Material Specifications

The exteriors of each Hill Country Classics Custom Home are of Hardiplank™ lap siding, cedar, stucco and, of course, native stone. Native stone has been the basic building component of Hill Country homes since the early Texas pioneers first settled our area. Not only does it blend well with the Hill Country surroundings, but it also resists the extreme Texas elements.

Pier and Beam Foundation
10" drilled and poured concrete pier footings, doubled 2" x 10" treated Y.P. sill beams and 2" x 8" floor joists 16" o.c. with 4' x 8' 3/4" tongue and grooved plywood subflooring

Pier and Beam Foundation
Steel reinforced engineered concrete slab inspected for compliance by licensed and registered structural engineer prior to concrete placement - typical 3000 psi concrete mix - 4 mil. poly vapor barrier - foundation elevation 10" (min) from ground level with #6 rebar @ grade beams and #4 rebar matted 16" o.c. @ top

2″x 4″ studs #2 or better SPF 16″ o.c. – 2″x 6″ headers and double top plates, 8′ plate heights throughout – (9′ optional) – (2″ x 6″ exterior wall framing optional)


Sided Walls: ½” CDX plywood sheathing w/ TYVEK HomeWrap™ moisture barrier
Masonry Walls: 1/2″ moisture proof gypsum board w/TYVEK HomeWrap™


Standard: HardiePlank™ fiber cement lap siding
Optional: Cedar siding and stucco


2″x 6″ rough cedar fascia, window and door trim 2″ x 4″ rough cedar


6’8″ x 1 3/4″ insulated metal, wood or fiberglass with aluminum threshold with weather-stripping and deadbolt locks for security – sized per plan

Full masonry: 42″ Heatilator firebox with all masonry constructed flue and natural stone veneer chimney and interior facing

Insert firebox: Deluxe 41″ insert w/native stone veneer facing and chimney

2″ x 6″ #2 or better SPF 16″ o.c.


2″ x 6″ #2 or better SPF 16″ o.c.


Metal Roofs & Composition Shingle Roofs: 1/2″ CDX plywood w/ radiant barrier roof decking and 30# felt overlayment


Metal Roofs: 24 gauge Galvalume™ steel standing seam
Composition Shingle Roofs: 240# -30 year dimensional fiberglass/asphalt-Elk Prestique II or equivalent


Soffit, ridge and gable vents

Single hung vinyl – divided lite, double pane, Low “E” glass with half screens – Frame color: tan, white or bronze

Standard: Exterior Walls – R-13 fiberglass batts – 3 1/2″ thickness
Ceilings: R-30 fiberglass batts – 10 1/2″ thickness
Polycell foam caulk at all windows and exterior penetrations.
Optional: Open-Cell Spray Foam Insulation

200 amp service 40 breaker panel box, 220 V. circuits. All copper wiring – all bedrooms prewired for ceiling fans – includes TV and telephone prewire (Does not include meter loop)

40 gallon water heater, lavatories & water closets, PEX water lines and pvc drain lines, Aqua Glass tub/shower stalls or cast iron bathtubs/showers with ceramic tile walls – finish fixtures include stainless steel kitchen sink and all Moen or equivalent bathroom fixtures

Forced air, insulated ductwork, auto thermostat, Trane High Efficiency equipment, 14.00 SEER or better, includes duct work to all walk-in closets and bath areas


2” x 4″ studs #2 or better SPF 16″ o.c., 8′ plate heights –  (9′ optional)

Wall Finish:

Standard: 1/2″ drywall taped and floated with Monterrey texture – 5/8″ at ceilings
Optional: 1″ x 6″ rough sawn or smooth finish kiln dried tongue and groove cedar walls


1″ x 4″ custom cedar/pine base and door trim – window stools to match – or mill run pine colonial style trim – paint or stain grade


Standard: Stain grade birch with stain grade jambs
Optional: Stain grade 6-panel pine with stain grade jambs

Knotty Alder or Custom Painted Maple door fronts and all wood base units – all cabinets are custom built and designed per plan

Kitchen drainboards and baths: laminate counters with backsplashes. Tile, granite, Silestone and solid surface are optional

Owners’ choice per individual allowance – HCC offers typical carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile, laminates, wood and stained concrete floors

Owners’ choice per allowance