Building a 32 x 36 stick built, log sided chalet style home in Maine. Builder says the one post I need to support the laminated ridge has to be a steel post-to be surrounded in wood vs. a log post [purlin]. Any thoughts? Seems like I've seen more substantial structures using only logs. Thanks Al, a newbie
All help appreciated. My builders are great carpenters but in the design dept. not so strong, though initially they thought they could handle this.Local lumber supplier has revamped their drawings to the tune of $30,000.00. Our budget is $220,000.00 minus site, well, and septic. They have suggested getting other bids, feeling their price and craftmanship will steer us to them so we are going to do that knowing our new parameters for this building.If anyone knows any builders in Milo- Bangor area of Maine, I'm all ears. We will also revisit log home suppliers.
Great site, thanks Al
We have several builders that we can refer you towards that are in the Bangor-Hampden area. Feel free to send me an email and I will share that information with you. If you are passing through the Portland area, stop by for a visit.