Feature Project: Building a Log Home in Italy

Over the years we have helped numerous homeowners build their dream log cabin or home. One project that stands out was one we call the “Italian Job”.

Due to the high energy standards in Europe, there are not many log home structures. Western Canada is one of the few places in the world able to provide the size of timber required to meet these standards. Read more

5 Questions When Buying Raw Land to Build On

When it comes to building your dream home, more often than not you will be buying a new piece of raw land to build on. In some cases purchasing the raw land can be more stressful than the process of building your log home. So to help you out, here are 5 things to consider when looking to purchase raw land for building a log home or cabin.Read more

What is a ridgepole?

A ridgepole is the horizontal log beam located at the highest peak of a log or timber home. This is the main beam that holds up the roof of the house and is typically the heaviest, the largest and the longest log. The rafters attach to this pole which crowns the home.Read more

Top 5 DIY Home Builder Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

So you’re thinking about building your own dream home or cabin yourself! Every year we talk to a handful of people who want to build their home themselves and ask us for a bit of advice. We love seeing people take on these projects and the pride that comes with building it; however, we have also seen the other side—Projects that go way off-budget and over time and dreams that quickly get shattered and never completed. So we want to help you avoid those pitfalls and discuss some of the problems and considerations you may want to contemplate before taking on this project.Read more