Building Your Dream
Maple Island’s Part of the Project
Maple Island Log Homes provides the handcrafted log work shell for the home. We have a group of talented, experienced log builders who can fabricate and engineer an intricate log project. We are not set up to be General Contractors for the home construction project, but can oftentimes recommend a contractor for the project, or we can also advise the client’s own preferred contractor. We would educate the contractor on finishing techniques and specifications that are unique to log construction. Our blueprint drawings also highlight the details required of a general contractor during the finishing of the home project.
The Cost for a New Log Home
This is of course one of most important questions that needs answering for a project to begin. Unfortunately, there’s no simple, single answer. Handcrafted log homes typically price out somewhat higher than conventional, stick-frame construction. Since finished costs often vary by location as well as by the choices in finishing details on a handcrafted, custom-built home, we can only provide a range of prices based on feedback from contractors and home-owners. Today, finished costs on a contracted and complete house might price out between $225.00 and up to $375.00 per square foot. However, with that said, we have found that some of our clients who have finished their own home themselves, have been able to finish the home at less cost than what we show here. Ingenuity can sometimes prevail over a smaller budget.
Maple Island Log Homes can provide an estimate based on sketches or photos with relative ease. The estimate would typically be based on providing the log walls, log framing systems for the second floor and roof, log gable ends, trusswork, log framing for porches, log staircases, log dormers, etc. As well, the price from Maple Island would include delivery and re-erection of the log components at the building site. Depending on the complexity of the design and location of the project, a handcrafted log home package might price out between $60.00-$80.00 per square foot.
We would also itemize the logwork estimate to give a detailed breakdown for all the log components as well as delivery and re-erection services. We are accustomed to working with smaller projects as well as larger ones and can tailor the design and components to fit the budget as needed.