Features

Our goal is simple – to build the very best home for your money. You’ll notice our homes include many standard home features usually only found in extremely expensive, custom home designs. By including these quality standard home features in all our base models, we are able to negotiate the best pricing deals with our industry-leading building suppliers.

 

Quality suppliers include Kohler®, Pella®, Mohawk®, Whirlpool®, Lennox®, Carrier, James Hardie®, Nexia, Schlage, Owens Corning, Nichiha®, Tyvek®, and many others. Working with these top suppliers ensures your home is designed and built using only the best materials. We promise quality inside & out!

 

A unique reason innovative home builder Wisconsin, Belman Homes, is a premier Milwaukee-area home builder is because each home is hand-built on-site by our dedicated craftsmen. We take great pride in all of our woodworking, and custom cabinets are hand sanded, stained and varnished to the color of your choice right at your home.

 

We know buying a new home is a huge investment. Our goal is that the care we take in our work and the ease of our Select and Premier packages help make it an enjoyable investment as well.

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SELECT SERIES FEATURES

*these are our standard features in every home

 

ENERGY EFFICIENT FEATURES:

  • Lennox® Central Air Conditioning 13 seer with R-410-A refrigerant
  • Lennox® 95.5% efficient single stage furnace
  • R44 Blown insulation in flat ceilings
  • Gas “Energy Saver” 50 gallon direct vent (power venting) water heater
  • Programmable Thermostat with internet monitoring
  • Energy Star® rated windows with Low “E” and argon gas
  • Pella® Low Maintenance Encompass Vinyl Low “E” squared windows with UV filtering. Choice of White or Almond
  • Tyveck® flex wrap window wrap
  • Exterior wall outlet insulation
  • Interior walls & ceilings wrapped with Visqueen poly vapor barrier 4 mil
  • Broan Exhaust Fans to all baths with larger 6” vents with 110 cfm fan at Master Bath
  • High MERV 10 Media Filter at furnace (3 new filters included throughout build process)
  • Built to Focus on Energy New Home Standards (Certification, testing, and report available at additional cost. Excludes homes with masonry chimneys)
  • Wall switch in common area to 110 cfm Ultra Silent exhaust vent fan
  • R-21 Batt insulation at exterior walls
  • Closed Cell spray foam insulation at basement box sill areas (prevents bugs, and mice from entering your home)
  • Vent microwave hood to outside up to 200 cfm

EXTERIOR FEATURES:

  • Owens Corning Oakridge Dimensional asphalt shingles with Limited Lifetime warranty
  • Synthetic roof underlayment (superior to felt)
  • Insulated Aluminum w/steel torsion overhead garage doors raised panel
  • Tyvek® House wrap at exterior walls
  • Professionally weather stripped exterior house doors
  • Exterior painting (One Coat/Two Colors) (Siding 1 Color Trim boards & door frame 2nd color)
  • Roof vents
  • Baked enamel roof saddle
  • Facebrick or cultured stone, as shown on elevation of blueprint
  • Rain screed behind all masonry areas
  • Tyvek Drain Wrap behind masonry areas
  • Direct Vent Heatilator Fireplace 99% eff. With fan, remote control, variable speed blower, and gas logs (Some plans include handcrafted full masonry fireplace and chimney. See blueprint for details)
  • 2×6 16” o.c. kiln dried studs and exterior wall construction (except garage)
  • Pella® Vinyl Encompass single hung windows Energy Star rated
  • Pella® Impervia Sturdy Fiberglass patio door with screen and foot lock (not a flimsy vinyl door)
  • 4″ High Volume Heavy Gauge .032 seamless aluminum gutters & downspouts. 20 year manufacturers finish warranty
  • Caulk exterior w/ Vulkem® Caulk or equivalent
  • Pella aluminum front storm door with clear glass and screen
  • Attractive main roof pitch (minimum 6/12 higher on many models)
  • James Hardi Fiber cement board siding (factory pre-primed) Limited Lifetime Warranty and 30 year finish Warranty.
  • Foundation insulation coating/sealer
  • 5/4″ x 6″ Pre-primed wood corner trim
  • 5/4″ x 4″ Pre-primed wood window trim (See blueprint for locations)

STRUCTURAL FEATURES:

  • 9’ High First floor ceiling height
  • Textured poured concrete foundation walls inside and outside
  • 8′ tall 8″ thick solid concrete walls
  • Integra specifications with minimum 3000 lb mix
  • #4 Steel rebar every 6′ vertically and 1 rows of horizontal rebar
  • Concrete basement and garage floors with expansion joints
  • Form-a-Drain water management system at basement footings
  • 4″ gravel fill at foundation floor
  • 3” Thick concrete foundation floor
  • 4” Thick concrete garage floor
  • 24″x8″ foundation footings
  • Kiln dried construction grade joists, rafters, studs and wall plates
  • 2×6 studs 16 inch on center exterior wall construction (except garage)
  • Double top wall plate
  • Treated sill plate, bolted to foundation
  • Engineered wood support beam
  • Engineered roof trusses with high efficiency raised heels
  • 16″ on center joists and studs
  • 2×6 16″ on center construction (R-26)
  • 3/4″ thick tongue and Groove O.S.B. flooring
  • 7/16″ Thick O.S.B. roof sheathing Weyerhauser brand or equal
  • 7/16″ Thick O.S.B. wall sheathing Weyerhauser brand or equal (not flimsy foam)
  • Hurricane Clips @ Trusses
  • Engineered I-joists floor joists 16 inches on center
  • 12″ stone back fill over footings
  • 6 Mil Poly vapor barrier below basement floor
  • 1/2″ drywall on walls and ceilings, or 5/8″ where required

CABINET & MILLWORK FEATURES:

  • Solid wood front door sidelight(s)
  • Beautiful Simpson®  or Western® wood raised panel entry door per plan
  • Birch solid core fire rated door from garage to home
  • Window grills inside glass at front elevation
  • Heavy duty cabinet drawer guides
  • Custom Mill-made job finished cabinetry and vanities
  • Solid wood edged sides at cabinets (not pressboard)
  • Solid wood raised edge cabinet doors 5/8” overlay
  • Solid cabinet drawer fronts with D-72 edge
  • Custom mill made fireplace mantle
  • Custom mill made fireplace surround on select models
  • Tip-out storage tray in kitchen sink
  • Full solid wood vanity each bath
  • Pull out cutting board
  • Hampton style stair parts & newel posts
  • Solid deluxe Colonial style casing 2 ¼ inch wide
  • Solid baseboard 3 ¼ inch base
  • Solid 6-panel pine interior doors
  • Wood casing and wood jambs at all living area windows
  • Solid Wood top at desk areas or bar cabinets (if applicable)
  • Custom closet poles and shelving per plan
  • 2 Staggered height kitchen cabinets
  • 2 ¾ inch crown molding at tops of kitchen cabinets
  • 4 Roll out shelves at kitchen cabinets
  • Wood back panels on interior of upper cabinets
  • Choice of Red Oak, or Birch cabinets
  • Soft close cabinet doors
  • Wood grain interior of all cabinets

FLOORING:

  • Mohawk® frizee carpet
  • High traffic pad (6 lb.)
  • Ceramic or Porcelain tile floors in utility room, master bath, and main bath set over durock. (Up to 18” sizes square set)
  • ½ inch thick 5 inch wide plank pre-finished engineered wood floors in the foyer, dinette, kitchen, rear hall, and powder room.
  • Choice of over 14 styles, species, and colors of wood floors

INTERIOR FINISHES:

  • Knock Down Drywall texture
  • Rounded (bullnose) interior corners
  • Separate primer coat on drywall (not mixed with paint)
  • Arched openings at all non-doorways
  • Solid Granite tops in Kitchen 3 c.m. with standard pencil edge. Choice of over 20 colors.
  • Solid Granite tops 3 c.m. with standard pencil edge in Master Bath, Main Bath, and Powder room.
  • 4” granite backsplash at kitchen and all bathrooms
  • 3-step sealed granite to reduce sealing
  • Polished undersides of granite
  • Laminate countertop at laundry room (Choice of Wilsonart, Formica, & Nevamar)

ELECTRICAL FEATURES:

  • 2 outdoor waterproof outlets 110v
  • 220 volt range wiring (or Gas)
  • 220 volt dryer wiring (or Gas)
  • Wiring for future ceiling fan in Master Bedroom with 1 switch
  • Front door chime
  • Electrical outlets every 8′ per code
  • Light Almond Switches and outlets
  • Energy efficient gaskets at exterior outlets
  • 200 Amp electrical service
  • Garage Door Opener outlets
  • (5) CAT5 & (5) RG-6 (phone/data jacks) wired to a interface panel with (1) 110v outlet in basement
  • Wiring for ceiling lights at all bedrooms
  • 4 Under-cabinet halogen lights with 1 switch at kitchen
  • Tamper resistant outlets
  • Arc fault protectors per code

APPLIANCES:

  • Whirlpool® Gold Quiet Wash Plus Stainless dishwasher with hidden controls WDT920SADM
  • Whirlpool® Gold Stainless Steel Spacesaver Microwave with fan WMH76719CS
  • 1 Liftmaster ½ H.P. Garage door opener with 2 remotes at double door. Homes with 3-car garage include 2nd garage door opener
  • 1 Keypad at garage door
  • Badger garbage disposal

PAINTING:

  • Interior wall painting after drywall spray (allowance per model)
  • Interior wood staining. 4 stage application, hand sanded, putty nail holes and varnished
  • Primer coat over drywall before painting
  • Paint exterior one coat with two colors with Sherwin Williams exterior latex paint. Includes garage doors and gutters if desired.

PLUMBING FEATURES:

  • Waterline for ice maker
  • Badger 5 Insinkerator Garbage Disposal
  • Total Kohler® National Award winning Home Builder 2012
  • Submersible sump pump
  • Aqua-Pex plumbing lines for cleaner safer water in your home
  • Upnor fittings with Propex fitting system
  • Kohler Forte Brushed Chrome pull out spray faucet at kitchen sink
  • Brushed Chrome Kohler Forte center set faucets two lever faucets
  • Brushed Chrome Kohler Forte tub & shower trim
  • Lasco (or equavelent) 5’ tub module in main bath if shown
  • Brushed Chrome toilet trip levers
  • 2 outside faucets “frost protected”
  • Second sump pump (if needed for rural lots)
  • Mustee 10 Laundry tub at utility room
  • ¼ Turn shut-off valves at all sinks
  • Drains in basement for future toilet, sink, and shower
  • Guy Grey box in utility room
  • 50 gallon Gas hot water heater (Direct Power Vented)
  • Sealed sump crock
  • Power venting unit at hot water heater
  • Undermount ceramic sinks at all bathrooms choice of white/almond
  • Heavy Duty 18 gauge stainless steel undermount kitchen sink
  • Kohler Wellworth white Elongated bowl toilets with Brevia seats
  • Shut-off valves at all sinks
  • Drains in basement for future toilet, sink, and shower

HARDWARE:

  • Brushed Chrome Towel Bars & Tissue Holders 1 per bath
  • Pella® concealed window cranks
  • Screens at all operable windows
  • European Hidden cabinet hinges
  • Brushed chrome door hinges
  • Brushed chrome door knobs
  • Spring door stops, hinge pin stops and handrail brackets
  • Schlage electronic programmable and internet monitored deadbolt lock set at front door
  • Schlage interior door levers or knobs (Choice of several styles and colors)
  • Choice of cabinet hardware (Choice of several finishes and styles)
  • ¼” plate glass mirrors at each vanity

ALLOWANCES:

  • Face brick or Cultured Stone Allowance (for chimney & models that show brick or cultured stone on exterior elevation)
  • Generous light fixture allowance minimum $1500 for all Select Series models
  • Back-fill allowance

SAFETY & COMFORT FEATURES:

  • Centrally wired smoke detectors one at each floor and each bedroom with battery backup
  • Smoke detector at each bedroom
  • WiFi Thermostat
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector at each level
  • Deadbolt at front door
  • Electronic programmable keypad at front door
  • Sealed sump crock to reduce radon levels
  • Centrally wired 110 cfm Broan exhaust fan
  • Home built to Focus on Energy Standards to reduce levels of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide (testing and certification available at additional cost)
  • Professionally cleaned interior of home: vacuum carpet, clean up cabinets, wipe down woodwork, clean all plumbing fixtures
  • Full professional window cleaning inside and outside

SITE FEATURES:

  • Portable potty at all sites (homes built in Belman Developments will include 1 per development)
  • Dumpster at site
  • Backfill allowance with 12″ stone around drain tiles

VALUE ADDED AMENITIES:

  • In house design center
  • Customer Bill of Rights a Belman Homes exclusive
  • Industry leading Porch to Patio Protection®
  • 10 Year Drainage Plane Warranty
  • Free Plan Customization (up to time of contract)
  • Construction debris removal and dumpster at site
  • Cloud based building client information portal
  • 5 Hours of Professional Interior decorating & color selection service from our Award Winning Interior Designer
  • One stop shopping with Selection Center at central office
  • Professional on site construction expeditor and service manager
  • Trained New Home Consultants who listen to YOU and help you find the right solution
  • New home orientation & education before move in
  • Builder warranty and callback service at home and in person at 3 and 11 months
  • Experienced Builder, Land Developer, and Realtor for over 32 years
  • 2 Time “Top Choice Best Builder Award Milwaukee” 2015 & 2016
  • Award Winning Home Builder. 2014 WBA Rising Star, 2014 Best Young Entrepreneur for North America, 3 consecutive Best of Houzz Satisfaction, 2011, 2014 & 2016 People’s Choice Awards for Best overall Home
  • Quality team of Trade Partners including: suppliers, subcontractors, and tradesmen
  • Educated employee on staff for Energy Star®, Green Built, NAHB National Green Building Standards, Focus on Energy Certified New Homes, Certified Dwelling Contractor, Real Estate Broker, Realtor®, and CAPs (Certified Ageing in Place).

(Note: all homes that show whirlpool tubs include a white Kohler 72”x36” whirlpool tub with 6 jets)

 

PREMIER SERIES FEATURES

Premier Series Homes include all the features listed above in our Standard Homes, otherwise known as Select Series, plus the following:

  • Pella Pro-line wood interior, Aluminum clad windows. Energy Star Rated with Low “E” Squared and Argon filled
  • Pella wood interior aluminum clad patio door with wood screen door
  • Choice of White, Tan, or Brown window clad
  • Grommet at windows for screens
  • 3 Point latch for casement windows
  • Raised Panel Cabinet Doors throughout
  • Wood Dove-Tail Soft Close cabinet drawers at kitchen only
  • Solid 5-piece mitered cabinet drawer fronts throughout
  • 6” Tile backsplash allowance at kitchen cabinets (up to $1500)
  • Matt Black metal stair spindles with 1 & 2 knot alternating pattern
  • 18 gauge stainless steel under mount kitchen sink
  • Upgrade from wood to tile floors in the Foyer, Rear hall, & Powder Room
  • Eyeball lights at fireplace with 1 switch
  • Decora rocker style switches throughout
  • 1 USB powered Jack at kitchen or desk area
  • 1 Pull out garbage can with recycle bin at kitchen
  • Rough in for future central vac
  • Ceramic tile shower 7′ high with 1 tile bench and soap niche
  • Souix Chief upgraded shower drain
  • 3/8” frameless glass shower door at master shower with 8” pull handle
  • $3000 lighting fixture allowance

Each individual home may include additional options above and beyond this list.  

Model homes and Dream Home Now ® homes will include different features and will not include all amenities listed above. Please carefully check the model or ask a New Home Consultant for details.

Upgrade your Select Series home to the Premier Package for a special rate. See a New Home Consultant for details & make sure to check our special packages for great savings!

 

 “Creating the ultimate building experience, one customer at a time.” 

These features are subject to change at anytime without prior notice or obligation, please refer to signed construction plans for final details of your new home. Information herein is believed to be accurate but is subject to final construction blueprints & building specifications. Builder reserves the right to make changes and substitutions at any time without prior consent. Revised features do not apply to quotes or contracts prior to revision date.  ©2017 Belman Homes, Inc.

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