Building Your Cottage
Meridian Beach is a community with a refreshing focus on aesthetics, both in natural beauty and in home design. Our architectural guidelines ensure that all homes contribute to the relaxed, “craftsman” look and feel of our community and complement the graceful simplicity found in the abundant natural beauty that surrounds us. Ours is a picturesque community where each home compliments the overall effect created by nature, canals, bridges, paths and the lake. The cottages built to date show that our guidelines have produced beautiful results.
You are free to select the home design and builder of your choice (even if it’s you) but it must comply with the Meridian Beach Architectural Guidelines and Policies (available for download here). This means the site plan and street/canal elevations must be approved by the Meridian Beach developer. In the future, approvals will be the responsibility of the Meridian Beach Homeowners Society. The County of Ponoka will require this approval prior to issuing a development permit. You are required to begin construction within four years of purchasing the lot, and construction must be completed within five years. Failure to meet that requirement will mean that a $3000 annual indemnity must be paid or the lot must be offered back to the developer at the original purchase cost.
The preferred builder at Meridian Beach is Abbey Master Builder - the leading home builder in Central Alberta. Abbey's stone headquarters is located the west side of the QE2 highway towards the north end of Red Deer. Abbey provides an in house design service and a knowledgeable sales staff who can assist with every aspect of home building. You may purchase a lot/cottage home package at Meridian Beach through Abbey. They can be reached at 403-343-6513 or www.abbeymasterbuilder.ca
If you prefer you can still purchase a lot directly from Inshore Developments. If you purchase your lot directly from Inshore you may choose your own builder. Inshore maintains a list of interested builders which we will provide to buyers. It is headed by Abbey Master Builder but there are a number of other respected builders who have built several times at Meridian Beach.
Architectural guidelines ensure that all homes contribute to the relaxed, “craftsman” look and feel of our community and complement the graceful simplicity found in the abundant natural beauty that surrounds us.