Choice of qualified Builders - When you are shopping
for a builder/contractor to build your log home, you will
find that most builders specialize in a certain style
of log structure within the log home industry. Look for
one with a vast array of experience for you to choose
Find one that will work with you:
a) One that will help you find the right design that you
want for your log home and the correct log species.
b) One that will choose the correct method of construction
for your choosen style of log home.
c) A builder that will include you in the building process
to make sure your desires are being met.
Choose a Good Designer who knows the log home industry
and these are sometimes challenging to find, especially
the ones that have a log home building background. You
need to find a designer that will take your ideas and
put them into plans that are readily understood by the
builders, for the correct construction of your log home.
Ideas on How to get started in "Building
- Decide where your log home will be located and research
to see if there are any problems with obtaining permits,
or if there are any building restrictions in that particular
- Sketch out your ideas, on paper, as to size, shape and
where it would be situated on the property so you can somewhat
predict location of windows, porches, driveway, garage etc.
- Research to see the style of log home that you prefer,
a) Size of logs (This may depend on how large your
log home will be.)
b) Species of logs (This could also depend on the
area where the log home is built.)
c) The shape of the logs -- whether they are of uniform
size at both ends or larger at one end than the other, or
if they should have flared ends. You may also want logs
with knots protruding and some branches left on, (sometimes
referred to as character logs). The character logs are more
labor intensive and are usually more costly.
d) Roof structure and the shape of the log home (Check
our pictures to help you find ideas.)
e) Choose the right Builder -- We at Dream Home Development
Group, will work with you in order to have the right Builder
with the correct style experience, build your home.
If the design is quite complex you may want to have a preliminary
set of plans drawn up by our Professional Designers (these
are usually at a nominal fee) or go directly to creating a
full set of plans by our Professionals. Check out our Design
pages for further ideas.
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