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The Customizable Cottage Builder

The Customizable Cottage Builder

WE ARE A FULL SERVICE COMPANY

Bert and Pat Bongers will tailor your contract to suit your family’s hopes, dreams… and budget!

At CedarCoast, ‘fit’ is a two way street.  When your family first meets custom cottage builder CedarCoast one thing becomes perfectly clear. Most people want to live in their new home forever. This means we will design a cottage that fits your family now and far into the future.

Partners and brothers, Bert and Patrick Bongers take the concept of ‘fit’ to heart. They will tailor their services to fit the engagement that suits you best.

WE ARE A FULL SERVICE COMPANY.

When you consider custom cottage builder CedarCoast, please review these three options:

  1. DESIGN and MATERIALS: Family Planning is a distinguishing feature of CedarCoast Design. It’s part of our DNA! When the design phase is completed, CedarCoast will help you choose a company to construct your new home or cottage. We will then provide the highest quality materials in coordination with the building project.
  2. DESIGN, MATERIALS and SHELL: CedarCoast will design, source the materials and build the exterior or ‘shell’ of your home. This allows you the freedom to finish the interior as you choose.
  3. COMPLETE TURN-KEY SERVICES: Greater than the sum of its parts, CedarCoast’s synergy in design, materials selection, construction and management expertise benefits the entire project.

Start planning today! How to approach the design of your new cottage? Gather your thoughts and dreams together, and click on the ‘SMARTPLAN’ from CedarCoast. Or just call Bert Bongers at 800-563-5647 for a little chat.

Among custom home builders, CedarCoast Timber Homes is unique.

Family Planning

Family Planning

Are you planning a new home or cottage?

Families love custom home builder CedarCoast!

When people consider a new home or cottage, the conversation quickly becomes a family affair.

A whirlwind of questions inevitably comes to mind. How do we plan for everyone? How can we envision what our family members will want or need? How do we anticipate what’s coming down the road? When families first meet the CedarCoast Design Team, one thing quickly becomes crystal clear. Most families want to live in their new timber home forever. How do we plan for that?

CedarCoast doors swing wide open, welcoming all. Expanded hallways and entrances invite people to walk side by side. We envision a mother’s struggle at her front door with a toddler, the obligatory stroller, throw in a briefcase or a shopping bag… or two. Even a small step up into a utility room can hinder or even trip the unsuspecting visitor, putting the lie to ‘easy access’. Bringing in the family dog on a rainy day? You may experience wet chaos just getting into your home. Planning for daily occurrences in today’s multigenerational homes is part of our family friendly design rationale.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL APPROACH

Nowadays, the family hug can reach around four generations. The young mother’s scenario at the front door fits those at one end of the spectrum. With grandparents and even greatgrandparents, uncles and aunts eager to remain in their home or visit yours, we face remarkably similar issues. Substitute canes and walkers for strollers, and simply living in the average home can present steep challenges. CedarCoast considers it all, not to guard against the future, but as a necessary element to modern home design.

Consider real life not as a perfect picture, but as a vision that quite naturally includes accidents, illness and aging. Frank, wide-ranging discussions often lead to surprisingly helpful details: lower handles, easy-access wash rooms, where everything in the home is handy to all, all the time.

Imagine inviting close friends over for an afternoon, or a week at the cottage. The same spirit of easy entry demands level entrances, unhindered exits and free, easy approach to the car, garage and driveway. The lack of steps is worked in smoothy, without visible ramps, without announcing ‘wheelchair’ to those passing by. This easy walk through continues right through the entire house. Outside, the back yard slopes beautifully and flat paths flow naturally. Features like these help anticipate a family’s inevitable bumps in the road.

BUILDING THE THOROUGHLY MODERN TIMBER HOME

Today, home design relies on an understanding and acceptance of modern family living and on techniques, equipment and environmental strategies unheard of even a few years ago. Ideas frequently start with the CedarCoast knack of turning customer families into friends through easy but well guided conversations. Our SMARTPLAN process helps families discuss eventualities and puts the path to your future on solid footing. It is never intrusive, but we do manage to learn both of big family intentions and of the myriad of small details that go into planning of your new home.

 

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Among custom home builders, CedarCoast Timber Homes is unique.

Island Move-In Day

Island Move-In Day

IT HAS BEEN A COLD AND SNOWY DECEMBER to date. So what possessed us to move furniture into a newly completed cottage located on an island in Lake Joseph this day? The picture above is aptly labeled: Area rugs rolling up the hill!

The temperature started out at -18C and climbed to a balmy -12C. The boat was frozen into ice thick enough to walk on! About a foot of snow needed to be shoveled off of the boathouse dock and steep path to the cottage.

CedarCoast designed, manufactured and acted as project manager for this 4,000 square foot vacation retreat; a hand-peeled, Douglas fir, post & beam structure.

It is amazing how much fun cottage construction can be!

Lake Joseph move in, December 2010!

PATRICK’S ROLE AT CEDARCOAST is project leader and he is instrumental in building design and specifications. Patrick’s expertise extends to the Energy Star™ program and how it can be incorporated into your home. Patrick is a graduate of Ryerson University and has continued to upgrade skills related to energy efficient building techniques and methods as well as building science and ‘green’ technologies.
CedarCoast Timber Homes and the 2010 Cottage Life Show

CedarCoast Timber Homes and the 2010 Cottage Life Show

2010 is our 11th season supplying the timber frame structure for the Cottage Life Show booth. Our 900 square foot, Douglas fir timber frame is a fabulous example of the beautiful, warm tones characteristic of this wood species. These timbers are cut ‘Free of Heart Centre’, which increases both strength and stability and is the reason it remains the preferred wood species in custom home and vacation retreat construction.

When you visit the Cottage Life Show booth to pick up your swag, get a close look at and experience the quality of these timbers; then come by and visit us!
See you there!

PATRICK’S ROLE AT CEDARCOAST is project leader and he is instrumental in building design and specifications. Patrick’s expertise extends to the Energy Star™ program and how it can be incorporated into your home. Patrick is a graduate of Ryerson University and has continued to upgrade skills related to energy efficient building techniques and methods as well as building science and ‘green’ technologies.
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