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Forum: Ottawa 2019-01-02, 03:05 PM
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Posted By mpaquin
Has anyone ever heard of Falcon Homes Construction?

Hi there,

Just doing my homework. Has anyone ever heard of them? Good or bad feedback?

Thank you!
Forum: Ottawa 2018-12-11, 11:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 649
Posted By mpaquin
Lightbulb Builders in Ottawa that allow to pick the land?

Hi everyone,

We are looking to move out of our Richcraft Urban Town because it's very disappointing in terms of sound proofing, quality, etc.

We're looking for builders in Ottawa that offer a...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 553,060
Posted By mpaquin
Lucky you! I guess I'll have to bring this up in...

Lucky you! I guess I'll have to bring this up in our 30-day evaluation!

Phil, what do you think of this build? I'm considering another builder for townhomes and this is how they do their shared...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By mpaquin
Alright, final question! What do you make of this...

Alright, final question! What do you make of this one:

• 2 layers of 1/2” fire rated drywall, staggered joints
• 2” x 4” wood studs @ 16” centres on individual 2” x 4” wood plates
• 4”...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By mpaquin
Oh I will! It sounds like it provides a rating of...

Oh I will! It sounds like it provides a rating of around 35 on the STC scale.

But to circle back to my earlier question, does the double dry wall on either side, filled with 5 inches of insulation...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By mpaquin
So how come we can hear people talk? :( Would...

So how come we can hear people talk? :( Would adding a second drywall on both sides (me and the neighbor) help at all? Is this the best way to dampen sound: Double dry wall, insulation and studs, and...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,353
Posted By mpaquin
Hi all! Has any of you bought a townhome...

Hi all!

Has any of you bought a townhome from Uniform in the Orchard? If so, how do you find the sound transfer between the attached homes?

Thanks! :)
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By mpaquin
Would you say this image below shows proper sound...

Would you say this image below shows proper sound dampening? If so, I'll ask my next builder if they have this.
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Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By mpaquin
I had no idea we needed to keep track of where...

I had no idea we needed to keep track of where the lights needed to be, almost to the inch. That feels a little weird, but like Inspector Halton said, common sense can't be legislated...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By mpaquin
What builders tend to have better soundproofing...

What builders tend to have better soundproofing in that sense, for townhomes in Ottawa? :)
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 553,060
Posted By mpaquin
I should mention that, prior to buying this...

I should mention that, prior to buying this townhouse, we tested the noise in their model homes (sharing walls). We even brought a sound system. We barely heard anything, and we certainly didn't hear...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 553,060
Posted By mpaquin
Hi Phil, We just moved into a new urban...

Hi Phil,

We just moved into a new urban townhouse by Richcraft and our first of 3 neighbours just moved in. We hear everything, even regular speaking. We can almost make out what they are saying,...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,714
Posted By mpaquin
Arrow Best sound-proof Townhome builders

Hi all,

Just moved into our Richcraft Back-to-Back Urban Townhouse and already, on day 1, we can hear our neighbours talking at a normal volume (can almost make out what they are saying, it's so...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By mpaquin
I sure hope they'll be open to it. Otherwise, for...

I sure hope they'll be open to it. Otherwise, for sure we'll hire someone. It looks silly otherwise lol. And people could bump their heads under the chandelier too O_o Yikes.
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By mpaquin
Ugh! That sucks. And I did notice that our 2...

Ugh! That sucks. And I did notice that our 2 lights over the island are basically over the edge of the tabletop, practically where the folks will be sitting on stools... :rolleyes: Oh well. It's too...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By mpaquin
I'm not too knowledgeable on electrical things,...

I'm not too knowledgeable on electrical things, but should the builder know about those pancake boxes and fix the issue? The light we bought totally hovers over one side of the table, almost goes...
Forum: Ottawa 2018-07-17, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By mpaquin
Unhappy Richcraft - Lights not centered??

Hi all,

I just closed on my Urban Townhome a couple of weeks ago, and I just noticed that the light fixture for the dining room is totally off-center. It's edging much closer to the window than...
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