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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!
New floorplans
We have expanded our library with 15 new floorplans.  These are based on past customers houses, popular features, overall design comments from our Design Centre. “The most popular pages on our website are plans and pictures,” says VP Operations Andy Kinsman, ” so over the coming months we will be...
North Carolina Seminars
Anyone in the Asteville NC area this year that wants to learn more about log homes should visit longstanding Confederation Dealer Bill Sites as he will be putting on Seminars to educate people on the process of building log homes. April 12, May 3, June 21, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 15, and December...
Open House
Confederation is opening the doors on April 13th and May 25th 2014 to another Model Home, this time at 56 Tuyll Street Bayfield, ON Come join Rick, Lynne, Darryl, and Brad for a bbq, cold drinks, and a complete tour of this beautiful Confederation log home. Contact Darryl Boyes at...
How long does a Confederation last?
We often get asked about the longevity of our homes the answer is usually quite surprising. At Confederation, each of our homes are guaranteed for 50, yes fifty, years.  That covers everything we manufacture.  That warranty is also transferable so if you decide to sell the home after 15 years...
log homes need to be maintained?? Well check this out, you may be surprised
In short, yes, log and timber homes need to be maintained but it may not be as often or labor intensive as you might think.  The main factor that affects the maintenance cycle of staining is the exposure to the UV.  Look at the surroundings on your lot, tree cover...
Winter warmth
Since winter seems like it’s going to hang around until July, why not enjoy it in a warm, energy efficient Confederation?
Confederation Log Home and Timber Frame Featured in the National Post
Check out an article on Confederation and our Log Home Educational Seminars in the National Post…This is LIVING!   About 30 years ago, my mother took me to see the log cabin built by her great-grandparents, the St. Pierres, in the Ottawa Valley. It was in shambles. On the same trip,...
Ever wonder about who is going to build my Confederation?
At Confederation, we have lots of options when it comes to who is going to build your log or timber frame home. Owner Builder or Owner’s Builder:  Whether you know somebody who can build or you want to build it yourself, we can accommodate.  We offer a training course for...
On the test of time we score an A+++
2014 marks our 35th year in business. And there’s plenty of reason to celebrate. We’ve come a long way from our first sales trailer, when owner Rick Kinsman started out as draftsman and sons Andy and Rich were infants with no thoughts of someday joining the family business. Today, our...
R Value and your log home – here’s a building tip that can save you money.
Ever wondered what the best bang for the buck is when considering R Value?  Well,  this may help… Our designs usually consist of plans with lots of windows to enjoy the view of the lake, mountains, rolling hills, or overall picturesque side of the property.  However, people usually are more...
Doing it right
Company owner Rick Kinsman met Mike Holmes over the weekend at the Montreal Home Show.  Mike mentioned that he knows of Confederation and his comments were “you guys have good homes.  You guys know how to do it and do it right.”  I think Mike made the person talking the...
Vegas baby!
We are live from the International Builders Show in Las Vegas! This is North Americas largest building show and features everything from new and innovative energy saving products, to celebrity and industry processional speakers. If you are serious about building and want more information on the opportunities available to work...
Dock at your Confederation
After a beautiful sunny day of boating on the water, wouldn’t it be nice to dock and spend the evening in a Confederation? Check out our recent article in Power Boating Magazine’s new Lifestyle section (page 55-59)…This is LIVING!