How does it work?

Design cost

The design process cost will be calculated strictly on the amount of time required to produce the necessary drawings. A general rule of thumb is to calculate between $1.50 and $2 CDN per square foot. Keep in mind, the more changes you ask for, the more it will cost. Whether or not you decide to proceed with the actual construction of the structure, this will be a cost you will have to cover.

Structure / shell cost

The cost for the log or timber structures (the basic shell structure) ranges from $50 to $60 per square foot for the Round Log method and $40 to $50 per square foot for the Custom Milled Timber method. The cost of a Timber Frame structure falls somewhere in between the two above noted methods. Variation in costs are based on such things as log species and size, construction techniques, complexity of the wall structure and extent of the loft floor system.

In general, the overall cost of building your log home will be in the range of $200 to $250 per square foot of useable footage. Consideration should also be given to the geographical influences in your region and how they affect your construction costs.

While the price ranges above are not official estimates, we are providing them to give an idea of the cost to those who are contemplating a log or timber structure. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your options with you.

A beautiful log or timber home will be similar in cost to other quality built custom homes in most areas.

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