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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...
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?