Photos     |    Floor Plans      |     FAQ Blog     |    Order Literature     |    Total Home Solution®      |      About

FAQ - Log Home and Timber Home Frequently Asked Questions

Answers:

 

Do you sell your timber & log home plans separately?

No, we do not sell our plans. The complexity of our designs require detailed, engineered construction drawings that are not available without going through the design process. These final plans are designed specifically to work with our patented log and timber construction techniques and Insulspan SIP's. Please keep in mind that our plans are intellectual property protected by copyright and can not be reproduced or used without our consent.

 

» Search for more design information.

Top


 
I saw your ad in a magazine, where can I find the floor plan for the home shown?

In many cases the homes shown in our advertisements are custom and therefore do not have a corresponding layout to view in our floor plan gallery. However, in most cases there are other places within the site to find the layout. Links to these locations are provided on a page which shows our most recent ads.

 

» Review our most recent ads.

Top


 

How much will my timber or log home cost to build?

Getting a home you’ll love and knowing that its estimated cost is what you are willing and able to pay is the first critical step of any home project. This is why we begin every project with a Feasibility Study. First, we design your home to match your build site, lifestyle, and architectural taste. Then, we estimate its cost providing you with a turnkey cost estimate. With conceptual design drawings and an estimated turnkey cost in hand, you have the information you need to decide when you should move forward with building your dream home.

During the design of your home, M.T.N Design will contemplate all the major pricing factors (size, complexity, level of home finishes, product choice, build site location, etc.) ensuring that your home design is in sync with your turnkey budget. In addition, your designer will help you understand how each of these factors affects the overall cost of your log or timber frame home.

 

» Search for more pricing information.

Top


 

Where does PrecisionCraft build their log homes & timber frame homes?

PrecisionCraft designs and builds custom log homes and timber frame structures in every state in the U.S. and throughout the world. Whether you are building in the United States, Canada or Internationally, we have a Total Home Solution® in place to help make your dream home a reality. View our Build Locations and a map of our homes.

 

Top


 

Do you have a log home or timber frame home in my area I can visit?

PrecisionCraft offers tours through our clients’ actual homes (not models!) by appointment only. Simply contact our customer service consultant at 800-729-1320 and she will get you connected with your PrecisionCraft Client Representative.

 

» Visit the PrecisionCraft Events Calendar.

Top


 

How do I customize one of your log home plans to match my home vision and budget?

Below are some ways in which you can customize one our log or timber home plans:

Whether you are working with one of our plans or starting your from scratch, every client works closely with M.T.N Design, PrecisionCraft’s architectural design division to customize their home. Learn more about the log home design process.

 

» Search for more design information.

Top


 

Do you finance, is financing hard to get for a log home?

PrecisionCraft does not finance log or timber homes. However, we have strong relationships with top notch financial institutions. It is important to recognize that getting financed for a log home is different than getting financed for a conventionally framed home. Check here to read more about some things to consider when looking for log home financing.

 

Top

 


 

Which log and timber organizations are you affiliated with?

PrecisionCraft and M.T.N Design believe that maintaining memberships within our industry is vital to our business. In addition to our memberships Jim Young is also a board member and the In-coming President of the Log Homes Council. Click here for a complete list of our log & timber home memberships.

 

Top


 

Are log homes energy efficient?

Not all log homes are created and built equally. However, with the right manufacturing and construction practices, log homes are very energy efficient! The thermal mass of logs alone retain heat and radiate it back into the home, controlling and reducing cooling and heating energy demand. Read this white paper by the Log Homes Council for more information.

 

» Search for more Green Building information.

Top


 

How do I get a log home or timber frame home that is built according to the green building standards in my area…or achieve LEED certification?

M.T.N Design and PrecisionCraft are members of the USGBC and NAHB. We have been involved in the LEED for Homes pilot program, Energy Star and the NAHB green building initiatives. With extensive training in green design, M.T.N Design works one-on-one with clients to meet their green building goals. Learn more about designing green log homes.

 

» Search for more Green Building information.

Top


 

 

How long does it take to design and build a log home or timber frame home?

The amount of time that it takes to bring your project from concept to completion can vary greatly depending upon the size of the home you are building, but generally speaking you should plan on a minimum of three months for the conceptual design / feasibility study, another three months for pre-construction planning (design refinement, preparation of final construction documents, and Builder Bid Administration), and a minimum of six months for construction.

 

» Search for more log home building information.

Top


 

 

What is the upkeep or maintenance on a log or timber frame home?

Like any house, log homes do not come with out their share of maintenance.  Experts in the industry recommended that you do a visual check of the home on a yearly basis.  After the initial finish has been applied you can expect to clean and recoat it about every 3-5 years depending on the home’s location.  You can minimize the upkeep through great design, product, and proper prep work to the logs prior to staining.  Learn more about protecting log homes here.

 

Top