How We Design Log and Timber Homes
Step One: On site analysis
How we design log and timber homes is much different compared to other log home companies. After our initial meeting, in which we will study what you have in mind and determine budgets, we will either meet with you on your home site or closely check a site map and plan for a review of the property.
Walking the property lets us know how the home will sit on the land and determine if it is optimal for a basement, crawlspace, or slab foundation. We will also discuss what you find most appealing about the location and touch on the opportunities and constraints the land affords the project.
Completing this allows us a chance to see your vision for the property. It will enable us to review the overall project objectives and how each issue, such as wind, sun direction, views, and slope of the land, affect them.
We will then discuss the direction of your design, and we can either continue with your idea or help you mold a cohesive package that will meet your desires and keep the project budget exactly where expected.
How We Design Log and Timber Homes | Step Two: Conceptual plans and elevations
Step two consists of sketching the basic floor plans and elevations.
Following our meeting on-site, the next step is to assemble a preliminary sketch and block out rooms and spaces. You and our design team can make the project go from an initial idea and turn your dreams into reality.
How We Design Log and Timber Homes | Step Three: Refining, clarifying and detailing the design
After returning to the office, we will continue working with you to refine the design further. We will then send new drawings or revisions to you or posted to an individualized client web page for a quick response and less opportunity for file transfer issues and delays to the project.
How We Design Log and Timber Homes | Step Four: Construction Documentation
Once the concept designs are approved, the construction documentation phase begins. We prepare drawings using the latest building information modeling (BIM)BIMx for Log Homes computer-aided design (CAD) software to help assure the highest level of technical accuracy and detailed cost analysis take-off. Combined with our knowledge of the best building methods and practices or working with your desired general contractor, we will establish construction documents to help create a detailed road map to a completed project.
Whether you choose to go with our team to build your home or decide to use your general contractor, you can rest assured we will work with you in every way possible to ensure your project goes just as it should.