Freight and delivery beauty shot Summerwood

freight & delivery

Whether you live in the Unites States, Canada, or beyond, we make it easy to bring Summerwood into your backyard.

Once you place your order, we will go to great lengths to ensure the smooth and timely delivery of your new Summerwood building. Freight is a very important step in the process and we will make sure that your shipment receives proper care and attention from the moment it leaves our plant to the time it arrives at your door.

Toronto and South Western Ontario

If the shipping destination is within 4-5 hours of the Greater Toronto Area it will generally be handled by one of our Summerwood flat bed delivery trucks. Your building will be conveniently offloaded by crane in your driveway or some other nearby location.  Shipments are generally delivered Monday - Friday from 8 AM to 6 PM. You do not need to be home at the time of delivery.

A Summerwood team member will be in touch with you a few days prior to the shipping date to co-ordinate the delivery with you.

It’s that simple!

Other Canadian Destinations

Shipping to other Canadian destinations is handled by one of our carefully chosen freight partners. Shipments will generally be delivered between 9am and 5Pm, and we do require that someone is on hand to receive it (see details below). A Summerwood team member will be in touch with you a few days prior to the shipping date to co-ordinate the delivery and review the delivery details with you.

Unloading your Summerwood Building

Our kits are packaged in such a way that they may be unloaded piece by piece (pre-cut kit) or section by section (pre-assembled kit).

Depending on the size, style, number of options, and format (i.e. pre-cut or pre-assembled) of your building, the weight and dimensions of your shipment will vary.

Weight of Pieces/Sections

  • Pre-cut kit – the heaviest piece in our precut kit is generally a 4x8 sheet of plywood which weights approximately 30 pounds.

  • Pre-assembled kit – the heaviest piece in a pre-assembled kit is a wall section, which can weigh up to 250 pounds (even more if it’s one of our cabins or garages). This is manageable by two people of average strength. If you are at all concerned, it never hurts to have a third person close by to assist with the walls.

Local Cartage Delivery

If your location is not accessible to an 18-wheel truck and trailer (i.e. cul-de-sac, low hanging trees or wires, narrow or rural road) it may be wise to choose the “local cartage delivery” option as part of your order. This means that your shipment will be transferred at an off-site location from a full size “highway” truck to a smaller “straight” truck similar to the one pictured below. Don't worry, your sales person will make sure that it is properly explained and coordinated at the time of order.

  • 18-wheel“highway” truck

  • straight truck

Estimated Freight Charge

An estimated freight charge is provided when you enter a postal code on any of our quote pages. These rates are generally accurate, however, if the location is particularly remote or difficult to access the rate may vary. Your sales person will confirm this for you at the time of order.

US Customers

If you are looking for information on US destinations please visit our US website.

International Customers

Please contact us if you are looking for freight rates outside of Canada and the contiguous United States. We have shipped our products to all corners of the world and we would be pleased to secure a quote for you.

Delivery of Options and Accessories

If you order options and accessories separately, you can receive shipping quotes online by entering your postal code or zip into the into the required field.

Remote or Difficult Locations

For us this is not a problem, it's an opportunity. Over the years we have shipped our cabins and bunkies to some very remote locations (think ferries & barges). We will do our very best to find a way to get the building to its final destination.