Frequently Asked Questions
Please find below some answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you don't see an answer to your question or want more information please don't hesitate to contact us.
What comes standard with each house?
Every home in our community comes complete with premium quality finishings and fixtures. Here is a select list of finishings/fixtures you can expect in every Eaglehurst Home:
- Professionally landscaped yards with built-in irrigation and 6′ privacy fence
- Insulated garage and crawlspace
- Engineered hardwood floors
- Caesarstone countertops
- On-demand tankless hot water heater
- Heating/cooling system by ductless heat pump and electric baseboards
- HRV system
- 5-piece stainless steel appliance package with natural gas range
- Electric in-floor radiant heat in the ensuite
- and much, much more!
What is included in the landscape package?
The landscape package designed by Murdoch de Greeff Inc. includes a yard lined with privacy fencing and a curated selection of trees and plants native to BC. The lawn is then maintained by the built-in irrigation system included in every lot.
What deposit is required to purchase a home?
You can buy at Eaglehurst with a deposit as low as 5% of the purchase price.
Is there a strata fee at Eaglehurst Homes?
No, Eaglehurst is a neighbourhood of freehold, detached homes.
What does it mean when we say our homes are "Built Green"?
Every Eaglehurst Home exceeds the Built Green energy certification ratings through its construction and ongoing energy and resource savings. Homes are built with recycled content building materials and sourced within an 800km distance to decrease landfill waste and consumption of fossil fuels. Our finishings have low VOC content, reducing harmful emissions during and after the build. The homes save water with on-demand tankless hot water and low-flow toilets and fixtures and save on heating costs with a ductless heating/cooling system and well-insulated walls, crawl spaces and garages. Heat loss is further reduced with infrared reflecting low-e with argon glass windows.
How are the homes heated?
The homes are heated by an ENERGY STAR® rated ductless heat pump across the main living spaces, gas fireplace in the living room and electric baseboards in the bedrooms. There is also radiant in-floor heating in the ensuites.
Is there air-conditioning?
Yes! The ductless heat pump is dual purpose and can turn into an air-conditioner with the click of a button.
What soundproofing is there between the main home and the suites?
Our above standard sound suppressant floor assembly includes 1 1/8” Gold Edge OSB T&G flooring, 2×10 joists, Roxul Comforbatt insulation between the joists, 5/8” Type X drywall, Rezbar, and another layer of 5/8” Type X Drywall. The wall assembly between spaces includes a double stud wall with Donna Conna woven between, R22 Roxul batt insulation, 2 layers of Type X drywall on one side with Green Glue compound between the drywall layers.
Where are the cabinets made and what are they made of?
The cabinets are custom built by Citta Group to fit perfectly in every home. The cabinets are wood veneer plywood or painted low VOC MDF fronts. The cabinet boxes are made of durable white melamine.
Who manages the community gardens?
The community garden is managed by the city of North Saanich and garden plots are now available!
- What schools are in the area of North Saanich/Sidney?
Is the development located under the commercial flight path?
No, Eaglehurst Homes is located roughly 2km away from major commercial air traffic.