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School is back in, that means it’s time to learn….about log homes!
Summer is winding down and it’s a great time to learn about building log and timber frame homes.  Here are a few ways you can see our homes and get your questions answered: Facebook and Twitter: Logs are still going up, roofs are going on, and windows and doors are...
Confederation progress report!
An update from another satisfied Confederation customer: This project features master bedroom on the main floor, 2 additional bedrooms upstairs, open concept kitchen, living, and dining, as well high ceilings, and timber frame accents both inside and out.   With approx 2350 sq ft in total, there is adequate room...
Confederation’s Owner still helps customers erect logs?  Now that’s something you don’t see everyday.
Another Confederation is being built and that means another satisfied customer.  This project has the home owners building the entire project from start to finish.  So, in true Confederation fashion, we sent one of our craftsmen out to assist with the log construction.  In this particular case, it was the...
Want to learn about building a log home?
Ever wanted to know everything there is to know about building a log, timber frame, or hybrid home/cottage?  Well, at Confederation we believe that educating people is not just good for business, but also good for the industry.  “There are a lot of companies that simply don’t take the time...
Confederation has experience!
Over our 34 year history of designing and building timeless log and timber frame homes, we have had many partners along the way in terms of builders and dealers.  Overseen by Confederation’s Director of Business Development, Mark Dunn, he sees the importance of a solid partnership.  “It’s really like a...
NEW BUILD….updates to come
Shovels are in the ground and another Confed is underway.  Check out the latest on the project and stay tuned for more updates as this build progresses. CLICK HERE FOR THE PICS!
Timber accents really enhance log homes
We all know that log homes are beautiful and are in a category all their when talking about custom builds.  But did you know that by incorporating timber frame components will greatly add to the character and overall charm?  Check these projects out!       This is LIVING!
Selecting the perfect plan…for the dog days of summer
This cottage, which is located in the Muskokas, features an open concept kitchen, living, and dining room, as well as a 3 season screened room for protection from the mosquitoes during the evening.  The walkout basement adds many advantages such as a utility room, added bedrooms, a games room, stone...
A familiar face, to a familiar place!
When the longest serving sales consultant wanted to leave the Head Office in Bobcaygeon and back to his roots in Southern Ontario, there was a feeling of sadness for the loss, but also excitement because of the opportunity. “I love working at Confederation and the company itself,” explains Don MacDonald,...
Another build…in Quebec
Confederation’s Builder/Dealer Ghislain Morin is at it again as this time he is erecting a customers dream log home. “The client has always wanted a log home and did years of research investigating a manufacturer to work with,” Ghislain explains.  ” Many companies were looked at but Confederation was the clear...
New arrivals
Thinking of building in 2014 or even 2015?  If so, then these will be your logs! Confederation air drys all of its logs 1-2 years before production and we are stocking up on inventory.  Having air dried material ensures minimal shrinkage, warping, twisting, and checking.  This has been a standard...
Happy Victoria Day … From Coast to Coast
When relaxing with friends and family this holiday weekend, why not turn your downtime into ‘design’ time? Share your dream home wish list and get their input. Do you really need that second floor? Will there be room for the billiard table everyone enjoys? Should you include a separate guest...
We’re one of Country’s Best!
Check it out! The June 2013 issue of Country’s Best Cabins – hitting newsstands today – features a home tour with 1867 Confederation customer Derek Zoldy, an Ontario homeowner who built his dream log and timber frame home off grid. Rooftop solar energy, LED lighting, propane appliances, low-flow toilets and...