The Benefits of Building Smarter

Quality Built Engineered Homes

We can guide you through the entire home building experience from start to finish. We help you to build SMART. Our engineered homes meet rigorous standards of excellence and are built in controlled atmospheres. For those of us living in Northern Ontario, this is a serious benefit when it comes to protection from the elements and especially in regards to timing issues due to our limited seasonal time frames.

We can provide engineered homes for every design as well as providing many models to choose from, or help you modify or customize any design that best suits your tastes or needs. As designers and expert tradesmen, we not only provide the engineered home package but we can provide all those details, enhancements or specialties that you need to finish your home the way you like it and to set it apart from any other. Foundations, basements, custom millwork, trim, staircases and final finishes are supplied and installed by our local expert JL staff to guarantee your satisfaction.

You will be pleased at the affordability of these engineered homes as well as the shortened project time frame. Once we have finalized plans and contract details, most homes projects can be completed in about 8 weeks from ground-breaking to moving in! That’s planning your home building project the SMART way!


Strong and Silent Floors


1. Premium kiln dried 2” x 10” floor joists with metal joist hangers and 2” x 2” cross bridging. Engineered floor trusses on second level

2. 5/8” tongue & groove sheathing glued and fastened


1. Extensive range of CENTURA cushion vinyl or FiberFloor with 1/4” smooth mahogany in foyer, bathrooms, laundry and kitchen

2. CENTURA carpet in many textures and colours with 3/8” chip underpad in all other areas


Straight and True Walls


1. Premium kiln dried 2” x 6” studs on 16” centres

2. R24 walls include OWENS CORNING firbreglass batt insulation

3. Complete TYPAR air barrier on 7/16” sheathing

4. Designer Profile GENTEK vinyl siding (See Custom Options insert for other optional cladding)


1. Bathroom walls are insulated for privacy and ceilings are smooth

2. Other ceilings can be textured sprayed as an option with a choice between 3 patterns

3. All drywall finished with two coats of white primer and painted on site


Strong, Durable Roof Systems


1. Engineered roof trusses on 24” centres with 7/16” sheathing

2. Algae resistant limited lifetime warranty OWENS CORNING fiberglass shingles

3. Galvanized eave starter, maintenance free aluminum soffit & fascia and 5” seamless aluminum eaves trough

4. R50 OWENS CORNING insulation in roof


Quiet, Energy Saving Windows & Doors


1. Energy Star ALL WEATHER WINDOWS maintenance free high performance all vinyl casement windows with screens


1. ALL WEATHER insulated pre-finished steel panel exterior doors, with decorative windows, maintenance free clad frames and a dead bolt lock

2. Wide range of JELD-WEN interior raised panel painted doors. Closets receive bi-fold doors

3. WEISER satin nickel finish levered interior and Smart Key exterior door sets with grip set

4. Low “E” glass in patio doors


High Level Interior Fit & Finish


1. Large profile pre-painted mouldings (semi-gloss white)


1. Two storey & split entry homes have carpeted stairs, painted stringers and oak railings with natural or stained finish, stairs to basement areas are closed-tread pine with wood handrail


1. Your choice of cabinets from Cuisine Ideale custom cabinet manufacturing. Standard equipment includes European hinges, soft close drawers and doors. Painted, stained and glazed finishes are available on a large selection of door styles.

2. Optional post formed, laminate and granite countertops are available


High Quality, Reliable Plumbing Systems


1. All basement hook-ups supplied to service at basement walls

2. Sump pump installed and piped through exterior wall

3. Pex piping throughout

4. 50 U.S. gallon hot water heater


1. AMERICAN STANDARD Cadet PRO water saver toilets

2. Easy clean one piece MAAX acrylic tubs with shower rod and AMERICAN STANDARD sinks with medicine cabinet or mirror

3. MOEN single lever kitchen faucet with pull-out spout

4. Bathroom include MOEN faucets with matching towel bar and toilet paper holder and an anti-scald water saver shower head

5. Shut off valves under sinks

6. One installed exterior frost free faucet


Electrical Systems Installed to the Highest Standards


1. 200 Amp panel installed. Copper wiring throughout

2. DECORA light switches and duplex Tamper Resistant (TR) receptacles

3. Heavy duty receptacles for stove and dryer. Dryer vented to outside

4. Arc fault circuit interrupter (TR) receptacles in all bedrooms

5. GFI plugs in all washrooms

6. All basement electrical hook-ups up to the meter base by JL Builders approved sub-contractor


1. Exterior vented super quiet BROAN Energy Star range hood and bathroom fans

2. Wireless front door chime

3. Interconnected combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

4. Overhead light fixtures and switched basement lights

5. Switched (TR) receptacles in living room

6. Communication wiring servicing up to 6 locations

7. Exterior weatherproof (TR) receptacles at two exterior doors

8. White or black exterior weatherproof coach lamps installed as per plan

9. Convenience conduct from basement to attic


Ultimate Comfort in Winter and Summer


1. High efficiency (95%) forced air propane or natural gas furnace including programmable digital thermostat

2. Heat recovery ventilation system installed and balanced

3. Fuel supply to be supplied and installed by local supplier through home owner

4. Dehumidifier – operated by homeowner to control humidity levels


Highly Liveable Basements

1. Full height poured concrete ICF walls with R-24, spray foamed rim joist and unfinished drywall on exterior walls

2. Drainage protection layer applied to exterior of the foundation wall below grade

3. Smooth finish concrete floors


The Tarion Plus Warranty

Deposits advanced to JL Builders are backed by Tarion’s $40,000 coverage plan. One-year coverage ensures homes have no defects in materials or workmanship and are constructed in accordance with the Ontario Building Code. Two-year coverage for water penetrations, defects in electrical, plumbing, heating and detachment, displacement or deterioration of cladding.



Client Testimonials

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