Traditional Floating Docks kathy
Solid, Stable and Beautiful
Cottage Docks offers every option imaginable to fit any budget. We specialize in constructing large ONE PIECE traditional wood floating docks.
99% of our clients leave our Floating Docks in the ice during the winter months, no need to worry about maintenance. Our docks are built to last.
We love floating docks. The designs are limitless.
They are perfect for deep water, fluctuating water levels (as low as 3 ½”) and soft lakebed type conditions. Cottage Docks can build virtually any design possible. Each application can vary and Cottage Docks can adapt. We can adjust to any freeboard height (water level to decking) to match our customer’s needs. All our floating docks are built for maximum per sq. ft. buoyancy and stability.
Every location is unique.
It is important to take into account all factors such as prevailing wind, boat traffic, etc. Cottage Docks will go over these factors with you to ensure that you have the right fit for your new dock system.
Four Essential Ingredients of a Quality Built Wood Floating Dock
Cottage Docks uses ONLY rotationally moulded flotation shells that are manufactured from virgin polyethylene resin. This non-contaminate contains UV inhibitors and carbon black/sandstone pigment to protect against ultra violet degradation. The shells will not sink or contaminate the water, even if punctured. This strong, durable material is resistant to environmental stress and cracking.
The bottom line is, this seamless, one-piece construction dock float is unmatched against any other floating system. For further protection, all of our dock floats are filled with closed cell EPS foam and carry a 12-year warranty.
We use only Techstar Floats under our docks. The #1 float manufacturer in the world made here in Canada.
All our PT lumber is treated with the MicroPro® preservative technology this is a revolutionary way to pressure treat wood for decks, fences, landscaping and general exterior construction uses.
All our FRAMES are constructed 2 x 8 (all the way through) with the Micro Pro SPF Premium Grade
2 x 6 DECKING only Pastway’s Ultimate Deck (J Grade)
Superior J-Grade 2×6 pine eased edge and finished especially for heavy-duty decking
Decking is re-graded before treating to ensure and maintain quality control standards
Highly treatable pine species ensures good preservative penetration for durability
High grade appearance of pine weathers better than spruce decking
Western Red Cedar Why Western Red Cedar? Well, for starters, this highly revered, durable wood is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insect attacks, which means anything you build with it will last longer and require less maintenance. Aesthetically, there really is no substitute for the natural beauty of Real Cedar. Imbued with decidedly crisp, yet superbly rich, tonal properties.
SUSTAINABILITY – Independent studies prove that when it comes to environmental performance, natural wood is superior to synthetic products in every way. While other building materials generate greenhouse gasses, western red cedar actually removes greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. And unlike brick, cement and composites, Real Cedar is renewable and biodegradable. Plus, Real Cedar is sourced from the most sustainable managed forests in the world.
2 x 6 DECKING only KD 4 S4S ONLY Pinnacle Brand
This Western Red Cedar product has the tightest STK grade in existence.