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Why Post and Beam?

The Design of your Log Home


The Design of Your Log Home

Anything you want, any design you want, any floor plan you want, any exterior look you want, it can all be yours.


We may be asked to move some of the walls in one of our standard plans, or take one of our 2000 square foot floor plans and add two bedrooms, a home office, two bathrooms and maybe a loft. The end result may be a 3200 square foot home. Our design department will work with you to create the exact floor plan that meets your needs.


Customers often give us a floor plan that they cut out of magazines or newspapers, or they may supply us with a floor plan from another manufacturer. They simply bring us the plan and we make the modifications that they want, and then we easily adjust the engineering to meet our building system and standards.


Still another way is for you to sketch out something for us. All we need is a very basic sketch to give us an idea of what you are looking for. Then our design department will begin to work it up, and it is all based on your initial thoughts. With the slimmest direction from you we can start your floor plan then work with you until you have exactly what you want. Or, we can work with your designer, if you have someone drawing plans for you.

As you can see, there are many routes to follow. Remember that A Century Cedar Log Home is a custom home designed expressly for you.

Blueprint Services

Living space: $1.75 per square foot
Garages, porches and decks $.75 per square foot


1. The cost of the plans is refunded or deducted from the purchase price of the log home kit when the log home kit is delivered.


2. Very large and complex floor plans require a special blueprint quote.


3. Preliminary blueprints deposit:
Up to 1,500 Square Feet $1,000.00
1,500 - 2,500 Square Feet $1,500.00
2,500 - 3,500 Square Feet $2,000.00
Over 3,500 Square Fee 50¢ per square foot



Example:

Custom Home: 2,000 sq. ft.
Cost:
Living Space: 2,000 sq. ft. x $1.75 = $3,500.00
Porches and Decks: 300 sq. ft. x $.75 = $225.00
Garage: 600 sq. ft. x $.75 = $450.00
Total: $4,175.00


Steps:


1. A blueprint deposit is paid to Century Cedar Log Homes.


2. Preliminary plans are drawn which include: Two sets of plans of the main floor, upper floor (if applicable) and four elevations.


3. Changes and corrections are made in red ink. The customer signs each page. Two iterations of the preliminary plans are included in the price. After the second set of preliminary plans have been corrected, the plans are returned to Century Cedar Log Homes along with the final payment.


4. Final plans are drawn and five sets are sent to the customer. Additional sets are available for a nominal fee.


5. When the log home kit is delivered, the blueprint fees are refunded, or deducted from the purchase price of the log home kit.


Structual Engineering

Structural engineering is required or recommended in the following areas: California, Nevada, Northern Utah, and some counties in Colorado and Arizona.


The cost of structural engineering is generally 90¢ to $1.50 per square foot of heated floor space depending on the location.


Since several of the locations that we serve do not require structural engineering, the cost of structural engineering is not refunded or deducted from the purchase price of the log home kit.


Our Product

Every Century Cedar Log Home is warm and inviting, and a cozy place to live. It is also a place that you can be very proud of; after all, it is a Post and Beam structure, the finest construction method known.


We use Western Cedar for log walls, gables, and exterior trim. Western Cedar is a top rated wood for its workability, resistance to rot and insects, and low moisture content. Time tested Douglas Fir timbers are used for exposed floor and rafter systems. All materials are hand selected to assure a quality appearance.


We kiln dry our logs to a moisture content compatible with your building site. Moisture readings are taken from the center of the log, not at the surface, to ensure an accurate measurement. Dry material is crucial to minimize checking and shrinkage.


Our company is located in "Cedar Country" which allows us to secure the best Western Cedar and Douglas Fir available in the Western United States for our customers. We ship directly from our mill to your job site. Our log kits are pre-cut and ready for installation
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