Mandalay Mandalay Homeowner Homeowner Manual

Mandalay Mandalay Homeowner Homeowner Manual
Mandalay Homeowner
Manual
The Guide To Living In Your New Home
This Manual is for the sole use of owners of homes in the Mandalay. Reproduction in whole or in part without
the express written consent of the Developer is expressly prohibited. This Manual is not intended to provide a
necessarily accurate summary of Mandalay or any of the documents related thereto, nor does it purport to be
all-inclusive or to contain all of the information which owners may need or desire. Neither the Developer nor
any of their respective officers, agents or principals has made or will make any representations or warranties,
expressed or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the Manual, and no legal commitment or
obligation shall arise by reason of the Manual or the contents. We believe the contents of this Manual are
accurate and up to date at the time of printing. This Manual was printed in May 2008. The Developer reserves
the right to make changes to this Manual without notice. The Developer also reserves the right to make
modifications or substitutions to material used, as long as the substitute product is of equal quality to the
original specification. E and OE
TABLE OF CONTENTS
AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUR HOMEOWNER MANUAL ........................................................... 4
Record of Materials Given To Purchasers ...................................................................................... 5
The Developer of Mandalay ........................................................................................................... 6
The Professionals At Mandalay ...................................................................................................... 7
Architect ................................................................................................................................. 7
Interior Designer ..................................................................................................................... 7
Warranty Provider .................................................................................................................. 8
Sample Copy of The Willis Canada Inc. Homeowner Warranty .......................................... 9
The Product ................................................................................................................................. 21
The Process................................................................................................................................. 22
Variations ..................................................................................................................................... 22
Quality Assurance Program ......................................................................................................... 22
Delivery Date ............................................................................................................................... 22
IMPORTANT INFORMATION...................................................................................................... 23
The “Emergency Procedures” Tab ............................................................................................... 23
The “Contact Information”, and “Finish Specification” Tabs .......................................................... 23
The “Warranty Service” and “Forms” Tab ..................................................................................... 23
Maintenance – Protecting Your Investment .................................................................................. 23
Utility Service Account Responsibility ........................................................................................... 23
Access and Security .................................................................................................................... 24
Visitor Intercom System ............................................................................................................... 24
Camera System ........................................................................................................................... 25
Alarm Pre-Wiring.......................................................................................................................... 25
Garbage Pickup ........................................................................................................................... 25
Water Shutoffs ............................................................................................................................. 25
Main Bathroom Fan ..................................................................................................................... 26
Dryer Booster Fan........................................................................................................................ 26
Heating ........................................................................................................................................ 26
Fireplace ...................................................................................................................................... 26
Manufacturer’s Literature ............................................................................................................. 27
WARRANTY SERVICE ............................................................................................................... 28
Warranty Description.................................................................................................................... 28
Deficiency and Warranty Repairs ................................................................................................. 29
Initial Orientation .......................................................................................................................... 29
Year End Corrective Period.......................................................................................................... 29
Corrective Period Rules and Regulations ..................................................................................... 30
2nd Year End Corrective Period .................................................................................................... 31
Warranty Reporting After 2nd Year End Corrective Period ........................................................... 31
Common Property and Limited Common Property ....................................................................... 31
Appliances ................................................................................................................................... 32
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES .................................................................................................... 33
Emergency Contacts .................................................................................................................... 34
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HOME COMPONENTS ................................................................................................................ 35
Alarm System............................................................................................................................... 35
Appliances ................................................................................................................................... 35
Blinds ........................................................................................................................................... 36
Cabinets....................................................................................................................................... 36
Carpet .......................................................................................................................................... 37
Ceramic Tile ................................................................................................................................. 39
Closet Shelves and Organizers .................................................................................................... 40
Condensation ............................................................................................................................... 41
Countertops ................................................................................................................................. 42
Doors and Locks .......................................................................................................................... 43
Dryer Booster Fan........................................................................................................................ 44
Dryall ........................................................................................................................................... 45
Electrical System ......................................................................................................................... 46
Troubleshooting Tips: Electrical............................................................................................ 47
Fireplace ...................................................................................................................................... 48
Gas Shut-Offs .............................................................................................................................. 49
Hardware ..................................................................................................................................... 49
Hardwood Flooring ....................................................................................................................... 49
Heating ........................................................................................................................................ 50
Lighting ........................................................................................................................................ 51
Mirrors ......................................................................................................................................... 51
Paint and Stain............................................................................................................................. 51
Phone/Cable Outlets .................................................................................................................... 52
Plumbing ...................................................................................................................................... 52
Troubleshooting Tips: Plumbing ........................................................................................... 54
Pot Fillers ..................................................................................................................................... 55
Remote Controls .......................................................................................................................... 56
Shower Doors or Tub Enclosures................................................................................................. 56
Smoke Detectors ......................................................................................................................... 56
Ventilation .................................................................................................................................... 57
Windows ...................................................................................................................................... 58
MANDALAY CONTACT INFORMATION .................................................................................... 60
FINISH SPECIFICATIONS .......................................................................................................... 62
Interior Suite Finish Specifications ............................................................................................... 62
Scheme One – Ocean Limestone......................................................................................... 62
Scheme Two – Café Marble ................................................................................................. 66
Finish Carpentry, Doors, Wire Shelving and Closet Organizers ................................................... 69
Door Hardware, Cabinet Hardware & Shower Rod ...................................................................... 70
Bathroom Accessories ................................................................................................................. 72
Plumbing Fixtures, Fittings and Bathroom Fan ............................................................................. 73
Mirrors, Shower Enclosures, Blinds and Fireplace ....................................................................... 75
Lighting Fixtures........................................................................................................................... 76
Appliances ................................................................................................................................... 78
Alarm Pre-Wiring, Residential RF’s, Visitor Intercom System, and Camera System ..................... 80
EMERGENCY &/OR YEAR END FORM ..................................................................................... 82
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An Introduction To Your Homeowner Manual
Congratulations on your decision to purchase a new home at Mandalay!
This Homeowner Manual (“Manual”) has been designed to assist you following the purchase of
your new home. This Manual has been written specifically for the homeowners who purchase
their units directly from the Developer. That stated, subsequent owners may also benefit from
some of the information contained herein (for example, paint color codes in the “Finish
Specifications” section). Subsequent owners may also be entitled to unexpired portions of the
“2/10/10” warranty (please refer to the “Warranty Services” tab).
This guide is divided into eight main sections (see tabs). The first section takes a look at the
professionals that went into making your home the unique piece of craftsmanship it is today. It
also delineates items transferred to the purchaser on the possession date. The remaining
sections cover a great deal of information including the details of each home component,
maintenance/warranty guidelines, and customer service forms to assist us in enhancing our
customer service relationship with you.
Please take time to review this material thoroughly. If you need clarification or additional details
about any topic discussed, please give us a call. We will be delighted to assist you!
Please note that this manual does not create any legal obligation or covenant between the
developer and its original purchasers, their successors, or their assigns. It is not a
document that “runs” with title.
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Record of Materials Given To Purchasers
The following documents will be turned over to the purchaser on or after the purchaser’s
possession date. The materials will be included in The Welcome Package.
KitchenAid Superba Built-In Electric Convection Oven Manual;
KitchenAid Dishwasher User Instructions Manual;
KitchenAid Gas Cooktop Use & Care Guide;
Slide-Out Vent Range Hood Manual;
KitchenAid Refrigerator User Instructions (if applicable);
KitchenAid Bottom-Mount Refrigerator Use & Care Guide (if applicable);
Whirlpool Washer/Dryer User Instructions;
Mainline Disposal Manual;
Taju – Single Handle Wall Mount Pot Filler Warranty;
Spectrum Window Coverings Ltd. Warranty and Maintenance Letter;
Kentwood Product Warranty, Care and Maintenance Guide;
Komo Floors Hardwood Installation Warranty;
Carpet Warranty and Care Information;
IMAC 2 Year Limited Warranty on Natural Stone Countertops;
IMAC Natural Stone Countertops Maintenance and Care Guide;
IMAC Stone Maintenance Reference Letter (addressing granite/marble/limestone care guidelines);
IDKS Warranty on Kitchen and Vanity Cabinets;
Design Lighting Warranty Letter;
Trimlite Door Warranty and Policies Letter;
Dimplex Practical User’s Guide for the Electric Fireplace;
Dimplex 2 Year Limited Warranty;
Glass World Warranty (mirrors and glass shower doors);
Glass World Maintenance Guide (mirrors and glass shower doors);
National Tile Ltd. Guarantee;
National Tile Maintenance Guide;
Sunburst Cleaning Instructions for “Lifestyle Closet Systems” (if applicable);
Sunburst Product Warranty for “Lifestyle Closet Systems” (if applicable);
Sunburst Warranty for “Wire Shelving” (if applicable);
Nexgen Alarm Installation and Monitoring Quotation;
Spectra LCD and 16-Zone LED Keypads User’s Manual (security system, if applicable);
Telus Welcome Sheet;
Telus Ethernet Cable;
Willis Warranty Schedule D;
Standard Copy of the Willis Homeowner Policy;
2 Radio Frequency Remotes;
2 of the following keys:
• Suite
• Mailbox
• Patio door keys (if applicable);
1 Media Key (media box is usually in the entry closet);
Unit Information Sheet (Showing Strata Lot No., Mail Box No., etc.);
Mandalay Visitor Entry Instruction Sheet;
Mandalay “How to Activate your Enterphone” Sheet;
Mandalay Important Information Sheet; and
Mandalay Move in/Move out Sheet.
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The Developer of Mandalay
Mandalay was developed by AH Ten Holdings Ltd. and Hemlock Drive Development Limited
Partnership (collectively referred to as the “Developer”). The Developer is a member of the
Cressey Group of Companies (Cressey). Established in 1969, Cressey and its affiliated
companies have been instrumental in changing the greater Vancouver skyline and constructing
landmark residences throughout the lower mainland in fulfillment of the housing needs of a
dynamic marketplace.
With over 200 successful projects to their credit,
Cressey has built a solid reputation as innovators of
distinctive housing, designed for specific urban sites
and lifestyles. The company maintains an unyielding
commitment to outstanding workmanship, quality
materials and customer satisfaction. Recognized for
its excellence, Cressey has earned many prestigious
industry awards, including the Georgie awards from
the Canadian Home Builders Association of B.C., and
awards of excellence from both the Urban
Development Institute and Lower
Mainland
Municipalities.
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The Professionals At Mandalay
Architect
ROSITCH
HEMPHILL
and
ASSOCIATES
ARCHITECTS is an award winning, mid-size
Architecture firm located in Vancouver, British
Columbia. Established in 1984, it has received
international recognition for successful projects
throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Awards
• Seven Gold and numerous Silver "Georgie
Awards" In various categories
• Four Urban Development Institute of B.C.
Awards of Excellence
• City of Calgary, “SAM” Award for best MultiFamily Building
• CHBA Okanagan Housing Award, MultiFamily Category
• City of Vancouver Heritage Award
• Builder's Choice Award, Builder Magazine
• Design Excellence Award, District of North
Vancouver
• Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Award
• Northwest Lathe and Plaster Bureau Award
Interior Designer
BYU Design (Bob’s Your Uncle Design Ltd) was founded in 2003 by its principals, Cheryl
Broadhead and Ada Bonini. Since inception, their energy and fresh approach to interior design
has created successful results for a wide variety of projects both locally and internationally.
Their reputation is built on a solid portfolio of multi-unit residential projects ranging in scale from
condo conversions, townhouses, low-rise construction, to multi tower high rise projects. All
aspects of interior design are addressed including marketing centres and display suites. BYU’s
portfolio also includes both retail and commercial properties.
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Warranty Provider
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Sample Copy of The Willis Canada Inc. Homeowner Warranty
WILLIS CANADA INC.
1500 – 1095 West Pender Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6E 2M6
Policy No. WCI
DECLARATIONS
THE INSURANCE COMPANY (IES) SIGNATORY HERETO
(Hereinafter Called The Insurer(S))
FOR THEIR RESPECTIVE INTEREST
BY THIS POLICY AGREE TO PROVIDE WARRANTY COVERAGE TO:
NAME:
CIVIC ADDRESS:
NAME, ADDRESS OF VENDOR/PURCHASER:
COMMENCEMENT DATE:
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EXPIRY DATES:
Material & Labour Warranty:
a.
12 Months Defects in Material & Labour:
15 Months for Common Property
b.
2 Years defects In Materials and Labour supplied for:
i. the gas, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning delivery systems; and
ii. the exterior cladding, caulking, windows and doors that may lead to detachment or material
damage to the dwelling unit
10 Years Building Envelope Warranty:
10 Years Structural Defects Warranty:
INSURER(S):
Commonwealth Insurance Company
595 Burrard Street, Suite 1500
Box 49115 Bentall Tower Three
Vancouver, BC
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Insurer has duly executed this Policy. PROVIDED,
however, that this Policy is not valid unless signed by an authorized representative
of the Insurer.
_____________________________
Authorized Representative
_____________________
Date
This Policy is issued and accepted subject to the foregoing provisions and to the following provisions,
stipulations and conditions which are hereby specifically referred to and made a part of this Policy, together
with such other provisions, agreements or conditions as may be endorsed hereon or added hereto.
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LIMITS OF LIABILITY - STANDARD WARRANTY COVERAGE
Pursuant to the cover set out in the Insuring Agreement the Insurer shall not be responsible for more
than:
1. $200,000.00 (or the purchase price paid by the purchaser/homeowner, whichever is less) for a
dwelling unit in fee simple ownership;
2.
$100,000.00 (or the purchase price paid by the purchaser/homeowner, whichever is less) for a
dwelling unit in a strata titled or multi-unit project;
In calculating the cost of claims for standard limits under warranty coverage, the Insurer will include:
a. the cost of repairs;
b. the cost of investigation, engineering and design required for repairs; and
c. the cost of supervision of repairs, including professional review (but excluding legal costs);
d. the living out accommodation expenses.
3.
$100.00 (or the paid amount, whichever is less) per day for reasonable living out accommodation
expenses actually incurred by the homeowner in the event that repairs are required under warranty
and the damage to the building or extent of the repairs renders the dwelling unit uninhabitable.
Coverage under this subsection will continue until the dwelling unit is ready for occupancy, subject to
the homeowner receiving 24 hours advance notice.
INSURING AGREEMENT
The Insurer will pay on behalf of the purchaser/homeowner during the periods of insurance noted (subject
to the terms, conditions, limits, definitions and exclusions contained herein) for:
1. Materials and Labour Warranty
The coverage for the two (2) year material and labour warranty is as follows:
a. in the first twelve (12) months from the commencement date:
i. coverage for any defect in materials and labour; and
ii. subject to definition, coverage for a violation of building code.
b. In the first twenty-four (24) months from the commencement date:
i. coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the electrical, plumbing,
heating, ventilation and air conditioning delivery and distribution systems;
ii. coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the exterior cladding, caulking,
windows and doors that may lead to detachment or material damage to the dwelling unit;
iii. coverage for any defect in materials and labour which renders the new home unfit to live in;
iv. subject to definition, coverage for violation of the building code.
c. Non-compliance with the building code is considered a defect covered by this policy if the noncompliance:
i. constitutes an unreasonable health or safety risk; or
ii. has resulted in, or is likely to result in, material damage to the dwelling unit.
2. Building Envelope Warranty
The coverage for the ten (10) year building envelope warranty is as follows:
a. In the first ten (10) years, from the commencement date, any defect that permits unintended
water penetration such that:
i. it causes material damage to the dwelling unit; or
ii. it is likely to cause material damage to the dwelling unit.
3. Major Structural Warranty
The coverage for the ten (10) year structural defects warranty is as follows:
a. any defect in materials and labour that results in the failure of a load bearing part of the
dwelling unit; and
b. any defect that causes structural damage that materially and adversely affects the use of the
dwelling unit for residential occupancy.
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4. Living Out Accommodation Expenses
The living-out accommodation expenses actually incurred by the homeowner at a hotel, motel or other
rental accommodation due to repair work that renders the dwelling unit uninhabitable.
5. Repair/Replacement of Defects
Any repairs or replacement of defects pursuant to this policy shall be covered against defect in material
and labour until the later of one (1) year from the date of completion of the repair or replacement or to the
expiry date of the applicable policy coverage.
EXCLUSIONS - PERILS
This warranty does not cover:
1. Water penetration or damage caused by:
a. breakage of or leakage from plumbing lines or systems;
b. fire sprinkler systems;
c. irrigation systems;
d. broken windows.
2.
Weathering, normal wear and tear, deterioration or deflection consistent with normal industry
standards.
3.
Normal shrinkage of materials caused by drying after construction.
4.
Loss or damage arising from the dwelling unit being used primarily or substantially for non- residential
purposes.
5.
Loss or damage that is caused or made worse by a homeowner or third party, including:
a. negligent or improper maintenance or operation by anyone other than the
vendor/developer/general contractor or its employees, agents or subcontractors;
b. failure of anyone, other than the vendor/developer/general contractor or subcontractor, to
comply with the warranty requirements of the manufacturers of appliances, equipment or
fixtures;
c. unreasonable refusal by the purchaser/homeowner to permit the Insurer or
vendor/developer/general contractor access to the dwelling unit to:
i. monitor the dwelling unit or its components;
ii. inspect for required maintenance;
iii. investigate complaints or claims; or
iv. undertake repairs under this policy.
d. alterations to the new dwelling unit, including the conversion of non-living space into living
space or the conversion of a dwelling unit into two or more units, by anyone other than the
vendor/developer/general contractor, or its employees, agents or subcontractors while
undertaking their obligations under the sales contract;
e. any defect in, caused by, materials or work supplied by anyone other that the
vendor/developer/general contractor, or its employees, agents or subcontractors;
f. changes, alterations or additions made to a dwelling unit by anyone after initial occupancy, except
those performed by the vendor/developer/general contractor, its employees, agents or
subcontractors;
g. changes to the grading of ground by anyone other than vendor/developer/general contractor
or subcontractors.
6.
Failure of the homeowner to take timely action to prevent or minimize loss or damage, including the
failure to give prompt notice to the Insurer of a defect or discovered or potential defect or loss.
7.
Insects, rodents or other animals, unless the damage results from non-compliance with the building
code by the vendor/developer/general contractor or its employees, agents or subcontractors.
8.
Accidental loss or damage from acts of nature including, but not limited to, fire, explosions, smoke,
water escape, glass breakage, windstorm, hail, lightning, falling trees, aircraft, vehicles, flood,
earthquake, avalanche, landslide and changes in the level of the underground water table which are
not foreseeable by the vendor/developer/general contractor.
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9.
Bodily injury.
10. Subsidence of the land around the dwelling unit or along utility lines, other than beneath building
footings.
11. Diminution in the value of property.
12. A) the actual, alleged or threatened discharge dispersal, seepage, migration, release or escape of
pollutants, including, without limitation, any liability arising from uninhabitability or health risk
attributable to pollutants, contaminants or irritants (including, without limitation, the presence or
consequence of radon gas or formaldehyde) or attributable to the presence of or proximity to
hazardous or toxic materials;
B) any government direction or request to test for, monitor, clean up, remove, contain, treat, detoxify or
neutralize pollutants.
13. Abnormal loading on floors, that exceeds design loads.
14. Loss or damage to building components and products where:
a. The component or product has a manufacturer’s warranty; and
b. the manufacturer’s warranty has been transferred to the homeowner (automatically or through
necessary action by the vendor/developer or homeowner); and
c. the provisions, terms and conditions applying to the manufacturer’s warranty (ie: maintenance
requirements) have been provided to the homeowner in order to understand the warranty and
undertake any action as in required by the warranty;
d. the homeowner fails to comply with the provisions, terms and conditions applying to the
manufacturer’s warranty.
15. Implied or expressed warranties or representations made by a vendor/developer/general contractor
to a purchaser/homeowner except as set out in this policy.
EXCLUSIONS - PROPERTY
This warranty does not cover:
1. Materials labour or design supplied by the purchaser/homeowner.
2.
Loss or damage to personal property of the homeowner or occupant, if dwelling unit is rented to
others by the homeowner.
3.
Loss or damage to real property or personal property that is not part of the dwelling unit.
4.
Any materials and/or workmanship furnished or installed or caused to be installed by the
vendor/developer/general contractor or its subcontractors which is not defective, even though such
material or workmanship does not comply with the specifications in a sales agreement or contract.
5.
Landscaping (hard and soft) including plants, fencing, detached patios, planters, gazebos, and similar
structures.
6.
Non-residential structures, including detached recreation facilities, sheds, detached garages or
carports, or outbuildings or any structure or construction not attached to or forming an integral part of a
building or dwelling unit.
7.
Any commercial use area and any construction associated with a commercial usage.
8.
Roads, curbs and lanes.
9.
Any construction or component not situated on private property.
10. Site grading and surface drainage, except as required by the building code.
11. The operation of municipal services, including sanitary and storm sewer.
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12. Septic tanks or fields.
13. The quality or quantity of water, either from a piped municipal water supply or from a well.
14. A water well, except that the equipment installed for the operation of a water well used exclusively for a
home is considered to be part of the plumbing system for that dwelling unit.
These exclusions do not include:
1. Driveways or walkways;
2.
Recreational facilities situated in or included as the common property of a dwelling unit.
3.
A parking structure situated in a multi-unit building.
4.
Retaining walls required by the authority having jurisdiction to be engineered or is reasonably required
for the direct support of, or retaining soil away from a dwelling unit, driveway or walkway.
MEDIATION
1.
If a dispute between the Insurer and a homeowner arising under this policy cannot be resolved by
informal negotiation within a reasonable time, the homeowner may, at the homeowner’s sole election,
require that the dispute be referred to mediation by delivering to the Insurer a written request to
mediate.
2.
If the homeowner delivers a request to mediate under subsection (1), the Insurer and the
homeowner must attend a mediation session in relation to the dispute.
3.
In addition to the requirements of subsection (2), the Insurer or a homeowner may invite to participate
in the mediation any other party to the dispute who may be liable.
4.
Within twenty-one (21) days after the homeowner has delivered a request to mediate under
subsection (1), the parties must, directly or with the assistance of an independent, neutral person or
organization, jointly appoint a mutually acceptable mediator.
5.
If the parties do not jointly appoint a mutually acceptable mediator within the time required by
subsection (4), the homeowner may apply to a roster organization which must appoint a mediator
taking into account:
a. the need for the mediator to be neutral and independent;
b. the qualifications of the mediator;
c. the mediator’s fees;
d. the mediator’s availability;
e. any other consideration likely to result in the selection of an impartial, competent and effective
mediator.
6.
Promptly after a roster organization selects the mediator under subsection (5), the roster
organization must notify the parties in writing of that selection.
7.
The mediator selected by a roster organization is deemed to be appointed by the parties effective
the date of the notice sent under subsection (6).
8.
The date, time and place of the first mediation session must be scheduled by the mediator, and the
first mediation session must occur within twenty-one (21) days of the appointment of the mediator.
9.
Despite subsection (2), a party may attend a mediation session by representative if:
a. the party is under legal disability and the representative is that party’s guardian ad litem;
b. the party is not an individual; or
c. the party is a resident of a jurisdiction other than British Columbia and will not be in British
Columbia at the time of the mediation session.
10. A representative who attends a mediation session in the place of a party referred to in subsection (9):
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a.
b.
must be familiar with all relevant facts on which the party, on whose behalf the representative
attends, intends to rely, and
must have full authority to settle, or have immediate access to a person who has full authority to
settle, on behalf of the party on whose behalf the representative attends.
11. A party or representative who attends the mediation session may be accompanied by counsel.
12. Any other person may attend a mediation session if that attendance is with the consent of all parties
or their representatives.
13. At least seven (7) days before the first mediation session is to be held, each party must deliver to the
mediator a statement briefly setting out:
a. the facts on which the party intends to rely, and
b. the matters in dispute.
14. Promptly after receipt of all of the statements required to be delivered under subsection (13), the
mediator must send each party’s statement to each of the other parties.
15. Before the first mediation session, the parties must enter into a retainer with the mediator which
must:
a. disclose the cost of the mediation service, and
b. provide that the cost of the mediation will be paid:
i. equally by the parties, or
ii. on any other specified basis agreed by the parties.
16. The mediator may conduct the mediation in any manner he or she considers appropriate to assist the
parties to reach a resolution that is timely, fair and cost-effective.
17. A person must not disclose, or be compelled to disclose, in any proceeding oral or written information
acquired or an opinion formed, including, without limitation, any offer or admission made in anticipation
of or during a mediation session.
18. Nothing in subsection (17) precludes a party from introducing into evidence in a proceeding any
information or records produced in the course of the mediation that are otherwise producible or
compellable in those proceedings.
19. A mediation session is concluded when:
a. all issues are resolved;
b. the mediator determines that the process will not be productive and so advises the parties or
their representatives; or
c. the mediation session is completed and there is no agreement to continue.
20. If the mediation resolves some but not all issues, then at the request of all parties the mediator may
complete a report setting out any agreements that the parties to the mediation have made as a result
of the mediation, including, without limitation, any agreements made by the parties on any of the
following:
a. facts;
b. issues;
c. future procedural steps.
DEFINITIONS
1.
Building Code
a. the British Columbia building code established under the Municipal Act; or
b. the Vancouver building bylaw established under the Vancouver Charter.
In force at the time that the building permit was issued for the new home or, in jurisdictions where a
building permit is not required, in force when construction commences.
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2.
Commencement Date
a. Fee Simple Homes:
The commencement date for this insurance coverage of a dwelling unit held in fee simple is as
follows:
i. for a dwelling unit constructed by a vendor/developer/general contractor on land owned
by owner, the commencement date is the earliest of:
1. the date of actual occupancy of the dwelling unit;
2. the granting of an occupancy permit or similar right to occupy by the authority having
jurisdiction; and
3. the date that the dwelling unit is completed and ready for occupancy.
ii. for a dwelling unit constructed by a vendor/developer/general contractor on land not
owned by the homeowner, the commencement date is the earlier of:
1. the actual date of occupancy of the dwelling unit;
2. the transfer of the legal title of the dwelling unit to the owner.
For the purposes of subsection (a)(i), in a jurisdiction where occupancy permits are not issued, a
dwelling unit is deemed to have reached the stage of occupancy when it:
i. is completed as that terms is defined by the builders’ lien act; and
ii. is capable of being occupied.
b. Strata Dwelling Units:
The commencement date for this insurance coverage on a dwelling unit comprising the strata lot is
the earlier of:
i. the actual occupancy of the dwelling unit; and
ii. the transfer of legal title to the strata lot.
c.
Special Cases:
i. If an unsold dwelling unit owned by a vendor/developer/general contractor is occupied
as a rental unit, this policy commencement date is the date that the dwelling unit is first
occupied;
ii. If the vendor/developer/general contractor subsequently offers to sell a dwelling unit
that is rented, the vendor/developer/general contractor must disclose, in writing, to each
prospective purchaser, the date on which this policy expires;
iii. For multi-unit buildings not in a strata plan, the commencement date of this policy is
concurrent with the date of first occupancy of a dwelling unit in the multi-unit building.
3. Defect
Subject to the exclusions, conditions and terms of the policy and occurring and reporting during the
prescribed periods of insurance and within the limits of liability any construction, including labour and
material, that is contrary to the building code or that requires repair or replacement due to the negligence
of a vendor/developer/general contractor or person for whom the vendor/developer/general contractor
is responsible at law.
4. Driveway
A surface intended and constructed primarily to be used for vehicular access to or from a dwelling unit.
5. Duly Authorized Representative
Any representative authorized by the insurer to undertake work or perform functions on its behalf.
6. Dwelling Unit
A home, which is a building, or a portion of a building, that is newly constructed and intended for residential
occupancy :
a. that is a single, self-contained residence that usually contains cooking, eating, living, sleeping
and sanitary facilities;
b. that may contain a secondary suite if permitted by local bylaws.
The following homes are also included within this definition:
a. conversion of non-residential space to “for sale” residential units;
b. live/work units; and
c. equity co-operatives
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The following homes are not included within this definition:
a. floating homes;
b. seasonal dwellings;
c. manufactured homes; and
d. hotels, dormitories, institutional buildings, care facilities
7. Expiry Date
The dates referenced on the declaration page and Insuring Agreement section of this policy, after which
coverage terminates.
8. General Contractor
A residential builder that is engaged under contract by an owner, developer or vendor to perform or cause
to be performed all or substantially all of the construction of a new home and includes a construction
manager and project manager. The general contractor may also serve as the person or other legal entity
that obtains the building permit. The general contractor may also serve as the person or other legal entity
that obtains warranty and sells the dwelling unit to the purchaser/homeowner.
9. Insurer
The company or companies noted on the declarations page of the policy that have agreed to provide the
coverage set forth in the policy.
10. Insuring Agreements
The general coverages provided by the policy as set forth in the Insuring Agreements section of the policy.
11. Living Out Accommodation Expenses
The actually incurred accommodation expenses by the purchaser/homeowner at a hotel, motel or other
rental accommodation.
12. Load Bearing
Subjected to or designed to carry loads in addition to its own dead load, but does not include a wall element
subjected only to wind or earthquake loads in addition to its own dead loads.
13. Mediation
A collaborative process in which two (2) or more parties meet and attempt, with the assistance of a
mediator, to resolve issues in dispute between them.
14. Mediation Session
A meeting between two (2) or more parties to a dispute during which they are engaged in mediation.
15. Mediator
A neutral and impartial facilitator with no decision making power who assists parties in negotiating a
mutually acceptable settlement of issues in dispute between them.
16. Multi-Unit Building
A building containing two (2) or more dwelling units together with associated common property, if any.
17. Pollutants
Any solid liquid, gaseous or thermal irritant or contaminant, including petroleum products, radon gas,
smoke, vapour, soot, fumes, acids, alkalids, chemicals and waste; waste shall include , without limitation ,
materials to be recycled, reconditioned or reclaimed.
18. Purchaser/Homeowner
The person or persons who purchase the dwelling unit:
a. initially, from the vendor/developer/general contractor; or
b. subsequently, from an existing homeowner.
19. Roster Organization
Any body designated by the Attorney General to select mediators for the purposes of mediation.
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20. Secondary Suite
A suite located in and forming part of a dwelling unit where the dwelling unit remains a single legal title.
21. Subrogation
The lawful substitution of a third party in place of a party having a claim against another party. This means
the insurer having the right to be substituted for a party it has compensated and sue any party whom the
compensated party could have sued.
22. Time Clause
The dates referred to in the declarations are effective 12:01 am, standard time at the address of the
purchaser/homeowner.
23. Vendor/Developer
The person or other legal entity that obtains the warranty and sells the dwelling units to the
purchaser/homeowner. The vendor/developer may also obtain the building permit and construct the
dwelling unit in fashion similar to that of a general contractor. The vendor/developer does not include
land developers who may be involved in assembling land and selling the land to a vendor/developer.
24. Walkway
A surface intended and constructed primarily to be used as a pedestrian access to or from a dwelling unit
and may include stairs.
25. Water Penetration
A defect in the building envelope of a dwelling unit which permits unintended water penetration into the
dwelling unit such that it causes or is likely to cause material damage to the dwelling unit.
CONDITIONS
1. Notice to Warranty Provider
The homeowner of a dwelling unit has a duty to mitigate loss or damage, including damage caused by
defects (including water penetration) if the defect requires immediate attention. This duty is satisfied by
providing the insurer or its duly authorized representative timely notice in writing of detection of loss or
damage. The duty to mitigate survives even if:
a. the dwelling unit is unoccupied;
b. the dwelling unit is occupied by other than the owner;
c. the defect (including water penetration) does not appear to be causing damage;
d. the homeowner advises the strata corporation (if the dwelling unit is in a multi-unit project).
The extent that loss or damage to a dwelling unit is caused or exacerbated by the failure of a homeowner
to take reasonable steps to mitigate, such damage is excluded from coverage.
2. Warranty Program Response – Responding Party
The purchaser/homeowner will provide written notice to the insurer involving detection of loss or damage.
Contact for initial service items should be with the customer service department of the
vendor/developer/general contractor if the vendor/developer/general contractor has such a
department. The purchaser/homeowner has the option to contact the insurer directly, if preferred. This
option is particularly appropriate when:
a. there is a difference in language used by the purchaser/homeowner;
b. the relationship between vendor/developer/general contractor and purchaser/homeowner
has soured;
c. the vendor/developer/general contractor cannot be located;
d. the vendor/developer/general contractor has not responded in a reasonable timely fashion to
a claim;
e. the vendor/developer/general contractor does not have a customer service department;
f.
there is a dispute between the vendor/developer/general contractor and the
purchaser/homeowner as to coverage or claim validity;
g. the warranty term is drawing to a close;
h. the dwelling unit involved is a resale;
i.
the circumstance involves potentially larger claim amounts such as water penetration or
structural damage.
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3. Warranty Program – Response Process
The Insurer or vendor/developer/general contractor shall, upon receipt of notice, promptly make
reasonable attempts to contact the purchaser/homeowner to arrange for investigation of the claim. The
Insurer or vendor/developer/general contractor shall make all reasonable efforts to avoid delays in
responding to a claim, evaluating a claim and scheduling any repairs. Such repairs shall be undertaken in a
timely manner, with reasonable consideration for weather, availability of materials and scheduling of crews.
The purchaser/homeowner must cooperate in every reasonable effort to investigate the claim including,
without limitation granting the right of reasonable access to the dwelling unit to monitor, investigate or
correct defects or to monitor or investigate the dwelling unit or its components, including but not limited to
required maintenance.
Where, following evaluation of a claim, it is determined that the claim is not valid and will be disallowed, the
Insurer shall notify the purchaser/homeowner of the decision, in writing, setting out the reasons for the
decision. Such notice will also set out the process whereby an owner can appeal such a decision under the
third-party dispute resolution process (refer to the dispute resolution section).
4. Repairs
All repairs or replacements made under this policy shall be completed in a reasonable manner using
materials and labour conforming to the building code and industry standards.
5. Notice of Claim Prior To Expiry – Vendor/Developer/General Contractor
Prior to the expiry date, a purchaser/homeowner shall give the insurer or vendor/developer/general
contractor written notice of any specific building defects claimed under this policy. Notice to the insurer,
setting out the building address and policy number, shall be deemed to satisfy the notice requirement to the
vendor/developer/general contractor.
6. Notice of Claim Prior To Expiry - Insurer
If the vendor/developer/general contractor fails to adequately undertake repairs in a reasonable and
timely fashion or repairs cannot reasonably be expected to be completed prior to the expiry date of the
policy, the purchaser/homeowner can protect the claim by providing written notice to the Insurer within 60
days after the expiry date of the policy. The insurer is entitled to require that such notice include:
a. the policy number;
b. a copy of the notice to the vendor/developer/general contractor;
c. a copy of other correspondence between the purchaser/homeowner and the
vendor/developer/general contractor.
7. Change of Dwelling Unit Ownership/Transferability
The coverage provided by this policy pertains solely to the dwelling unit. No notice of change of ownership
to the Insurer is necessary. All unused benefits under this policy are automatically transferred to any
subsequent homeowner. Notice of expiry of this policy shall be sent to the occupant of the home. This
policy is enforceable though there is no privity of contract between purchaser/homeowner and
vendor/developer/general contractor.
8. Disclosure of Claims History of Insured Dwelling Unit
The Insurer or its duly authorized representative will, upon the request of the homeowner, provide a
statement of claims made applicable to the dwelling unit. Such a statement shall include not less than the
following information:
a. type of claim made;
b. resolution of claim;
c. type of repair performed;
d. date of repair;
e. cost of repair.
9. Subrogation
Where the Insurer makes payment or assumes liability for any payment or repair under this policy:
a. the Insurer is subrogated to all rights of recovery of the purchaser/homeowner against any
person or persons who may have caused or contributed to the requirement for the payment or
repair under this policy;
b. the Insurer may bring action at its own expense, in the name of the purchaser/homeowner or
of the Insurer, to enforce such rights;
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c.
where the Insurer has pursued subrogated rights, the purchaser/homeowner shall fully
support and assist the Insurer in the pursuit of those rights, if the Insurer pursues such rights.
10. Implied/Expressed Warranties or Representations
Implied or expressed warranties or representations made by the vendor/developer/general contractor to
the purchaser/homeowner are not binding upon the Insurer, except as set out in legislation or regulation.
11. Delay or Repair Permitted
After the expiry of the workmanship and materials portion of coverage, the Insurer may defer defect repairs
in the building envelope or structure until material loss damage or adverse effect occurs to the building,
provided such occurs on or prior to the applicable expiry date. Where damage has not occurred at the
applicable expiry date, but where it is likely that premature damage to the building will result from the
defect, the Insurer shall repair the defect.
12. Misrepresentation
This policy will be voidable in the event of material misrepresentation or misdescription by the
purchaser/homeowner. Such voidability does not transfer to subsequent purchaser/homeowner.
13. Fraudulent Acts
If any claim is fraudulent, or if fraudulent means or devices are used by the purchaser/homeowner or any
person acting on behalf of and with the consent or knowledge of the purchaser/homeowner, in order to
gain benefit under this policy or if any damage be occasioned by the willful act of or with the connivance of
the purchaser/homeowner, all benefits under this policy to the purchaser/homeowner will be forfeited.
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The Product
Mandalay is more than just a place to live; it’s a sanctuary of unparalleled splendor,
beauty and sophistication. A place that reflects your highly refined taste. Mandalay’s
spacious and elegantly appointed homes are graced with beautiful features and
accentuated with distinctive touches throughout. From meticulously designed and
crafted interiors to a state-of-the-art clubhouse that’s ideally situated in the middle of
an extraordinary courtyard, no detail has been spared and no extravagance has been
compromised. As for the location, it is the magnificent enclave of homes and the
natural surrounding that makes this a very special place. A place that has all the
elements to enrich the lives of all those who make Mandalay their home.
The Developer reserves the right to make modifications or substitutions should they be necessary to maintain the high standards
of the development. E.&OE.
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The Process
Long before you moved into your home at Mandalay, the construction process involving numerous
craftsmen and hundreds of different materials was underway. We believe that the homeowner
should be aware of some of the interesting processes that went into each home.
Variations
Products used during the construction process may change due to circumstances beyond the
Developer’s control.
For example, variations in products may occur as a result of
supplier/assembly line changes, industry changes, and procurement changes. In all instances, as
required by your purchase agreement, any substitution of method or product shall be of equal or
better quality than the original specification. These changes may lead to variations within the
same type of unit.
Variations within the same type of unit will also occur if the purchaser elected to pay for an
upgrade option.
Quality Assurance Program
The Developer has installed its own procedures to ensure the highest possible caliber of homes.
The Developer’s “Quality Assurance Program” places company representatives on-site during the
construction process to review every stage and report on any deficiencies they may find. This
program allows problems to be caught before they are passed over by the next step in
construction. The “Quality Assurance Program” makes every attempt to certify your home is
defect free before you take possession.
Delivery Date
The delivery date for your home (the date the unit is first transferred from the Developer to the
homeowner) begins as an estimate. Until components are completed and the structure is
enclosed, this delivery date can be dramatically affected by weather conditions and the availability
of labour and materials. Even after the home itself is past weather-related delay potential, the
installation of utility services, final grading, concrete flatwork, etc. can still affect the delivery date.
City occupancy permits are acquired once these elements are complete. Please understand that
the trades are as eager as you to get caught up and deliver your home on time.
** Depending on availability of labour and materials, weather conditions, site conditions and the
construction process, some homes may not be completed by their scheduled delivery dates **
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Important Information
Congratulations on your new residence! This section of your Manual explains and refers to
important information regarding your new home. Please take the time to read and understand the
information collected herein.
The “Emergency Procedures” Tab
This section of the Manual outlines:
• who to contact in the event of an emergency; and
• procedures to follow in the event of an emergency.
The “Contact Information”, and “Finish Specification” Tabs
The Mandalay “Contact Information” and “Finish Specifications” tabs contain particulars on your
new home. If you are ever in need of an original paint colour, the contact information of a certain
sub-trade, or the model number on your appliance, these are the sections you would find them in.
Please refer to these sections before contacting the Developer or property manager for
information.
The “Warranty Service” and “Forms” Tab
Please refer to the “Warranty Service” section of this Manual for particulars concerning warranty
service procedures. Please note that requests for service will only be honored if the “Service
Request Form” is sent in by either e-mail, fax or registered mail. You can find a copy of the
“Service Request Form” behind the “Forms” tab.
Maintenance – Protecting Your Investment
As with an automobile, your new home requires attention and maintenance from the first day of
your possession. For your convenience, we have assembled a “Home Components” section in
this Manual, which describes routine maintenance procedures for your home’s many components.
This section also provides information on home component warranties.
Utility Service Account Responsibility
** Homeowners are responsible for utility costs from the date of possession (the day after
ownership is transferred from the Developer to the homeowner).
Your utility service account (electrical, natural gas) must be set up before your date of closing.
This is extremely important as your electrical and natural gas service will be discontinued if you do
not transfer the account into your name. In addition, a penalty fee of $50 plus outstanding bills
from the date of closing will apply.
ELECTRICAL SERVICE: Your electrical service is provided by BC hydro. You can activate an
account by either calling BC hydro customer accounts division at 604 224-9376, or by filling out
and forwarding a BC hydro transfer form. A BC hydro transfer form is included in the appended
sleeve at the end of the Manual. If you have never had a BC hydro utility account, you will need
to supply some personal information and a reference from a friend or family.
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NATURAL GAS, where applicable: The cost of natural gas is included in your monthly strata
fees. If you smell gas at any time, please call the emergency line at 1-800-663-9911. This
number should be recorded where it can be easily accessed in case of an emergency.
TELEPHONE and INTERNET: Telus requires lead-time to book your phone and internet
connections. The phone number for connection is 604 310-2255.
CABLE SERVICE: Contact Telus at 604-310-2255 on weekdays for cablevision service. Be
aware that Telus requires lead-time for appointments; as such, it is best to call before you take
possession of your home. For information on Telus’ services, please review the Telus information
sheet that was included in your Welcome Package.
NEWSPAPER DELIVERY: The Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province have access to
Mandalay for delivery. For subscription or any other inquiry, please call 604 605-2111, or use the
web @ www.vancouversun.com.
Access and Security
When you received your Welcome Package, you were handed 2 suites keys and 2 radio
frequency remotes (“RF remote(s)”). The RF remotes will open your parkade gates, and any door
where there is a card reader. For example, you must use your RF remote to access the floor to
your suite, the amenity areas and the underground parkade. The only floor that will not require a
RF remote is the ground floor. The ground floor is always accessible from the elevator, and
therefore your visitors do not need to be walked out of the building when they leave.
Each time you use your RF remote to access the building, your transaction will be monitored via a
computer. If you lose an RF, please report it immediately to your resident/building manager; the
manager will delete it from the system, thereby maintaining the security of the building.
Visitor Intercom System
A Mircom visitor intercom has been installed at the main lobby entry. Owners may prescreen
visitors by television channels 116 analog or 399 digital. The intercom system operates with a
landline or cell phone. An active telephone line is required. Your guest simply dials your code
or selects your name by scrolling through the electronic directory on the lobby panel. Please note
random codes, which do not identify your apartment, have been chosen for security reasons.
Once the code/name is dialed, your telephone will ring. When you answer, you will be
communicating with your guest. To unlock the main door, hit the digit “9” on your telephone. To
refuse entry, simply hang up. When you unlock the door, the elevator cabs will be released to
allow the visitor to get to your floor. The visitor has approximately two minutes to reach the
elevator, and enter their floor destination.
If you have “call waiting” feature on your phone, and are engaged in a telephone conversation
when a guest dials your code, a distinct tone will be heard. Flash the hook switch to answer the
call. This action will automatically put your outside line “on hold”. While on line, you can open the
door by hitting the digit “9”, or flash the hook switch to refuse entry. Both actions will
automatically reconnect you to the previous “on hold” caller to continue your conversation.
For guests requiring visitor parking, a visitor intercom system has been installed at the parking
ramp. Simply instruct your guest to proceed to the parkade ramp, and select your name or code
at the electronic directory. You can open the parkade door by hitting the digit “9” on your phone.
Once your guest is parked, they should proceed to the P1 elevator lobby door. Again, your guest
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will select your name or code at the electronic directory. Once you hit “9”, your guest will be
permitted into the P1 elevator lobby. From there, your guest will have two minutes to enter the
elevator and proceed to your floor.
Camera System
Five pinhole and eight dome security cameras have been installed on the site. The pinhole
cameras have been installed in the intercom panels. The eight dome security camera have been
installed at the following locations:
Building A
Main lobby pointing at the front doors
Ground level elevator lobby pointing at elevators
Inside parkade gate pointing at the gate
Building B
Main lobby pointing at the front doors
Ground level elevator lobby pointing at the elevators
Amenity Room
Camera in the lobby pointing at the main entry doors
Games room
Gym
Owners can view security camera information on channel 116 analog, or 399 digital. A DVR will
record all information on the security cameras. When the DVR is full (160 giga bites or
approximately 3 weeks of information), it will record over the most dated information.
Alarm Pre-Wiring
At the time your contract was executed, the sales staff gave you an opportunity to purchase an
optional alarm system with keypad control. If you chose this upgrade, please remember the alarm
system is it is not monitored. To activate monitoring, you need to contact a monitoring company.
The cost of monitoring shall be borne by the owner. If you chose not to opt for the security
upgrade package, you may now, at your own cost, hire a security provider to both install and
monitor the security system.
Please note Nexgen Technologies Inc. supplied an
installation/monitoring quotation – we have included it in your Welcome Package.
Garbage Pickup
As of the date this Manual was printed, your garbage/recycling contract had yet to be negotiated.
Please look for signs posted in the common areas for details regarding garbage collection.
Alternatively, you may contact the Mandalay strata manager for more information (Crosby
Property Management: 604-683-8900).
Water Shutoffs
As soon as possible, please re-familiarize yourself with the location of the water shutoff valves in
your home. These were pointed out to you during your initial orientation. Shut offs are usually
located in the storage rooms of your suite (concealed behind the removable panels), below the
sinks, behind the toilet, and/or in the laundry closets. Should you notice a plumbing leak, turn the
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xwater off at these shutoffs, and immediately contact your property manager or our Customer
Service Department. Refer to the “Emergency Procedures” tab for contact information.
Please note: Extra caution must be exercised when using the pot filler. Please refer to the
“Home Components” section of this Manual for information regarding pot filler shut off locations.
Main Bathroom Fan
As required by the British Columbia Building Code (BCBC), principal exhaust fans, such as those
in the main bathrooms, must be on for a minimum of 8 hours per day. This requirement can be
increased, but it will never be decreased. To comply with this requirement, your main bathroom
fan has been set to run between between 9 am and 5 pm daily.
Please be aware that tampering with the fan timer operation (and not
meeting the minimum requirements) will void your entire home
warranty.
Dryer Booster Fan
A booster fan has been installed to work in concert with the dryer. This fan will engage when the
dryer is on to assist in moving condensation out of the building. A disconnect switch for the
booster fan has been installed in the laundry closet beside/adjacent the dryer - please note this
switch has been set in the “on position”.
Please be aware that tampering with the disconnect switch, by turning
it to the off position, will void your entire home warranty. This switch
should be used for service reasons only.
Heating
Heating in all homes is provided via electric baseboard heaters. Each heater is assigned its own
thermostat, which is located in the same room as the heater. Generally, if the temperature in the
home falls below the programmed setting, the heat will turn on. Conversely, if the temperature in
the home exceeds the programmed setting, the heat will turn off.
The electric panel provides shutoff breakers for (among other things) the electric baseboard
heaters. The electric panel is normally located in either to 2nd or master bedroom, behind the
bedroom door. Please take the time to note its location.
Fireplace
All of the homes are equipped with an electric fireplace. Each fireplace is assigned two fireplace
switches and one thermostat. The fireplace switches are located on the bottom right hand corner
of the fireplace. The fireplace switches must be turned to the “on” position for the fireplace to
work.
The thermostat is located in the same room as the fireplace. The thermostat: a) turns the
fireplace heater on; and b) sets the fireplace fan temperature. Please note that the fireplace fan
will only turn on if the thermostat is set above the current room temperature. The fireplace fan will
continue to run until the desired temperature is reached.
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The electric panel provides shutoff breakers for (among other things) the fireplace. The electric
panel is normally located in either the 2nd or masterbedroom, behind the bedroom door. Please
take the time to note its location.
Manufacturer’s Literature
The products installed in your home come with manufacturer’s “Use and Care Guides” and
“Warranties” – please take the time to read them. These guides and warranties were provided to
you on your possession date. The information contained in the manufacturer’s literature will not
be repeated here.
We make every effort to keep the information in this Manual current. If any detail in our
Manual conflicts with the manufacturer's recommendations, follow the manufacturer's
recommendations.
Activate specific manufacturer's warranties by completing and mailing in registration cards
(which should be located in the manufacturer’s literature). In some cases, manufacturer's
warranties may extend beyond the first year; therefore, it is in your best interest to know
about such coverages.
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Warranty Service
Warranty Description
The Developer has constructed your home with carefully selected materials and the effort of
experienced craftsmen. Although this group works from detailed plans and specifications, no two
homes are built exactly alike. Each home is unique; in fact, a home is one of the last hand-built
products left in the world.
Each home requires care administered by the homeowner from the very first day. Regular
maintenance is essential to maintaining a quality home for a lifetime. Neglecting routine
maintenance can not only erode home value, it can also affect the overall desirability of the
community. Most importantly, it can void warranty coverage on all or part of your home!
The Developer is a licensed builder registered with the Homeowner Protection Office. Our
licensed builder’s warranty is backed by third party insurance, as per the BC Homeowner
Protection Act. Willis is the third party insurance provider at Mandalay.
The Developer, in conjunction with Willis, has arranged for one of the most comprehensive
warranties in the industry. The following table describes the timelines and lengths of the “2/10/10”
coverage:
Warranty length
Coverage description (please consult the Willis home warranty
policy for more details)
12 months
Coverage for any defect in materials and/or labour
15 months
Coverage for any defects in materials and labour in the
common property of a multi-unit building **
24 months
Coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for
the electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air
conditioning delivery and distribution systems. In addition,
coverage for any defect in materials and labour supplied for the
exterior cladding, caulking, windows and doors that may lead
to detachment or material damage to the dwelling unit.
10 year
Building envelope warranty
10 year
Structural defects warranty
** Common property is considered all the areas outside of your home bounded by your strata lot.
For the purpose of this warranty, limited common property (areas outside of the outer walls
exclusively for your strata lot’s use) is also included under the coverage.
Should a dispute arise between the homeowner and the Developer regarding a warrantable
construction item, both this Manual and the Willis home warranty will serve as the standard to
settle such disputes.
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Deficiency and Warranty Repairs
The terms of this section apply only to the initial sale between the first homeowner and the
Developer (“initial sale”). There will only be one initial orientation. If a unit is re-sold, there will not
be another orientation. However, the subsequent purchaser may be entitled to the unexpired
portion of the “2/10/10” warranty.
Initial Orientation
Inspection Period:
Deficiency Completion Period:
Approx. 1-8 weeks prior to the initial sale closing date
Approx. 90 working days following the initial sale closing
date.
The Customer Service Department will contact the homeowner to set up an initial orientation
appointment to view the purchaser’s new home. The target appointment date is approximately 18 weeks prior to the initial sale closing date. During the inspection, a customer service
representative will:
a. Introduce the homeowner to the various components of his/her new home (for example,
water and gas shut off locations etc); and
b. Make a deficiency list of any outstanding construction deficiencies.
The Developer will endeavor to complete any outstanding deficiencies within a 90 day working
period following the homeowner’s initial sale closing date. Please note if the homeowner sells the
unit after the orientation, but before the initial sale closing date, he/she must inform the
subsequent purchaser that the orientation has been conducted, and that only those deficiencies
found during the initial orientation will be remedied within the above noted deficiency completion
period.
Year End Corrective Period
Inspection Period:
Warranty Completion Period:
No earlier than 12 months from warranty commencement
date
Approx. 90 working days following the expiry of the Year
End Corrective Period
One full year less one day after the initial sale closing date, the homeowner has a second
opportunity to report construction defects (please see note #10 below, under “Corrective
Period Rules and Regulations”). This is the best time to report defects such as cracking drywall
and other cosmetic deficiencies due to shrinking and settling. To facilitate repairs, please
complete and forward the “Service Request Form” found at the back of this Manual under the tab
“Forms”. Warrantable service requests will be entered into our database and dealt with in a timely
manner. The Developer will use its best efforts to complete warranty repairs within a 90 working
day period (following the expiry of the Year End Corrective Period).
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Corrective Period Rules and Regulations
1.
Requests for either emergency or non-emergency warranty service will only be honored if
same is in writing. Homeowners must record all warrantable requests on the “Service
Request Form” found at the end of this Manual (under the tab “Forms”). The homeowner
must then either e-mail, mail or fax the form to the Developer using the e-mail/address/fax
information noted on the form. If the homeowner mails the “Service Request Form”, he/she
must do so by registered mail. We will not accept either emergency or non-emergency
service requests that contravene this procedure.
2.
The Developer, in its sole discretion, will determine whether or not a service request is
warrantable.
3.
The Developer will determine whether or not a call is an emergency. Emergencies may
include:
• Plumbing and/or gas leaks; or
• A total loss of heat, electricity or water.
Before requesting emergency service, please refer to the “Table of Contents” section
of this Manual for electrical and plumbing troubleshooting tips.
Note: the Developer will not reimburse homeowners for warrantable emergency corrective
actions that contravene the “Emergency Procedures” section of this Manual (please refer to
the table of contents for the “Emergency Procedures” page number).
4.
Maintenance duties such as sink plug cleanings and burnt out light bulbs will not be
attended to, as this maintenance is normal wear and tear and the responsibility of the
homeowner.
5.
If the Developer is called to a suite to repair a plumbing clog that has been caused by a
homeowner, the Developer will bill the homeowner for same.
6.
For appliance repair, please contact the appliance service company directly. Please refer to
the “Contact Information” tab for the appliance service phone number.
7.
The Developer will only repair some warrantable items once during the term of the warranty
(please refer to the “Home Components” section of this Manual for details regarding
warranty guidelines). For example, the Developer will come once, within the applicable
warranty period, to remedy reported cracks in either the drywall or the ceiling. The
homeowner will be responsible for remedying subsequent cracks, at the homeowner’s cost.
8.
The homeowner must be present when the Developer is responding to either emergency or
non-emergency warrantable claims. Please ensure that you schedule your service
appointments so that you can remain at home until the repairs are completed.
9.
Tampering with the automatic bathroom fan will void your entire home warranty.
Tampering with your booster fan switch, by setting it to the “off” position, will void your
entire home warranty.
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10.
The Developer must receive written request for warranty service on or before the day the
applicable warranty expires. As previously stated, the written request must either be emailed, mailed or faxed to the Developer using the e-mail/address/fax information noted on
the form (see the tab “Forms” for the Developer’s e-mail/mail/fax information). If the
homeowner mails the “Service Request Form”, he/she must do so by registered mail. The
Developer will begin inspecting non-emergency “Year End Corrective Period” warrantable
items/”2nd Year End Corrective Period” warrantable requests after the applicable warranty
period has expired. If the homeowner does not deliver his/her written request to the
Developer on or before the day the applicable warranty period expires, then that
warranty will be deemed expired.
2nd Year End Corrective Period
Inspection Period:
Warranty Completion Period:
No earlier than 24 months from warranty commencement
date
Approx. 90 working days following the expiry of the 2nd Year
End Corrective Period
This is the final scheduled corrective period in the “2/10/10” warranty. During this period, the
homeowner should only report defects in the electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation. In
addition, any defect in materials and labour supplied for the exterior cladding, caulking, windows
and doors that may lead to detachment or damage to the home is also warrantable. To arrange
repairs for warrantable items, please fill out and return the “Service Request Form” found at the
end of this Manual under the tab “Forms”. Either e-mail, mail or fax this form to the Developer
using the e-mail/address/fax information indicated on the form. If the homeowner mails the
“Service Request Form”, he/she must do so by registered mail. The Developer will use its best
efforts to complete warranty repairs within a 90 working day period (following the expiry of the 2nd
Year End Corrective Period).
Please refer to the “Corrective Period Rules and Regulations” recorded under the “Year
End Corrective Period” - they also apply to the “2nd Year End Corrective Period”.
Warranty Reporting After 2nd Year End Corrective Period
After the 2nd Year End Corrective Period, the warranty covering materials and labour is complete.
For the next 8 years (since 2 years have already passed), the Developer covers warrantable
defects in the building envelope deficiencies, and structural integrity of your home. Report any
non- emergency building envelope and structural integrity problems to your property management
company. We will work directly with the property management to remedy warrantable issues.
Common Property and Limited Common Property
Service and warranty on all issues relating to areas outside of your home are dealt with through
the property manager. Our customer relations team will work directly with the property manager
to have a warranty defect in the common property solved. Please report any defects you notice to
your property management company.
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Appliances
Appliances are generally warrantied for a period of one year from the initial sale closing date.
Please refer to the individual appliance manuals for specific warranty details. These manuals were
included in your Welcome Package.
The manufacturer’s service company, Whirlpool Canada, will work directly with the homeowners if
any warrantable repairs are needed for their products. In-home service applies to large appliances
only. Whirlpool’s customer service phone number is 1-800-807-6777. You must call this number
to initiate a service call. During this call, you will be required to provide the model and serial
numbers for the defective appliance, as well as the closing date information on your home.
Please note that the appliance warranty will be void if, within the warranty period, the owner
contacts another appliance company to repair any warrantable items.
Countertop microwaves are a carry-in service, and do not have in-home coverage. If your
countertop microwave requires warrantable repairs, please return the appliance to Village
Appliances in North Vancouver. The phone number and location of Village Appliances is:
• 604-980-9411; and
• 321 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC.
The Developer is not responsible for repairs to any appliances after the initial sale closing
date.
Remember to mail in any registration cards you receive. Being in the manufacturer's records
system ensures that the company will contact you in the event of a product recall.
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Emergency Procedures
While emergency warranty situations are rare, when they occur, prompt response is essential.
You may be able to mitigate or solve plumbing and electrical problems by referring to the
troubleshooting tips in the “Home Components” section of this Manual (see table of contents for
electrical and plumbing trouble shooting tips). For natural gas and poison control emergencies,
please phone the numbers noted on the chart below.
The “Home Components” section of this Manual contains care hints for the maintenance of your
home. Care by you may prevent a problem or emergency. Please note that the home
warranty issued by Willis requires the homeowner to mitigate any damage to the home
(including damage caused by defects or water penetration as set out in the warranty
certificate); failure to do so may prejudice the homeowner’s entitlement to coverage under
the warranty.
An emergency constitutes a:
• total loss of heat when the outside temperature is below 50°f
• total loss of electricity
• total loss of water
• plumbing leak that requires the entire water supply to be shut off
• gas leak
During normal business hours, the homeowner may contact the Developer for any warrantable
emergency repairs. Please refer to the “Emergency Contacts” table below for contact numbers.
After hours, the homeowner may contact either the local utility companies or our trade contractors
(listed in the “Contact Information” section of this Manual) to provide emergency responses to the
above noted conditions.
Please note that the Developer will only reimburse the homeowner for after hours
emergency costs if the Developer, in its sole discretion, determines that:
1.
A warrantable emergency exist;
2.
The homeowner did everything and anything necessary to mitigate the damage;
3.
The homeowner did not contravene procedures noted in the Manual;
4.
The repairs were facilitated by contractors listed under the “Contact Information” tab
in this Manual;
5.
The emergency occurred during the warranty period; and
6.
The emergency is not covered by another insurance policy.
Note: If a service (gas, electricity, water) is out in an entire area, attention from the local utility
company is needed.
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Emergency Contacts
Developer
During Business Hours
Monday To Friday
8:30am To 4:30pm
Contact:
Customer Service & Quality
Assurance Department
#800 – 925 W. Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2
Property
Manager
Whirlpool
Appliances
Plumbing
Electrical
Natural
Gas
Poison
Control
Tel: (604) 895-0428
Fax: (604) 683-7690
E-Mail:[email protected]
Crosby Property Management
Contact:
Crosby Property Management
Ivan Lee
Mandalay Property Manager
After Business Hours
Weekends & Holidays
Weekdays after 4:30pm
Messages may be left @ 604-8950428. Please note, these
messages will not be retrieved
until on or after the next
business day.
Crosby Property Management
Contact:
Crosby Property Management
Ivan Lee
Mandalay Property Manager
#600 – 777 Hornby Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1S4
#600 – 777 Hornby St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1S4
Tel: (604) 683-8900
Fax: (604) 689-4829
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Customer Service
1-800-807-6777
**During the warranty period,
please contact the Developer first
to report warrantable plumbing
concerns. After hours, please
contact your Property Manager.
**During the warranty period,
please contact the Developer first
to report warrantable electrical
concerns. After hours, please
contact your Property Manager.
Available 24 Hours
Tel: (604) 683-8900
Tel: (604) 659-2931
Email: [email protected] .com
Available 24 Hours
Emergency Gas Leak Line
1-800-663-9911
Call If You Smell Gas!
Poison Control Line
604 682-5050
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Home Components
Please note that all telephone and web numbers noted in this section were accurate and up
to date at the time of printing. This Manual was printed in May of 2008. The Developer
reserves the right to substitute the products listed below with an equivalent or better
specification.
Alarm System
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
At the time your contract was executed, you had the option of paying for an alarm system with
keypad control. If you chose that upgrade, an alarm system manual has been included in your
Welcome Package. If you wish to activate alarm monitoring, you may now, at your own cost,
contact a security provider regarding same.
If you chose not to opt for the upgrade, you may now contact a security provider regarding alarm
installation and monitoring. Any and all installation/monitoring costs shall be borne by the owner.
Nexgen Technologies installed alarm equipment at the Mandalay – they have also provided a
quotation for residential alarm installation and/or monitoring. This quotation has been included in
your Welcome Package.
Once an alarm system is installed, please remember to test it on a regular basis – once a month
is a good rule of thumb
Warranty Guidelines
If you chose an alarm system upgrade, your alarm will be warrantied for a period of one year. The
warranty begins on the sale closing date. Please refer to your security system manual for
warranty details. To report any warrantable defects during the warranty period, please contact
Nexgen directly at 604-517-8324.
The Developer makes no representation that the alarm system will provide the protection for
which it is installed or intended.
Appliances
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For appliance use and warranty information, please refer to the care manuals included in your
Welcome Package. Please remember to clean your dryer lint traps after every use. Failure to do
so may create a fire hazard and/or poor performance of the dryer.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, the Developer confirms that all appliances are in acceptable
condition. The Developer is not responsible for repairs to any appliances after the initial
sale closing date.
Upon closing, the Developer will assign all applicable appliance warranties to you. Appliances are
generally warrantied for a period of one year, beginning the closing date when the unit is first sold.
Please refer to the individual appliance manuals for specific warranty details. These manuals
were included in your Welcome Package.
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Whirlpool will send a technician to your home to repair faulty warrantable items. In-home service
applies to large appliances only. Whirlpool’s customer service phone number is 1-800-807-6777.
You must call this number to initiate a service call. During this call, you will be required to provide
the model and serial numbers for the defective appliance, as well as the closing date information
on your home. Please note that the appliance warranty will be void if, within the warranty period,
the owner contacts another appliance company to repair any warrantable items.
Countertop microwaves are a carry-in service, and do not have in-home coverage. If your
countertop microwave requires warrantable repairs, please return the appliance to Village
Appliances in North Vancouver. The phone number and location of Village Appliances is:
• 604-980-9411; and
• 321 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC.
Remember to mail in any registration cards you receive. Being in the manufacturer's
records system ensures that the company will contact you in the event of a product recall.
Blinds
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For information regarding the care and maintenance of your blinds, please refer to the “Spectrum
Window Coverings Ltd. Warranty and Maintenance” letter that was included in your Welcome
Package.
Warranty Guidelines
For warranty information, please refer to the “Spectrum Window Coverings Ltd. Warranty and
Maintenance” letter that was included in your Welcome Package.
Cabinets
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For information regarding your cabinets, please refer to the following tips:
Grain Differences
Your home contains wood or wood veneer cabinets. Due to the natural variations in wood (and
the way wood takes stain), you must expect grain or colour differences between and within the
cabinet components.
Hinges
If hinges catch or drawer glides become sluggish, a small amount of silicone lubricant will improve
their performance.
Moisture
Cabinet surfaces can become damaged or warped when moisture generating appliances are
placed too near the cabinet (such as a crock-pot or kettle). When operating such appliances,
place them in a location that is not directly under a cabinet. Please note: we will not correct
damage to cabinets due to heat/moisture generating appliances.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we confirm that all cabinet parts are installed and that their surfaces
are in acceptable condition. For warranty information, please refer to the “IDKS Warranty on
Kitchen and Vanity Cabinets” letter which was included in your Welcome Package. During the
limited warranty period:
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Alignment
Doors, drawer fronts, and handles should be level and even.
Operation
Cabinets should operate properly under normal use.
Separations
We will correct gaps between either the cabinets and the ceiling, or the cabinets and walls by
caulking same if the gap exceeds 1/8 inch (locations behind appliances are exempted from this
repair).
Warping
If doors or drawer fronts warp in excess of 1/4 inch within 24 inches, we will correct this by
adjustment or replacement. Please note: the warranty coverage will not apply to cabinets that
warp as a result of heat damage from either a stove, kettle or other heat/moisture generating
appliance.
Wood Grain
As previously stated, readily noticeable variations in wood grain and colour are normal in all wood
or wood veneer selections. Replacements are not made due to such variations.
Carpet
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For care and maintenance information, please refer to the “Carpet Warranty and Care
Information” letter that was included in your Welcome Package. For additional care information,
please review the following:
Burns
Take care of any kind of burn immediately. First snip off the darkened fibers, then use a soapless
cleaner and sponge with water. If the burn is extensive, talk with a professional about replacing
the damaged area.
Cleaning
You can add years to the life of your carpet with regular care. Carpets wear out because of foot
traffic and dirt particles that get trampled deep into the pile beyond the suction of the vacuum. The
dirt particles wear down the fibers like sandpaper and dull the carpet. The most important thing
you can do to protect your carpet is to vacuum it frequently.
Vacuum twice each week lightly and once a week thoroughly. Heavy traffic areas may require
more frequent cleaning. A light vacuuming is three passes; a thorough job may need seven
passes. A vacuum cleaner with a beater-bar agitates the pile and is more effective in bringing dirt
to the surface for easy removal.
Vacuuming high-traffic areas daily helps keep them clean and maintains the upright position of the
nap. Wipe spills and clean stains immediately. For best results, blot or dab any spill or stain; avoid
rubbing. Test stain removers on an out-of-the-way area of the carpet, such as in a closet, to check
for any undesirable effects.
Have your carpet professionally cleaned regularly, usually after 18 months in your home and then
once a year after that.
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Crushing
Furniture and traffic may crush a carpet's pile fibers. Frequent vacuuming in high-traffic areas and
glides or cups under heavy pieces of furniture can help prevent this. Rotating your furniture to
change the traffic pattern in a room promotes more even wear. Some carpets resist matting and
crushing because of their level of fiber, but this does not imply or guarantee that no matting or
crushing will occur. Heavy traffic areas such as halls and stairways are more susceptible to wear
and crushing. This is considered normal wear.
Fading
Science has yet to develop a colour that will not fade with time. All carpets will slowly lose some
colour due to natural and artificial forces in the environment. You can delay this process by
frequently removing soil with vacuuming, regularly changing air filters in heating and air
conditioning systems, keeping humidity and room temperature from getting too high, and reducing
sunlight exposure with window coverings.
Filtration
If interior doors are kept closed while fans are operating, air circulation from the closed room flows
through the small space at the bottom of the door. This forces the air over the carpet fibers, which
in turn act as a filter, catching particulate pollution. Over time, a noticeable stain develops at the
threshold.
Fuzzing
In loop carpets, fibers may break. Simply clip the excess fibers. If fuzzing continues, call a
professional.
Pilling
Pilling or small balls of fiber can appear on your carpet, depending on the type of carpet fiber and
the type of traffic. If this occurs, clip off the pills. If they cover a large area, seek professional
advice.
Rippling
With wall-to-wall carpeting, high humidity may cause rippling. If the carpet remains rippled after
the humidity has left, have a professional re-stretch the carpeting using a power stretcher, not a
knee-kicker.
Seams
Carpet usually comes in 12-foot widths, making seams necessary in most rooms. Visible seams
are not a defect unless they have been improperly made or unless the material has a defect,
making the seam appear more pronounced than normal. The more dense and uniform the carpet
texture, the more visible the seams will be.
Carpet styles with low, tight naps result in the most visible seams. Seams are never more visible
than when the carpet is first installed. Usually with time, use, and vacuuming the seams become
less visible.
Shading
Shading is an inherent quality of fine-cut pile carpets. Household traffic causes pile fibers to
assume different angles; as a result, the carpet appears darker or lighter in these areas. A good
vacuuming, which makes the pile all go in the same direction, provides a temporary remedy.
Shedding
New carpeting, especially pile, sheds bits of fiber for a period of time. Eventually these loose
fibers are removed by vacuuming. Shedding usually occurs more with wool carpeting than with
nylon or other synthetics.
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Snags
Sharp-edged objects can grab or snag the carpet fiber. When this occurs, cut off the snag. If the
snag is especially large, call a professional.
Sprouting
Occasionally you may find small tufts of fiber sprouting above carpet surface. Simply use scissors
to cut off the sprout. Do not attempt to pull it, because other fibers will come out in the process.
Stains
No carpet is stain-proof. Although your carpet manufacturer designates your carpet as stainresistant, some substances may still cause permanent staining. These include, but are not limited
to, hair dyes, shoe polish, paints, and india ink. Some substances destroy or change the colour of
carpets, including bleaches, acne medications, drain cleaners, plant food, insecticides, and food
or beverages with strongly coloured natural dyes (as found in some brands of mustard and herbal
tea).
Refer to carpet care and maintenance brochures for recommended cleaning procedures for your
particular fiber. Pretest any spot-removal solution in an inconspicuous area before using it in a
large area. Apply several drops of the solution, hold a white tissue on the area, and count to ten.
Examine both tissue and carpet for dye transfer and check for carpet damage.
Static
Cooler temperatures outside often contribute to static electricity inside. To avoid the problem, look
for carpets made with anti-static. You can also install a humidifier to help control static build-up.
Initial Orientation And Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, we confirm that your carpet is in acceptable condition. We will
correct stains or spots noted at this time by cleaning, patching, or replacement. Will also ensure
that the edges of carpets (along moldings and stair edges), are held firmly in place. Please note
that in some areas, metal or other edging material may be used where carpet meets with another
floor covering. Please note, we are not responsible for:
• Carpet seams - carpet seams will be visible. We will only repair carpet gaps or frays
noted during the initial orientation.
• Dye lot variations - the Developer is not responsible for dye lot variations if
replacements are made.
For information concerning your carpet warranty, please refer to the “Carpet Warranty and Care
Information” letter that was included in your Welcome Package.
Ceramic Tile
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For detailed information concerning the care and maintenance of your tiles, please refer to the
“National Tile Maintenance Guide” included in your Welcome Package. For further care tips,
please review the following:
Cleaning
Ceramic tile is one of the easiest floor coverings to maintain. Simply vacuum as required.
Occasionally, a wet mopping with warm water may be appropriate. Avoid adding detergent to the
water. If you feel a cleaning agent is required, use a mild solution of warm water and dishwasher
crystals (they will not result in a heavy, difficult-to-remove lather on the grout). Rinse thoroughly.
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The ceramic tile installed on walls or countertops in your home may be washed with any
nonabrasive soap, detergent, or tile cleaner. Abrasive cleaners will dull the finish.
Grout Discolouration
Clean grout that becomes yellowed or stained with a fiber brush, cleanser, and water. Grout
cleansers and whiteners are available at most hardware stores.
Sealing Grout
The grout in your suite is unsealed. Sealing grout is your decision and responsibility. Sealing your
grout may keep your grout cleaner for a longer period of time. Please visit your local hardware
store for grout sealant products and applicators.
Separations
Expect slight separations to occur in the grout between tiles. This grout is for decorative purposes
only; it does not hold the tile in place. Cracks in the grout can be filled using premixed grout
purchased from flooring or hardware stores. Follow package directions.
Tile around bathtubs or countertops may appear to be pulling up after a time. This is caused by
normal shrinkage of grout or caulk and shrinkage of wood members as they dry out. If this occurs,
the best remedy is to purchase tub caulk or premixed grout from a hardware store. Follow
directions on the container. This maintenance is important to protect the underlying surface from
water damage.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
For warranty information, please refer to the “National Tile Guarantee”, included in your Welcome
Package. During the initial orientation, we confirm that tile and grout areas are in acceptable
condition. We will repair cracked tiles or grout as follows:
Tile, One-Time Repair
We will repair or replace cracked, badly chipped, or loose tiles one time, at the Year End Corrective
Period (please refer to the “Warranty Service” tab for more information.) We are not responsible for
variations in colour or discontinued patterns. New grout may vary in colour from the original.
Grout, One-Time Repair
Cracks appearing in grouting of ceramic tiles at joints or junctions with other materials are
commonly due to shrinkage. The Developer will repair grouting, if necessary, one time at the
Year End Corrective Period (please refer to the “Warranty Service” tab for more information). We
are not responsible for colour variations in grout or discontinued coloured grout. Any grouting or
caulking that is needed after that time is your responsibility.
Closet Shelves and Organizers
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Where applicable, please see “Sunburst Cleaning Instructions for Lifestyle Closet Systems”
included in your Welcome Package. This package was handed to you upon possession.
Warranty Guidelines
If your unit is equipped with wire shelving, please refer to the “Sunburst Warranty for Wire
Shelving”. If you purchased the closet organizer upgrade package, please refer to the “Sunburst
Product Warranty for Lifestyle Closet Systems”. The applicable warranty was included in your
Welcome Package.
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Condensation
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
When warm, moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, the moisture condenses. Outside
we see this as dew; inside you may see it as a layer of moisture on glass windows and doors.
This condensation comes from high humidity within the home, combined with low outside
temperatures and inadequate ventilation.
Some experts have estimated that a typical new home contains many gallons of water. Water is
part of lumber, concrete, drywall texture, paint, caulk, and other materials used in building. Wet
weather adds more moisture. This moisture evaporates into the air as you live in your home,
adding even more moisture to that which is already generated by normal living activities. Over
time, this source of moisture will diminish. To reduce in-suite moisture, please:
• Do not cover or interfere in any way with the fresh air supply to your suite;
• Keep the dryer exhaust hose clean and securely connected;
• Keep the dryer lint trap clean;
• Do not switch off the dryer booster fan disconnect switch. This switch is located
beside/adjacent your dryer. Failure to follow this instruction will void your entire
home warranty;
• Develop the habit of running the hood fan when you are cooking;
• Run you bathroom fan(s) when taking a shower or bath. Continue running the fan(s) for
approximately 1 hour following your shower or bath. Failure to follow this instruction will
void your entire home warranty;
• Do not tamper with the main bathroom fan. It is wired to run 8 hours each day. Tampering
with same will void your entire home warranty;
• Leave several windows slightly open during spring, summer, fall and winter. This will allow
humidity to escape (we have found that the fan alone does not lower humidity enough
during the wet, cold winter). This will also prevent excessive moisture from forming on the
inside of your windows. Keeping windows slightly open throughout the year will help:
a. Keep the air in your suite fresh;
b. Prevent damage to your possessions; and
c. Prevent damage to your suite.
• Avoid setting your thermostat at extreme temperatures. Heating your home will cause the
materials to dry out faster, generating more moisture into the air. Drying materials out too
fast also increases shrinkage cracks and separations
Examples of damage are:
• Mold growing on window frames, drywall and other surfaces (very unhealthy!);
• Cords on the window blinds swelling and making the blinds hard to operate and likely to
break; and
• Water filling the bottom window track and damaging the drywall and wood sill beside it.
If your windows are fogged up or wet on the inside, then you are damaging your home.
Normal Activities
As you live in your home, your daily lifestyle contributes to the moisture in the air. Cooking,
laundry, baths and showers, aquariums, plants, and so on all add water to the air in your home.
Your daily routine can mitigate the amount of moisture in your home, and reduce condensation on
interior surfaces.
Warranty Guidelines
Condensation usually results from weather conditions and a family's lifestyle. The Developer has
no control over these factors. The warranty coverage excludes condensation.
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Countertops
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
To extend the life of your countertops, please review the care tips provided by iMAC; specifically,
the “iMAC Stone Maintenance Reference Letter” and the “iMAC Natural Stone Countertop
Maintenance & Care Guide”. These letters/guides were included in your Welcome Package. It is
extremely important to review and implement the care requirements for the granite, marble
and limestone products. If countertops are not cared for in accordance with iMAC’s
guidelines, iMAC’s warranty covering same will be void.
Here are some additional tips:
Cutting Board
Use a cutting board to protect your counters when you cut or chop. Protect the counter from heat
and from extremely hot pans. If you cannot put your hand on it, do not put it on the counter.
Caulking
The caulking between the countertop and the wall, along the joint at the backsplash and around
the sink may shrink, leaving a slight gap. Maintaining a good seal in these locations is important to
keep moisture from reaching the wood under the laminates and to prevent warping.
Cleaning
Avoid abrasive cleaners that will damage the luster of the surface.
Mats
Rubber drain mats can trap moisture beneath them, causing the laminated plastic to warp and
blister. Dry the surface as needed.
Additional Maintenance, as per the iMAC literature included in your Welcome Package
Keeping your natural stone clean is critical to maintaining the original appearance of your
countertop. We cannot reiterate enough that for granite, polished marble, polished limestone or
honed limestone, a “stone cleaner” must be used for cleaning. The “stone cleaner” may be
purchased through the iMAC store, at the address noted below:
Unit 2 – 12160 Vickers Way,
Richmond, B.C.
V6V 1H9, Canada
604-821-0702
Keeping your natural stone sealed is also critical to maintaining your countertop’s original
appearance. Material should be re-sealed until it no longer accepts additional sealant. Coats of
sealant are usually applied 24 hours apart, so that the sealant may soak in and harden. This
process of re-sealing will help eliminate stains from occurring. Please note all countertops are
factory sealed at the time of installation; however, they will require frequent re-sealing throughout
their life span. Sealing should be re-applied once a year for granite products, and more often for
marble and limestone products. Please refer to the iMAC literature more information, including
which sealer should be use for a specific product. Please note sealants may be purchased
through the iMAC store, at the location indicated above.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, we confirm that all countertops are in acceptable condition. Please
remember that stone countertops are a natural product, and will have variations in grain and
texture. Stone surfaces may even have fissures and/or tiny pinholes. Grain variations, fissures
and tiny pinholes are all acceptable conditions, as they occur naturally in the formation of stone.
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We will repair the following surface damage noted during the initial orientation:
• Chips; and
• Cracks that extend from the surface of the slab, into the stone and through the grain. All
other cracks will be deemed fissures, and will not be repaired.
Repair of surface damage noted subsequent to the closing is one of your home maintenance
responsibilities.
Please refer to the “iMAC 2 Year Limited Warranty on Natural Stone Countertops” for more
warranty information.
Also note:
Separation From Wall
Separation of countertops from walls, backsplash, and around sinks results from normal shrinkage
of materials. The Developer will re-caulk reported areas one time during the Year End Corrective
Period (see the “Warranty Services” tab). Subsequently caulking will be your home maintenance
responsibility.
Countertop Seams
Laminated countertops will have one or more discernible seams. We will repair gaps or differential
at the seams that exceed 1/16 inch. We will only repair gaps or seam differentials one time
during the Year End Corrective Period (see the “Warranty Services” tab). Subsequent repairs will
be your home maintenance responsibility. We do not repair seams that have been swollen as a
result of the homeowner allowing water to stand over those seams. The seams must be kept dry
at all times. Please turn to the “Warranty Services” tab for more information.
Doors and Locks
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Some of the doors installed in your home are wood products subject to natural characteristics of
wood, such as shrinkage and warpage. Natural fluctuations caused by humidity, showers,
dishwashers, temperature extremes, etc. can result in interior doors needing minor adjustments.
To best care for your home’s doors, please read the tips listed below:
Bi-Fold Doors
Interior bi-folds sometimes stick or warp because of weather conditions. Apply a silicone lubricant
to the tracks to minimize this inconvenience.
Failure To Latch
If a door will not latch because of minor settling, you can correct this by making a new opening in
the jamb for the latch plate (remortising), and raising or lowering the plate accordingly.
Hinges
You can remedy a squeaky door hinge by removing the hinge pin and applying a bit of grease to
it. Avoid using oil, as it can gum up or attract dirt. Failing to lubricate hinges will cause them to
wear and deposit black soot on the carpet or flooring.
Shrinkage
Use putty, filler, or latex caulk to fill any minor separations that develop at mitered joints in door
trim. Follow with painting. Panels of wood doors shrink and expand in response to changes in
temperature and humidity. Touching up the paint or stain on unfinished exposed areas is your
home maintenance responsibility.
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Slamming
Slamming doors can damage both doors and jambs and can even cause cracking in walls. Avoid
slamming doors.
Sticking
The most common cause of a sticking door is the natural expansion of lumber caused by changes
in humidity. During a damp season, a door may stick more frequently. Do not plane the door
during this time unless it continues to stick after the weather changes.
Before planning a door because of sticking, try two other steps: first, apply either a paste wax, a
light coat of paraffin, or candle wax to the sticking surface; or second, tighten the screws that hold
the door jamb or door frame. If planning is necessary even after these measures, use sandpaper
to smooth the door and paint the sanded area to seal against moisture.
Warping
If a door warps slightly, keeping it closed as much as possible often returns it to normal.
Weather Stripping
Weather stripping (sealer around door opening) and exterior door thresholds (bottom plate of
door) occasionally require adjustment or replacement.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we confirm that all doors are in acceptable condition and correctly
adjusted. We will repair construction damage to doors noted on the initial orientation list. The
following door defects are covered by a one year limited warranty:
Adjustments
Because of normal settling of the home, doors may require adjustment for proper fit. The
Developer will make such adjustments during the first year.
Panel Shrinkage
Panels of wood doors shrink and expand in response to changes in temperature and humidity.
Although touching up the paint or stain on unfinished exposed areas is your home maintenance
responsibility, we will repair split panels that allow light to be visible during the first year.
Warping
The Developer will repair doors that warp in excess of 1/4 inch during the first year warranty
period, within our warranty procedure.
For more warranty information, please refer to the “Trimlite Door Warranty and Policies Letter” that
was included in your Welcome Package.
Dryer Booster Fan
A booster fan has been installed to work in concert with the dryer. This fan will engage when the
dryer is turned on to assist in moving condensation out of the building. A disconnect switch has
been installed in the laundry closet beside/adjacent the dryer - please note this switch has been
set in the “on position”.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT TAMPERING WITH THE DISCONNECT SWITCH, BY TURNING IT
TO THE OFF POSITION, WILL VOID YOUR ENTIRE HOME WARRANTY. THIS SWITCH
SHOULD ONLY BE USED FOR SERVICE REASONS.
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Dryall
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Please review the following drywall maintenance tips:
Ceilings
The ceilings in your home are easy to maintain: periodically remove dust or cobwebs as part of
your normal cleaning and repaint as needed.
Repairs
With the exception of limited one-time repair service provided by the Developer (see below), care
of drywall is your maintenance responsibility. Most drywall repairs can be easily made. This work
is best done when you redecorate the room.
Repair hairline cracks with a coat of paint. You can repair slightly larger cracks with drywall filling
compound. To correct a nail pop, reset the nail with a hammer and punch. Cover it with drywall
filler, which is available at paint and hardware stores. Apply two or three thin coats. When dry,
sand the surface with fine-grain sandpaper, and then paint. You can fill indentations caused by
sharp objects in the same manner.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we confirm that drywall surfaces meet industry standards. The “5
foot, 2 second” rule will apply during the orientation. Briefly, the “5 foot, 2 second” rule states
that a drywall imperfection will only be repaired if you can see same from a standing distance of 5
feet and within a time frame of 2 seconds. If not, it is not a defect.
The Developer will not repair drywall damage caused after ownership is transferred from the
Developer to the homeowner. Repair of drywall damage caused after completion is one of the
homeowner’s maintenance responsibilities. Please note it is our experience that drywall surfaces
may be damaged during the move in process. As such, please instruct your movers to use extra
caution to prevent same.
The following drywall defects are covered by a one year limited warranty. Please refer to section
7 of the “Corrective Period Rules and Regulations” for more information.
One Time Repairs
Slight cracking, nail pops, or seams may become visible in walls and ceilings. These are caused
by the shrinkage of the wood and normal deflection of rafters to which the drywall is attached. We
will repair drywall shrinkage cracks and nail pops one time at the Year End Corrective Period. It is
your responsibility to paint these repairs. Touch-ups may be visible.
Repainting the entire wall or the entire room to correct flashing is your choice and responsibility.
You are also responsible for custom paint colours or wallpaper that has been applied subsequent
to closing. Due to the effects of time on paint and wallpaper, as well as possible dye lot variations,
touch-ups are unlikely to match the surrounding area.
Please note: we do not repair drywall flaws that are only visible under particular lighting
conditions.
Related Warranty Repairs
If a drywall repair is needed as a result of poor workmanship (such as blisters in tape) or another
warranty-based repair (such as a plumbing leak), it is completed by touching up the repaired area
with the same paint that was on the surface when the home was delivered. If more than one-third
of the wall is involved, we will repaint the wall corner to corner. You are responsible for custom
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paint colours or wallpaper that has been applied subsequent to closing. The effects of time on
paint and wallpaper, as well as possible dye lot variations, mean touch-up may not match the
surrounding area.
Electrical System
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Know the location of the electrical breaker panel; it includes a main shut-off that controls all the
electrical power to the home. Individual breakers control the separate circuits. Each breaker is marked
to help you identify which breaker is connected to which major appliance, outlets, or other service.
Should a failure occur in any part of your home, always check the breakers in the main panel box.
Main Electric Breaker Panel
An electrical breaker panel provides the main shutoff breaker for all the electricity in your home.
The main electrical breaker panel is usually located in either the 2nd or masterbedroom, behind the
bedroom door. Please take the time to note its location.
Breakers
Circuit breakers have three positions: on, off, and tripped. When a circuit breaker trips, it must first
be turned off before it can be turned on. Switching the breaker directly from tripped to on will not
restore service.
Breakers Tripping
Breakers trip as a result of: plugging too many appliances into the circuit; a worn cord; a defective
appliance; or operating an appliance with too high a voltage requirement for the circuit. The
starting of an electric motor can also trip a breaker.
If a circuit trips repeatedly, unplug all items connected to it and reset same. If it trips when nothing
is connected to it, you need an electrician. If the circuit remains on, one of the items you
unplugged is defective and will require repair or replacement.
Buzzing
Fluorescent fixtures use transformer action to operate. This action sometimes causes a buzzing.
Loud buzzing may mean the transformer needs to be replaced.
Fixture Location
We install light fixtures in the locations indicated on the plans. Moving fixtures to accommodate
specific furniture arrangements or room use is your responsibility.
GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters)
GFCI receptacles have a built-in element that senses fluctuations in power. Quite simply, the
GFCI is a circuit breaker. Building codes require installation of these receptacles in bathrooms
and kitchens (basically, areas where an individual can come into contact with water while holding
an electric appliance or tool). One GFCI breaker can control up to three or four outlets. Each
GFCI circuit has a test and reset button. Once each month, press the test button. This will trip the
circuit. To return service, press the reset button. If a GFCI breaker trips during normal use, it may
indicate a faulty appliance and you will need to investigate the problem. Heavy appliances are not
plugged into a GFCI receptacle, as they will trip the GFCI breaker.
CAUTION: if you plug a refrigerator or food freezer into a GFCI-controlled outlet, the GFCI
breaker will trip. The food stored in your fridge/freezer will be ruined. Our limited warranty
coverage does not cover such damage.
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Grounded System
Your electrical system is a three-wire grounded system. Never remove the bare wire that connects
to the box or device.
Light Bulbs
You are responsible for replacing burned-out bulbs, other than those noted during your initial
orientation. When you do replace bulbs, avoid exceeding the wattage indicated inside the fixture
as this may cause a safety hazard and void the warranty on the fixture.
Modifications
If you wish to make any modifications, contact a qualified electrician. The strata corporation will
have a complete list of contacts, or you may reference our sub-trades in contact information of this
section. Having another electrician modify your electrical system during the warranty period may
void that portion of your limited warranty.
Outlets
If an outlet is not working, check first to see if it is controlled by a wall switch or GFCI. Next, check
the breaker. If no apparent reason is found, contact either the Developer (if the problem occurs
within your warranty period), or a qualified electrician (if the problem occurs after the warranty has
expired).
Troubleshooting Tips: Electrical
No Electrical Service Anywhere In The Home
Before calling for service, check to confirm that the:
•
Service is not out in the entire area. If so, contact the utility company.
•
Main breaker and individual breakers are all in the on position.
No Electrical To One Or More Outlets
Before calling for service, check to confirm that the:
•
Main breaker and individual breakers are all in the on position.
•
Applicable wall switch is on.
•
GFCI is set (see details on GFCIs, earlier in this section).
•
Item you want to use is plugged in.
•
Item you want to use works in other outlets.
• Bulb in the lamp is good.
Even if the troubleshooting tips do not identify a solution, the information you gather will be
useful to the service provider you call.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we confirm that light fixtures are in acceptable condition and that all
bulbs are working. The warranty excludes any fixture you supplied. We provide the following
limited electrical warranty:
Designed Load
During the 1st two years of the warranty, the Developer will repair any:
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a. Electrical wiring that fails to carry its designed load to meet specifications (with the exception
of alarm pre-wiring); and
b. Electrical outlet, switch or fixture that does not function as intended.
Please note this warranty does not cover either:
• GFCI (Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters)
Food spoilage that results from plugging refrigerators or freezers into a GFCI outlet; or
• Power Surge
Power surges. Power surges are the result of local conditions beyond the control of the
Developer and are excluded from limited warranty coverage. These can result in burned-out
bulbs or damage to sensitive electronic equipment such as TVs, alarm systems, and
computers. Damage resulting from lightning strikes are excluded from limited warranty
coverage.
Fireplace
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
All homes are equipped with an electric fireplace. Each fireplace is assigned two fireplace
switches, and one thermostat. The fireplace switches are located on the bottom right hand corner
of the fireplace. One switch turns on the fireplace light bulbs; the other switch turns on the
fireplace heater. The fireplace switches must be turned to the “on” position for the fireplace to
work.
As per your “Dimplex Practical User’s Guide”, the fireplace bulbs will eventually burn out and need
to be replaced. Please refer to the guide for light bulb replacement instructions - this guide was
included in your Welcome Package.
The fireplace thermostat is generally located adjacent the fireplace. The thermostat: a) turns the
fireplace heater on; and b) sets the fireplace fan temperature. Please note that the fireplace fan
will only turn on if the thermostat is set above the current room temperature. The fireplace fan will
continue to run until the desired temperature is reached.
The electric panel provides shutoff breakers for (among other things) the fireplace. The electric
panel is normally located in either the 2nd or masterbedroom, behind the bedroom door. Please
take the time to note its location.
In the instance your fireplace does not turn on, please ensure:
• your fireplace switches are on (bottom right corner of the fireplace);
• the fireplace circuit breakers are on (your main electric panel is usually located behind a
bedroom door);
• your fireplace light bulbs are not loose or burnt out.
For more information regarding the care and maintenance of your fireplace, please refer to the
“Dimplex Practical user’s Guide”.
Alternatively, you may visit the web site:
• www.dimplex.com (electric fireplaces)
Warranty Guidelines
For warranty information, please refer to the “Dimplex Two Year Limited Warranty” brochure that
was included in your Welcome Package. As noted above, the electric fireplace warranty does not
cover the bulbs inside the fireplace. When the bulbs burn out, it is the owner’s responsibility to
replace same.
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Gas Shut-Offs
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Gas Barbeque Shutoff Valve
The penthouse units are equipped with a gas outlet for the barbeque. You will find the gas shut
off at the outlet. To turn the gas off, turn the yellow handle 90° perpendicular to the pipe.
Alternatively, to turn the gas on, turn the yellow handle parallel to the pipe. We recommend you
always turn the gas off once you have finished barbequing.
Gas Leak
If you suspect a gas leak, leave the home and call Terasen Gas at their emergency number, 1-800- 6639911, immediately.
Warranty Guidelines
The gas company is responsible for leaks up to the main building meter on the exterior of the
building. The Developer will correct leaks from the meter to the home for a period of two years
after the closing date when the unit is first sold.
Hardware
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Door knobs and locks should operate correctly with little attention. Over time, they may need slight
adjustments due to normal shrinkage of the framing. Occasionally, you may need to tighten
screws or lubrication.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
We confirm that all hardware is in acceptable condition during the initial orientation. The limited
warranty excludes repairs for cosmetic damage subsequent to the initial orientation.
The Developer will repair hardware items that do not function as intended during the first year of
the warranty, and only through our warranty procedures (see ““Warranty Services”” tab).
Hardwood Flooring
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For proper care and maintenance of your hardwood floors, please refer to the “Kentwood Product
Warranty, Care and Maintenance Guide”. This was included in your Welcome Package. Failure
to follow floor care instructions will void your hardwood warranty. Please note the following
paragraph included in the warranty:
“Environmental conditions must be maintained as specified, with a temperature of
68-72° F (20-22° C) and humidity at 40-60% at all times. Exposure to higher or lower
levels of heat and/or humidity may result in expansion and/or contraction of the
floor boards resulting in separation between joints, cupping or splitting of boards,
or other problems. Problems resulting from exposure to levels of heat and/or
humidity other than those specified herein ARE NOT covered by this warranty.”
We have included the following additional care tips:
Remove High Heel Shoes
Hardwood floors may be damaged by the extreme force caused by lady’s high heel shoes
(measured in pounds per square inch (psi)). For example, a car has a load of 28-30 psi, while a
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125 pound woman with high heels has a load of 2000 psi!!. High heels will cause indentation in
wood flooring! As such, ask your guest to remove her heels to protect your floor!
Felt Tabs
Always protect the feet of your furniture; specifically the areas that rest on the hardwood floors.
You may use felt tabs on the underside of the furniture legs to prevent scratches or indentations
occurring on the hardwood surface.
Cleaning
Keep water off the floor surfaces and never wash hardwood with water. Vacuum the floor daily,
remove debris and buff floors to restore luster. Please ensure that your vacuum’s wheels are not
damaging the floor. For more thorough cleaning, use a wood floor cleaning solution approved by
the floor supplier (“Contact Information” tab). Do not use any household cleaners, oils, soaps,
waxes or any abrasive materials/scouring agents on your wood floor.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
Elevation/Gap Variations
Manufacturer guidelines state that strip hardwood flooring shall be installed to provide a surface
where adjacent strips have no more than a 2mm difference in elevation (a 2mm difference is
approximately the thickness of a dime). Flooring not meeting this standard shall be repaired. This
rule also applies to the gap variances between planks (for example, gap variances greater than 2
mm between planks will be repaired).
Colour and Grain Variations
Please note that wood is a natural product, and variation in colour and grain pattern from one
piece of flooring to another is normal.
Floor Finish
During your initial orientation, the Developer will review the hardwood floors and determine if any
scratches and gouges are present. The “5 foot, 2 second” rule will apply. Briefly, the “5 foot, 2
second” rule states that a gouge/scratch will only be repaired if you can see same from a standing
distance of 5 feet and within a time frame of 2 seconds. If not, it is not a defect.
It is important to note that the Developer is not obligated to repair hardwood damage caused after
ownership is transferred from the Developer to the homeowner. Repair of floor damage caused
after completion is one of the homeowner’s maintenance responsibilities. Please note it is our
experience that hardwood floors may be damaged during the move in process. As such, please
instruct your movers to use extra caution to prevent same.
For more information on the product warranty, please review the “Kentwood Product
Warranty, Care and Maintenance Guide” that was included in your Welcome Package. For
information concerning the installation warranty, kindly review the “Komo Floors Hardwood
Installation Warranty.”
Heating
Heating in all homes is provided via electric baseboard heaters. Each heater is assigned its own
thermostat, which is located in the same room as the heater. Generally, if the temperature in the
home falls below the programmed setting, the heat will turn on. Conversely, if the temperature in
the home exceeds the programmed setting, the heat will turn off.
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The electric panel provides shutoff breakers for (among other things) the electric baseboard
heaters. The electric panel is normally located in the 2nd or masterbedroom, behind the door.
Please take the time to note its location.
Lighting
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that all light fixtures are in acceptable condition. For
warranty information, please refer to the “Design Lighting Warranty” letter that was included in
your Welcome Package.
Mirrors
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For care and maintenance instructions, please refer to the “Glass World Maintenance Guide” that
was included in your Welcome Package.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that mirrors are in acceptable condition. If scratches,
chips, or other damage to mirrors is noted at this time, we will correct same. In some cases, due
to the length of the mirror, the installation will require that the mirror be installed in two pieces.
For further warranty information, please refer to the “Glass World Warranty” that was included in
your Welcome Package.
Paint and Stain
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Because of changes in the formula for paint (such as the elimination of lead to make paints safer),
painted surfaces must be washed gently using mild soap and as little water as possible. Avoid
abrasive cleaners, scouring pads, or scrub brushes. Flat paints show washing marks more easily
than gloss paints do. Often better results come from touching up rather than washing the paint.
Exterior
All exterior painting is considered a common area item and is controlled and maintained by your
strata corporation and property manager.
Touch-Up
When doing paint touch-ups, use a small brush, applying paint only to the damaged spot. Touchups may not match the surrounding area exactly, even if the same paint mix is used. When it is
time to repaint a room, prepare the wall surfaces first by cleaning with a mild soap and water
mixture or a reliable cleaning product.
Please turn to the “Finish Specifications” section of this Manual for details regarding original paint
colours.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, we will confirm that all painted or stained surfaces are in acceptable
condition. The Developer will touch up paint as indicated on the initial orientation list. You are
responsible for all subsequent touch-up, except painting we perform as part of another warranty
repair. Please note that paint touch ups made during a warranty visit may:
• Be visible under certain lighting conditions; and
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• Not match the surrounding area (over time, paint colours fade. Due to the effects of time on
paint, as well as possible dye lot variations, touch-ups are unlikely to match surrounding
painted areas).
Phone/Cable Outlets
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Your home is equipped with numerous outlets. Initiating service, adding additional outlets or
revising outlet locations for decorating purposes or convenience is the homeowner’s
responsibility.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
The Developer will correct faulty outlets that are discovered during the initial orientation. For
example, if a kitchen phone outlet is positioned too close to a cabinet and prevents a wall phone
from being installed, the Developer will remedy same.
The Developer will also repair faulty wiring from the outlet service box into the home. The
warranty period for same is two years, and begins on the closing date when the unit is first sold.
From the service box outward, care of the wiring is the responsibility of the local telephone service
company.
Plumbing
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Your plumbing system has many parts, most of which require little maintenance. Proper cleaning,
occasional minor attention, and preventive care will assure many years of good service from this
system.
Aerators
Even though your plumbing lines have been flushed to remove dirt and foreign matter, small
amounts of minerals may enter the line. Aerators on the faucets strain much of this from your
water. Minerals caught in these aerators may cause the faucets to drip because washers wear
more rapidly when they come in contact with foreign matter. Please note that as part of normal
maintenance, you will need to occasionally clean your aerator.
Cleaning
Follow manufacturer's directions for cleaning fixtures. Avoid abrasive cleansers. They remove the
shiny finish and leave behind a porous surface that is difficult to keep clean. Clean plumbing
fixtures with a soft sponge and soapy water (a nonabrasive cleaner or a liquid detergent is usually
recommended by manufacturers). Then polish the fixtures with a dry cloth to prevent water spots.
Clogs
Many plumbing clogs are caused when foreign materials are inserted into plumbing lines.
Examples of foreign materials include disposable diapers, excessive amounts of toilet paper,
sanitary supplies, q-tips, dental floss, and children's toys. Improper garbage disposal use also
causes many plumbing clogs. Always use plenty of cold water when running the disposal. Allow
the water to run 10 to 15 seconds after shutting off the disposal. You can usually clear clogged
traps with a plumber's helper (plunger). If you use chemical agents, follow directions carefully to
avoid personal injury or damage to the fixtures. Waste materials, including grease, fat and
petroleum products, should never be disposed of via the plumbing system. These materials
will accumulate in the piping, especially in the p-traps, and can significantly reduce the flow of
water through the waste system. These substances are also very detrimental to the municipal
sewage treatment systems. To clean a drain stopper (usually found in bathroom sinks), loosening
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the nut under the sink at the back, pull out the rod attached to the plunger, and lift the stopper.
Clean and return the mechanism to its original position.
Low Flush Toilets
Due to conservation efforts and by-law regulations, today’s toilets use less water. In fact, today’s
toilet use 2/3 less water than the old standard toilets. As a result, flushing twice is occasionally
necessary to completely empty the toilet bowl. Rest assured, even when you flush twice, you are
saving water and complying with the law.
Low flush toilets may clog more easily. As such, it is recommended that you do not dispose of
large volumes of paper or any feminine products in the toilet.
Water Flow Restrictors
Water flow restrictors are manufactured into most faucets and all showerheads and cannot be
removed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Dripping Faucet
You can repair a dripping faucet by shutting off the water at the valve directly under the sink, then
removing the faucet stem, changing the washer, and reinstalling the faucet stem. The showerhead
is repaired the same way. Replace the washer with another of the same type and size. You can
minimize the frequency of this repair by remembering not to turn faucets off with excessive force.
(please note that some manufacturers do not use rubber washers.)
Extended Absence
If you plan to be away for an extended period, you should shut off the main water supply to your
home. The main shutoff is located behind the shutoff panel, which will be pointed out to you on
your initial orientation. Do not shut off the heating valve.
Freezing Pipes
Provided the home is heated at a normal level, pipes should not freeze at temperatures above 18°c. Set the heat at a minimum of 12°c if you are away during winter months.
Leaks
If a major plumbing leak occurs, the first step is to turn off the supply of water to the area involved.
This may mean shutting off the water to the entire home. Then contact the strata corporation or
your property manager.
Main Shut-Off
The water supply to your home can be shut-off entirely at your main shutoff valve. We will point
out the location during your initial orientation.
Porcelain
You can damage porcelain enamel by either scratching or hitting it. Do not stand in the bathtub
wearing shoes unless you have placed a protective layer of newspaper/plastic over the bottom of
the tub. If you splatter paint onto the porcelain enamel surfaces during redecorating, wipe it up
immediately. If a spot dries before you notice it, use a recommended solvent.
Running Toilet
To stop running water, check the shut-off float in the tank. You will most likely find it has lifted too
high in the tank, preventing the valve from shutting off completely. In this case, gently bend the
float rod down until it stops the water at the correct level. The float should be free and not rub the
side of the tank or any other parts. Also check the chain on the flush handle. If it is too tight, it will
prevent the rubber stopper at the bottom of the tank from sealing, resulting in running water.
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Shower Diverter
The shower must be turned off using the shower handle – not the diverter.
Shut-Offs
Each toilet has a shut-off on the water line under the tank. Hot and cold shut-offs for each sink are
on the water lines under the sink.
Stainless Steel
Clean stainless steel sinks with soap and water to preserve their luster. Avoid using abrasive
cleaners or steel wool pads, as these will damage the finish. Prevent bleach from coming into
prolonged contact with the sink as it can pit the surface. An occasional cleaning with a good
stainless steel cleaner will enhance the finish. Rub in the direction of the polish or grain lines and
dry the sink to prevent water spots.
Avoid leaving produce on a stainless steel surface, since prolonged contact with produce can
stain the finish. Also avoid using the sink as a cutting board; sharp knives will gouge the finish.
Local water conditions affect the appearance of stainless steel. A white film can develop on the
sink if you have over-softened water or water with a high concentration of minerals. In hard water
areas, a brown surface stain can form appearing like rust.
Tank Care
Avoid exposing the toilet to blows from sharp or heavy objects, which can cause chipping or
cracking. Avoid abnormal pressures against the sides of the tank. It is possible to crack the tank at
the points where it is attached to the bowl.
Temperature
Expect temperatures to vary if water is used in more than one location in the home at the exact
same time.
Troubleshooting Tips: Plumbing
No Water Anywhere In the Home
Before calling for service, check to confirm that the:
• Main shut off in your home is open.
• Main shut off to the building is open.
• Individual shut-offs for each water-using item are open.
Leak Involving One Sink, Tub, or Toilet
• Confirm shower door or tub enclosure was properly closed.
• Turn water supply off to that item.
• Use other facilities in your home and report problem on next business day.
Back Up At One Toilet
If only one toilet is affected, corrections can be carried out during normal business hours.
• Shut off the water supply to the toilet involved.
• Use a plunger to clear the blockage.
• If you've been in your home fewer than 30 days, contact the Developer’s Customer
Service Department (turn to “Contact Information” tab).
• If you've been in your home over 30 days, contact a repair service.
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Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation, we will confirm that all plumbing fixtures are in acceptable condition
and are functioning properly, and that all faucets and drains operate freely. We will repair
deficiencies as follows:
Broken Shower Diverter
The Developer will not replace a diverter that has been damaged by a homeowner.
Clogged Drain
The Developer will correct clogged drains that occur within 30 days of the initial sale. If we are
called to a suite to repair a clog that has been caused by the homeowner, we will bill the
homeowner for the cost of removing the clog! Please note this includes toilet and sink
clogs caused by the homeowner!!! After the first 30 days, the homeowner is responsible for
correcting clogged drains.
Cosmetic Damage
The Developer will correct any fixture damage noted during the initial orientation. Repairing chips,
scratches, or other surface damage noted subsequent to the initial orientation is your
responsibility.
Leaks
The Developer will repair leaks in the plumbing system that occur within the two-year warranty
period. The warranty begins on the closing date when the unit is first sold. If a plumbing leak
caused by a warranted item results in drywall or floor covering damage, we will repair or replace
items that were part of the home as originally purchased. We do not make adjustments for
secondary damages (for example, damage to wallpaper, drapes, and personal belongings).
Insurance should cover these items.
Noise
Changes in temperature or the flow of the water itself will cause some noise in the pipes. This is
normal and requires no repair. We will repair persistent water hammer that occurs within the first
two years of the warranty. Again, the warranty begins on the closing date when the unit is first
sold.
Pot Fillers
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Extra caution must be exercised when using the pot filler. If the pot filler is accidentally turned on,
or left on, water will continue to flow unit the pot filler is turned off. AS THERE IS NO
OVERFLOW DRAIN, WATER DAMAGE WILL ENSUE.
Please note there are two shut offs for the pot fillers: the handle; and a valve on the suite
manifold supply line. The supply line is normally housed behind removable panels in the storage
closet. Please note this value also shuts off the water supply to the fridge ice maker.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
For product warranty information, please refer to the “Taju – Single Handle Wall Mounted Pot
Filler” warranty that was included in your Welcome Package.
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Remote Controls
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
When you move in, you will be given two radio frequency remotes that control access to your
main lobby entry door, your parkade gates and any other door with card access readers.
The remotes require no maintenance, and operate on batteries which will require replacement
from time to time (please refer to the “Alarm Pre-Wiring, Residential RF’s, Visitor Intercom
System, and Camera System” subsection for battery details). The remote controls are susceptible
to damage by moisture and impact, and should be handled gently.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During the initial orientation we will confirm that the remote controls are in good operating
condition. We will replace faulty remote controls within the first 30 days of the initial sale.
Shower Doors or Tub Enclosures
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
For shower enclosure maintenance guidelines, please refer to the “Glass World Maintenance
Guide”. This guide was included in your Welcome Package. Tub enclosures require minimal care
and maintenance. Use a squeegee to remove water after a bath/shower to keep mineral residue
and soap film to a minimum. A coating of wax can also help prevent build up of minerals and
soap. Use cleaning products suggested by the manufacturer to avoid any damage to the trim and
hardware. Check and touch-up caulking on an as needed basis.
Avoid hanging wet towels on corners of doors - the weight can pull the door out of alignment and
cause it to leak.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
During your initial orientation, we will confirm that all shower doors and tub enclosures are in
acceptable condition.
For warranty information on the shower enclosures, please review the “Glass World Warranty”
that was included in your Welcome Package.
Smoke Detectors
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Each home is equipped with smoke detectors. Smoke detectors are installed in accordance with
building codes, which dictate locations. The Developer cannot omit any smoke detectors, and you
should not remove or disable same. The number of detectors per home depends upon the size of
the home.
Testing your smoke detector is very important. The homeowner should:
a. Test the smoke detector once a month;
b. Hold the test button on the detector for 10 seconds to ensure that the device beeps or rings
loudly;
c. Avoid lighting candles under the detector to see if the alarm goes off. Repeated use of
smoke to activate can case detectors to fail when a real fire occurs;
d. If applicable, change the batteries at least twice a year – at the start and end of daylight
savings time is a good rule of thumb (also, if your smoke detector starts chirping or beeping,
it’s time to change the batteries); and
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e. Clean the smoke detector twice a year with a vacuum.
Please remember, if your smoke detector goes off, you literally have seconds to respond. There
is absolutely no time to gather possessions. Your best response is to leave your home
immediately and call 911 from a phone outside your home.
Your home may be equipped with common area fire alarm strobe lights that are controlled and
maintained by the strata corporation and/or property management company. If so, they may be
connected to the main fire alarm system and should never be obstructed or tampered with.
Please contact your strata property manager to confirm same.
Ventilation
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Homes today are built more tightly than ever. This saves energy dollars, but creates a potential
concern: humidity. Humidity is generated by people breathing, bathing, cooking and living in
homes. Humidity must be ventilated to the outdoors; otherwise, condensation, cooking odours,
indoor pollutants, and carbon monoxide may accumulate indoors. We provide mechanical and
passive methods for ventilating homes; however, your attention to ventilation is equally important
to your family’s health and safety. Please take the time to review the following recommended
daily living habits – adopting these habits will reduce humidity by improving ventilation.
Daily Habits
Your daily habits can help keep your home well ventilated. Please:
• Do not cover or interfere in any way with the fresh air supply to your suite;
• Keep the dryer exhaust hose clean and securely connected;
• Keep the dryer lint trap clean;
• Do not switch off the disconnect switch, for the dryer booster fan, which is located
beside/adjacent your dryer. Failure to follow this instruction will void your home
warranty;
• Develop the habit of running the hood fan when you are cooking;
• Run you bathroom fan(s) when taking a shower or bath. Continue running the fan(s) for
approximately 1 hour following your shower or bath. Failure to follow this instruction will
void your home warranty;
• Do not tamper with the main bathroom fan. It is wired to run a total of 8 hours each day.
Tampering with same will void your home warranty;
• Leave several windows slightly open during spring, summer, fall and winter. This will allow
humidity to escape (we have found that the fan alone does not lower humidity enough
during the wet, cold winter). This will also prevent excessive moisture from forming on the
inside of your windows. Keeping windows slightly open throughout the year will help:
a. Keep the air in your suite fresh;
b. Prevent damage to your possessions; and
c. Prevent damage to your suite.
• Avoid setting your thermostat at extreme temperatures. Heating your home will cause the
materials to dry out faster, generating more moisture into the air. Drying materials out too
fast also increases shrinkage cracks and separations
Examples of humidity damage are:
• Mold growing on window frames, drywall and other surfaces (very unhealthy!);
• Cords on the window blinds swelling and making the blinds hard to operate and likely to
break; and
• Water filling the bottom window track and damaging the drywall and wood sill beside it.
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If your windows are fogged up or wet on the inside, then you are damaging your home.
Warranty Guidelines
The Developer’s warranty guidelines for active components, such as exhaust fans, are discussed
under the appropriate headings (electrical systems, heating system, and so on). Please review
these sections for more information regarding same.
Damage caused by humidity is not covered by a home warranty. If the homeowner fails to
follow the recommendations noted above, he/she will cause damage to the home - for
which the homeowner will be held accountable! Further, in several instances, failure to
comply with the recommended daily living habits will render the Developer’s entire
warranty null and void.
Windows
Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines
Contact either the building manager or the property management company if a suite window
breaks. They will be able to assist you in remedying same (accidental breakage may be covered
by the strata building insurance). Please refer to the “Emergency Contacts” section of this Manual
for building/property manager phone numbers.
To care for your windows, please review the following:
Vinyl
Clean vinyl surfaces with warm, clear water. Do not use powdered cleaner. After each cleaning,
apply a silicone lubricant. Clean glass as needed with vinegar and water, a commercial glass
cleaner, or the product recommended by the window manufacturer.
Condensation
Condensation on interior surfaces of the window and frame is the result of high humidity within the
home and low outside temperatures. Your family’s lifestyle controls the humidity level within your
home. If your home includes a humidifier, closely observe the manufacturer's directions for its use.
You may also review the section on “Ventilation” (see table of contents) for tips on reducing insuite condensation.
Sills
Window sills in your home are made of wood. The most common maintenance activity is dusting.
Twice a year, check caulking and touch-up as needed. Protect wood and wood product sills from
moisture. If you arrange plants on a sill, include a plastic tray under the pot.
Sticking Windows
Most sliding windows (both vertical and horizontal) are designed for a 10-pound pull. If sticking
occurs or excessive pressure is required to open or close a window, apply a silicone lubricant.
This is available at hardware stores. Avoid petroleum-based products.
Tinting
Applying tinting of foil lining to dual pane windows can result in broken windows due to heat buildup. Some manufacturers void their warranty on the windows if you apply tinting or foil lining.
Contact the manufacturer to check on their current policy before you apply such coatings.
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Weep Holes
In heavy rains, water may collect in the bottom channel of window frames. Weep holes are
provided to allow excess water to escape to the outside. Keep the bottom window channels and
weep holes free of dirt and debris.
Initial Orientation and Warranty Guidelines
We will confirm that all windows are in acceptable condition during the initial orientation. We will
also confirm that windows operate with reasonable ease, and that locks perform as designed.
The Developer will repair or replace broken windows noted on the initial orientation list. The
Developer will also make adjustments to windows and locks that do not function as intended
during the initial orientation. In addition:
Condensation
Condensation that accumulates between the panes of glass in dual-glazed windows indicates a
broken seal. We will replace the window if this occurs during the warranty period.
Condensation that accumulates on the surface of interior windows and frames is not covered by
warranty. This condensation indicates high humidity in the home, and low temperatures outside
the home. As the homeowner influences the level of humidity within the home, the homeowner will
be responsible for damage arising from same.
Scratches
The Developer confirms that all window glass is in acceptable condition at the initial orientation.
Minor scratches on windows can result from delivery, handling, and other construction activities.
We will replace windows that have scratches readily visible from a distance of 4 feet (if same is
noted during the initial orientation). The Developer does not replace windows that have scratches
visible only under certain lighting conditions.
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Mandalay Contact Information
Legal Description:
Parcel Identifier: 026-576-384
Parcel A, Section 10, Block 4N
New Westminster District
Plan BCP22133
Civic Address:
Mandalay
9371 & 9373 Hemlock Drive
Richmond, BC
V6Y 4K6 & V6Y OA9 respectively
TRADE
COMPANY
CONTACT
PHONE
NUMBER
FAX NUMBER
Aluminum Handrails
& Guardrails/Glass
Inserts
Practical Ironworks Ltd.
7315 Buller Avenue
Burnaby BC V5J 4S6
Ken Wai
604-436-9272
604-435-5188
Appliances
Whirlpool
Customer
Service
Bathroom
Accessories
Blinds
Burglar Alarm
Cabinets
Ceramic Tile
Closet Shelving
Countertops
Doors Supply
Electrical
Elevators
Finish Carpentry
Fireplaces
Pacific Prehung Doors
P.O. BOX 265
Coquitlam, B.C. V3J 6Z9
Spectrum Window
Coverings
#130-6755 Graybar Road
Richmond, BC V6W 1H8
Nexgen Technologies Inc.
#201-204 Cayer Street
Coquitlam, B.C. V3K 5B1
IMAC Enterprises Corp.
#2-12160 Vickers Way
Richmond, BC V6V 1H9
National (2005) Tile Ltd.
260 S.W. Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V5X 2R5
Sunburst Closets
#101-342 East Kent Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5X 4N6
IMAC Enterprises Corp.
#2-12160 Vickers Way
Richmond, BC V6V 1H9
Pacific Prehung Doors
P.O. BOX 265
Coquitlam, BC V3J 6Z9
Allwest Electric
169 Golden Drive
Coquitlam BC V3K 6T1
Richmond Elevator
12091 No. 5 Road
Richmond, BC V7A 4E9
Rolin Interiors
5210 Ferry Road
Delta, BC V4K 3M7
Fireplaces Unlimited
6750 King George Hwy.
Surrey, BC V3W 4Z5
1-800-807-6777
Dan Carlson
604-524-9566
604-649-3946
604-522-7048
Victor Cheng
Bob
604-231-8788
604-231-8787
Tim From
604-517-8324
604-648-8610
Julian
604-821-0702
604-270-9049
Philip Tsang
604-322-1080
604-322-7032
Mark Vance
604-436-3400
604-436-4844
604-821-0702
604-270-9049
Dan Carlson
604-524-9566
604-646-3946
604-522-7048
Rob Plante
604-464-6200
604-464-6209
Mike Sterling
604-274-8440
604-274-0099
Jay Tomlin
604-618-7405
Gord
Schlechtleitner
Jerry
604-415-9330
604-599-1140
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TRADE
COMPANY
Flooring Materials
(Hardwood, Carpet,
Vinyl Flooring)
Glazing
(Lobby, Storefront,
Amenity & Skylights)
J.W. Building Consultants
rd
116-18525 53 Ave
Surrey, BC V3S 7A4
Alternate Glazing
4-12662 112thA Avenue
Surrey, BC V3V 8B6
Komo Flooring
4531 Steveston Hwy
Richmond BC V7E 3K4
Delta Pacific Landscaping
6651 Knight Drive
Delta BC V4E 1S6
Design Lighting
#105 – 6360 202nd Street
Langley, BC V2Y 1M8
Pacific Prehung Doors
P.O. BOX 265
Coquitlam, B.C. V3J 6Z9
Brian Shelley Brick &
Stone
16528 24th Avenue
Surrey, BC
Ocean Park Mechanical
102-2428 King George Hwy
Surrey, BC V4A 1H5
Martex Sprinklers
33160 Plaxton Crescent
Abbotsford, BC
Glass World
2146 Queens Street
Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6J4
Blue Line Deco Painting
13340 98th Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 4Z5
American Pools
16587 Parkview Place
Surrey, BC V4N 1Y8
Villa Roofing
103-8380 St. George Street
Vancouver, BC V5X 3S7
Glass World
2146 Queens Street
Abbotsford, B.C. V2T 6J4
Jermar Drywall 3,000 Ltd.
2227 St. John's Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 2A6
Clearbrook Ironworks
715 Sumas Way
Abbotsford, BC V2S 4P7
Telus Communications
9100 Glenlyon Parkway
Burnaby, B.C. V5J 5J8
Starline Arch. Windows
9380-198 Street
Langley, BC V1M 3C8
Hardwood Flooring
Installation
Landscaping
Lighting Fixtures
Mailboxes
Masonry/Concrete
Block
Mechanical
Mechanical/
Sprinklers
Mirrors
Painting
Pools
Roofing, Membrane,
and Waterproofing
Shower Doors
Steel Stud and
Drywall
Structural Steel
Telephone
Windows
CONTACT
Jim or Ben
PHONE
NUMBER
778-571-2788
Extensions
102 or 104.
FAX NUMBER
Ron
604-928-8321
604-582-1494
Jerry Kopec
604-518-4786
Jerome Chow
604-596-6833
604-596-3009
Lynette
604-539-8733
604-539-8734
Dan Carlson
604-524-9566
Brian Shelly
604-619-6941
Steve Boak
Aaron
Roxbourgh
604-218-7097
Glen
Harold
604-309-3751
Kevin Browne
604-854-5757
604-852-1850
Bob Johal
604-614-8368
604-583-8058
Serafino
604-583-5548
604-583-5517
Ken Nicol
Kevin Nicol
604-841-8873
604-830-3414
604-261-6636
Kevin Browne
604-854-5757
604-852-1850
Rad Blatny
604-939-1382
604-841-8322
604-939-1384
Dave
604-835-0231
604-852-4481
Travis Deaust
604-453-2099
604-812-8518
Frank Odorico
604-882-6855
604-541-2950
604-882-6890
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Finish Specifications
Please note that this specification is accurate and up to date at the time of printing. This
specification was printed in May 2008. The Developer reserves the right to make
specification changes, as per the contract of purchase and sale. However, any substitution
of method or product shall be of equal or better quality than the original specification.
There are two different colour schemes in homes at Mandalay – Ocean Limestone and Café
Marble.. You, the first homeowner, selected your preferred colour scheme at the time you
purchased your unit. If you are not sure which colour scheme you selected, please contact the
sales staff.
The following is a list of the fixture and finishes of each scheme:
Interior Suite Finish Specifications
Scheme One – Ocean Limestone
Carpet:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Installer:
Product:
Series:
Style:
Content:
Color:
Width:
Pile Height:
Finished Face Wt:
Pile Density:
Dye Method:
Primary Backing:
Secondary Backing:
Pattern Repeat:
Tuftex of California
JW Building Consultants Ltd.
Developer
Broadloom
Something So Right
Tip Sheared Loop
Anso smart choice nylon yarn
Z6201-00534 Dolphin
12’
.312”
29.25
3,375
Continuous
Polypropylene
ACTIONBAC
5/15”w x 3/8”l
Hardwood Flooring:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Installer:
Product:
Series:
Wood Species:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Kentwood Collection
JW Building Consultants Ltd.
Komo Floors
Engineered Hardwood flooring
Wide Plank Engineered
Merbau
Natural
35 7/16” x 4 13/16” x 9/16”
Tile:
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Rectified Porcelain
Entry, ensuite, bathroom floor field tile
National Tile
Textile TXT 18
Matte
Taupe
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Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout Color:
18” x 18”
Custom Building Products
386 Oyster Gray
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout Color:
Notes:
Rectified Porcelain
Kitchen backsplash
National Tile
ICADWHP1224
Polished
White
12” x 24”
Custom Building Products
11 Snow White
Cut to 6” x 24”
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout Color:
Notes:
Rectified Porcelain
Ensuite tub surround
National Tile
Textile TXT 18
Matte
Taupe
18” x 18”
Custom Building Products
386 Oyster Gray
Cut to 9” x 18”
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout color:
Glazed Ceramic
Main bathtub surround field
National Tile
Gatineau
Matte White
White
4” x 16”
Custom building products
381 bright white
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout color:
Glazed Ceramic
Main bathtub surround accent
National Tile
Gatineau
Gloss White
White
4” x 16”
Custom building products
381 bright white
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Code:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Ceramic Floor Tile
Tile at laundry areas
National Tile
Chateau
PL.CT.BON.1313
Matte
Bone
13” x 13”
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Grout:
Grout Color:
custom Building Products
10 Antique White
Cabinet Doors:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Product:
Face:
Back:
Rail/Style:
Door Style:
Stain:
IDKS
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Shaker – 3” Style & Rail
Flat cut Lyptus
Flat cut Lyptus
Solid
3” Stiles and rails
Walnut
Kitchen Countertop:
Supplier:
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Product:
Granite Slab
Colour:
Desert Eyes
Thickness:
¾”
Finish:
polish all exposed surfaces
Edge Detail:
1 ½” built up square edge
Ensuite and Main Bathroom Countertop:
Supplier:
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Product:
Limestone Slab
Colour:
VM Blue
Thickness:
¾”
Edge Detail:
1 ½” built up square edge
Finish:
Honed
Threshold at Suite Entry:
Supplier:
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Product:
Granite
Colour:
Antique Brown
Thickness:
¾”
Finish:
Polish all exposed surfaces
Paint:
Location:
Supplier:
Product:
Code:
Color:
Finish:
Walls throughout except wet areas
Blue Line Deco Painting Ltd.
Sherwin Williams
SW7036
Accessible Beige
Eggshell
Location:
Supplier:
Product:
Code:
Color:
Finish:
Trim
Blue Line Deco Painting Ltd.
Sherwin Williams
SW7035
Aesthetic White
Semi-gloss
Location:
Supplier:
Product:
Walls, Ceilings at wet areas
Blue Line Deco Painting Ltd.
Sherwin Williams
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Code:
Color:
Finish:
SW7036
Aesthetic Beige
Eggshell
Location:
Supplier:
Product:
Code:
Color:
Finish:
Ceilings
Blue Line Deco Painting Ltd.
Sherwin Williams
SW7035
Aesthetic White
Flat
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Scheme Two – Café Marble
Carpet:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Installer:
Product:
Series:
Style:
Content:
Color:
Width:
Pile Height:
Finished Face Wt:
Pile Density:
Dye Method:
Primary Backing:
Secondary Backing:
Pattern Repeat:
Tuftex of California
JW Building Consultants Ltd.
Developer
Broadloom
Something So Right
Tip Sheared Loop
Anso smart choice nylon yarn
Z6201-00731 Bamboo
12’
.312”
29.25
3,375
Continuous
Polypropylene
ACTIONBAC
5/15”w x 3/8”l
Hardwood Flooring:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Installer:
Product:
Series:
Wood Species:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Kentwood Collection
JW Building Consultants Ltd.
Komo Floors
Engineered Hardwood flooring
Wide Plank engineered
Walnut
EV walnut
35 7/16” x 4 13/16” x 9/16”
Tile:
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout Color:
Notes:
Rectified Porcelain
Kitchen backsplash
National Tile
ICADWHP1224
Polished
White
12” x 24”
Custom Building Products
11 Snow White
Cut to 6” x 24”
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout color:
Glazed Ceramic
Main bathtub surround field
National Tile
Gatineau
Matte White
White
4” x 16”
Custom building products
381 bright white
Product:
Location:
Glazed Ceramic
Main bathtub surround accent
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Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout color:
National Tile
Gatineau
Gloss White
White
4” x 16”
Custom building products
381 bright white
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout Color:
Notes:
Rectified Porcelain
Entry, ensuite and bathroom floor field tile
National Tile
Regal
Matte
Taupe
18” x 18”
Custom Building Products
10 Antique White
Cut to 9” x 18”
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout Color:
Notes:
Rectified Porcelain
Entry, ensuite, bathroom floor accent tile and ensuite tub surround.
National Tile
Regal
Polished
Taupe
18” x 18”, cut to 9” x 18”
Custom Building Products
10 Antique White
Cut to 9” x 18”
Product:
Location:
Supplier:
Series:
Code:
Finish:
Color:
Dimensions:
Grout:
Grout Color:
Ceramic Floor Tile
Tile at laundry areas
National Tile
Chateau
PL.CT.BON.1313
Matte
Bone
13” x 13”
Custom Building Products
10 Antique White
Cabinet Doors:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Product:
Face:
Back:
Door Style:
OP:
Color:
IDKS
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Shaker –Pro 3” Style & Rail
Antique White
Antique White
3” Stiles and rails
5
Antique White 30 degree
Kitchen Countertop:
Supplier:
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Product:
Granite Slab
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Colour:
Thickness:
Finish:
Edge Detail:
Imperial Brown
¾”
Polish all exposed surfaces
1 ½” built up square edge
Ensuite and Main Bathroom Countertop:
Supplier:
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Product:
Marble Slab
Colour:
Emporador Café
Thickness:
¾”
Edge Detail:
1 ½” built up square edge
Finish:
Polish all exposed surfaces
Threshold at Suite Entry:
Supplier:
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Product:
Granite
Colour:
Antique Brown
Thickness:
¾”
Finish:
Polish all exposed surfaces
Paint:
Supplier:
Location:
Product:
Code:
Color:
Finish:
Blue Line Deco Painting Ltd.
Walls throughout except wet areas
Sherwin Williams
SW7036
Accessible Beige
Eggshell
Location:
Supplier:
Product:
Code:
Color:
Finish:
Trim
Blue Line Deco Painting Ltd.
Sherwin Williams
SW7035
Aesthetic White
Semi-gloss
Location:
Supplier:
Product:
Code:
Color:
Finish:
Location:
Supplier:
Product:
Code:
Color:
Finish:
Walls, Ceilings at wet areas
Blue Line Deco Painting Ltd.
Sherwin Williams
SW7036
Aesthetic Beige
Eggshell
Ceilings
Blue Line Deco Painting Ltd.
Sherwin Williams
SW7035
Aesthetic White
Flat
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Finish Carpentry, Doors, Wire Shelving and Closet Organizers
Baseboards:
Supplier:
Installer:
Model:
Dimensions:
Country Lumber
Rolin Interiors
Flat Stock
3 ¼” x ½”
Door Casing:
Supplier:
Installer:
Location:
Model:
Dimensions:
Country Lumber
Rolin Interiors
Passage Doors Interior Suites
Flat Stock MDF Plant On
2 1/5” x ½” Vertical, 3 1/5” x ¾” Horizontal Header
Window Sill:
Supplier:
Installer:
Location:
Model:
Dimensions:
Country Lumber
Rolin Interiors
Kitchen windows
WM1105
3 ½” x ¾”
Suite Entry Door:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Installer:
Model:
Moulding & Millwork
Pacific Prehung Doors
Rolin Interiors
Solid Uniform Lite Birch – 20 Min
Interior Passage Door:
Manufacturer:
Trimlite
Supplier:
Pacific Prehung Doors
Installer:
Rolin Interiors
Location:
Bedrooms/Bathrooms/Ensuites/Closets
Model:
1 Panel Shaker – Paint Grade
Interior Passage Door:
Manufacturer:
Trimlite
Supplier:
Pacific Prehung Doors
Installer:
Rolin Interiors
Location:
Den
Model:
Single Light Clear French Door – Paint Grade
Series:
French Doors
Standard Closet Organizers:
Manufacturer:
Rubbermaid
Supplier:
Sunburst Shutters Blinds and Closets
Style:
12” deep rod and shelf set at 67-68” above the floor
Color:
White Epoxy Coated Wire Shelving
Upgrade Closet Organizers:
Manufacturer:
Sunburst Shutters Blinds and Closets
Supplier:
Sunburst Shutters Blinds and Closets
Style:
“Lifestyle Closet System”
Color:
White ¾” thick commercial grade pine core melamine with 3mm edging
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Door Hardware, Cabinet Hardware & Shower Rod
Entry Lockset:
Location:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Style:
Finish:
Entry door, hall side
Taymor
Pacific Prehung Doors
Citation 33-D5034
Chrome
Deadlock:
Location:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Style:
Finish:
Entry door
Taymor
Pacific Prehung Doors
Citation 33-D440
Chrome
Passage Set:
Location:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Style:
Finish:
Passage Doors
Taymor
Pacific Prehung Doors
Citation 33-B5034
Chrome
Door Viewer:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Finish:
Taymor
Pacific Prehung Doors
37-B4825N
Privacy Bed/Bath Set:
Manufacturer:
Taymor
Supplier:
Pacific Prehung Doors
Location:
Passage Bathroom Doors and passage powder room doors
Style:
Citation 33-D5024
Finish:
Chrome
Single Dummy:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Location:
Style:
Finish:
Taymor
Pacific Prehung Doors
Storage swing doors
Citation 33-504
Chrome
Decorative Knob:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Location:
Style:
Finish:
Marathon Fasteners
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Kitchen cabinet doors, ensuite & main bathroom cabinets
9109-BNI
Brushed Nickel
Decorative Pull:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Location:
Style:
Richelieu
Imac Enterprises Corp.
Kitchen, ensuite & main bathroom drawers
30342
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Finish:
#195 Satin nickel
Shower Rod:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Type:
Finish:
Taymor
Pacific Pre-hung
01-R9691
Chrome
Page 71 of 82
Bathroom Accessories
Towel Bar:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Installer:
Location:
Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Cascade
Pacific Prehung Doors
Rolin Interiors
Main bathroom and ensuite bathroom
Honor collection 2924
Polished Chrome
24”
Toilet Tissue Holder:
Manufacturer:
Cascade
Supplier:
Pacific Prehung Doors
Installer:
Rolin Interiors
Location:
Main bathroom and ensuite bathroom
Model:
Honor collection 2951 IM less cover
Finish:
Polished Chrome
Dimensions:
153 x 78 x 94
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Plumbing Fixtures, Fittings and Bathroom Fan
Kitchen Faucet:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Features:
Taju
Ocean Park Mechanical
Sonora GD404554
Chrome
Single Handle Pull Down
Kitchen Sink, single bowl:
Manufacturer:
Kindred
Supplier:
Ocean Park Mechanical
Model:
KSS6U
Finish:
Mirror rim and satin bowl
Dimensions:
23”l x 17” w x 9” d
Features:
18 gauge 18/10 stainless steel
Toilet:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Features:
Kohler Wellworth
Ocean Park Mechanical
K-3422
White
Vitreous china
Bathroom Faucet:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Features:
Taju
Ocean Park Mechanical
Sonora GD223154
Chrome
Single hole lav with pop-up waste
Undermount lavatory rectangular :
Manufacturer:
Acritec
Supplier:
Ocean Park Mechanical
Model:
UM1812
Finish:
White
Features:
Single hole lavatory with pop-up waste
Bath/shower kit:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Features:
Taju
Ocean Park Mechanical
Sonora GD504054T GD113000BT
Polished chrome
Built-in tub & shower pressure balance valve w/ diverter
Drop in tub, Ensuite:
Manufacturer:
Acritec
Supplier:
Ocean Park Mechanical
Model:
Simplicity 2 with plywood apron
Finish:
White
Dimensions:
60”l x 32”w x 22” d
Features:
Tilted flange
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Drop in tub, Main bath in 2 bath units only:
Manufacturer:
Acritec
Supplier:
Ocean Park Mechanical
Model:
Simplicity 2 with integral apron
Finish:
White
Dimensions:
60”l x 32”w x 22” d
Features:
tilted flange
Pot filler, Upgrade Option:
Manufacturer:
Taju
Supplier:
Ocean Park Mechanical
Model:
Melrose GD205314
Finish:
Chrome
Dimensions:
12” x 6”
Features:
Shut Off and Control Valve
Single Threshold Shower Base:
Manufacturer:
Acritec
Supplier:
Ocean Park Mechanical
Model: –
3232
Finish:
White
Dimensions:
32” x 32”
Bathroom Fan:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Location:
Finish:
Carnes VCDK009C
DDK Ventilation
Bathroom exhaust fan
White grill
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Mirrors, Shower Enclosures, Blinds and Fireplace
Mirror, 5mm mirrored glass w/polished edge:
Manufacturer:
Glass World
Supplier:
Glass World
Location:
Vanities at ensuite & main bath Edge:
Square polished edge
Finish:
Clear
Mounting:
Adhere to wall
Dimensions:
37"-41" Ht by 30"-73" W
Frameless Slider Glass Enclosures for Showers (where applicable):
Manufacturer :
Glass World
Supplier:
Glass World
Glass:
Tempered clear glass, w/chrome finish hardware
Edge detail:
Polished all exposed edges
Horizontal Blinds:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Product:
Cameo
Spectrum Window Coverings
Baked enamel steel top and bottom rails with aluminum slats
and polyester cords
Suite Fireplace, where applicable:
Manufacturer:
Dimplex
Supplier:
Fireplaces Unlimited
Product:
Built in Electric Fireplace
Model:
Optiflame BF33ST
Trim Finish:
Black
Overall Dimensions: 32.8”w x 28.8” h x 14.3” d
Hearth Opening:
28”w x 22.5”H x 12”D
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Lighting Fixtures
Surface Ceiling Mount Dish:
Manufacturer –
Maxilite
Supplier:
Design Lighting
Location:
Entry, hallways, closets, den and bedrooms, where applicable
Model:
Maxilite #MX 3257-11
Description:
Frosted white glass dish with brush steel metal clips
Finish:
Frosted white glass, brushed steel
Dimensions:
12” diameter
Lamping:
60W med base
Switch:
as per electrical drawings
Mounting Method:
surface ceiling mount
Recessed downlight small aperture:
Manufacturer:
Lightolier
Supplier:
Design Lighting
Location:
Some hallways, kitchen, ensuite, where applicable
Model:
2076CH-12 lytecaster with R501-6 frame kit
Description:
3 ¾” aperture, cone and basic baffle downlight
Finish:
Specular chrome cone and white flange
Dimensions:
3 3/4” cut-out x 10 1/8” W x 7 ½” L x APPROX. 4.5” deep
Lamping:
50W PAR20
Switch:
as per electrical drawings
Mounting Method:
recessed ceiling
Electrical Cover Plate (“rosette”):
Manufacturer:
Galaxy Lighting
Supplier:
Design Lighting
Location:
Dining room, where applicable
Model:
1001
Description:
Plate to cover electrical access – pendant NIC
Finish:
White
Surface Ceiling Mount Monopoint, directional:
Manufacturer:
Banvil
Supplier:
Design Lighting
Location:
Wall at fireplace, where applicable
Model:
PLV21-1WH
Description:
Adjustable monopoint
Finish:
White
Dimensions:
5”D x 6”H
Lamping:
1 x 50W MR 16 12 volt
Mounting Location: On centre to fireplace, 24” from wall surface
Surface Wall Mount, Marine Light:
Manufacturer:
Galaxy Lighting
Supplier:
Design Lighting
Location:
Balcony Walls, where applicable
Model:
305112BK
Description:
Round cast aluminum gasketed marine light
Finish:
Powder coated black finish with sandblasted prismatic glass
Dimensions:
7 1/8” DIAM x 4 5/8” E
Lamping:
1 x 60W med.
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Mounting Location:
Wall surface on balconies
Recessed WET rated potlight & housing:
Manufacturer:
Contrast Lighting
Supplier:
Design Lighting
Location:
Ensuite and Main bathroom over tub, where applicable
Model:
S3450-01 trim with NW3000CM housing
Description:
Low profile shower downlight, non ic type housing
Finish:
01 white
Dimensions:
4 7/16”dia x 3 15/16”D housing
Lamping:
12 V 50W MR16
Mounting Location: n/a
Recessed puck light small aperture:
Manufacturer:
Alico
Supplier:
Design Lighting
Location:
Undercabinet Lighting, where applicable
Model:
MZ701-15 with T4CM transformer and AC2A harness
Description: Metal recess or surface mount with MiniPot Premium
Xenonchrome finish
Dimensions:
2 ½ DIAM x 5/8” H
Lamping:
20w Xenon lamp (incl.) w/ 72” leads
Switch:
As per electrical drawings
Mounting Location: Recessed under kitchen cabinets
Wall Sconce:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Location:
Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Lamping:
Galaxy Lighting
Design Lighting
Ensuite Vanity, where applicable
224023BN
Description: Wall light with frosted glass cylinder up and down, brushed
nickel finish
Frosted glass and brushed nickel
16 1/8”L x 4 1/4” DIAM x 4 3/8 EXT
2 x 60W T-10
Wall Sconce: –
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Location:
Model
Description:
Dimensions:
Lamping:
Switch:
Russel Lighting
Design Lighting
Main bathroom vanity, where applicable
224023BN
Wall light with frosted glass cylinder up and down, brushed nickel finish
16 1/8”L x 4 1/4” DIAM x 4 3/8 EXT
2 x 60W T-10
As per electrical drawings
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Appliances
**Note:
Appliance dimensions are approximations – they should be used for basic
planning purposes only. Homeowners should measure their own appliances to confirm
anything other than rough openings.
Refrigerator :
Units:
Manufacturer: –
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Finish:
125A, 125B, 225A, 225B, 321A, 321B, 520A, 520B
Kitchenaid
Whirlpool Canada
KBFS20ETSS
Stainless Steel
Approximately 69 ¾”H X 35 5/8”W X 291/4”D
Stainless
Refrigerator :
Units:
Manufacturer: –
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Units other than those specified above
Kitchenaid
Whirlpool
KCS25FSMS
Stainless Steel
Approximately 71 7/8” h x 35 5/8” x 24” d
Dishwasher:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Kitchenaid
Whirlpool
KUDK03FTSS
Stainless Steel
Approximately 34 ½”H x 23 7/8”W x 24 ½”D
Gas Cooktop:
Manufacturer Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Kitchenaid
Whirlpool
KGCK306VSS
Stainless Steel
Approximately 29” x 19”
Wall Oven:
Manufacturer –
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Kitchenaid
Whirlpool
KEBS107SSS
Stainless Steel
Approximately 27 ¾”h x 28 ½” w x 23 ¼”d
Microwave:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
Kitchenaid
Whirlpool
KCMS1555RSS
Stainless Steel
Approximately 12 5/8”H x 21 7/8”w x 17 ¼”d
Hood Fan:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Kitchenaid
Whirlpool
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Model:
Finish:
Dimensions:
KWVU205YBA
Stainless Steel
Approximately 30”
½ HP Disposer:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Mainline
Ocean Park Mechanical
Model 1900PC – 1/3 H.P.
Stacking Washer/Dryer:
Manufacturer:
Whirlpool
Supplier:
Whirlpool
Model:
YWET3300SQ
Finish:
White
Dimensions:
Approximately 32 ¼”D x 72 ¾”H x 27 ¼”W
Page 79 of 82
Alarm Pre-Wiring, Residential RF’s, Visitor Intercom System, and Camera
System
Alarm Pre-Wiring (If Applicable/Upgrade):
Supplied By:
NexGen Technologies Inc.
Ground Floor Pre-Wiring Wiring For:
Motion Detector, Main Entry Door and Keypad.
Above Grade Pre-Wiring Wiring For:
Motion Detector, Main Entry Door and Keypad.
Residential RF(S):
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Keyscan
NexGen Technologies Inc.
Tx2-Prx/2 Button Radio Frequency Remote with Built
Hid Proximity Chip
Battery Type:
Fdk Lithium Battery 3 Volt Dc/Battery Number Cr2032
*Note: Upon possession, you were handed two RF remotes that control access to your parkade
gates, and any other door with card reader access.
Visitor Intercom System:
Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Powered By:
Microm
NexGen Technologies Inc.
TAS 2000
Ac Transformer (in the event of a power failure, the
intercom system will not work).
A Mircom visitor intercom has been installed at the main lobby entry. Owners may prescreen
visitors by television channels 116 analog or 399 digital. The intercom system operates with a
landline or cell phone. An active telephone line is required. Your guest simply dials your code
or selects your name by scrolling through the electronic directory on the lobby panel. Once the
code/name is dialed, your telephone will ring. When you answer, you will be communicating with
your guest. To unlock the main door, hit the digit “9” on your telephone. To refuse entry, simply
hang up. When you unlock the door, the elevator cabs will be released to allow the visitor to get
to your floor. The visitor has approximately two minutes to reach the elevator, and enter their
floor destination. Please note random codes, which do not identify your apartment, have been
chosen for security reasons.
If you have “call waiting” feature on your phone, and are engaged in a telephone conversation
when a guest dials your code, a distinct tone will be heard. Flash the hook switch to answer the
call. This action will automatically put your outside line “on hold”. While on line, you can open the
door by hitting the digit “9”, or flash the hook switch to refuse entry. Both actions will
automatically reconnect you to the previous “on hold” caller to continue your conversation.
For guests requiring visitor parking, a visitor intercom system has been installed at the parking
ramp. Simply instruct your guest to proceed to the parkade ramp, and select your name or code
at the electronic directory. You can open the parkade door by hitting the digit “9” on your phone.
Once your guest is parked, they should proceed to the P1 elevator lobby door. Again, your guest
will select your name or code at the electronic directory. Once you hit “9”, your guest will be
permitted into the P1 elevator lobby. From there, your guest will have two minutes to enter the
elevator and proceed to your floor.
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Camera System:
DVR Manufacturer:
Camera Manufacturer:
Supplier:
Model:
Powered By:
Dedicated Micros
Bosh High Impact Color Camera
NexGen Technologies
T.B.A.
Dc Source
Five pinhole and eight dome security cameras have been installed on the site. The pinhole
cameras have been installed in the intercom panels. The eight dome security cameras have been
installed at the following locations:
Building A
Main lobby pointing at the front doors
Ground level elevator lobby pointing at elevators
Inside parkade gate pointing at the gate
Building B
Main lobby pointing at the front doors
Ground level elevator lobby pointing at the elevators
Amenity Room
Camera in the lobby pointing at the main entry doors
Games room
Gym
Owners can view security camera information on channel 116 analog, or 399 digital. A DVR will
record all information on the security cameras. When the DVR is full (160 giga bites or
approximately 3 weeks of information), it will record over the most dated information.
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EMERGENCY &/OR YEAR END
Service Request Form
To be completed for EMERGENCY &/or year end purposes ONLY.
To:
AH Ten Holdings Ltd. and Hemlock Drive Development Limited
Partnership (Collectively Referred To As The “Developer”).
Attention:
Customer Service Department
800-925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6C 3L2
Fax:
E-Mail:
604-683-7690
[email protected]
Date:
Name:
Address:
Telephone:
Work:_____________________
Home:__________________________
Sale Closing Date:
Appointments for service are made during regular business hours: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Monday to Friday. The owner must be present when the Developer is responding to either
emergency or non-emergency warrantable claims. Please ensure that you schedule your
service appointments so that you can remain at home until the repairs are complete.
The Developer may only repair warrantable items once during the term of the warranty
(refer to both the “deficiency and warranty repairs” section & “Home Components” section of this
Manual for more details).
Item #
Location
Description of Service Request
Item
Repaired
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Warranty Items Repaired:
Homeowner Signature/Customer Service Signature
Date
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Mandalay
Homeowner Manual
The Guide to Living in Your New Home
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