Our Standard Specifications and Features
Our Unique Floor System: (See Photo Gallery) We have designed and had engineered a floor system that is unique to Ready Built Homes. We start off with a concrete foundation on our construction lot that is built level exactly the way it will be when it is set on your foundation. All of our floor components are treated 2″x6″ lumber for anything that comes in contact with the foundation to eliminate rot or insect damage. All floor members are 1 3/4″ Thick x 9 1/2″ tall x 60′ length Laminated Veneer Lumber. This means all floor joists are one piece with no splices for superior strength. 2 treated girders run the length of the home to eliminate any “bounce” in the floor. Floor decking is 4′ x 8’x 1 1/8″ thick Advantech Brand Flooring material set in a bed of glue and nailed to eliminate any floor squeaks and pops.
Our Foundation System: We dig a perimeter foundation footing a minimum of 14″ wide and 14″ Deep and 1 solid center beam on a 24′ home and 2 solid center beams on a 28′ wide home, we this install and tie 2 bars of #4 rebar supported with wire rebar chairs, install galvanized 1 1/2″ wide at 6′ oc around the perimeter of home to be attached to the floor joists. Our stem wall is constructed of 2 courses of 6″x8″x16″ hadite blocks dry-stacked and stucco on the outside. We provide 1 set of temporary steps for you to use while you are getting your permanent steps and porches installed.
Our Wall System: We use 2″x4″ solid studs on 16″ centers for extra strength. All window and door headers are made of the drops that we have from the floor joist beams. Sole plate is single, top plates are double. Exterior walls are sheathed solid with 1/2″x4’x9′ Advantech Brand Zip System wall sheathing. All joints are sealed with seam tape to eliminate air infiltration and moisture seepage. Standard siding is James Hardie Brand Fiber-Cement Cedarmill Lap Siding painted your choice of colors. All interior and exterior walls are covered with sheetrock, tape, bed and texture.
Our Roof System: We use a pre-engineered factory built roof truss for extra strength. Trusses are engineered to support clear span from the front of the home to the back of the home without using the interior walls for support. Therefore in the future and wall may be removed without compromising the strength of the roof. This also eliminates uneven support loads on the floor and foundation and eliminates having to “beef up” under the places where support beams are supported on the walls. Our roof decking is 1/2″x4’x8′ Advantech Brand roof sheathing. This project is coated so is water resistant and all joints are sealed with seam tape for water proofing. Our standard roofing shingle is Owens Corning Duration Series, their best line and is available in your choice of colors. All soffit and fascia are the James Hardie Fiber Cement products. All ceilings are sheetrock, tape, bed and texture.
Our Windows: We use the Andersen Brand Silverline Series Hollow Vinyl Window. This top of the line single hung window comes in a choice of either white or tan, divided or non divided glass, comes with a tilt sash, half screen and has wood jambs and picture frame trim on the inside of the home.
Our Doors: We use insulated fiberglass doors on all exterior applications. Front door has a glass insert with the “Texas Star” design, end doors have a half glass insert with micro mini blinds encased between the glass, and back doors have a full glass insert with micro mini blinds installed between the glass.
Our Standard Insulation Package: We spray .5 lb density foam standard in our attics against the roof decking to a thickness of 5-5 1/2″ and all gable ends. This method eliminates all attic ventilation thereby substantially reducing places for dust and insect infiltration. It also eliminates a super hot or super cold attic area and normalizes the temperature of the attic to about a 10 degree differential from the living area. All windows and exterior doors as well as all penetrations in the exterior walls or any in the roof or the floor are sealed with foam and we them spray R-15 cellulose Wallkote in the exterior walls.
Electrical Included: All electrical is installed by a licensed Texas Master Electrician to the plans and National Electrical Code. All electrical is complete in the home and will be ready to be connected on location by your local provider or electrician. We allow 1% of the purchase price of the home to purchase all light fixtures, ceiling fans and bulbs.
Plumbing Included: All plumbing is complete in the home and is ready to be connected by your local plumber. All water piping is Pex Plastic. All Drain piping and vents are Schedule 40 plastic. A 50 gallon electric water heater is included. 2 Aquatic Fiberglass Tile Wall look Tub/Shower units are included. Integral molded lavatories and cultured marble cabinet tops are included in the Baths. 20 gauge 8″ deep Stainless Steel Sink or Granite Composite is included. 2 American Standard elongated toilets are included. Delta brand faucets are included on all sinks and tubs.
HVAC Included: We use Rheem Brand High Efficiency Heat Pump Units and they are engineered to the plan and size of the home. All equipment is total electric and outside condensing unit will be installed on a concrete pad.
Cabinets and Woodwork: We offer standard a job site built cabinet using Ash, Oak, Maple or Knotty alder wood. All cabinets have all wood 5 piece raised panel doors. All hinges are concealed Blum Brand soft close hinges and all drawer slides are full extension Knape and Voght roller guides. We include a Rev-A-Shelf built-in double trash drawer and a set of 2 deep pot and pan drawers. All cabinets have a stain and lacquer finish and are covered on top with Wilsonart High Pressure Laminate. All woodwork will be as shown on the plan and will be paint grade white pine.
Interior Painting: All wall and ceiling paints will be PPG flat finish paint. You may choose two colors, one for the ceilings and closets and a different color for the walls. All woodwork will have a PPG high gloss enamel finish.
Floor Coverings: You may choose a vinyl plank for the Kitchen, Dining, Living, Baths and Laundry Area. You may choose a carpet for the Bedrooms and closets. All flooring products and cabinet tops will be purchased from Griggs Carpet, Lubbock, Texas
Door and Bath Hardware: You may choose Pamex Brand Door Knobs and Bath Hardware from Dement Lighting in Lubbock using a total allowance of $500.00.
Built In Appliances Included: We include a $1750.00 allowance to purchase a Dishwasher, Range-Oven Combination, Over the Range Microwave and Garbage Disposal.
Warranty Included: We warrant all materials and labor to be free from defects for a period of 1 year from the date of completion and acceptance.
Popular Upgrades and Options Available
*Brick or Stone Front Fireplaces
*Modified Cathedral Ceilings W/Beams in Living Area
*Hardwood or Ceramic Tile Floors
*Separate Fiberglass or Marble Shower Stall
*Whirlpool Bath Tubs