Use this 10-week checklist to make sure your log home dream is right on track.
Although building a log home is time consuming, the process is fairly straightforward. What helps most are the organizational skills of a drill sergeant. So, get out your pre-construction checklist (i.e., your marching orders) and fast track your dream home.
WEEK 1: [ ] Pre-qualify with a lender, estimate the budget, develop preliminary house plans.
WEEK 2: [ ] Contact several log home companies, submit plans for quotes.
WEEK 3: [ ] Arrange for survey-and-plot plan, choose a lender.
WEEK 4: [ ] Select a log home company, pay the down payment on the package.
WEEK 5: [ ] Develop a list of subcontractors, prepare bid specifications, work with the log company on blueprints.
WEEK 6: [ ]Obtain preliminary blueprints, submit a request for bids.
WEEK 7:[ ]Arrange insurance, collect and evaluate bids, obtain building permit information, prepare a cost-estimate summary.
WEEK 8:[ ]Receive completed blueprints, submit the loan application, apply for a building permit.
WEEK 9:[ ]Prepare a construction schedule, notify subcontractors, arrange temporary utilities.
WEEK 10: [ ] Receive a building permit, get the loan application approved, begin construction.