Clients should allow a minimum of 4-6 months for plan design, budgeting, site plan and financing commitment prior to permitting. You can never start too soon!
There are basically three time phases in getting your log home to you. The first phase is the planning and design phase which varies, depending on the uniqueness of the project. With plans, engineering, permits and site plans this could be 3 months to 1 year depending on the requirements in your area, access to the site, permitting and approvals.
The Erection of the Logs phase:
Milled Log Home Package: A 2,500 sf RMLH machine milled home can take as little as 4-6 weeks to craft in Montana, and 5-7 weeks to construct on your lot. The logs arrive in "bunks" numbered by log length. Our local craftsmen then stack and scribe each log on your building site, including cutting in windows and doors.Your foundation and other site prep should be completed before the arrival of your logs.
Handcrafted Log Home : A 2500 sf Pioneer Hand Crafted home will take approximately 16-20 weeks to handcraft at their yard, and the final stage which is the fun stage for you, is when we erect the logs on your foundation, which takes under a week (For a handcrafted home you will be working on your foundation, site prep and subfloor while Pioneer is crafting your logs. This allows the logs to be erected immediately when they arrive by truck.) A crane will be required to unload and “stack” the logs the same day they arrive at your site.
The Finish Stage:
Once your log walls and roof system are in place it can take from 6-10 months depending on size of home to frame the roof and interior walls, plumbing and electric, install windows and complete all finishes.
On average, a 2,500 square foot home will take Mountain Log Homes of Colorado 12 months to complete from excavation to certificate of occupancy.