volt for range, dryer, or welder                            
  • Exterior hot tub circuit                                              
  • Under cabinet lighting      
  • Bay window area                                                       
  • Additional garage square footage                              
  • Additional  home square footage                                 
  • Concrete walks & patios                                            
  • Hip roofs                                        
  • 9 foot walls                                   
  • Additional windows
  • French door                                                             
  • Additional man door    
  • Pocket door                                     
  • Decks                                                                     
  • Railings for deck                                                     
  • Metal roof                                         
  • Additional hose bib ( sillcock )                                   
  • Garage or laundry room utility sink                            
  • Additional gas stub outs                                            
  • Plumb for water softener           
  • On demand water heater
  • Additional lav sink           
  • Elongated tall toilet                                                     
  • 5’ jetted tub with 6” tile surround                         
  • 6’ jetted tub with 6” tile surround                           
  • Roll-in shower pan  34x60                                           
  • Gas fireplace includes mantle                                    
  • 2 stage furnace variable speed                                 
  • Additional bath fans                                                             
  • In floor radiant heat
  • Interior millwork painted                                        
  • 2 tone interior trim paint                                            
  • Smooth wall                                                              
  • Additional cabinets and counter tops      
  • Laminate flooring                     
  • Solid surface counter tops 
  • Tile flooring                                            
  • Tile wainscoating