When buying a new home, choosing the quality level of the property’s components can be a complicated task for prospective owners.

Aware of this reality, Les Constructions Raymond & Fils has classified the most popular options according to three types of construction specifications. Customers can choose the package that suits them best, according to the desired quality: Excellence, Prestige or Platinum specs.

Our Construction Specifications

+ for Option
√ for Included
Customer serviceExcellencePrestigeContemporary
Professional design service++(5) hours
Professional architecture service
Registration to the Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) (Guarantee Plan for New Residential Buildings) – Company’s rating: A
Building certificate of location
3-step quality control during construction:
– Prior to gypsum installation;
– Prior to floor installation;
– Prior to delivery of the home.
Notary feees if financing with the National Bank or Caisse Desjardins
Exclusive after-sales service
External design and foundationExcellencePrestigeContemporary
Selective clearing of trees in the construction area
(according to the layout plan)
Ultra-resistant concrete foundations with reinforcement:
– 25 MPa for footings;
– 25 MPa for walls;
– 25 MPa for basement floor;
– 32 MPa for garage slab;
– 32 MPa for balcony.
Gross height of foundations8′8′8′-5″
Crushed stone driveway (10″ thickness)
Concrete balcony with membrane formwork heel
Back balcony10’x 10′ treated lumber
with wood banister
10′ x 12′ treated lumber
with wood banister
10′ X 12′ concrete balcony
with aluminum banisters and tempered glass panels
Gross levelling
Structure, roof and insulationExcellencePrestigeContemporary
Very stable floor with wood joists staggered to L/480 vibration standards
2″ x 6″ exterior wall structure with 16″ spacing
9′ ceiling on ground floor or according to the model++
2″ x 4″ or 2″ X 6″ interior wall structure with girths
Shingles with self-adhesive membrane at perimeter and in roof joints25-year warranty30-year warranty40-year warranty
Low pitch or flat roof with two-layer elastomeric membrane
Double insulation around perimeter of doors and windows
“Blueskin” or “Resisto” waterproofing membrane around masonry flashing
End joists insulated with R24.5 soy-based sprayed urethane and a fire-retardant barrier in the basement if required
Structure, roof and insulationExcellencePrestigeContemporary
Raymond-Climat (comfort, health, energy efficiency):
– R50 insulation in roof space;
– R24.5 insulation in exterior walls;
– R17 insulation in basement;
– R5 insulation under concrete basement slab;
– Blower door test performed by a professional accredited by the AEE.
Novoclimat 2.0 (comfort, health, energy efficiency):
– R62 insulation in roof space;
– R29.5 insulation in exterior walls;
– R21 insulation in basement;
– R7.5 insulation under concrete basement slab;
– Blower door test by the AEE;
– Customer discount.
Exterior finishingExcellencePrestigeContemporary
Partial masonry facadeBrick According to the modelBrick or concrete stoneBrick or concrete stone or block
Siding on sides and backVinylEngineered woodEngineered wood
Stucco finish on exterior foundation
Civic number or address plate++
Doors and windowsExcellencePrestigeContemporary
Steel front doorWhiteWhiteColour
Patio doorWhite PVC
6′ wide
White PVC
6′ wide
Colour hybrid or PVC
8′ wide or more
Steel service door in garageWhiteWhiteColour
Steel garage doorR12 white
with torsion spring lifting system
R12 white
with motor belt drive system
R16 white
with direct drive system
“Thermo” Low-E and argon gas glazing in accordance with Novoclimat standards
Front windowsWhite PVC casement windowsColour PVC casement windowsColour hybrid or PVC casement windows
Side and back windowsWhite PVC sliding windows
that look like casement windows
White PVC casement windowsColour hybrid or PVC casement windows
Basement windowsWhite PVC sliding windows
24″ high
White PVC sliding windows
24″ high
Colour hybrid or PVC sliding or casement windows
24″ to 36″ high
Interior finishingExcellencePrestigeContemporary
(8) choices of colours or finishes
Paint applied to trim with a spray gun
(10) choices of colours or finishes
Paint applied to trim with a spray gun
GarageJoint treatment
and rough timber staircase
Joint treatment
and rough timber staircase
Colour paint
and stained or painted pine staircase
Glass door for entrance hall+
Masonite interior doors and choice of handles
Baseboards and framesRegular style
3″-1/8 baseboard
2″-1/8 frame
Fontaine or 1000 series style
4″-1/8 baseboard
2″-3/4 frame
Zen 2000 series style
5″-1/2 baseboard
3″ frame
Ceramic floors$
Allocated provision
Allocated provision
Allocated provision
Cabinets and vanities$
Allocated provision
Allocated provision
Allocated provision
Kitchen counterLaminateLaminateQuartz or granite
Allocated provision
Ceramic kitchen backsplash+$$
Allocated provision
Allocated provision
Hardwood floors$
Allocated provision
Allocated provision
Allocated provision
Cherry or oak wood staircase from ground floor to second floorStained on site
Wood newel posts, balusters and handrail
According to the model
Wood newel posts, balusters and handrail
According to the model
Metal beams
Wood newel posts and handrail without risers
According to the model
Plumbing, electricity and ventilationExcellencePrestigeContemporary
Plumbing accessories, select distinct choicesExcellence GroupPrestige GroupContemporary Group
60-gallon electric storage tank
Rough-in without water in basement++
– Drain water heat recovery system
Water outlet(1) exterior outlet(2) exterior outlets
(1) cold water outlet in garage
(2) exterior outlets
(1) cold water outlet in garage
Basin in garage++
Sump in garage (according to the model)
Shower in master bathroom36″ X 36″ fibreglass
with sliding door
36″ x 48″ ceramic wall
and acrylic base
with glass door
36″ x 54″ built-in Italian shower
with glass panel or door
Stainless steel kitchen sinkSingleDoubleDouble flush-mount
“Lennox” high-efficiency electric warm air furnace:
– Cartridge filter;
– Forced-air humidifier;
– Programmable thermostat with touch screen.
Heat-recovery air exchanger with silent ventilation, bathroom and/or wash-up room (2)
Range hoodAllure II white model hoodInstallation includedInstallation included
Electric baseboard heating with electronic thermostatsGround floor, second floor, garage and basementGarage and basementBasement
“Dragon” heating in garage++
Exterior lighting outlets and GFI protected exterior electrical outlets(6) lighting outlets
(1) GFI outlet
(12) lighting outlets
(2) GFI outlets
(14) lighting outlets
including (10) recessed LED
(3) GFI outlets
LED recessed interior lights++(10) recessed
Installation of standard light fixtures
Screwless decorative wall plates++
Heated ceramic floor+++
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
Special accessoriesExcellencePrestigeContemporary
Propane or natural gas fireplace+
Métro model

Cosmo model
Natural gas appliancesAvailable depending on the projectAvailable depending on the projectAvailable depending on the project
“Cyclo Vac” central vacuum cleaner, including high-end accessoriesPipes only
Full alarm systemWiring only
Cable and telephone outlets including cover plates(6) outlets(8) outlets
(10) outlets
Home automation, PA system, camera and built-in wiringAvailable on demandAvailable on demandAvailable on demand
Closets with wire shelves
Home cleaning before delivery