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How Much Does it Cost to Build a Lindal?

posted by Fine Point Cedar Homes    |   February 15, 2020 13:22

 Thanks again for your interest in Lindal.  I fully understand how you love our Lindal designs, as we have been designing and selling and building these beautiful quality homes for 20 years now!  We look forward to working with you to create your beautiful new Lindal Home to meet your wishlist, but starting first with your budget expectations, and knowing what you want.  Kind of like asking us to buy your groceries for you.....Does that make sense? 

If you would like to start building in the next 2 – 3 years, it would be a good idea to start designing and planning at least 12 months prior to construction start, which gives you ample time to make decisions.  No rush decisions! 

If you are looking to place your home on a basement or crawl space, or on a slab, all these choices makes a difference in costs.  The energy codes for Canada are ever changing, and we design to meet and exceed these codes if you prefer to be prepared for Net Zero 2030 in Canada.  So we can give you the options, and you can decide!  Offering our LEEDS Certified documentation outlining multiple energy choices! 

Generally, the costs to build in the Prairie Western provinces can run anywhere from in the $250 - $350 or more / SF range, whether stick frame or our patented exclusive Structurally Engineered Post and Beam building system.  The LINDAL DIFFERENCE is that we offer triple grade materials, kiln dried, a cut above; backed by our exclusive warranty -  the industry’s only Lifetime Structural Warranty!   We also use our Architecturally designs with 3D Modeling and Design process, so you know what your home looks like and give you guaranteed costs before a shovel hits the ground!  We like to start with a target budget for our clients, and design the Lindal package around those expectations, as there are many options to choose from within our Lindal store – windows (30+ difference options); interior and exterior doors – hundreds of choices.  A French door  compared to a lift and slide can be a difference of $25,000. + .  We have Construction Home Warranty as well, and source competent and quality trades, for best pricing, vetting their references and qualifications.  You choose your interior finishing, for example, whether cabinets from IKEA or Rona or custom craftsman…all up to you!  We offer you the best way to build - making your choices for your lifestyle and your wallet.

 When considering your budget target, consideration for utility availability and hook up costs for septic, well, excavation, power sources, and basement choices that you may want.  Geotechnical Engineering study and survey reports, local engineering and so forth.  Permitting costs, Taxes and contingency costs, as well as security considerations while during construction; refuse control and access to the site.  Landscaping and exterior decks, or pergolas for outdoor living!

We can design any roof line on any floor plan, our copyright plans can be recreated for your unique wishes, smaller or larger; adding or removing living space.  Do you want an additional living suite for elderly family or Additional Living Unit (ADU), this is a great option to have for rental accommodations.  But if not needed, we can create this into another bedroom or office or remove altogether.  

BUILDING A LEGACY FOR A LIFETIME ~ WHY SETTLE FOR LESS?

 Lindal Elements Custom Maris

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Booth 927 Calgary Home and Garden Show Feb 27-Mar 1

posted by Fine Point Cedar Homes    |   February 12, 2020 16:35

Lindal Elements Custom Maris 

WHEN:     February 27 - March 1, 2020
WHERE:   BMO Centre, Stampede Park
               1410 Olympic Way SE,  Calgary, AB   
HOURS:   Thursday, Feb 27th - 12 pm - 9 pm
            Friday, Feb 28th - 12 pm - 9 pm
            Saturday, Feb 29th - 10 am - 9 pm
            Sunday, March 1st - 10 am - 6 pm

Booth 927:  Lindal Cedar Homes independent Dealers Fine Point Cedar Homes and Prairie Cedar Homes, will help you craft and build the home of your dreams,  Your Home will be a joy to live in and inspired by your lifestyle, while respecting the environment and capturing your views with soaring spans of glass.  We implement passive solar and other GREEN POWER options in readiness for Net Zero 2030.  Backed by the industry's ONLY Lifetime Structural Warranty, from Design to Move-in Doug and Barbara Pocha will take you step by step through your building project.   Your Lindal Home, will be designed for your site and your wishes, based from your building budget... you will 'virtually' walk through and know costs BEFORE a shovel hits the ground.

 For 2 for 1 Entry Tickets, Book on-line.  CLICK HERE , and the code is LINDAL

Zero Energy Home Design - Green Prefab Homes

posted by Fine Point Cedar Homes    |   February 10, 2020 18:04

Zero energy homes are the future for Canadian homeowners. Recently, the Canadian government announced that they would develop a net-zero energy ready model building code, with the goal of provinces and territories adopting it by 2030. 

With these new standards, buildings will become much more energy efficient, use clean electricity, and even generate their own electricity.

Well-designed, efficient buildings are comfortable and healthy – and they save Canadians money on energy bills.

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With Fine Point Cedar Homes and our Partner Lindal, homeowners in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and BC are always able to custom-build energy efficient homes that are stunning and good for the environment. 

At Lindal Western Canada, the goal is to preserve the nature that our homes celebrate. To do that, we

  • source our materials in a sustainable manner
  • help homeowners choose a sit that has the least impact on the surrounding environment
  • use efficient building techniques
  • plant 20 trees for each home we build

When you work with us, we will guide you step by step in designing, planning and building your sustainable new home, with our Post and Beam building system. 

Your home will utilize quality materials backed by the industry's only Lifetime Structural Warranty, 75 years of proven expertise, and our LEED professional experts. 

Choosing Lindal is the preferred choice for homeowners who are looking to build a custom home that integrates and celebrates nature!

To find out more about our Green Prefab Homes, give us a call today!

Learn About The Imagine Series on Wed February 5th!

posted by Prairie Cedar Homes    |   January 29, 2020 09:00

Join us on Wednesday February 5th for a special FREE webinar where we will explore the Lindal Imagine Series! These Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home designs allow for efficient living with a modern design. 

In this webinar, we will introduce SEVEN new home designs, all of which are inspired by the Usonian houses of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. In this webinar, you will be able to preview these stunning homes, as well as learn about the architectural features they share with the original designs. 

Find out how you can plan, design and build your very own Imagine Series home on your property! Presented by Frank Lloyd Wright School of architecture graduate and former faculty member Aris Georges, and Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture graduate Trina Lindal. Together, the presenters designed these Imagine Series Homes.

Register here to attend this amazing presentation!

Love Modern Design? Join Us on Dec 11th to Learn More!

posted by Prairie Cedar Homes    |   December 10, 2019 10:53

Are you ready to start planning and designing your dream home? 

Unsure of what the next steps are when it comes to designing and building your own home?

You've found the right place! Join us on Wednesday December 11th for our FREE webinar so we can take the guesswork out of your process. In this webinar, we will go through the planning, designing and building stages, as well as answer any questions that you may have. 

Our Lindal Elements system is flexible, efficient, and predictable to ensure we help you create a home you love, within your budget, that is built to last a lifetime. Learn more about the Lindal Elements approach to modern prefab, as well as preview the work of the Architects Collaborative, OM Studio, and the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired designs.

Register here to see the Lindal Difference.

Why Choose Lindal Architects? Design-Supply-Build

posted by Prairie Cedar Homes    |   November 28, 2019 18:34

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In partnership with many world renowned architects, including our partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the School of Architecture at Taliesin, we have created various series of designs, 

Aesthetically beautiful, spacious and light filled homes.  Our designs are thoughtfully designed to integrate seamlessly with all surroundings, whether urban or rural.  

As your Local Business owners, we offer full construction with our Building Teams.  Because we have been Lindal Dealers for 20 years, we have built up our construction teams right across the West, offering competitive pricing with trades and contractors in your area.  We are your advocates also - removing and adding trades if needed to give you the results you need!  Backed by Lindal's Lifetime Structural Warranty, and our Progressive Home Warranty, we've got you covered! 

Read our testimonials :  click here

There are advantages in using our Lindal structural system, as opposed to local lumber and building a "stick frame build" ......

  • The ability to have larger open spaces, using our Post and Beam building system, natural structurally engineered laminated FIR, with that backing of our Lifetime Warranty as mentioned above.  The alternative to cold steel, our Post and Beams can be visually exposed, or embedded into the structure.
  • All framing materials, are SPF KILN dried, and of triple grade quality ensuring laser straight walls
  • The opportunity to have your designs worked through our 3D designing process, all included in the Lindal materials package. 
  • The full design once approved by you, our client, moves to full Preliminary Permit plans, to full engineering, and then to our LEEDS Certified Energy professional, to prepare the documentation required for the building Permits.  Once Building Permit is approved, we continue with Full Construction with our specialized local Trades and Contractors, and prepare for your delivery date that you propose.
Backed by 75 years of Lindal’s world wide experience, Lindal is the worlds largest manufacturer of Custom homes, shipping around the world.   Lindal is a leader in home design, engineering, quality materials, and customer service, and all Lindal Homes are backed by an industry-exclusive Lifetime Structural Warranty.

WHAT - NO Cedar you Say?

posted by Prairie Cedar Homes    |   November 28, 2019 18:00

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No longer building Solid Cedar - for over 40 years now.....YES ITS TRUE.  Lindal is a leader in home design, engineering, quality materials, traditionally carried out through independent Business Owners - like us, Barb and Doug Pocha.....Lindal has been around for 75 years.....as always, nothing stays the same! 

Our building system is FIR Glulaminate KILN Dried Engineered post and beams structure - allowing you wide open spaces, warmer and beautiful, an option to cold STEEL!  The industry's ONLY Lifetime Structural Warranty.  You have so many options and choices to work in any budget range!  But you may want some Cedar!  You may want to choose our beautiful clear kiln dried CEDAR for under a patio, or perhaps for your soffits, or ceiling liner to create a warm cozy room in a loft ceiling.  Our CEDAR trim for your windows and baseboards is an option, or perhaps you would prefer FIR or HEMLOCK?  Your siding options could be an aluminum, or concrete composite siding (50 year warranties!). or perhaps placement of our beautiful 4" or 6" Clear Cedar around your grand entry to give it that WOW factor!

From Design to Plans to FULL Construction, Barb and Doug will guide you step by step, in this amazing experience and personal path to living your life in the home you will love!  Check out some of our references here:  click here

Have you looked at our portfolio of exquisite designs?  Do you know that Architects from all over the continent have been given exclusive permission for our Lindal patented building system, and granted the opportunity to create for our portfolio, for you, aesthetically beautiful, various sizes, spacious, with soaring floor to ceiling wall to wall windows.  These beautiful designs are thoughtfully created to integrate seamlessly with your lots surroundings, whether rural or urban.

Architecturally Designing Your Custom Home

posted by Prairie Cedar Homes    |   November 26, 2019 14:37

Customers often ask, "What is the advantage in designing with your Lindal Architects?" 

Designing through us, your experienced local Lindal Dealers, is a fluid and team effort. The refined expertise of our Lindal Architects use the organic principles of harmony, sustainability, and integration with nature. Our Architects know the quality and strength of the Lindal Building System, our signature Post and Beam structure; they know the pricing details and design together, with our customers, in a 3D format until you are FULLY SATISFIED.  

Starting with the style and size the customer wants, that will also work within the clients budget, together with the Engineering team, to incorporate the Geographical Data, and our LEEDS Energy Advisor, our Lindal customers have a PLAN they love, that works with their BUDGET!

Our team takes the time to plan your home in harmony with your VIEWS, while meeting all CODE requirements. Our customers can VISUALIZE their home in our 3D drawings before a shovel even meets the ground! And best of all, all the architect costs are included in your Lindal materials package, which is credited on your Purchase and Sales Agreement with our dealership!

A Collaborative and Team Effort - From Design to Engineering to Supply to Construction.  We will give you full construction options!

Can you work with a local architect and bring the plans to us you ask? Yes absolutely! We can work with a local architect of your choosing, with their signed release, in coordination with our Lindal team of our architects, drafting teams and engineers. 

*your local architect's charges to you are not a part of the credit we provide*

In one of life's largest investments, we can provide full guaranteed pricing, full designing, triple grade A building materials backed by our unique LIFETIME STRUCTURAL WARRANTY. Why settle for less? 

Your Designing Process can start today! Click here for more information.  

Weekly Series : Meet Your Dream Team!

posted by Prairie Cedar Homes    |   November 14, 2019 09:00

When making one of life's biggest decisions, you should feel confident with the team that stands behind you. 

 

Barb and Doug Pocha are the owners of Fine Point Cedar Homes and Prairie Cedar Homes. They have been established for over 19 years in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Their expertise is unparalleled when it comes to building your Lindal dream home. This husband and wife dream team have worked in all jurisdictions, on environmentally protected lakes, and in National, Regional and Provincial parks! 

They have been one of Lindal's Top Distributors WORLDWIDE since 2006! Barb and Doug strive to treat their clients as royalty, while also welcoming them as family. As a result, they also earned the prestigious title of being Lindal's Top Worldwide Dealer in 2016! They have also received the title of being Lindal's Top Canadian Dealer in 2017 and 2018!

 Testimonials from our past clients truly show how supportive, reliable, trustworthy and hard-working Barb and Doug are. 

  "The support from....Doug Pocha was   phenomenal considering the great distance of   around 1000 km to our building site. We are   now approaching 12 years of living in our Lindal   home and still love it like on the first day." -   Invermere, BC

"We appreciate the care that Barb and Doug show....we are grateful for the kindness you showed us....we are looking forward to the next project with you!" - Mirela and Dan - Calgary, AB

"The Lindal product was superior to any available product in the area. Our tradespeople were...impressed. With the help of Barb and Doug...we now have a stunning West Coast modern Lindal Cedar Home. It is as beautiful now as it was when it was built. We would recommend Barb and Doug for all your Lindal home building dreams." - Tricia and Mike

What are you waiting for? Let us help you get into your Lindal Home today! 

Join Us On Sun Nov 17 & Learn About Home Design!

posted by Prairie Cedar Homes    |   November 7, 2019 13:08

Join us on Sunday November 17th for our FREE webinar where we discuss the elements of modern home design. Our system-built homes are flexible, efficient and predictable. 

Let us help you create the home that you love, within your budget that's built to last a lifetime. 

In this webinar, you will be able to learn more about the Lindal Elements approach to modern prefab homes, as well as preview the work of the Architects Collaborative. 

Explore our floor plans and home design concepts through this interactive presentation. Stay for a live Q&A session and get real time responses!

To register, click here. 

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