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HOW TO BUILD A LOG HOUSE WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND?

There are different ways to make your dream of a log house or cabin come true. There are also different results, and of course budgets

If you want to carry out your project without losing your mind, we invite you to follow the following steps and consider some options. The Harkins team is here to help you realize your project, why not? 

Our goal is to make your dream come true as easily as possible, without letting the project turn into a nightmare.

Plan to successfully complete your wood construction project

Before choosing how to build, it is important to do your homework. As we mentioned in our blog on the construction stages, before embarking on the construction itself, there are different points to consider

Once you have taken into account your needs, your land, municipal regulations and you have defined your budget, you can proceed to create an architectural plan for your log house.

It is thanks to this plan that you will be able to obtain exact quotes for the construction of the structure, in whole or in part, by log professionals. 

You can call on different teams for this step, but we have a weakness for the Harkins architecture team, which specializes in Scandinavian-style wooden houses and cottages.

Determine your level of expertise in wood construction and project management

Beginner level: you have never been in contact with the construction industry, and are not at all manual? You would surely benefit from working with a general contractor who will guide you through all the stages of building your log home. 

You can contact our team if you would like references. By delegating management to a general contractor, you will be able to concentrate on the important choices to make, without losing your mind with all the important details that require knowledge of the field. 

Make sure you choose a qualified contractor, and take the time to read about your obligations and responsibilities.

Intermediate level: You have knowledge, a little time, but don’t want to do everything alone? Did you know that it is possible to entrust the construction and assembly of the structure to the Harkins log team while acting as manager of your project? 

In Quebec, it is possible to act as project manager of your construction project. You must then check with the Régie du Bâtiment du Québec what the rules are in place and comply with them. 

You can then hire our construction team for the components you don’t want to do, and take care of certain aspects of the project that are easier for you. For example, you could design, assemble and install your kitchen and bathroom cabinets, install your floors, do interior finishing. 

Less headache than trying to make the shell of the house and its interior structure, while still getting your hands dirty. Wondering what the Harkins Construction Team can do for you? If it’s wood, we’ll take care of it. 

For the rest we can refer you to other entrepreneurs in our region if your project is in the Laurentians.

Expert level: you know about interior systems, and your need is to have a log structure using the Scandinavian technique? 

You have a lot of time and knowledge? So maybe you could take on a self-build project, and do most of the work.

You will of course need to obtain your permits, authorizations and respect industry rules but this option may be interesting for you. Please note that we offer the same quality service for the log structure, and that our construction experts can be called for very specific components. 

This qualified team can save you hours of work, and delivers impeccable results without fail.

Join our customer team (you could even ask for references!)

We could not build wooden homes without our valued customers who push us to innovate, to reinvent ourselves, to create unique residences

It is thanks to their trust that we build dozens of dwellings each year in Quebec, Ontario and other regions of the world.

The client team is the one who must prepare the ground for our arrival, and we know that when our clients contact us, they have very often been thinking about their project for many years. 

Do not hesitate to ask us for references. We are confident in the quality of our products and the level of expertise of our team. Our customers are our best ambassadors!

ABOUT HARKINS

Harkins specializes in the construction of log and post and beam (timberframe) homes.  Our family business offers you personalized experience, based on 30 years of expertise in the domain.  Harkins is a reference in the log home industry and also in timber structures.  Our homes can be delivered and installed anywhere in Canada and overseas.

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