Step 1: Initial Meeting
With Laverty Log Homes and Timber Frames, we start each project by listening to your needs and developing an understanding of your goals and your vision for your new home.
Then we review the building process, wood species, different building styles and costs. Our goal is to provide educational resources so you can make the best choices. This is also when we make everyone aware of the Effective Practices and Methods of the ILBA.
Step 2: The Concept
We begin by developing an initial design that captures your goals, lifestyle and budget.
At this point, we are not producing construction ready drawings, but developing a concept – to tease out the features that are most important to you. A working floor plan and simple elevation drawings are our goals in this phase.
Step 3: Construction Drawings
The most important step in construction is developing accurate drawings. Here we are getting down to the critical details required to build you your home.
We develop 3D renderings of your home with full engineer stamped drawings. A full virtual tour of your home is available at this stage.
If you have your own design team, we will work with them to give them important insight on log and timber design or we can provide this service for you.
Step 4: Contract and Purchase
All drawings and the timber contract will be reviewed by you and signed. A 25% deposit initiates the securing of timbers and materials required. At this time a schedule and estimated delivery period are developed and reviewed.
Step 5: Log and Timber Construction
During this process, you are encouraged to drop by the facility to see the progress. Pictures of the developing building will be sent via email documenting the progress for your photo album.
Our log work is built following the Effective Practices and Methods of the International Log Builders Association. This document is available on the ILBA website.
Step 6: Disassembling, Shipping and Building
When the log or timber work is completed, it is fully disassembled, labelled and shipped on trucks to your building site, where our crew erects the shell on your foundation.
We provide with our homes an owner’s manual containing important information about your logs and timbers – including maintenance schedules and contractor information.
Step 7: Finishing and Move In
Step 8: One Year Warranty Visit
Our relationship does not end when we are finished building. Earl Laverty personally visits each home a year after our shells have been erected to ensure that you are fully satisfied.
We also take time during this visit to review the owner’s manual and – in the case of log homes – adjust the settling jacks.
Laverty Log Homes & Timber Frames understands that our customers need support both during the construction process and after they have moved in. For that reason, we supply our clients with contractor’s manuals and detailed instructions for the construction phase. We also supply an owners’ manual and a one-year warranty visit after you move in.
It is important to us that you not only love your home but that you are supported every step of the way. Information about settling, wood treatments and stains, technical details about the construction process and all products used in your home are all recorded in your owners’ manual for future reference.
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.