Cedar Homes

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is included in your Cedar Homes packages?
A: These items and services are provided with each package. You will find our package to be very complete in comparison to the kits offered by many of our competitors. We provide all of the materials necessary to make your home lockable and weather-tight. Plus we include many other extras to make it easy to finish your home. Upgrade options are also available. The following items, which are not included in your Cedar Home packages, are needed to complete your home project:
  • Land
  • Utilities
  • Foundation
  • Paint and Stain
  • Mechanical Systems (Plumbing, Heating & Electric)
  • Drywall for Framed Walls
  • Cabinetry
  • Counter Tops
  • Floor Coverings
  • Labor

Q: Can I switch out some of your standard materials?
A: Yes

Q: Can I delete certain items from the package?
A: Yes. You can delete any item that is non-structural. For example, you can delete windows, doors or trim but not wall timbers or beams.

Q:Can you work with my budget?
A: Yes. One benefit of the package system we offer is that we guarantee the pricing for all of the elements to make your home lockable and weather-tight. Although our standard packages include top-of-the-line timber wall systems and tongue and groove roof system, it is possible to reduce costs by switching to a different wall or roof system. Call us to discuss these options.

Q: What kind of wood can I build my home with?
A: Our standard packages include timbers made with Western Red Cedar. Other available species include: Douglas Fir/Larch, Ponderosa Pine, and Southern Pine. Call for availability of Alaska Yellow Cedar, Redwood, White Fir and Idaho White Pine.

Q: Will you do custom designs?
A: Yes. Our in-house design department will work with you to modify one of our existing plans or create a new plan based on your ideas and preferences. Fax to 970-207-1635 or mail us your ideas and sketches and we will provide a free price quote.

Q:What are the prices of your home packages?
A: Contact us for a free copy of our Home Planning Guide and current price list.

Q: Can you deliver to my area and how much does it cost for delivery?
A: We deliver to everywhere in the world. Delivery within the Continental US is included in the package price. Costs for delivery elsewhere varies. Please contact us for a price quote.

Q: Can you build my home?
A: We can provide dry-in erection service anywhere in the world. Turnkey service is available for projects within our local Fort Collins area. Outside of our local area we can provide planning and hiring assistance.

Q: Do you work with builders in other states?
A: Yes.

Q:Can I build the home myself?
A: Yes. Many of our customers build all or part of their homes. We provide on-site training with the delivery of each package to help you get started.

Q: What is a study plan?
A: Study Plan Sets are detailed plans that are useful to help with cost estimating, determining room sizes and getting more familiar with your favorite Cedar Home! Each set, available in printable PDF format includes:
  • Dimensioned Floor Plans (interior and exterior)
  • 4 Exterior Views (called Elevations)
  • Limited copyright release for home construction
Limited copyright release for home construction
Go to the Study Plans section of this site to review our plans and purchase the sets.

Q: Can I purchase a stock plan to build on my own?
A: Yes! We now sell stock plan construction sets. Order Securely from our House plans section.

Q: Do you have more pictures?
A: Our Home Planning Guide includes many photos and is free when you submit our contact form. We have additional photos of many of our homes. Let us know which specific home plan you have in mind and we will send you photos if available.

Q: Do you have any homes that I can visit?
A: We have a model home located in Northern Colorado. Get more information on model home showings here.

Q: Can you tell me more about your building system?
A: SSee our Benefits page to learn more about building with laminated timbers.

Q: Do you have any references?
A: Call us toll free for a copy of our reference list, 1-800-98-CEDAR (1-800-982-3327) or 970-227-9732.

Q: Do you do commercial projects?
A: We will supply packages and technical training for commercial projects. We keep all commercial plans confidential. Feel free to fax your ideas and sketches to 970-207-1635 for a free price quote.

Q: I still have questions. Can I talk to someone about them or can you send me more information?
A: Yes! Feel free to submit your questions through our contact form or call us toll free at 1-800-98-CEDAR.

Q: I'm ready to build my cedar home! How do I get started?
A: Great! Call us toll free at 1-800-98-CEDAR (1-800-982-3327) or 970-227-9732 to work out the details of your plan order.