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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!
The best staches in the log and timber industry!
December marks the end to another great Movember as a few of the guys sported their staches in support of men’s heath.   The wives of these studly staches are very glad to see the beginning of December.  Until next year mustache men!
An update from the first Confederation EEE Log
The first EEE Log is now up and being lived in.  So how is it preforming?  Well, here is an update. During the summer Rich and Kim Kinsman didn’t have to use their air condition at all.  They left windows open at night and closed them during the day.  The...
How do wood homes hold up in earthquake areas?
Congratulations are in order for the ongoing efforts of Canada Wood and the BC Council of Forest Industries who are celebrating 40 years of establishing a presence in Japan. Thanks to their diligence and advocacy of BC’s high-quality, sustainable harvested wood products, we’ve watched Japan adopt building code standards and...
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...