Proving a virtual walkthrough of your home or feature with a 3D model.
You are investing in a custom built home so it is important that you’re happy with the design before we pick up a tool.
Energy Efficiency Engineering.
If you are interested in high energy efficiency, you need to address the thermal bridging issue found in most stud wall construction.
In contrast to stud framed homes, Laverty Log Homes and Timber Frames’ builds are energy efficient because the strong timber frame is covered with large Structural Insulated Panels (SIPS).
There is very little thermal bridging in a SIPS wall. SIPS can also be used on the roofs of log homes. They have very high R values, and they dramatically speed up the entire construction process. The above 2000 sq/ft timber frame home was completely closed in and insulated in 3 days.
The best way to have a weather-tight home is to use hidden gaskets.
Some log builders still use fiberglass insulation in their log notches and grooves – it is cheaper and most log home clients do not realize that fiberglass does not perform well.
In short, fiberglass is not a gasket – it does not stop wind or moisture and your home may leak.
The Effective Practices and Methods of the International Log Builders Association specify that all log joinery must be gasketed. Gaskets are a must and at Laverty Log Homes and Timber Frames, we will not build a full scribe log home without them.
A log home, timber frame, or design feature is a multi-step process which exists as a partnership between you and us. We can facilitate your entire project from vision to completion, providing outstanding results with minimal hassle.