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

10 Ways to Accent Your Log Cabin from the Inside Out

Your log cabin has so much charm and the right decor can bring out its best features. From the moment you step out of your car until you settle indoors, you can create that warm woodsy-chic feeling that attracted you to the style in the first place.Read more

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Log Home Inspector

If you are considering buying a log home or a home that has a large amount of timber work done to it, it is important to ensure you are hiring the right type of home inspector. We recommend that you hire a home inspector that is familiar with log homes and timber structures as there are a number of things that are unique to these types of buildings.Read more

Top 4 Log Home Building Trends 2018

Over the last few years, we have started to see a shift in home design and functionality. More and more people are looking to maximize space instead of adding more square footage; they want more flexibility instead of more rooms, more functionality instead of more work around the home, top-of-the-line finishes and state-of-the-art appliances, but less power and water as well. It can be said that 2018 promises to be a year in which less really is more when it comes to home design. Read more

Log Home Kits: Advantages and Disadvantages

When it comes to building a log home, you have numerous choices as to how you want to build the house. You can build a custom log and timber home through a builder like Artisan Log Homes, buy a pre-built log shell, or take all the responsibility of erecting your log home on a DIY basis.Read more

Building on a Budget: Six Money-Saving Tips for Building a Log Home

 

Are you thinking about building a custom timber or log home, but don’t want to break the bank?

Do you have a specific budget in mind and want to ensure there are no surprises once you start building?

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Your Checklist for Building a Log Home: From Start to Finish

You’ve decided it’s time to bring the custom log home of your dreams to life, now what happens? The list of things that you have to do can feel very overwhelming. Don’t worry, you’re not in it alone. It’s important to build a reliable team with you to guide you every step of the way from breaking ground to “welcome home.”

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