New Era Uncommon standards

Uncommon standards

What are New Era Homes' Uncommon Standards?

Our Uncommon Standards are the little details that make the difference between a starter home and a New Era semi-custom home. Standards like upgraded fixtures and appliances are easy to see but the hidden ones–like our robust HVAC system–set New Era Homes apart from other custom and semi custom homebuilders in Central Oregon.

There is a difference of approximately $40K in unseen building upgrades between a home built by an á la carte builder and one built by New Era Homes. While not visible to the naked eye, the benefits are seen in overall comfort and in long-term durability.

Our Uncommon Standards are found throughout our homes and during the building process. These features and upgrades come standard in Our Heritage, Heritage +, Heritage ++ and Premier edition homes. Our Classic Edition also shares a limited number of the Uncommon Standards listed below.


Standard Value Added

Value Added Standards

  • Site Preparation Coordination
  • Permit & ARC Application Coordination

    We prepare and submit the documents required to build your home.

  • Site Preparation Bid Analysis & Management

    We obtain bids for all site development work, present those bids to you for review/approval and manage the work of the providers.

  • Opportunity to Customize Plans
  • Job Clean Up & Disposal
  • Portable Toilet Provided by Builder
  • Final “White Glove” Interior Clean-up
  • Landscape T in Water Line
  • Limited Mileage Fees
  • No Change Fee for Relocation of Garage Overhead Door
  • Engineered Structural Componentry & Building Design
Standard Interior

Interior Standards

  • Wide Inviting Hallways
  • 3’-0” (wider) Bedroom Doors
  • Vaulted Great Room (1 story plans)
  • Vaulted Master Bedroom (1 story plans)
  • Upgraded Schlage (hidden fasteners) St. Annes Lever Door
  • Hardware
  • Professional Two Tone Interior Paint
  • Interior Accent Wall Paint
  • High Gloss, Oil based, Enamel Painted Woodwork
  • Authentic ¾” Hardwood in Entry
  • Authentic ¾” Hardwood throughout Great Room Dining & Kitchen
  • Upgraded Carpet
  • 8 lb Carpet Pad
  • Ultra Cushioned Vinyl in Laundry
  • Recessed “Can” Lights Throughout (14-20 depending upon design)
  • 3-Way Switched Master Bedroom Light
  • Craftsman Detailed Interior Doors & Trim
  • Choice of Jeld Wen Interior Door Style
  • 5 ¼” Tall Base Molding
  • Rounded Sheetrock Corners
  • Hand Troweled Sheetrock Texture
  • Doorbell
  • Concealed Doorbell Chime
  • Phone Outlets in Each Bedroom, Study & Kitchen
  • TV Outlets in Each Bedroom, Study & Great Room
  • Built-in Linen Cabinet (dependent upon plan)
  • Adjustable Exterior Door Thresholds
  • Upgraded Light Fixtures – Ceiling Fan in Great Room
  • 3/12 Interior Vault Pitch – Higher Vault
  • Heavy Duty Trolley Track Closet
  • Interior Accessible Water Shut-Off Valve
  • Upgraded Window Latches & Locks
  • Wide & Tall Windows Throughout
  • Deep Laundry Sink w/ Moen Faucet & Independent Spray
  • Generous Amount of Laundry Cabinetry
  • Recessed Dryer Vent Receptacle
  • Dryer Venting
  • Designer Cabinet Knobs
  • Cabinet Door Style Choices
  • 3” Crown Molding
Standard Comfort

Comfort & Green Standards

  • Programmable & WiFi Enabled Thermostat
  • High Efficiency Duct Sealing & Testing
  • High Efficiency Bryant Electric Furnace (gas optional)
  • Upgraded R-12 Duct Insulation
  • Rigid Metal Supply Ducts w/ Limited Flex Ducting
  • Bryant Heat Pump (heating & air conditioning)
  • High Quality Allergen Rated Air Cleaner
  • R-23 Blown-In Exterior Wall Insulation
  • Heat Loss Calculations for Each Home
  • PlyGem Triple Pane Pro Series, Double Low E, Argon Filled Windows
  • Gasket System for Wall Penetrations
  • Hot Water Recirculation Pump

    A water-saving feature–instant hot water at all water taps.

  • Toto Dual Flush Toilets
  • Moen Water Sense Plumbing Fixtures
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Low Flow Shower Heads
  • Blown-In Blanket R-24 Insulation
  • Knauf Closed Cell Foam Insulation Energy Seal
  • Radiant Barrier, Foil Faced Roof Sheeting

    This keeps the attic cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter for greater energy savings.

  • Multiple Return Air Ducts to Balance Air Flow
  • CFL Lighting in 75% of Light Fixtures
  • R-17 Insulated Engineered Header Material
  • Advanced Framing Techniques
  • Job Waste Recycling
Bend Oregon Bathrooms

Bath Standards

  • 2’-8” (wider) Bathroom Doors
  • 5’ Tile Shower in Master Bath
  • Heavy Duty Frameless Glass Shower Door
  • Two Sinks in Master Bath
  • Two Outlets for Master Bath Vanity
  • Light/Fan Combination in Baths
  • Electronic Timer Controlled Bath Fans
  • Soft Close Toilet Seats
  • Comfort Height Toilets - ADA Approved
  • Elongated Toilet Bowls
  • Upgraded Moen Eva Solid Brass Bath Faucets – Satin Nickel Color
  • High Grade Matching Moen Towel Bars & Paper Holders
  • Tile Vanity Countertops in both Baths
  • Tile Backsplash w/ Accent Tiles
  • Tile Flooring in Baths
  • Comfort height vanities in both Baths
  • Custom Staggered Master Vanity
  • 6’ Skirted Soaking Tub w/ Tile Surround (dependent upon plan)
Bend Oregon Kitchens

Kitchen Standards

  • Vaulted Kitchen (1 story plans)
  • Stained Hardwood or Painted Cabinets
  • Island Trim Detailing w/ Cabinet Legs
  • Tile Countertops
  • Glass Accent Tiles added to Tile Backsplash
  • Kitchen Sink located in Bar/Peninsula vs. Facing Wall
  • Raised Oversized 16” Eating Bar
  • Blanco Granite Composite Kitchen Sink
  • ½ HP Food Disposal
  • Air Switch
  • Integrated Moen Soap Dispenser
  • High Quality Moen Arbor Kitchen Pull Down Spray Faucet
  • Full Extension Roller Bearing Drawer Glides
  • Soft Close European Hidden Door Hinges
  • KitchenAid Architect II Stainless, Energy Star Rated Dishwasher
  • KitchenAid Architect II Stainless Electric Range (Dual Fuel Optional)
  • KitchenAid Architect II Stainless Microhood
  • Ice Maker Hook-up
  • Enclosed Refrigerator Cabinet Panel
  • Recessed Bottom Upper Cabinets for Future Under-Cabinet Lights
  • Cabinet Pantry or Pantry Closet with Frosted “Pantry” Door
  • LED Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Designer Pendant Lighting over Island/Bar
Green Builders Bend Oregon

Exterior Standards

  • Oversized Two Car Garage
  • In-Wall Electrical Service Conduit
  • In-Wall Phone Service Conduit
  • In-Wall TV Service Conduit
  • Tyvek® Rain Screen Drain Wrap & Window Flashing
  • R-19 Insulated Garage Walls
  • R-19 Insulated Garage Ceiling
  • Clopay Insulated Garage Door
  • Garage Door Keypad
  • Decorative Windows in Garage Door
  • Liftmaster Garage Door Opener
  • Belt vs Chain Drive Garage Door Opener (quieter operation)
  • Sheetrocked & Textured Garage
  • Painted Garage
  • Garage Man Door w/ Light & Switch
  • Two - 4’ fluorescent Garage Lights
  • 5 Electrical Outlets in Garage
  • 6/12 Roof Pitch
  • Deadbolts on All Exterior Doors
  • Finished Double Door HVAC Closet
  • James Hardie Cement Lap Siding
  • James Hardie Staggered Edge Cement Shake Accents in Front Gables
  • LP Batt & Board Siding in All Other Gables
  • 2x8 Barge Fascia
  • 2x6 Eave Fascia
  • 1x3 Shadow Board - Decorative
  • Fascia Style Gutters w/ Snow Load Hidden Fasteners
  • Window Trim on All Windows w/ Craftsman Detailing
  • Knotty Alder Entry Door w/ Wood Stain
  • Designer Forged Entry Handleset w/ Deadbolt
  • Roof Ridge Venting
  • 360 sq. ft. Concrete Garage Apron
  • 4’ Concrete Walkway to Entry Door
  • Concrete Front Stoop
  • 120 sq. ft. Rear Concrete Patio
  • Front Elevation Rock Accents
  • Professional Exterior Paint -3 Colors