Another approach to building a custom log home is with panelized construction. When using this approach, your walls (and possibly floor and roof) are pre-built in a factory and then shipped on a truck to your home site. Our framing crew then works with a light crane to erect your home on the foundation. This prefabrication greatly accelerates the framing process, and gets us to a weather-tight shell more quickly than any approach except modular construction. The log siding and interior finishes are then completed on-site.
As custom home builders, we always recommend panelized construction when a client wants a “stick-built” home, or one with a design that does not lend itself to modular construction. We are firm believers in systems building (having as much work completed in a climate-controlled factory as possible). A panelized log home can be customized to your wildest dreams, and provide all the comfort and charm of a solid log home without the settling, shrinkage and splitting issues of solid log construction.
Panelized log homes are typically built with traditional 2×6 and plywood construction walls, and conventionally framed roof and floor systems. Our sister company, Saratoga Construction, is very experienced in this type of construction.