"Hi Regina, As a log home Dealer/Builder I am asked to give turn-key estimates all the time. After 27 years I have learned this formula: Get the full price of all materials (wood) to build your home and multiply it by 3. The material should come to…"
"Part of building your log home ill involve sealing the logs after its built. There is no worksheet for this. Be sure to calculate in at least about $3 / sq ft of your home for staining and chinking.
I was reading your response and was wondering if I could get a copy of your worksheet. I am also in the planning stages and am wondering the same thing. I would appreciate it very much.
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I am looking for a copy of the cost estimating worksheet. I attended a seminar at Valley Forge in the spring and the workbook referenced a link to it that is no longer active. Please forward it to me also if it is not too much trouble.…"
Here is what I do for many of my customers I work with.
First I do a ball park estimate based on one of our plans or a plan that you already have. The ball park estimate is used to determine if the plan you are interested in falls within…"
"Regina: I used the cost estimating worksheet provided by one of the log home magazines when my wife and I built our log home 17 years ago. It really helped to bring all the costs associated with building a home to light and was an excellent resource…"
How do you determine what it will cost to build your log home without anything custom, and go with the exact floorplan in your state? I live in Colorado and was curious of how this is figured out. Please help.
Hi Regina, As a log home Dealer/Builder I am asked to give turn-key estimates all the time. After 27 years I have learned this formula: Get the full price of all materials (wood) to build your home and multiply it by 3. The material should come to 65 or 70 dollars. You can make adjustments as you put bids together. I recommend that you work with an experienced log home contractor who can get you the best prices from his subcontractors and build your home in a timely manner. Most banks qualify your builder before they lend to you. The material price is per square foot of living space including closet space. Good Luck, Jim and Pam Harbin Katahdin Cedar Log Homes for the Mid Atlantic Region