Building checklist The Log Home Building Checklist
Use this checklist to make sure your log home dream is right on track.
by: Log Home Living editorial staff

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.