Over 70 years of creating family memories with our western red cedar machine milled interlocking log home packages
As in 1948, our homes continue to be constructed from 100% Western Red Cedar logs – the same pristine wood species that has guaranteed comfort, quality, and dependability throughout Pan-Abode’s long history.
Since 1994, Pan-Abode International has been a member of the AP Group of Companies which is a family owned business since 1959. This integrated forest products organization includes the following divisions:
Aspen Planers: Aspen Planers is a major manufacturer of SPF dimensional lumber based out of Merritt, British Columbia
Mill & Timber Products: Mill and Timber is a leading Canadian manufacturer and marketer of Western Red Cedar products based in Surrey, British Columbia
Pan-Abode International: Pan-Abode International is a longstanding icon in the Canadian log home industry and The Original manufacturer of high quality machine-profiled Western Red Cedar log home packages based in Surrey, British Columbia
Savona Specialty Plywood: Savona Specialty Plywood is a manufacturer of overlay plywood products used for concrete forming on major construction projects around the world including Wembley Stadium in London, Air Canada Centre/Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, and the recent Panama Canal expansion project. They have operations in Lillooet and Savona, British Columbia.
Environmental mission and strategy (ESG)
From the Forest…
Operating in beautiful British Columbia, we know how essential our forests are for the continued health and well-being of our communities. That is why we take pride in balancing our business practices with our continued commitment to a productive and sustainable future.
All of our timber is sourced from British Columbia Timber Supply Areas (TSAs). These areas are home to rich, bio-diverse ecosystems that our suppliers protect and conserve through their Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) goals, therefore maintaining a thriving environment and community.
Pan-Abode air dries our western red cedar and uses low carbon energy sources in the manufacturing processes. The BC Log and Timber Builders Association commissioned a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA study available here) on a variety of log home styles (hand-hewn round logs, timber frame and machine-milled like Pan-Abode) and species of wood. Pan-Abode eco log homes perform better than average since we air-dry not kiln-dry our wood, Cedar needs to be stained and maintained less than other woods, and our raw materials are sourced in BC which reduces transport to manufacturing facilities.
Forestry Innovation Investment commissioned an International Policy Review on Embodied Carbon of Buildings and Infrastructure; with one of their conclusions being the importance of LCA and how well wood performs in limiting climate-related impacts of the building over the life cycle. The study is available here.
BC is recognized as a global leader in sustainable forest management, meeting the environmental, social and economic needs of current and future generations. Stringent forest laws, skilled forestry professionals, comprehensive monitoring and enforcement support our renewable resource. This is further reinforced by Canada being the international leader in forest certification, with BC contributing more than any other province. Learn more here.
Further to this, Forest Products Association of Canada commissioned a study on Global Environmental Forest Policies: Canada as a Constant Case Comparison of Select Forest Practice Regulations. It discusses many regions around the world and finds British Columbia to be one of the most strict regarding sustainable forestry practices. All of Pan-Abode’s Western Red Cedar is sourced from BC. Read the study here