Large Log Homes Planning Timeline

Sue | October 24th, 2011 - 10:05 pm

Often we are asked, “How long will the process take?”. That is a good question. When discussing large log homes there is a need to explain the steps of the process. Log homes do not just grow overnight (though if you pass one of our job sites during a log stack, you might think differently!) More time is involved when you are ordering a home that is over 1000 square feet.

tongue and groove end on handcrafted log home

The first step is to select a floor plan.

The second step is to receive a price quote estimate from us based on your plan and any preliminary changes.

The third step is to place an order with us and make a deposit on your log home. This finalizes your drawings and locks in the quoted price plus any scheduling discounts.

The fourth step is to receive your preliminary drawings through us for your large log cabin home.

The fifth step is to mark the plans and record any changes you want to see.

The sixth step is to send the drawings back to us to review with our designer for corrections.

The seventh step is to sign off on your drawings and agree to the final changes.

The eighth step is to make another payment on your contract so the logs can begin to be cut.

The ninth step is to schedule with your builder to get the foundation work in place for the logs arriving.

The tenth step is to coordinate with us and your builder for when your logs will arrive.

The eleventh step is to have the logs delivered to the job site and have a crane on site to off load the logs.

The twelfth step is to complete the erection of the log shell.

The thirteenth step is to install doors, windows, roofing, and other material to weather proof your home.

Now for a time line with your large log home.

From the time you make a deposit until the drawings are finalized is about three to four weeks, depending on the amount of changes to the plans. Next it takes anywhere from ten to sixteen weeks or more to cut and craft the log home shell. Then one week before the scheduled load date the final payment is received and the trucking is scheduled. Erection on the job site can take anywhere from five to eight days, depending on how complicated the roof system is. And lastly, a dryin can take about two to three months.

So don’t be left out in the cold. Instead make your plans now. Things in construction always take more time then you may think, so don’t be left with your luxury log homes plans in your mind and not transformed into reality!

Cowboy Log Homes

Any projected costs, cost estimates, material costs, and estimated construction/ building costs, are only the opinion of Cowboy Log Homes and are drawn from our experience. Every home is custom tailored to meet our individual client's wants and desires. The construction of a log or timber home is based on two primary costs: material provided by the log home company and construction costs contracted with Cowboy Log Homes as the builder or another builder of the customer's choice. Final costs are obtained and contracted with each respectively. Cowboy Log Homes is simply the "glue" that helps bring these two together to provide a final culmination of a customer's project. * Please note photos and elevations may differ some from accompanying floor plans.
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