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Wondering how it all comes together? Here’s a quick overview of the steps involved in constructing your new home. All Tartan purchasers can track the progress on their home’s construction by visiting the Customer Portal on this website. Tartan is committed to and has a long track record of running safe worksites, and therefore requests buyers not visit their home while under construction, except during the Pre-Delivery Inspection and Hosted Site Visit.
We break ground, the soil is tested by an engineer for ground integrity, then we set the footings. Next, the foundation is poured, waterproofing and drainage systems are installed, followed by another inspection by the City prior to backfilling.
Your Home Starts To Take Shape
Once the foundation is backfilled your house is framed with CodeBord®, then the roof trusses and shingles are installed. Stairs, windows and exterior doors are installed next, followed by plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Electrical system installation follows, with inspections by the Electrical Safety Authority and the City of Ottawa. The next step is interior insulation and vapour barrier. Your home is then sealed with house-wrap, as siding and brick or stone are added to your home preventing water penetration. An initial blower-door test is performed to ensure the air-tightness of your home meets ENERGY.STAR® standards.
Finishing It Off
Stepping inside, drywall is installed, primed and painted, along with the trim. Railings are installed and stained, and ceramics are installed per your selections. Next, your kitchen cabinets are installed, plumbing and electrical work is completed (switches, plugs, sinks, faucets), and hardwood and carpet are installed. After a final cleaning – including air ducts – and an independent third party performs another blower-door test to certify the Energy Star standards for air-tightness of your home are met.
Completing your home so it’s ready for your closing date is a priority at Tartan. We include some contingencies in our construction schedule to account for unforeseen events that could cause delays, such as obtaining city permits and inspection approvals, availability of trades people, and weather conditions. If we have to adjust your closing date, we will provide advance notice in-keeping with Tarion guidelines.
Curbs, sidewalks, driveways, lawns and landscaping are completed. The timing depends on the season and weather. In fact, after we build your home we’ll also be continuing work on the development of your community, including roads, sidewalks, curbs, services, parks and lighting. Your tolerance of the noise and associated dust and debris is most appreciated.