Tips For Preparing Yourself For Your Log Cabin Construction

Posted on: 30 May 2019

Making the decision to invest in a custom-built log home is a big one. If you have finally made that decision, you are probably wondering about the timeframe that you're looking at before your home is ready for you to move in. Understanding the fundamentals of the process can help you to accurately set your expectations and prepare yourself for the process that's ahead. Here's a look at what you need to know.

Planning Starts With Design

The design stage is the first step in the process. You'll work with a designer to create the concept that you're looking for in your home. You can reduce the design time if you start with an established design from the company and only modify it to your specific requirements, but if the design process starts from scratch, you can expect it to take anywhere from two to three months or more.

When the design is complete, you'll meet with the designer and view the sketches as well as a 360-degree tour, in some cases. This allows you to ensure that the home's design meets what you're looking for before the actual building plans are created. Take the time to study them carefully, and provide any feedback that you think of. This is the time to make any changes, if you have them.

Design Moves To Construction Plans

Once you've given the go-ahead on the completed design, it's time for the construction plans to be drafted. This includes the blueprints, which will require assessment of the terrain and the property where the home will be built. Remember that log homes are ordered in parts once the blueprints are completed, so make sure that the measurements and dimensions are right, otherwise, the components won't fit when the cabin is constructed.

As soon as the construction plans are completed, the builders will place the orders for the log cabin's assembly components. When those components arrive, construction will begin. You can expect the plan drafting and component ordering process to complete within about four to six months.

The Process Concludes With Construction

Once the log cabin's components arrive, construction starts at the location. Aside from the lot preparation, including pipe running and electrical access, which you'll have to handle beforehand, the actual construction of your cabin will be completed within just a couple of weeks. Since the cabin is ordered in pre-constructed components, it goes together fairly quickly.