More About Double S Homes
Building your home - your dream home - is one of the most
important investments you'll ever make.
At Double 'S' Cedar
Homes. we realize how important your dreams can be. Since the
1970's we've worked with hundreds of people like you to bring
special homes to life.
We invite you to join us in building a house you'll be proud
to call home.
Double 'S' creates the very best cedar post and beam homes
from superior British Columbia wood. Homes of authentic quality,
personal character and durability.
Whether you're looking for a principal residence,
recreational home, commercial structure or that special place
off the beaten path, you'll find that Double 'S' Homes are
Post and beam homes date back over two thousand years. In
nineteenth-century Canada, buildings with timber posts and beams
were highly prized. Skilled carpenters and joiners used an
assortment of hand tools to combine the finest ingredients of
the building art.
Today's carefully fabricated, durable cedar post and
beam homes from Double 'S' use the most beautiful building material
|Soaring roof lines, cathedral ceilings,
finished with Western Red Cedar, panoramic glass-fronted prows,
cozy second-storey lofts, and everything the warmth and
freshness of wood brought indoors. That's a post and beam home
by Double 'S'
Whether you're working, entertaining or just relaxing,
Double 'S' offers an environment in harmony with your home's
Our post and beam engineering ensures that
the structural framework, not interior walls, support the weight
of the roof. As a result, room and interior walls can be
designed in almost any configuration desired. There's
flexibility to develop the floor plan that you really want.
Double 'S' helps you design spacious, open living areas: vaulted
ceiling, open lofts, bright and airy family areas.
Cedar is the ideal wood for your Double 'S' home. It's
strong, durable and highly resistant to harm from temperature
extremes, moisture and insects. What's more, cedar's rich
palette of colour literally glows with warmth. Its accepts stain
or paint well and, if left untouched, ages beautifully.
'S' accepts only the best cedar available. We believe the time
we take to search for select wood is worthwhile, because it
results in a better quality, more attractive home.
Prefabricating sections of the home such as wall panels and gable ends
in the Double 'S' factory saves you a considerable amount of time and
money, since your home is complete to a much greater degree by the time
it arrives at the job site.
|There are other benefits to a prefabrication
besides saving you time and money. Since Double 'S' builds in
clean, dry factory, adverse weather and other site problems do
not harm the quality of your home or slows its progress.
As well, building in a controlled environment lets Double
'S' systematically monitor and control the quality of each and
every section of the home. Waste is reduced. Moreover, home
buyers can save time and money by dealing with a single
supplier. And you know ahead of time the final, guaranteed cost
for your home package will be.
Double 'S' has the design and
construction planning expertise to help you create your dream
home. We offer a wide variety of stock plans to choose from, and
we'll modify a plan to suit your particular tastes and
Or bring us your ideas and plans, and we'll custom design a house from
scratch. In fact, Double 'S' will do whatever it takes to adapt your
ideas to is post and beam system - without betraying or compromising
your plan's overall integrity. Whatever option you choose, Double 'S'
provides it own design services without charge.
Each Double 'S' home is approved and certified by a Canadian
Engineer, and often exceeds applicable building codes and
standards. And each comes with a full structural warranty. We'll
engineer homes to meet particular challenges such as heavy snow
loads or unusual conditions.
Double 'S' uses top-quality
kiln-dried framing lumber and plywood sheathing to ensure
maximum structural integrity and precision. We offer four
different patterns of cedar siding. Channel, Board and Batten
siding, (both pre-stained) are applied in our factory, while
Bevelled (pre-stained) and smooth Tongue-and-Groove
(non-stained) are applied on site.
You can choose any roof slope that accents your home, ranging from the
low-pitch 4/12, the moderate pitch 6/12 and the steep 12/12 Chalet to
the traditional Saltbox, Cottage roof or the attractive Gambrel, with
two different slopes on each side. You can also combine various roof
lines. Double 'S' provides durable asphalt shingles, fibreglass
shingles, colourful profiled steel, or optional cedar shingles, shakes
|Energy efficiency is a top priority. We'll
insulate to suit your regions's weather conditions and required
building code applications. All Double 'S' windows are supplied
with thermal-pane insulating glass. Our standard window frames
are vinyl. Frame options include thermally broken aluminium and
two types of wood, Eastern Pine and West Coast Douglas Fir.
Glass can be upgraded to Low E or heat mirror. Standard exterior
doors are insulated steel or beautifully milled Western Red
Cedar and/or West Coast Douglas Fir. All exterior doors are
available in variety of styles, with insulating glass if
Double 'S' homes can be built on top of various foundations:
crawl space, post and pad, full or daylight basement, concrete
slab or PWF (preserved wood foundation), The design and Canadian
Engineering of your foundation are included in the cost of your
Relaxing with family and friends is a natural
part of your Double 'S' home. Entertain in airy kitchen and
dinning areas, brightened by skylites and generous window space.
Or enjoy the view from your spacious living or family rooms.
A marriage of the aesthetic and the practical, hardwood floors convey
the warmth and style found in Double 'S' homes. Optional hardwood
flooring is durable and easy to maintain, so it retains its beauty and
value year after year. Other options, too, are available.
Double 'S' bedroom, dens and offices offer privacy and a
comfortable work environment for every member of the household.
Detailing is as important to us as it is to you. All interior
wood finishes - such as window casements, mouldings and hand
railings - are composed of select kiln-dried B.C. woods.
Double 'S' post and beam buildings are ideal for commercial
or office environments.
We design, manufacture and provide all the assembled and finished
materials you need to put up your home. For ease and simplicity, Double
'S' provides full construction drawings and designates building
components by code number.
|Our responsibility does not end with the
sale. We offer continuing assistance to ensure that you are
fully satisfied with your Double 'S' cedar home. If you wish, we
will arrange to erect your Double 'S' home to any degree you
desire, ranging from shell or lock-up to complete finishing.
So when you're planning a Cedar Post and Beam Home,
check with Double 'S' before you buy. You'll discover how affordable
quality can be.