British Columbia (B.C.) has some of the finest standing timber in North America and is known for its wealth of natural resources. Every year there are hundreds of beautiful log homes exported from B.C. to beautiful places all around the world.
It can seem like an overwhelming task when it’s your first time buying and shipping a home across the globe, but with the support of a company that understands the necessary steps it can be easy and affordable, depending on the location and designs.
Let’s break down some of the considerations for log home exporting processes and requirements for different locations:
- Exporting your log home overview
- How are log homes transported?
- What you will need to provide on site
- Transporting log homes throughout Canada
- Exporting log homes to the U.S.
- Exporting log homes to Europe
- Exporting log homes to Asia
Overview—Planning to Have Your Log Home Exported
It’s exciting to start planning and building your dream log home, but one of the first things to consider is how to get your log home from our log yard to your property. It’s important to discuss this first before any planning and development begins so there are no surprises or unforeseen costs later.
Some countries have restrictions, additional taxes and costs associated with importing a log home. We at Artisan Log Homes feel it is important for you to understand and incorporate any of these additional factors before we start building.
We have exported homes to many parts of the world and will walk you through every step of this process to make sure your log home arrives on time and on budget.
Assembling and Disassembling Your Log Home
Once all of the details for transporting your log home are finalized, and the design of your custom log home is decided, we will begin building your log home at our log yard. We will build your entire home to scale selecting each log and making sure everything fits perfectly. This is a really exciting time as you will have an opportunity to come by the log yard and see it first-hand or we can send you photo and video updates.
Once the log home is fully assembled and all of the final details have been made, the house is disassembled log by log and placed into sea containers for shipping. Each log is marked and placed in specific containers so that it is transported without any damage and can be reassembled accurately at your property.
How are Log Homes transported?
We are frequently asked how we transport log homes. The method of transportation depends largely on where you live. As we disassemble your log home each log is put into shipping containers or onto flatbed trucks. These containers and trailers may travel by truck, train, boat or barge to arrive at the final destination—your property.
During this process we will either travel with the home or follow behind so we arrive at the same time it does. We have tracking numbers in place for each container or trailer so that we can see exactly where your home is throughout the entire journey.
What You Will Need to Provide on Site
Because it would be too costly and time-consuming for us to transport all of our tools and cranes with your log home, there are a few items that we will need your help with to ensure they are on site when your log home arrives. Don’t worry; we will help you every step of the way.
- Crane – Once the log home arrives at your location we will need to have a crane on site to help us unload and assemble your log home. We will provide you with detailed crane requirements so you can source a crane.
- Tools – Artisan will provide you with a detailed tool list for you and your general contractor. Don’t worry; you won’t need any special log home tools except for a chainsaw.