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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Which is better: Western Red Cedar or Yellow Cedar

If you are considering a custom home there are numerous decisions you have to make including what type of logs and timbers to build with? When building a custom home, it’s very important to select the best wood species for your project in order to maximize overall durability, while minimizing cost. Today we are going to look at two of the most popular types of cedar, Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar. Known for their rich aromatic and being highly decay resistant, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of building with each and the costs associated. Read more

US Clients Can Save up-to 25-35% with Canadian Log Home Builder

Are you considering building a custom log home? Why not explore using a Canadian log homes builder?

Over the years we have designed, built and exported a number of custom log and timber homes to the United States and abroad. If you live in the US and have always wanted to build a custom log and timber home right now is the perfect time to build. With the current exchange rate you could save up to 25 or 35 percent on your custom home. This article will highlight some of the cost advantages of buying Canadian log homes.  Read more

Protecting your log and timber home from dry rot

If you look after your log home, it can last for years and years. One of the most common problems that occurs with timber homes is dry rot.  If you live in an area with rain, wind or snow, like most of us do, it’s important to inspect your house every year and look for signs of dry rot and know how to treat it. Read more

5 Eco-Friendly Benefits of Log Home Living

If you’re considering building a home and want it to be beneficial to your health as well as the environment, a log or timber home may be the right option for you. There are many factors that go into building and designing a home sustainable and healthy, but on average, log and timber homes tend to have more benefits compared to the traditional stick and brick.Read more

What to Ask Yourself before You Start Building

With the start of a new year we often think about what we want to achieve in the coming months. If building a custom home is one of your 2016 goals, this article will help you think about some of the questions you’ll want to answer before committing to the project.Read more

Designing Your Perfect Custom Home

One of the most exciting parts about building a custom home is the design process. It’s the part where you get to dream and be creative about what you would like to see in your home. Designing your home is one of the first steps in the process. If you already have a design, perfect! If you don’t, our award-winning designers will walk you through some of the steps.Read more

Creating Outdoor Living Spaces

We have worked with a few clients over the years that needed to have a larger living space but didn’t have the land or the budget to build a 5,000 square foot custom log home. We recommended that they consider building a home to the maximum size that they could and then adding outdoor living areas to create additional living space.

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2016 Log Home and Timber Frame Colors and Trends

As we say goodbye to 2015 and usher in 2016, we start to hear about some of the new trends, colors and styles for the upcoming year. According to industry experts, 2016 will be the year for more neutral colors and natural design.Read more