Custom Built Log Home – Part 3 – Delivery Day

Time after time we hear our log home customers declare that delivery day is one of the most exciting days in their log home venture. Jack and Bob concur. “We were very excited on delivery day. It’s been a long-time dream of ours and it’s finally coming true. Seeing our custom built log home package on those trucks made us think, ‘Wow! We are REALLY building our dream log home.’”

CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME: DELIVERY DAY PREP

Prior to delivery, great care is taken by the staff at our corporate office to protect the quality of your custom built log home package components and to secure the materials for a safe delivery. In the few days leading up to your pre-scheduled delivery date, the log packs are wrapped in protective plastic and labeled to correspond with the detailed materials list that will be provided for you. This list will tell you exactly what you’ll find in each material pack of your log home. This helps builders know which pack they need to open first and alleviates the potential damage of materials in packs that are opened unnecessarily.

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After the packs are wrapped and labeled, they are loaded onto a semi trailer. In most instances, more than one truck is needed to haul the first round of materials for your custom built log home. Once all of the packs are loaded, they are secured with ratchet straps and tarped, top to bottom and front to back. Doubly wrapping your log home package illustrates Timberhaven’s commitment to protecting your investment.

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CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME: DELIVERY

At the job site, Jack and Bob are anxiously awaiting to hear the sounds of those 18-wheelers coming down the road. Upon arrival, the couple instructs the truck driver to park alongside the road that passes by the property.  They utilize a forklift to unload the trucks and transfer the packs down the driveway to the construction site.

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The materials are staged around the foundation of the home so that the couple has easy access to the packs when they’re ready for them. To save time and handling material twice, Jack and Bob place the packs in a natural progression of material utilization. In other words, the materials they need first are placed closest to the foundation.

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Timberhaven local sales rep, delivery day, log homes, log cabin, custom built log home, laminated, kiln-dried A representative from Timberhaven Log Homes is onsite to oversee the delivery of your custom built log home. The rep will inventory materials, walk you through the necessary paperwork, and ultimately assure the delivery day is seamless and exactly what you had intended it to be. Each step of a custom built log home requires a true investment of time, energy, and coordination but is so worth it when you start to see your plan come to fruition. When asked the question on delivery day, “Would you do it again?” Jack and Bob were quick to reply, “Definitely!!!!!!” So like rockets shot from a canon, the couple immediately got to work on the next phase of their custom built log home project. They’re marking the sub-floor for electrical switches and outlets, snapping guidelines for logs, and starting to lay logs.

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Custom Built Log Home by Timberhaven – Part 2 – Manufacturing & Foundation Prep

 Professional local representative
 Custom design services
 Most complete package…. one that I can afford
 On-site technical support and proven customer satisfaction
 High-quality product that comes with a guarantee

If you were to make a checklist of items to consider when selecting the manufacturer of your custom built log home would any of these items top your list? Chances are you’re looking for a manufacturer who can offer all of the above. Jack and Bob will tell you that was the case for them.

CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME: MANUFACTURING

In addition to a high-quality product that comes with a guarantee, Jack and Bob especially appreciated the fact that Timberhaven has a lineup of dozens distinctive log profile options. From these product offerings, Jack and Bob selected the 8” x 12” laminated log wall material with a Dovetail corner assembly. These Eastern White Pine logs are kiln-dried to an average moisture content of 9% and laminated to provide the most stable, virtually check free, high-grade log available in the market. Below, this material has been kiln-dried and laminated and are ready for the next step.

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CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME: MILLING THE LOGS

The cants are moved into our cut shop and loaded onto the conveyor. The cutting heads of the profile machine are adjusted to perfection, and extra time and skill are involved to ensure the desired end result.

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Once the logs are milled, they are transferred via another conveyor to the inspecting station. Our experts will inspect each and every log redlining imperfections set forth by the Log Homes Council grading standards. Timberhaven goes above and beyond these standards to guarantee our customers are getting the highest quality logs available. Keep in mind: These logs are 8” x 12” in size and average 12’ – 16′. Given that excessive amounts of moisture have been removed from these logs, they are easily managed by two people.

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CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME: PRE-CUT LOGS

Every log – including our solid log gable ends – is cut to exact length. We also take the time to pre-drill the logs for lags. Additionally our experts use a jig to cut the Dovetail corner assemblies.

Having pre-cut, pre-drilled logs ensures no costly mis-cuts at the job site. Talk about paying attention to details! Our logs are also labeled with an alph-numeric code which coincides with detailed engineering drawings. The logs are then inversely stacked so that the pieces you need first are at the top of the pack. The builders love this feature offered exclusively by Timberhaven, which saves hours of presorting logs on the jobsite and saves customers a lot of time and expense. Our log home packages are like a giant [but really organized] puzzle – each piece clearly labeled as to where it should be placed and cut perfectly to fit with the ones beside it.

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CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME: FOUNDATION

While Jack and Bob’s custom built log home was being manufactured, they continued to prepare the site. Here the driveway has been constructed. The couple will utilize the driveway for everyday use when construction is finalized and as the access point for the tractor trailer trucks on delivery day.

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They are now ready for their foundation. Jack and Bob chose a foundation by Superior Walls. These prefabricated walls are cleared for electric, pre-insulated, typically erected in only a few hours and require no poured footers. An additional benefit, there’s no cure time. Other foundation options include poured walls, insulated concrete form (ICF), or concrete block. Your custom built log home package can be constructed on any of these foundations.

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Next the support posts and first floor decking are finalized and basement floor is poured.

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basement door, superior walls, Timberhaven Log Homes, custom built log home, kiln driedJack and Bob complete the basement level (for now) with windows and doors. When their custom log home has been constructed, they will finish the basement level with laundry, bath, home gym, and family room.

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CUSTOM BUILT LOG HOME: DELIVERY DAY

Jack and Bob aren’t the only ones excited about the delivery of their custom built log home. Check back next week as Timberhaven prepares for delivery and these lucky homeowners take receipt of their dream log home. It’s the moment they’ve been waiting for….