Our Blueprint Service
As we begin designing your log home, it is always helpful to provide us with as much information as possible (sketches, pictures, ideas, etc). Basic building requirements are always met, but you should check with your local building department as to what their requirements are. Some items of note are foundation depths, snow load, height restrictions and engineering requirements. These tend to be the most common issues with plan submittals to the permitting department. With this in hand, we can proceed designing your log home plans as per local codes and as “builder ready” as possible.
We will provide you with 2 preliminary sets of plans for you to make modifications to. This will give you two opportunities to make changes to your plans.
The first set will be based on what you have provided our firm to start with. It will include a main floor plan, loft plan, as well as the exterior elevations. Room sizes will also be indicated.
We will then forward to you via mail, or e-mail if you have access to a plotter, 2 copies of the plans. You can then make notes (preferably with a red pen) on both sets of the plans, and send one copy back to our firm. This allows us to discuss any of the notes over the phone, while both referencing the same information. Thereafter we will make the first set of revisions.
We will then send you another 2 copies of the plans with the first revisions made, as well as the foundation plan, cross-sections and the details. Again, mark your notes on both copies and send one copy back to our firm. This is the final set of revisions so please review your plans very carefully to ensure this is the final plan you envision.
Thereafter, we will make the final revisions and send you 5 copies of a complete set of “builder ready” log home plans.
If there is engineering required, you will have to forward the plans to the engineer you are working with. We can recommend an engineer in most areas of the US and Canada. The cost of an engineer should be less if the engineer is not required to do on-site visits.
Check out our Sample Plans page