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After nearly 40 years and thousands of happy homebuyers, we know the hardest part of building your dream log or timber frame home can be just getting started. Get to know other log home homeowners, learn about design and decor options, download the plans we share - you'll find it all here and we're adding new content all the time!
Tour this energy efficient log home [video]
Green building just got dramatically greener with the launch of a breakthrough log product that makes log homes twice as energy efficient as before. The first-of-its-kind in Canada!
Happy birthday Rick!
      Happy birthday to our owner, Rick Kinsman. Rick was here day one and designed, cut, delivered, and assembled the first Confederation. Happy birthday Rick! Any guesses on how old he is?    
Congratulations Matt & Alannah!
Saturday Sept 13th 2014 marked a special day for a key member of the Confederation team.  Our Principal Designer, Matt Reinwald married his long time sweetheart Alannah Howard in Haliburton.  The ceremony, reception, dinner, and dance floor were all top notch and a great time was had by all. Congratulations...
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Confederation was nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which Rich Kinsman gladly accepted. Become a fan of our facebook page and see the video by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/1867CLTF
Southwestern Ontario Seminars
School is back in session and that goes for log and timber frame customers too. Our Southwestern Ontario dealer, Darryl Boyes, will be holding 2 Educational Seminars; Sept 6th and 27th. These Seminars will cover all the same topics as our Head Office Seminars do, so no question will be...
Development charges going up!
Big news coming out from the City of Kawartha Lakes as the development charges have been increased for any new buildings from $7,000 to approx $28,000.  This is a significant increase, but you still have time to get your drawings done and permit in hand before these prices come into...
I heard log homes attract bugs, is that true?
A common misconception is that bugs will be attracted to a log home, and that isn’t the case with a Confederation. Since we air dry all our material 1-2 years before we get into production, the wood doesn’t offer anything for a bug.  Also the stain that we provide for...
Business Leader of the Year goes to….
Another award for Confederation and this time it’s from the Bobcaygeon Chamber of Commerce. We are the proud recipients of the award for ‘Business Leader of the Year’ This award recognizes and honors a business person that has been a leader in moving the town and area forward or has...
Model of the Month – Cotton Wood
This open concept plan features the master bedroom on the main floor, spacious his and hers closets, and a huge ensuite.  All the principle rooms face the view side of the property. Imagine sitting around the fire looking at the lake, with a glass of wine, and surrounded by family...
Another first, the Triple E Log!
Announcing another first from Confederation…. Introducing the newest product in the Confederation family of log options, the Triple E Log!  This is an engineered, insulated, foam filled, manufactured log that gives the home owner a R28 wall system.  It’s important to note that nothing else changes in the 35 year...
Wood is good – feel good about your home and the environment
If you want to feel good about your new log home – not just in terms of comfort and beauty, check out our new page, A wood house is a good house. Feel good about the choice you’re making when you buy a wood home.  
How do I design my home/cottage?
We always get approached with excited people who can’t wait to build their perfect home or cottage but haven’t seen their ideal floor plan.  Well, this is very common  because every home we do is totally custom.  There are no 2 Confederation homes that are the same and best of...
Plan of the month – The Bayfield
As the summer building season is upon us, Confederation will be launching a plan of the month.  We will showcase a plan that is either in the Design Phase, being built, or has been built.  We hope you enjoy our first model, the Bayfield: This 2370 sq ft, story-and-a-half home...