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Forum: Ottawa 2015-05-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 112,137
Posted By Chard2014
Hello Sam, Our installation happened last...

Hello Sam,

Our installation happened last week with no issues. The installers did a great job and provided a good overview of the system and maintenance requirements.

Thus far there haven't...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-04-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
For the eves, we were cautioned that if we had...

For the eves, we were cautioned that if we had eves installed in the first year it could complicate our warranty on the roof should any leaks appear. Did anyone ever have any concerns with that?
...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-27, 07:05 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Hello AirportSecurity, The width of the...

Hello AirportSecurity,

The width of the stone mantle is 59 inches. This leaves about 7 inches at the edge between the tv and edge of the mantle.

We didn't measure the temperature under the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-26, 08:22 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Hello AirportSecurity, Thanks. We wanted to...

Hello AirportSecurity,

Thanks. We wanted to get a tv that was about the same width as the fireplace. This resulted in us getting 50 inch tv mounted with tilt only.

Regards,

Chard2014
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-25, 08:18 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Oh Smurphette, I forgot to respond to your first...

Oh Smurphette, I forgot to respond to your first question.

As for the inspector, we did it as soon as possible (within 12 hours of getting the keys) and noted the major points in the 24 hour...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-25, 08:09 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Hello Smurphette, Our fireplace was only...

Hello Smurphette,

Our fireplace was only about 7 inches from the floor and our TV is about 25 inches from the top of the fireplace (see picture). We didn't pay extra for the location of the...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-03-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Somethings that we are scrutinizing are: 1....

Somethings that we are scrutinizing are:
1. Grout between the tiles of the bathroom and backsplashes for cracks and gaps. Every room with tiles had issues.
2. Floors for cracks, chips, scratches...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-02, 01:40 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
24 Hour / 30 Day Report Results

All,

I find that the process of having to "tear apart" your new home to find all the issues rather discouraging. We just spent how much money on this and it's not perfect! I suppose that's what we...
Forum: Ottawa 2015-02-02, 01:18 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Hello KhristinaP, When we bought our current...

Hello KhristinaP,

When we bought our current house (Erickson - closed Dec 2014), we were able to do a lot of changes to the layout (pantry, walk-thru closet, kitchen layout redesign); however,...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-12-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Welcome to the street. We're lot 45 and we close...

Welcome to the street. We're lot 45 and we close Dec 18. See you soon.

Chard2014
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2014-12-05, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,996
Posted By Chard2014
Oh... regarding being pre-approved when you sign...

Oh... regarding being pre-approved when you sign with a builder. I'd agree with having it done. This way you know exactly what you can and can't affort. Once you sign the Agreement to Purchase and...
Forum: Financing, Mortgages and Insurance 2014-12-05, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,996
Posted By Chard2014
Smile Hello d4nnyb0i When we bought our first home...

Hello d4nnyb0i

When we bought our first home (over 14 years ago) we took advantage of this RRSP feature in the following way. I'd worked in at a private company for a few years and hadn't fully...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Hello Smurphette, We've upgraded our...

Hello Smurphette,

We've upgraded our fireplace to the Napolean Vector 45 (LHD45) with Modern Direct Vent with topaz crystalline ember bed - I thought it was more suitable to our home style. It...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-08-04, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,284
Posted By Chard2014
Hello 3721, We've been in our current home...

Hello 3721,

We've been in our current home for almost 13 years and it's near a hydro corridor in Avalon. Our front door is about 70 meters away from the start of the green space. When we first...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Hey All, We'd consider a group buy for the...

Hey All,

We'd consider a group buy for the AC and Central Vac depending on the brand.

We had a design meeting last night and finally settled on most finishes (counters, cabinets, floor, ceramic...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Our truly first design meeting for the finishes...

Our truly first design meeting for the finishes is next week (Tuesday) and then one a week until the end of July (if needed). Selecting the kitchen cabinet configurations is going to be interesting....
Forum: Ottawa 2014-07-04, 12:30 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
I've been driving by our lot for the past few...

I've been driving by our lot for the past few weeks now and Minto's been busy in the area. We now have our basement walls. My first reaction was "it seems smaller then I thought!" but then I was...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-06-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Did anyone get the Central Vac, AC and garage...

Did anyone get the Central Vac, AC and garage door opener through Minto? From what I can see it much cheaper to get them after market.

Any comments?

Chard2014
Forum: Ottawa 2014-06-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Hello RecOne and SnowyOwl Are you guys...

Hello RecOne and SnowyOwl

Are you guys finished all your design selections? Our first "true" finishing appointment is in July. Minto had made a mistake in our closing date and thus our...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-05-30, 07:05 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Thanks RecOne. The day I don't drive by...

Thanks RecOne. The day I don't drive by something happens! I'll swing by tonight and take some pictures.

Chard2014
Forum: Ottawa 2014-05-28, 07:41 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Having the excavator just sitting in front of the...

Having the excavator just sitting in front of the lot is like being teased. It might have been better for our sanity if it wasn't there. We now feel obligated to drive by every night to see if...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-05-26, 08:46 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
We drove by this weekend and the excavator was...

We drove by this weekend and the excavator was infront of our lot 45. We're hoping that they should be doing something soon. This will be the first physical step in the build process (although...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-29, 08:00 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
Have you already had a meeting with the...

Have you already had a meeting with the designers? According to the schedule provided to us by Minto, Framing is our second meeting. If we get through the points of the Structural meeting (our...
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-27, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,390
Posted By Chard2014
Thanks for the information. It's appreciated. ...

Thanks for the information. It's appreciated.

Regards
Forum: Ottawa 2014-04-27, 05:16 PM
Replies: 511
Views: 116,519
Posted By Chard2014
We're planning on doing the option for a loft on...

We're planning on doing the option for a loft on the second floor.
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