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Why Post and Beam?

Frequently Asked Question's

1. How much does it cost?
Log Kit Cost: $27 to $50 per square foot depending on what is in the package and the size of the home.

Weather Tight Materials: $45 to $65 per square foot depending on the size of the home and what options are included. The weather tight materials include the log kit, windows & exterior doors, all framing materials from the first floor joists to sheeting on the roof.

Weather Tight Materials and Labor: $70 to $95 per square foot depending on the complexity of the plan and the location of the home.

Turn Key: Owner/Builder: $110 to $135 per square foot, depending on how much work is done by the homeowner.

Turn Key: Owner/Contractor: $120 to $170 per square foot depending on the complexity of the plan and location of the home.

Turn Key: General Contractor: $125 to $250 per square foot depending on the complexity of the plan and location of the home.

2. How long does it take to build a log home?

A general contractor can generally build a log home in 5 to 9 months.

3. Does it cost more for a custom floor plan?
No. Everything we do is custom, it is just part of our service.

4. How long does it take to get blueprints?

Blueprints generally take 4 to 7 months to complete depending on how long the customer takes in reviewing and changing the plan, the complexity of the home, the building location, and the engineering requirements.

5. How long does it take to get a building permit?

Building permits take 1 week to 8 months depending on the location.

6. How do I order a Century Cedar Home?

A. Select one of our standard models, send us a sketch of the floor plan you are interested in, or a plan form any plan book.

B. Century Cedar Homes will contact you if there are any questions, and respond with a quote. Both labor and materials packages can be quoted so that your total construction cost can be estimated.

If you are working with a local contractor, consult with him regarding Century Cedar Homes building and material packages. We want to work with your contractor, and we will provide him with any information and assistance necessary to help build your log home.

If you need a construction loan, we can help you determine the approximate price of the home you are qualified to build. Ultimately your lender will determine the final price home you can afford.

Once you have determined your budget, Century Cedar Homes can guide you to the best design that fits your budget.

When you have selected a home plan that fits your needs, it is time to start blueprints. The cost of the blueprints is listed in our blueprint service section. A custom design will begin with a preliminary drawing. Changes are made before the final drawings are completed.

Once your construction blueprints are complete, you will be able to get a commitment from your local builder and lender.

A purchase contract from Century Cedar Homes detailing all labor and material packages will be signed, and your deposit made.

Delivery will be scheduled to coincide with the completion of the foundation and subfloor.

A "Final Payment" invoice will be sent to you prior to the delivery of your log home. This can be taken to your lender for preparation of the cashier's check due upon delivery. The Final Payment invoice shows all payments received and the balance due.

K. Materials and services will be delivered per your contract.

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