Q: What type of construction is used for Amber Grove Condominiums?
A: The foundation is concrete piles supporting steel reinforced concrete walls and grade beams. Basement floors are concrete slab on grade. The upper structure is wood-framed with engineered floor and roof system. Each townhome is separated by a double wall system, made of two layers of insulation and multiple layers of fire-resistant drywall which creates a superior fire- and sound-rated separation between units.
Q: What is the heating/cooling system used for the townhomes?
A: For heating, each Amber Grove Condominiums is provided with electric furnace and for cooling A/C is available as an upgrade. This system coupled with the HRV provides superior level of air quality as well as offering comfort and convenience to the homeowner.
Q: What security measures will be incorporated at Amber Grove Condominiums?
A: Each townhome has an illuminated entrance and entry doors are supplied with deadbolt locks. All units are pre-wired for a security system – owners are responsible for the purchase and installation of an individual security system of their choosing.
Q: What is the common wall construction between condominium townhome units?
A: Common demising walls between condominiums are constructed using a double-wall technique, where two rows of studs of a conventionally-framed wall are separated by an air space. These walls are filled with sound insulation ‘batts’ and are finished with a double layer of drywall on both sides. This is a proven wall system with an above-average performance rating in regards to fire protection and reduction of sound transmission.
Q: What materials and features will the exterior of the building have?
A: The homes will feature large windows on the front and rear, and include a variation of dark & neutral vinyl siding, dark metal clad fascia, soffit and downspouts. Front elevations feature composite trim, stucco, and wood or concrete landing with or without picket railing/privacy panel.
Q: I am concerned about the chance of a fire at the building. How has this been addressed?
A: Although the event of fire is rare, this danger has been extensively considered at Amber Grove. To stop the rapid spread of fire, the demising wall between units has a fire resistance rating of 1.5 hours. This type of protective wall also extends into the attic space above, protecting the roof area of the building and defending against the spread of fire from an adjoining unit. All units are also equipped with hard-wired smoke detectors and private entrances to the outside. This allows direct access to and from the townhome in the case of an emergency.
Q: Is air conditioning standard at Amber Grove?
A: Air-conditioning is available as an upgrade.
Q: Will there be an opportunity to build a deck and/or put up a fence at Amber Grove Condominiums?
Q: What will the roadway construction be?
A: The roadway and parking areas within the Amber Grove Condominiums development will be asphalt.
Q: What type of roof will the buildings have?
A: Amber Grove Condominiums have an engineered wood truss roof, OSB decking and high quality laminate shingles.
Q: What kind of windows and doors will be installed?
A: All doors and windows at Amber Grove Condominiums are dual-pane, low-e, with argon for maximum energy efficiency.
Q: Can I customize my new townhome at Amber Grove Condominiums? What options are available if so, and how can I find out what upgrades might fit my budget?
A: If you select your new home early in construction commencement, you may customize certain aspects of the design and planning. The location of kitchens, bathrooms and main walls, etc. cannot be modified, but early purchasers can select from our menu of optional interior finishings to create their own personal look and lifestyle. Optional upgrades include: custom flooring, kitchen cabinets, countertops, a wide spectrum of interior paint colours and appliances. Once you purchase your new condominium, you will then have the opportunity to visit our new state-of-the-art, 3,500-square-foot Design Centre to meet with our design consultant and make your interior upgrade selections.
Q: Can I choose the paint colours for my townhome?
A: The standard paint colour for the interior of Amber Grove is ‘Wentworth White.’ If unit selection is made early in the construction phase you will have the opportunity to meet with our interior designer to discuss a wide choice of interior finishes.
Q: Can I select the type of flooring I want?
A: Many flooring upgrades are available if you purchase a townhome that does not have the selections chosen.
Q: Can I choose the type of kitchen cabinets for my townhome?
A: Flat panel Contempra cabinets are available in a variety of colours at Amber Grove Condominiums. Owners may choose from a range of optional or upgrade cabinet styles. Please speak to our sales team about scheduling a visit to our Design Centre, where an extensive range of cabinets, counters, tile and flooring are displayed.
Q: Do kitchen appliances come with my purchase at Amber Grove Condominiums?
A: No, a kitchen appliance package can be added as an upgrade, which includes full-size fridge, self-cleaning range, built-in dishwasher and over the range (OTR) microwave is included in the purchase price. A clothes washer and dryer set is also available as an upgrade.