Design Process

Idea
  • You have seen a log home and you think you might like to live in one. You start to look for information.
  • You look at some models and get some prices.
  • The layouts need some changes or you have your own design in mind.
  • We take your ideas, sketches or plans, make a few quick decisions on log profiles and corner styles and we get a ballpark figure.
Ballpark figure

  • The figure meets your budget and you would like to move on to a more detailed estimate.
  • With some more discussion of the log profiles, corner styles and the internal layout we have a good idea of your requirements and move on to the preliminary plans stage.
Preliminary plans
  • At this stage you pay a $500 refundable deposit and we start to work on the preliminary plans.
  • Decisions on general floor plan and log styles have been made.
  • The first set of preliminary plans is normally completed in approximately 5 working days at Strongwood.
Price estimate
  • From these plans we can get a more accurate price estimate. Alternative log profiles can be considered if necessary depending on budgets.
  • At this stage you can choose to continue or you can have a refund of your deposit. If you want to go ahead we move on to the final plans.
  • This is where the design process ends and we are moving towards the physical process of producing your log package.
Final plans
  • At this stage you place a $1000 deposit for production of you final plans. This is credited to your final log package cost.
  • We aim to provide final plans within 15 working days.
  • All appropriate permits and building consent should be secured.
  • From the final plans we will prepare a Final Proposal of your log package price and a list of what is included in the log package.
Log Package price
  • When you have the log package price you can finalise your building options.
  • If required Strongwood Europe can give you a Turnkey total price at this stage.
Log package order
  • You can now pay a 5% deposit of the log package price to lock in this price for 6 months, or
  • A 50% deposit of the log package price puts your log package into the production schedule. This means that your log package could be on its way to you in as little as 4 weeks depending on the time of year and the complexity of the log package.
  • You will receive construction drawing and a construction manual with your log package.
Shipping
  • The log package will be shipped to your site via the nearest port and road.
  • Shipping times will vary according to your location.
Construction
  • Construction takes approximately 4 to 6 months.
  • Site development, excavation and basement should be completed while your log package is shipping. The sub floor is in and we are ready for the structure.
  • The log package is delivered, your log home is completed and you move in.
  • All of the steps shown above may take 12 to 18 months to complete.

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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