Imagine the possibility of owning your own Lake Simcoe custom cottage! A mere 90 kilometer drive from Toronto, Lake Simcoe is a four-season playground that is the perfect place to escape to every weekend and for extended family vacations. Stop imagining and start planning your Lake Simcoe custom cottage today by contacting Conlin Premier Construction You can trust us to help you plan and build your dream vacation home.

" Excellent work done by professional contractor, builder and crew. My house was built with care and attention to detail. Very informative when it came to meeting certain timelines. Ongoing two way communication made the whole process very enjoyable and very pleased with the finished product. I would recommend Conlin Premier Construction to anyone who wants their home built by experienced people who know what is needed to meet your expectations."

- Hilda Johnson

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Lake Simcoe is a short 90 km drive from the GTA

Why Choose Lake Simcoe for Your Custom Cottage Location

It's a Great Location

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Enjoy more time at the Cottage and less time driving there

Lake Simcoe is centrally located in the heart of Ontario's cottage country, only 90 km north of downtown Toronto. That means that it is less than an hour's drive away from the Greater Toronto Area. With such a short commute from Toronto, you can arrive at your cottage sooner and enjoy more of your time off in the beautiful Lake Simcoe surroundings.

It's a Four Season Playground

Lake Simcoe offers amazing recreation all year long. This large lake completely freezes over in the winter making it the perfect location for a number of ice fishing competitions and also making it one of the most popular ice fishing lakes in Canada. In the summer, it also serves as a fisherman's paradise as well as a great place for kite-surfing, jet-skiing, poker runs, and other boating events.

Check out some of the massive perch schools in Lake Simcoe

It Has Great Beaches

Lake Simcoe has a very well deserved reputation for having cleaner and warmer water than Lake Ontario's beaches in the GTA. Willow Beach in Georgina, the largest of Lake Simcoe's islands, is one of the biggest and most popular public beaches. Lake Simcoe is also an excellent location for freshwater scuba diving, as visibility ranges to over 30 feet!

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Simcoe has beautifully clean and warm water making it a great vacation spot - Image Source: Bosintang [CC BY-SA 3.0 (]

Why Choose Conlin to Build Your Lake Simcoe Custom Cottage

Conlin Has Over 30 Years of Building Experience Including Custom Cottages

Conlin Premier Construction, has over 30 years of experience building custom homes, custom cottages, additions, and unique outbuildings in Ontario's cottage country. Only a builder with a reputation for the highest standard of workmanship and a deep commitment to complete customer satisfaction can stay in business in the same area for 30 years. Our long history in business in the same community is a guarantee that you too will benefit from our expertise just like our previous customers have.

Conlin Specializes in Custom Cottage Construction

Conlin Premier Construction specializes in new custom home and cottage construction From traditional to more modern designs, from country chic to fabulous farmhouse styles, your choices are endless and we can help bring your design to life. If you are not sure about the exact design that you want, don't worry. Come talk with us - we'll listen to all your ideas and help you come up with the perfect design for your new custom cottage.

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Conlin has earned a reputation quality workmanship and complete customer satisfaction

Conlin Custom Cottages Are Guaranteed

All Conlin Premier Construction homes and cottages are all backed by a Tarion New Home warranty as required by the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act.

The extensive and worry-free new home warranty covers the following items:

  • Protection for any deposits you have made
  • Protection against any financial loss for contract homes that you may incur. This means that the money you pay your builder under the construction contract will be protected if the builder does not perform the contract. The insurance will cover the difference between the value of the work and materials supplied by the builder and the amount you paid the builder up to $40,000
  • Compensation if there is a delay in closing or the occupancy of your new home
  • Protection against substitutions that you haven't authorized
  • One and two year warranties for certain defects in workmanship and materials used
  • A seven year warranty for any major structural defects to your home
  • Coverage for the common or shared areas of condominium buildings also known as the condominium common elements

To learn more about the Tarion New Home Warranty, click here

Conlin Custom Cottages Are Energy Star Certified

Conlin Premier Construction is an Energy Star builder. All of their custom homes and cottages are Energy Star Certified which means that even though you may pay a bit more in the beginning, you will use at least 10% less energy than a non-certified home, but the average savings is 20%. This can mean thousands of dollars saved over the time that you own your cottage. An Energy Star certified cottage is:

  • Built Better: Energy Star certified new buildings are designed and built to extremely high standards from start to finish
  • Certified: Energy Star new buildings have been inspected, tested and verified to ensure that they meet strict environmental requirements
  • More Energy Efficient: An Energy Star new home or cottage is much more energy efficient than an average new home that isn't energy star certified which will save you money on fuel costs and help to preserve the environment.

The following video explains more about the great advantages of having an Energy Star Certified home.

An Energy Star home or cottage will save you money over time

Steps Involved in Building a Custom Home or Cottage

There are several steps in building a custom cottage, but don't let that discourage you. Conlin Premier Construction knows this process inside out and the will be with you guiding you through every step.

Decide on What You Want and Plan It Out:

The planning stage is very important as you will think through exactly what you want your custom cottage to look like and what purposes it will serve. You will need to decide things like:

  • Location: You need to decide where you want to build your cottage and then choose and purchase your lot.
  • Size: You need to decide on how big your entire cottage will be and the size of the various rooms. Take into consideration whether you will use it for just you and your family or if you will be entertaining a lot of overnight guests.
  • Design: You need to decide on the type of style and layout you would like for your cottage. There are numerous designs that you can look at. The internet is a great source to get inspiration.
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The internet is a great resource for getting design ideas for your custom cottage - Image Source: Pinterest

Develop a Budget and Stick to It:

Your builder can help give you a good idea about how much everything is going to cost. They can also help you prepare a realistic budget Don't forget to leave enough room in your budget for extras such as furnishings and appliances. Once you have your budget, make sure you stick to it. It is tempting to make additions as you go along, but remember those extras will cost you money, and before you know it, you will be going over your budget.

Design Your Custom Cottage:

At this point, you should already have a good idea of the style and size of cottage you want and how much you can spend. Conlin will work with you to create a layout of your new cottage to your exact specifications. They will then consult with their experienced architects to put together blueprints for your design.

Obtain All of the Permits:

You need to have all of the required permits in place before you begin to build. Conlin will work with you to obtain all of the necessary permits and arrange for all required inspections to be completed throughout the building process.

Building Your Custom Cottage:

Once your initial preparations are finished your builder will:

  • Organize the initial preparations: This initial stage includes steps like excavating the site, laying the foundation, and doing the framing.
  • Close in your cottage: During this stage the electricity, plumbing, insulation, and heating/air conditioning are installed.
  • Finish Your Cottage: In this final stage your cabinetry, plumbing, lighting, flooring, windows, and painting will be completed.

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Conlin Premier Construction: You Can Trust Us for Your Custom Cottage Construction

Conlin Premier Construction is a experienced builder that you can trust. For Lake Simcoe custom cottage construction, you can depend on Conlin. We have the expertise and the know-how to complete your cottage exactly to your specifications and with the high quality you want. Contact Conlin Premier Construction today to get your custom cottage started.

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 are in charge of the quality control on every part of your home or cottage's construction, from start to finish. We also 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.

The following video will further explain why Conlin is the best for custom homes in Kawartha Lakes.

At Conlin Premier Construction we have over 30 years of experience building custom homes, custom cottages, additions, and unique outbuildings with the highest standard of workmanship and all of our homes are backed by the Tarion New Home warranty. If you are looking for a premier builder in the Kawartha Lakes region that you can trust, talk to the professionals at Conlin and then contact us today for a no obligation quote.