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by: Log Home Editorial Staff | Log Home Living Although every log home is as unique as the people who own it, most log homes are built using the same basic steps and timelines. The following sample schedule will help you to learn the sequence of events and the people involved in each stage. If […]
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by: Log Home Editorial Staff | Log Home Living

Log Home, Start to FinishAlthough every log home is as unique as the people who own it, most log homes are built using the same basic steps and timelines. The following sample schedule will help you to learn the sequence of events and the people involved in each stage. If the company representative or dealer you choose to work with also will serve as your builder, that representative will complete the general contractor tasks. The abbreviation "Rep" stands for log-home company representative or dealer.

 
Activity Contractor
1. Construction Schedule  
Give notice of start where applicable General
• Building permit office
• Insurance agent
• Zoning board, community association
• Financial institution
• Individual subcontractors
 
   
2. Site Cleaning and Excavations  
Call excavation contractor to confirm work schedule General  
Cut or grade entrance road or driveway   Excavation
Install culverts, spread crushed stone, etc. Excavation
Clear building site and material storage area Excavation
Dig basement excavation, haul or store dirt Excavation
   
3. Water Well  
Call water well contractor to confirm work schedule General
Drill water well Well Driller
   
4. Septic System and Drain Field  
Call septic contractor to confirm work schedule General
Install septic tank and drainage field Septic
   
5. Temporary Utilities  
Call contractors and utilities to confirm work schedule General
Install temporary toilet facilities Supplier
Install temporary electricity Electric Utility
Call for inspections as needed Subcontractors
   
6. Footings  
Call contractors and confirm work schedule         General
Locate and dig footings and pier pads Concrete
Install access pipe for under-foundation utilities Plumbing
   
7. Pest Protection  
Call contractor and confirm work schedule General
Apply pest protection chemicals Exterminator
   
8. Foundation  
Call concrete contractor to confirm work schedule General
Install forms for poured concrete foundation Concrete
Call for foundation inspection         Concrete
Pour concrete foundation    Concrete
Install waterproofing or insulation Waterproofing
   
9. Subfloor  
Call carpentry contractor to confirm work schedule General
Install subfloor, beams, posts as required Carpentry
   
10. Backfill and Rough Grade  
Call excavation contractor to confirm work schedule General
Backfill around foundation Excavation
Rough grade slope for lawn             Excavation
   
11. Delivery of Log Home Package  
Call producer or builder to confirm delivery schedule    General
Confirm amount of final payment for logs General
Confirm amount due for delivery charges General
Arrange to have certified checks available General
Prepare material storage area        General
Assemble equipment/manpower to unload logs General or Rep
   
12. Unloading and Storage of Logs and Materials  
Unload materials, protect per instructions General or Rep
Check materials against shipping manifest General or Rep
   
13. Weathertight Log Shell and Interior Partitions  
Call log dealer or representative to confirm schedule      General
Erect log walls following construction manual      Carpentry or Rep
Install windows and doors per plan           Carpentry or Rep
Erect interior wall partitions           Carpentry or Rep
Install roof system and sheathing   Carpentry or Rep
   
14. Roofing  
Call roofing contractor to confirm work schedule   General
Install roofing felt, flashing and shingles Roofing
   
15. Fireplace and Chimney  
Call masonry contractor to confirm work schedule General
Erect fireplace and chimney            Masonry
   
16. Plumbing  
Call plumbing contractor to confirm work schedule         General
Install rough plumbing system Plumbing
Call for plumbing inspection Plumbing
   
17. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)  
Call HVAC contractor to confirm work schedule    General
Install rough HVAC ductwork and equipment HVAC
Call for mechanical inspection         HVAC
   
18. Electrical  
Call electrical contractor to confirm work schedule   General
Install rough electrical wiring and service panel Electrical
Call for electrical inspection             Electrical
   
19. Framing Inspection  
Call for framing inspection General
   
20. Interior and Exterior Concrete Work  
Call concrete contractor to confirm work schedule           General
Pour concrete floors, driveways and walkways     Concrete
   
21. Ceiling Insulation  
Call insulation contractor to confirm work schedule General
Install ceiling insulation       Insulation
   
22. Wall Insulation and Soundproofing  
Call insulation contractor to confirm work schedule General
Install wall insulation and soundproofing as required    Insulation
   
23. Interior Walls and Ceilings  
Call drywall contractor to confirm work schedule            General
Install gypsum wallboard and tape Drywall
   
24. Paint, Stain and Wallcoverings  
Call painting contractor to confirm work schedule General
Apply interior paint, stain, wallcoverings Painting
Apply exterior paint, stain, preservatives Painting
Apply interior and exterior chinking and caulking Painting or Caulking
   
25. Finish Floor Coverings  
Call flooring contractor to confirm work schedule General
Install hardwood flooring Flooring
Install resilient or ceramic tile Flooring
Install padding and carpet Flooring
   
26. Interior Finish and Trim  
Call carpentry contractor to confirm work schedule General
Install interior doors and hardware Carpentry
Install interior window and door trim Carpentry
Install baseboard base and shoe Carpentry
Install wall moldings, chair rails, etc. Carpentry
Install cabinets, countertops Carpentry
Install vanities, bars, soap dishes, mirrors Carpentry
Install closet shelves, poles, hardware Carpentry
Install stair treads, railings, balusters Carpentry
Install mirrors, medicine cabinets   Carpentry
Install tub and shower doors, rods, etc. Carpentry
   
27. Finish Plumbing  
Install plumbing fixtures and appliances Plumbing
Call for final inspection Plumbing
   
28. Finish HVAC  
Install final HVAC equipment and test HVAC
Call for final inspection HVAC
   
29. Finish Electrical  
Install fixtures, appliances, outlet covers, etc. Electrical
Call for final inspection        Electrical
   
30. Exterior Finish and Trim  
Install window and door trim Carpentry
Install fascia, frieze and rake boards Carpentry
Install soffit and porch ceilings Carpentry
Install porch posts and railings Carpentry
Install gable louvers, soffit vents, etc. Carpentry
Install garage door and door opener Carpentry
Install gutters and downspouts Roofing
   
31. Landscaping  
Call landscaping contractor to confirm work schedule General
Finish grading, seeding, sodding and shrubbery Landscaping
   
32. Final Building Inspection  
Inspect work of subcontractors and make punch list General
Review punch list (deficiencies) with contractors General
Re-inspect building after corrections and accept work General
Obtain lien waivers and approve final payment General
Call for final building inspection General
Obtain occupancy permit General
Notify financial institution of completion General
Notify insurance company of completion General
Switch insurance to homeowner's policy General
Notify any other agencies of completion General
   
33. Time To Move In!  
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  1. Awesome information! Thank you so much!!!

    Mandy Schwarm

    Mandy SchwarmSeptember 24, 2009 @ 2:45 pmReply



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