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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does Lindal Have Experience Shipping Home Packages Outside of North America?
Yes, more than 40 years’ worth. We have shipped homes to most major housing markets in the world. Given our experience, we are familiar with many of the challenges that could occur in your project, and how to deal with them!
Can You Help Us Find a Contractor to Build Our Lindal Home Overseas?
We are happy to introduce you to third-party contractors who are in the business of building overseas. Naturally, we can’t guarantee a third party’s work for you, but we can provide a list of several companies that have built Lindal packages for other clients for you to investigate.
How Do We Handle International Wood Imports if Special Documentation is Required by Our Country?
Once you have placed your order and we have a rough timeline for your order, our International department will be in touch with you and your freight forwarder to determine what will be needed. Having shipped to most markets around the world, there is little that we haven’t seen before!
Are There Customs Duties or Export Fees Related to Delivering a Lindal Home Package Internationally?
There are no fees assessed to you for exporting the home package. But there are often duties and/or taxes/fees that you pay when you import your Lindal home package. We suggest you contact a reputable and experienced Customs broker in your market to ask for advice on the costs involved to import a “knock-down cedar home package.” Lindal’s International department can assist to provide more information.
How Many Containers Are Required to Ship a Lindal Home?
A rough rule of thumb is to estimate 1,500 square feet (142 square meters) of Lindal design per 40-foot container. This will give you a rough estimation. However, we have learned from experience that we cannot guarantee how many containers will be needed until the house is actually loaded.
How Can I Estimate the Shipping Cost?
Lindal homes are shipped in 20-foot, 40-foot, or 40-foot high-cube containers. A freight forwarder can provide you with a quotation for the costs for delivery to your build site per container. Or you may contact us for help.
How Long Does Shipping Take?
Depending on what country you are in and your proximity to the ports, this can take anywhere from 10 to 45 days, or more. The import process can take more time, depending on the country.
With more than five decades of international home building experience, Lindal has a proven track record in serving our international clients with a wide range of high-quality custom prefab home packages. In fact, we have shipped our cedar homes to almost every major world market and climate. We have hundreds of happy Lindal homeowners throughout Asia and Europe.
Lindal’s International division works closely with all of our international clients and dealers to design custom Lindal homes that fit any climate and style. Our expert staff is able to help overcome the unique obstacles you may encounter in your local market. With all the challenges of managing a custom home building project, you will be happy to know you are working with a strong, stable company that knows how to support you no matter where you are building.
Premium Building Materials
We’re here to deliver nature’s ideal home building materials to you: a premium grade of kiln-dried Western red cedar that’s not available anywhere else. Plus, our services go beyond the typical cedar home package. For international or island clients who require a full turnkey
solution, we can specify and supply completed, finished packages for your new Lindal home.
We cover all of our international homes with our industry-exclusive Lifetime Structural Warranty, the same warranty we offer to our North American homeowners. Our commitment to providing unmatched quality and service is why thousands of people have trusted Lindal to supply their prefab home package in overseas markets. In the future, long after you have settled into your custom Lindal, you can rest assured in knowing that you’re covered.
If you’re interested in building internationally, please review our list of international Lindal dealers on this page to find one close to you, or contact our customer service for assistance.