How To Repair Decaying Logs in your Log Home

 

Are you looking at purchasing an older log home or does your current one have some rot and decay issues? No need to worry! The first thing to do is to figure out why the rot is present and fix that problem immediately to save yourself from future frustration.Read more

Best Post and Beam Builders in the United States (Reviews/Ratings)

The connection of post and beam is truly a powerful bond. Many who are drawn to this style say they not only appreciate the beauty but the feeling that comes from living within a home that so readily connects with nature and the closeness it brings family and friends to one another.Read more

Best Log Home Builders in the United States (Reviews/Ratings)

Are you considering building a log home? Do you feel slightly lost on where to start or the process involved? It’s important that you do your research and find a company that can provide you with the type of customer service and specific expertise that you need and deserves to build your home.Read more

What is Mass Timber?

Building any sort of tall structural wood home or design is at the forefront of what many like-minded building professionals are seeking out this day and age. Today, big timber is sprouting up in cities all across North America and abroad. After years of feasibility studies and design proposals, buildings six stories or taller constructed primarily from pre-engineered wood products are being considered in cities around the world.Read more

Do you need to hire a professional designer to design your home?

 

Designing your own home can be one of the most thrilling yet stressful experiences you may come across in your life. From floor and wall colours, ceiling fixtures, to the windows… there is so much involved in the design process. Is it possible to design your own home? Absolutely. But sometimes it’s better to leave it to the professionals.
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Log Home settling: What it is and what you need to know

What does “log home settling” mean and what do you need to know?

It is no surprise why people want a Full Scribe Log Home – they are equally as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside. Log homes consist of stacked logs that become the interior and exterior walls, but are also the structural support for the entire home. When you see a traditional log home, it is usually referred to as a ‘full scribe’ log home. This means that logs are cut out with specific notches to allow them to be stacked horizontally on top of one another to form walls.Read more

What is a building permit and why do you need one?

Are you thinking of doing construction or demolition on your home, building an addition, or altering the structure in any way? Well, it’s likely you’re going to need a building permit to do any of the following.
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What is the BC Home Builder?

 

Are you planning on building a custom house in B.C.? Well not so fast! Last year the Government of B.C. announced a new licensing system for builders in residential construction. Previously, before this new system came into place the homeowner or builder was able to be the general contractor to coordinate all of the trades associated with their home building process. Now due to this new system, you have to be licensed. So what is this new B.C. Home Builder license all about? What are your options? Here is some information to help you better understand this new licensing agreement.Read more

Log Home Kit vs Custom Build: What’s the difference?

As you look into building a log home, you’ll see some constructed from log home kits while others are custom builds. However, you might not be able to tell which is which from the photos alone. Both construction styles create beautiful, personalized properties but there are differences in the time it takes to build them, the design freedom, and their budgeted costs.
Log home kits allow you to select from a wide selection of pre-designed rooms and styles for your home, including vaulted ceilings and open concept kitchens. Builders then deliver the home in pre-assembled sections that you can easily construct yourself or with a builder.Read more

What to splurge on when building your custom home

You have chosen to build a custom home because of the endless options to personalize it, but which features will your make your budget go the farthest? If you select the right home upgrades, you can add to your lifestyle while you live in the home and add real value when you decide to sell. As you create your home’s design, consider splurging on these options that can provide a high return on your investment.Read more