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Can I make an addition to a log cabin

Hi.  I have a smallish vacation log cabin.  I believe it is a kit home. We were wondering if it is…See More
Leon DeLorge replied to Elaine's discussion Terrible customer service
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Leon DeLorge replied to David McDonald's discussion Quality Home Builder
"We have a NC log company/builder completing our home right now..Nicest folks we came across and we…"
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Posted by Samantha Trueheart on January 16, 2018 at 12:40pm


Can I make an addition to a log cabin 1 Reply

Hi.  I have a smallish vacation log cabin.  I believe it is a kit home. We were wondering if it is possible to make an addition of a garage and great room (with living, dining and kitchen spaces).  Also a possible bathroom. Can this be done. If so should I be watching for anything in particular in the planning and building processes. ThanksContinue

Started by Janice Jones in So, How Do I?. Last reply by Chris Wood 8 hours ago.

Terrible customer service 42 Replies

Just finishing building our log home in NC. We found a great builder but Southland Log homes has proved itself to be a company that simply does not care once they sell you the logs. After buying they gave us a builder that wasn't even a licensed contractor who we eventually dismissed. When we called our project manager he had no idea what was going on and acted like he didn't want to know us. We are now building the garage and we found that we do not have all the materials to do so. This was a…Continue

Started by Elaine in Issues, Questions, Suggestions, Complaints (and Compliments!). Last reply by Leon DeLorge yesterday.

Quality Home Builder 15 Replies

My Wife and I have property in NC, and are looking to build our dream Log Cabin Home. as you can imagine there are so many Log Home Manufacturers in the market. we are looking to buy a shell kit and have a Contractor friend build it for us. questions we have;1. Is there any suggestions of Log Home Companies that we should look to use or not to use?2. Is it favorable to have an experienced "LOG" home builder put the kit together, or can any Licensed contractor build it?Continue

Started by David McDonald in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Leon DeLorge yesterday.

True North Log Homes 1 Reply

I began my request for a refund with True North in September 2017. A November 2017 email response from True North offered to refund $1,118.43 representing the paid amount greater than 10% (which should have returned this immediately). The email stated True North retains the initial 10% contract deposit. I responded requesting a breakdown of the expenses as they seem exorbitant. Especially since we only went as far as the design stage.I sent another email in January 2018 stating my…Continue

Started by cheryl adamson in Welcome to the Log Home Forum. Last reply by True North Log Homes yesterday.

Anyone need some fasteners? 1 Reply

Hey y'all log home enthusiasts,I got to researching about log homes and hardware by accident. I operate a discount paint store up in Lancaster, PA where I sell discounted paint/stains and I came across a large inventory of 15" logging screws/lag screws. I have over 150 cases (250 screws in each case) available and would like to offer all of you enthusiasts/builders/DIYers with a chance to save money on your next project.Attached is the information on the screws. They retailed for $1.89/each…Continue

Tags: hardware, fasteners, screws, logging

Started by Peter Fortuna in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Peter Fortuna Jun 12.

Baseboards on Irregular Logs 4 Replies

What in the world does a person do about adding baseboards in a log home?  My logs are a variety of shapes & sizes, and this is my first time owning a log home.  What would you suggest, and better yet, anyone have photos???!!!  I'll include a photo of the bathroom we're currently working on, just as an example. Continue

Tags: trim, moulding, baseboards

Started by Autumn Kozimer in Building and Maintenance Issues. Last reply by Susan Schutz Jun 3.

Replacing windows 5 Replies

Hello!  We need to replace a bay window in our 30 year old log home.  We want to replace it with a picture window.  We received an estimate of $11,000.  That seems really high to me.  We live in NH.  Does anyone have any feedback as to whether or not that is a realistic cost to expect?  It is a large window, but...I find it hard to believe it costs that much to replace one window.  We plan on getting at least one more estimate, but I thought I would ask here as well.  Thanks!!  :)Continue

Started by Pastrygirl04 in Repair and Home Projects Help. Last reply by Samuel Cruz Jun 2.

Just wanted to say Hi! 4 Replies

Hi Everyone.. I'm a new member to the forum and just wanted to say Hi! My story in relation to Log Homes is a little unusual in that I currently live in the UK ( not exactly somewhere known for log homes!) but I've bought land in Transylvania, Romania where my husband and I are retiring to in 2020. We're currently having our dream log house built on our plot In Transylvania and it's been  quite a journey so far. Firstly the bureaucracy In Romania is beyond belief so just getting the Building…Continue

Started by Amanda Williams in Just For Fun. Last reply by Amanda Williams Jun 2.


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