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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!  
Put some summer, in your winter at the Toronto Boat Show!
The unofficial start to the year at Confederation is always at the Toronto International Boat Show. Come see an actual log home erected at the show as well as countless designs, pictures, and ideas.  Bring your plans and get all your questions answered as we will have friendly and knowledgeable...
Rich, Rick, Andy Matt and the ENTIRE Team at 1867 Confederation Log and Timberframe Serge and I would like to take this opportunity to THANK  YOU for being such a well organized company. Meeting Rich at the Boat Show a year ago was a turning point in our lives. We...
Hot in Kingston
Kingston and Eastern Ontario dealer/builder Andrew Kingstone is busy again.  With two custom log homes currently under construction, the last couple of months have been very eventful!  “It is very rewarding to assist our customers with the design, building, maintenance of their dream home.  Log homes are my passion, and...