Building Standards


Standards of Excellence
Home and Foundation Specification Guidelines*

Standards of Excellence PDF


Walls, Ceilings and Roof

  • 2x6 kiln dried studs at 16"centres on exterior walls
  • 2x4 kiln dried studs at 16" centres on interior walls
  • 1/2 plywood sheathing on roof with 25 year shingles
  • Wood wall sheathing
  • Interior completely dry walled and finished, drywall screwed not nailed
  • California sprayed ceilings throughout (except baths & optional in kitchen)
  • Engineered trusses/rafters designed to meet snow load conditions in your region


  • 2x1 0 or 2x12 solid wood joists with 5/8 T & G plywood subfloor, glued and power nailed (12" OC in ceramic tile areas)
  • Wall to wall carpet throughout living room, dining room and bedrooms, from Royal's Décor Centre
  • Superior high density underpad installed under carpet
  • Choice of vinyl flooring in kitchen, foyer, bathroom, and laundry room


  • Choice of custom wood and thermofoil raised panel cabinet doors from Royal's Decor Centre
  • Choice of post formed countertop from Royal's Decor Centre
  • Range hood fan with charcoal filter and light, choice of colour
  • Double compartment stainless steel sink with single lever, washerless faucet
  • Electrical and plumbing rough-in for purchaser's dishwasher


  • White fixtures from Royal's Décor Centre
  • Designer bathroom accessories
  • One-piece acrylic tub and shower enclosure (with cap & pot light)
  • Single handle, washerless faucets with pop-up drains
  • Choice of custom wood and thermofoil raised panel vanity cabinetry in bathroom(s) from Royal's Decor Centre
  • Exhaust ventilation through Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) or operable window
  • Choice of post formed countertop from Royal's Decor Centre
  • Choice of beveled edge wall mirror or recessed wall medicine cabinet


  • 2-storey homes - closed stained oak stringers with carpeted treads and oak railings to second floor
  • Split level models have oak treads and oak railing to landing
  • Basement stairs – closed unfinished paint grade wood stairs


  • Water supply lines
  • ABS drain piping
  • On site plumbing hook-up package
  • Additional basement site plumbing services available


  • 200-amp breaker style panel
  • Copper wiring
  • Designer overhead light fixtures installed
  • Heavy duty dryer and stove receptacles
  • Door chime and exterior button
  • Combination smoke/co detectors installed on each level including basement
  • Designer exterior lights and weatherproof exterior receptacles
  • Outlets for telephone (2) and television (1)
  • "Decora" light switches and receptacles throughout
  • Basement lights are switched
  • General electrical hook-up package included

Doors and Windows

  • Painted steel clad, insulated entry doors with deadbolt locks
  • Maintenance-free vinyl sliding thermal sealed Low E glass patio doors
  • Thermal sealed awning, slider, double hung and casement style maintenance free, easy clean vinyl Low E windows
  • Screens on all operable windows
  • Raised panel arched top design interior doors and sliding by-pass closet doors painted white

Trim and Paint

  • Deluxe oversize colonial style white painted baseboard, door frames and window casings throughout
  • All interior walls painted designer white

Finish Hardware

  • Interior door hardware installed including knobs and locksets in designer finish
  • Privacy locksets for all bathrooms

Energy Sealing and Heating

  • Complete exterior air barrier wrap
  • Unique airlock covering for electrical outlets and light fixture boxes
  • Closed cell sill plate gasket between home and foundation
  • Window frames foam sealed in place
  • Seals on all exterior doors
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) including ductwork and timers in bathrooms and kitchen
  • Full ductwork and choice of forced air gas or propane furnace -
  • Options include a heat pump, air conditioner, force air oil or electric furnace system

Soffits & Fascia

  • Pre-finished maintenance-free aluminum soffit and fascia
  • Seamless aluminum eaves trough


  • R40 in ceilings
  • R20 in exterior walls


  • Supervision and excavation of the foundation
  • 4" (min.) drainage stone placed under the basement floor
  • 4" drainage tile place around perimeter covered with 6" of crushed stone
  • Perimeter walls are 8" poured concrete
  • Special brick ledge used on brick homes on top of wall to ensure no moisture runs into interior of foundation
  • Foundation walls are damp proofed
  • A special drainage layer is installed on exterior of the basement walls
  • Foundation is rough backfilled with subsoil from basement excavation
  • 3" (minimum) thick poured concrete floor
  • Supply and installation of a sump well and lid
  • Thermal sealed sliding Low E windows (2) with screens
  • Sill plate and gasket supplied and installed
  • Control joints are placed in basement floor and walls
  • R20 basement insulation with 2x4 steel studs at 24" centres
  • Five (5) year "no leaks" foundation warranty


  • Choose from Royal Homes plans or bring in your own and take advantage of our plan design service to integrate your lifestyle and needs with your Royal Home
  • Complete set of custom plans provided to obtain building permit

Site Services

  • Additional site services are available

10 Year Warranty


Full 7 year structural Ontario New Home Warranty on your complete Royal home, which is extended 3 yrs by RHL to provide a full 10 yrs warranty

*Specifications are guidelines and are subject to change without notice and do not form part of the Sales Agreement. All dimensions are nominal and may vary from the actual sizes.