CHBA Georgie Award: Kermode Cabin

Artisan over the years has had the chance to work with some amazing companies and people. Without a question, we are always ecstatic when we are asked to work with another local company. When we were first approached by the team at Lacey Developments to help design and build 7-executive Post and Beam log cabins at a local golf resort in Harrison Mills, it was extremely humbling and a very exciting moment.  Read more

Timber Frame vs Traditional Built Homes

When building from the ground up and wanting a custom style home, rather than a traditional built home, maybe it’s time to consider a timber frame. Timber frame homes are a kind of house that uses a frame structure of large posts and beams that are joined with pegs or by other types of decorative joinery. Usually, timbers are seen on the interior of the home with traditional siding options covering the outside.Read more

How to know when you’ve chosen the wrong builder

Did you hire the right or the wrong builder to build your house?

We have all heard stories of builds going wrong. So many builders sound great on paper and during the first few conversations, but will they help build your home on time and on budget? Read more

Frequently Asked Questions About Timber Frame Homes

Over the last few years, we have seen an increase in the popularity of Timber Frame homes. With increased popularity, comes increased questions. So, we have pulled together some of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to building a timber frame home.Read more

Twin Eagle Cabin: Log Shell Special

23% Off Twin Eagle Post and Beam Log Shell

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions, we have had a few log home projects put on hold. In an effort to keep our team working and employed we have pre-built one Western Red Cedar post and beam log shell based on the Twin Eagles cabin design and are selling this one post and beam log shell at a discounted rate of $31,000 Canadian + GST (regularly $39,000 + GST). Deposit must be received by May 31, 2020.Read more

How do I choose the right log home? 

When considering building a custom home whether it be a log home, post and beam or timber frame It’s important to ask yourself these two important questions:Read more

Log Home Turn Key Contractors and Builders

Do you offer turnkey services for custom log and timber homes?

Many clients have asked us if we offer turnkey services, due to the new regulations we do not offer turnkey services ourselves but we work with several contractors that make the full process from design to completion easy and seamless. Read more

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