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What Should I Know About Local Codes?

As part of your check list before the design process begins, make sure you have a team in place that understands the unique codes, regulations and requirements of your specific location. How Does Climate Affect Design? The structure and configuration of your roof can be impacted by heavy snow load requirements in certain areas. Other [...]

Build Green and Save Green

Being motivated to build a greener log home and knowing how to do it are two different things, and once you bring the budget into the picture the sustainable building process can become shrouded in a green fog.  A recent article from the Log Homes Council will give you a clear picture of 11 affordable [...]

Log Homes are Healthy Homes

Consider the number of hours you and your family spend indoors. As you sit around the dining room table or watch TV, you want to feel confident that the air you breathe is clean. The general air quality of your indoor environment is largely determined by the building materials used to construct your home. Therefore, [...]

Log Home Building Codes in the News

From the Log Homes Council – NH Codes Now Recognize Log Building Standards The following is a summary of an article written by Rob Pickett, for the Log Homes Council. For the first time ever, building a log home in New Hampshire is covered by an International Codes Council (ICC) Standard that is referenced in [...]

Interior Maintenance Questions, Answered

Recently, Mountain Architects was asked to provide insights about log home maintenance for an article in Log Cabin Homes magazine. You can read the final edited version, along with other great stories,  in the latest issue of Log Cabin Homes, on news stands now.  Below is the entire conversation. What are your top things to [...]

LEED Rated Log Home Awarded Platinum Certification

LEED Certified Log Home, Custom Design – Government Camp, OR For Mark and Crystal Ryan, building their dream mountain house was synonymous with building what is commonly referred to as a “green” home. This Oregon couple turned to award-winning Mountain Architects and PrecisionCraft Log & Timber Homes to help them design and manufacture a LEED [...]