Attaining Your Goals
At Legendary Logcrafters Ltd. we strive to make the building process of
exciting and enjoyable. The typical steps involved in purchasing and
assembling one of our handcrafted log packages can be found below. We work
closely with you to design a plan that fits your needs, lifestyle and budget
then develop a realistic schedule for delivery. The elapsed time from the
planning stage to the delivery of your package can vary considerably. We
have delivered projects in just over a month, however, on average projects are
typically delivered in six months.
Designing a custom home can start from something as simple as sketching your
ideas on a piece of paper, using a plan you found in a magazine or plan book, or
contacting a designer or architect to transform your vision into working
drawings. You may select the plan for one of our models or modify one of
these plans to fit your specific needs. We also provide in-house design
services to help you draft preliminary plans and sketches. The cost of
using our in-house design service is applied to your home purchase price.
Please speak to our sales team to find out more about our design services.
Once you are happy with your plan we will be able to provide a quote that
will include a total cost for all included components, options and installation.
We will make suggestions that may help the overall design and structural
integrity of your home and also look for opportunities to save you money.
Once you have decided to move forward with your project we will develop a
contract that includes realistic payment, delivery and build schedules.
Once this is agreed, we suggest contacting your general contractor or builder to
obtain a cost estimate to complete the interior of your home so that you may
budget accordingly. Please bear in mind that if you are your own general
contractor you will need to obtain estimates for material, labor, permits etc.
from your trades, local town or any other group that will be involved in the
build process to allow you to develop your budget. If you are going to
apply for financing most financial institutions will require:
- Blueprints (preliminary or final)
- Completed cost estimates
- Log Package cost estimates
- Land title information
- Other information
Note: This list is a guide only. Please consult your financial
institution for a complete list of requirements.
- A 10% deposit based on the total contract price is required to move your
project forward. The deposit allows us to place the order for your
material and also allows us to place your build into our production
- 40% of the total contract price is required in the production phase.
At this time we also require Final for Construction plans for your home.
This will show the final location for windows and doors and indicates the
foundation has been started. The handcrafted process usually takes
four to eight weeks (depending on the size and complexity of your home).
You are welcome to visit our factory during the handcrafting or assembly
process to see your project "in the works". If you are not able to
view your project in person, we will gladly email pictures of our progress
to you. As the completion of the production phase draws near, we will
work with you to determine an exact delivery date. Trucking will be
arranged and any documentation required will be prepared.
- Once the production phase is complete and your foundation, subfloor, and
decks are installed and complete we will arrange the delivery and set up of
your home on your build site. We require final payment, 50% of the
total contract price, when your package arrives at your build site.
This payment is required before any material is off loaded from the
Customers are responsible for:
- Ensuring the build site is ready for the log package delivery including
a complete foundation, installed subfloor and deck, final grading etc.
- Arranging for the crane to be used on site
- Securing a proper builders risk insurance
The assembly of your log package generally takes between two to three days.
The log and roof panels are then installed, and, after this work is complete,
your home is ready for your General Contractor. We will meet with your
General Contractor to go over any questions s/he may have in completing your
home. Our goal is to make the entire log home building experience and
enjoyable and memorable one. We are always available to help your General
Contractor and tradesman with any questions that may arise. If you need
any more information or have any questions regarding our process, please give us