Building Process

Strongwood Europe New Log Home Planning Guide

Phase 1 – Preliminary Plans & Budgeting
  • Allow 1 to 6 months for this phase.
  • 12 to 18 months before you move in.
  • Place refundable deposit of $500 to $1000 for preliminary plans.
  • You will make decisions regarding general floor plan, log style and building site during this phase.
  • Investigate financing options and get pre-qualified.
  • The first set of preliminary plans is normally completed in 5 working days at Strongwood.
  • Complete preliminary plans and review the estimated budget.
Phase 2 – Final Plans
  • Secure construction and mortgage finance commitment.
  • Place a $1000 deposit for production of your final plans. This is credited to your log package cost.
  • Allow 1 month for completion of your final plans at Strongwood.
  • Start at least 8 months before you plan to move in.
  • Allow time for plans to be submitted by a locally accredited Architect where necessary.
  • A Final Proposal is prepared based on your final plans, at this point bids and estimates from sub-contractors can be obtained.
Phase 3 –Contracts & Permits
  • Allow 1 to 2 weeks for this phase.
  • All appropriate permits should be secured. This can take up to 2-3 months.
  • Complete and secure your construction loan and mortgage if required.
  • Sign contracts for your log package and for construction.
  • The order is placed for your log package at this time
  • Complete at least 6 to 8 months before you plan to move in.
Phase 4 – Construction
  • Construction takes approximately 4 to 6 months.
  • Site development, excavation and basement are completed first.
  • Building materials for the sub floor are delivered first. Then the log package is delivered.
  • The structure is completed, roof, doors and windows in place. Interior and exterior staining takes place.
  • Kitchens, bathrooms and any internal fittings are completed and you move in.
  • Depending on time of completion some exterior works may be completed after you have moved in.
  • All phases may take 12 to 18 months.
works in progress...

The latest picture from our current project at La Chapelle Baton, France.

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Here are the plans for our forthcoming project in Nice, France.

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