Custom Cottages Ontario: Introducing Conlin Construction, builders of the highest quality custom cottages in Ontario. Get a free quote now.

Conlin Premier Construction: Who We Are

At Conlin Premier Construction we are a family owned business with more than 30 years of experience and expertise in the custom construction industry. We have the skill and the expertise to complete your new custom cottage on time and on budget.

We are located in Peterborough, Ontario and we specialize in new custom home and cottage builds as well as:

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Conlin has over 30 years of experience in the custom construction business

Why We Stand Out from Our Competitors

Conlin Premier Construction has built a reputation in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario for treating our clientele with fairness, integrity and loyalty.

Unique Custom Construction: Our highly skilled team of carpenters specialize in building you the custom home or cottage or your dreams; we are committed to making it spectacular inside and out. Your new custom home or cottage can be as individual as you are; if you dream it, we will build it

Premium Materials: Our team always uses premium materials such as blown-in blanke BIBS insulation systems and Bakor Blueskin composite membrane to waterproof our basements before backfill. We strive to deliver a high-efficiency Energy Star structure that is backed by the Tarion New Home Warranty

Superior Workmanship: Providing you with the highest standard of workmanship is our priority. We take pride in every project we work on and it shows in the final result.

Exceptional Customer Service: At Conlin we understand that exceptional customer service, is key to a successful new build. That's why we will go out of our way to make sure that you are more than satisfied with the result. We will do our best to exceed your expectations.

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Conlin only uses premium materials in all our projects

The Conlin Custom Cottage Construction Process

Step 1: Set Your Budget

Knowing how much money you have to spend on your project is crucial. Your budget will affect what you can and cannot have in your final design. If you need to finance your build, you should visit your lending institution to apply for a construction mortgage and to find out how much money you will be able to borrow.

Step 2: Design Your Custom Cottage

Designing your custom built cottage is one of the most important stages in the entire process. You should make a list of all of your "must-have" items and wants ahead of time. Usually during this stage you will go through several versions of your plans, revising and making adjustments to suit your tastes and your budget until you get a final version that you are happy with. It's better not to rush this process though; you don't want to build a cottage that you aren't completely satisfied with.

At Conlin, we will work with you to give you a better idea about what each item will cost and help you make decisions about what you want and can include with the money that you have available.

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We will work with you to help you design your dream custom cottage

Step 3: Obtain All the Necessary Permits

You may not realize how much paperwork is involved when building a cottage. Thankfully we are here to help you. We have the knowledge required and will be able to obtain all of the building permits and paperwork that you will need from the appropriate local officials.

This process also takes time and it can vary depending on how big your cottage is, the area in which you are building and how busy the local officials are. It is a good idea to use this time to make some choices that don't require city approvals for such as the types of materials that you want to use to finish your home like flooring, cabinets, tiles, paint, etc.

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The building process will be shorter for smaller structures

Step 4: Building Your Cottage

Once you have your lot ready, the designs completed, and all the building permits in place, we can begin building it. The time that this phase will take depends on the complexity of the architectural design and how detailed it is as well as how large your cottage is. A smaller, less complicated cottage will take less time to construct than a larger more detailed one.

We will try our best to stay within a timeline and make up any lost time whenever possible, however, there are still a number of unpredictable and unexpected events that may occur that will add to the total building time. These include but are not limited to:

Inclement weather: once the structure is full enclosed, this will play a lesser role

Delays in materials not being delivered: choosing materials that are in stock and not on back order can help with this issue, however if you are getting certain items custom-made such as cabinets, then delays can occur.

Changing your plans: If you decide that you need to make changes to the design plan this will also add on extra time, especially if it is later in the building stage.

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Once the structure is framed in there are fewer delays due to the weather

The following is a list of the basic steps carried out in building a new home to give you a better idea about what is involved in the building process:

  • Building the foundation
  • Doing the rough carpentry
  • Pouring the concrete slabs
  • Installing your HVAC system
  • Roughing in your plumbing and electric
  • Putting on your roof an exterior finishes such as siding
  • Doing the insulation
  • Installing drywall
  • Finishing your flooring
  • Painting and finishing all the trimming
  • Installing hardware and fixtures
  • Cleaning

If you would like a more detailed breakdown of the entire building process and a rough timeline for each step, check out this Sample Residential Construction Schedule.

Step 5: Final Walk Through and Adjustments

Once your new custom cottage is complete, take some time to do a final thorough walk-through to ensure that everything has been completed to your standards and specifications. If you find anything that you are not completely satisfied with, let us know and we will happily fix or adjust it before you move in.

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During the final walk-through you can let us know if there is anything you would like adjusted

"I have used Conlin Premier Construction on many projects... Jake Conlin is building a reputation in the Peterborough are as Superb Contractor. I would not hesitate to recommend this Company to anyone who is looking for a Construction Contractor"

- Warren Lynch

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Conlin Premier Construction: For the Best Custom Cottages Ontario

You can trust Conlin Premier Construction for the best and most beautiful custom cottages in Ontario. We care about the work that we do and the complete satisfaction of our customers. We have the experience that you need to get the finest custom cottage in Peterborough and the surrounding area.

For custom cottage construction as well as custom homes, renovations and additions, you can depend on Conlin. With our expertise, we will complete your project exactly to your specifications and with the highest quality workmanship that you deserve.


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At Conlin, we do all of the work ourselves and we have our own sub-contractors who do the mechanical work. This means that we can be in charge of the quality control on every part of your home's construction, from start to finish. And we make sure that you are with us all through the process. Your complete satisfaction is our ultimate goal and that is why we prioritize excellent communication. If you are looking for a premier builder in the Peterborough region that you can trust, talk to the professionals at Conlin and contact us today for a no obligation quote.