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How Do I Know What My Home Will Look Like?

For those of you who have been dreaming about your log home or timber home for years, you probably have a  vision of what it will look like when you close your eyes. How do you know if your architectural designer will share your vision? At some point in the design process, most designers will [...]

What is the Difference Between a Stock Plan and a Custom Design?

Where a stock plan is intended as a “ready-to-go” set of plans, the creation of a floor plan concept is meant as a starting place or inspiration for what your custom plan will be.  The idea of the “custom plan” can be confusing when so many in the log and timber home industry offer stock [...]

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 [...]

Project Manager Perspective – Part 2

In Part 1 installation, we sat down with Phil, one of our Project Managers, to have him tell us what it’s like to be a part of a client’s dream home coming to life. This week, we interviewed another one of our Project Managers, Derek, on what he loves about the job and what it [...]

SIPs and Mountain-Style Homes

In a past article we addressed the question of whether log homes can be energy efficient in a time where energy codes are becoming more stringent and costs are rising. While we’ve discussed that logs themselves retain many efficient qualities, we are sometimes asked what additional features can be added to the energy efficiency of [...]

A Colorado Log and Timber Testimonial

The decision to build a log and timber home is not always about the unique characteristics of this rustic style; for many clients it is a mixture of their personal interests and life experiences. For Dallas natives Micky and Renee, the decision to build their log home stemmed from a combination of their passion for [...]