Western red cedar Tag

The Effect of Location

12 Aug 2015, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Custom Log Cabins, Design, Log Cabin Home Information

Whether you’re building a full-time family residence or a cabin by the lake, location can have a significant impact on building and designing your custom log home or log cabin. We’ve complied a number of factors to consider when constructing your home in four major location types: mountains, prairies, desert and lakeside.   Mountains: Mountain environments provide pristine views and absolute privacy; however, they come with a few challenges. Aggressive slopes can cause problems (and…

Western Red Cedar: The Timber of Kings

07 Apr 2015, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins, Log Cabin Home Information

In order to provide the finest log homes in the world, it’s essential that we use the finest timber species in the world: Western Red Cedar. Western Red Cedar is by far the most superior timber species in terms of beauty, quality and durability – but don’t just take our word for it, here’s a look at the facts.   1. It outperforms the competition. Western Red Cedar is by far the best insulator and…

Committed to the Cariboo

05 May 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

[This recent article was published in the newsletter for the BC Log & Timber Building Industry] A Short History Bryan Reid Sr. established Pioneer Log Homes of BC in 1973. The new business owner chose an opportunistic location to open up shop; he decided on Williams Lake, British Columbia, thanks to its proximity to a seemingly endless supply of top notch Spruce, Fir, and Western Red Cedar. Pioneer Log Homes of BC has remained committed…

It’s Always Earth Day at Pioneer Log Homes

25 Apr 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

It is clear that at Pioneer Log Homes, we rely on the bounty of Mother Nature to sustain our business. The only way we can succeed is when our forests succeed. Western Red Cedar is one of Mother Nature’s greatest inventions. We take enormous pride in managing the reforestation and renewal of these wonderful trees (In BC alone, about 200 million seedlings are planted every year!). Wood from well managed forests is an excellent environmental…

Pioneer Log Homes in Regina and Toronto this Weekend

26 Mar 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

Pioneer Log Homes will be at the Regina Spring Homeshow this weekend, March 27th to 30th. Mike & Gerald will be manning the booth and will be able to answer any questions you may have.   OR, if you are closer to Toronto, you can drop in to see Rocky, Scott & Bryan Reid Sr. at The Toronto Spring Cottage Life Show in Toronto, March 28th-30th. Buy tickets online here.

Kazakhstan Round 1: Mission Complete

13 Feb 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

“Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God, do you learn.” – C.S. Lewis Joel & Shawn are home safe from Kazakhstan and the sauna is installed in its permanent & absolutely stunning location, 10,000 feet above sea level. It would be an understatement to say they experienced some culture shock on their trip but they managed to complete the job on time and in very harsh conditions. With extreme weather, equipment…

Bryan Senior at SCI in Las Vegas, February 5th – 8th

04 Feb 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Home Shows

This week, Bryan Reid Sr. is heading to Safari Club International’s (SCI) show at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This “Ultimate Hunters’ Market” is celebrating its 42nd year in 2014. With over 18,000 attendees, 2,500 vendors, nearly a million square feet of exhibit space, and 6 continents represented, it’s easy to see why this event attracts the world’s biggest gathering of hunters, conservationists, guides & outfitters. The 4-day itinerary for the show is jam-packed….

Why Western Red Cedar is Ideal for Log Cabin Homes

26 Nov 2013, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes

Often times, we are asked what type of wood we build our homes with.  For Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, we choose to use Western Red Cedar for a variety of reasons.  Let’s take a closer look at why. Western Red Cedar is common in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. It grows in forests, on mountainsides, and in or near bodies of water, such as forested swamps and stream banks. As a tree,…

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