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Sharie Birdt
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  • Raleigh, NC
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Bryant J. Cochran Jr. replied to Sharie Birdt's discussion How Wonderful! in the group Going Green
"I've built several Green Homes in the past. The modern materials are great and the really useful ones are on the cheep end when you weigh in benifits. For a log home, the chinking method and materials are key for the walls. The roof method I…"
Jul 11, 2013
Sharie Birdt posted a status
"Where do I go to check that the contractor has appropriate and up to date liscences?"
May 12, 2013
Sharie Birdt posted a status
"the house is 3,700 sq ft, half log with some dry wall."
May 12, 2013
Glenn V replied to Sharie Birdt's discussion How Wonderful! in the group Going Green
"Great Martin. I was hoping more people would post on here , esp different building techniques, and new products and ideas, but its been kind of quiet. Your input would greatly be appreciated. I'm by far not an expert, but I do read a lot esp.…"
Feb 12, 2010
Glenn V left a comment for Sharie Birdt
"If you didn't know they have webinars once a month right now. They don't cost anything. I have attended 2 so far and have signed up for the I think Nov 17th one. Go to the website and sign up. They have been worth doing. You have to D/L…"
Nov 12, 2009
Sharie Birdt left a comment for Randy Langner
"Thank you for your response. I will check out your website :)"
Nov 12, 2009
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Nov 10, 2009
Randy Langner left a comment for Sharie Birdt
"sharie i have built for golden eagle for the last four years .as for their package there is no guessing, they have it all included .if you are missing something they bring it right out .customer service will answer any question your builder has on…"
Nov 9, 2009
Glenn V replied to Sharie Birdt's discussion How Wonderful! in the group Going Green
"That is why I joined this group also and welcome. I am not an expert on this tho and try to read and learn good ways to build without costing an arm and leg. I haven't done very well posting here but will try to post more things as I learn…"
Jun 7, 2009
Sharie Birdt commented on Sharie Birdt's blog post Just Starting The Process
"Thanks Dave. I have put the book on my "to do" list. Thanks four your imput. Sharie :)"
May 14, 2009
Dave and Julie Christiansen commented on Sharie Birdt's blog post Just Starting The Process
"The Book mentioned above is a great book. We also read it before we started out building. One thing that hasn't been mentioned so far is the restrictions that are placed on home builders/owners by the local "HomeOwners Association".…"
May 13, 2009
Sharie Birdt commented on Sharie Birdt's blog post Good Back-Ups?
"Thanks Tim. Your comments are so valuable! When I am ready, which I hope will be soon, I will gather all the great info I have received & make a check off list."
May 3, 2009
Tim Bullock commented on Sharie Birdt's blog post Good Back-Ups?
"Sharie, Run don't walk to the local building department prior to signing any agreement with any realtor.......they will know and most of them are really helpful if you ask nicely......realtors are in the business of selling…"
May 3, 2009

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Tell us about yourself:
My hubby & I are planning on building a log home in the near future.
Are you lucky enough to be living in a log home?
Not yet.
What timeframe are you looking to start your dream home?
12-24 months

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Good Back-Ups?

So who else besides the realtor would be good to check in with, so you can have the most bases covered as possible? Someone from the city planning? We are planning to build our log home in Raleigh, NC,

Posted on April 27, 2009 at 12:11pm — 7 Comments

Just Starting The Process

Hi,
My husband & I are just starting the process to build our log home. Do we buy the land first or find a builder first? Who can we go to to make sure the land we buy is a good purchase (location of land, on a hill, level,to close to water ,any bad chemicals in the soil, what could possibly be built near my log home in the future ?
Thanks,
Sharie

Posted on April 25, 2009 at 6:57pm — 10 Comments

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At 7:24pm on November 12, 2009, Glenn V said…
If you didn't know they have webinars once a month right now. They don't cost anything. I have attended 2 so far and have signed up for the I think Nov 17th one. Go to the website and sign up. They have been worth doing. You have to D/L the program but its easy to do, just follow the instructions. Also you have to resign up each month for them. I'm sure if your interested in one that has been done in the past contact Lynn and they may send it out to you.
At 10:10am on November 12, 2009, Glenn V said…
I toured Golden Eagle facilities this last summer and was very impressed. It was very clean and well organized. They have a fantastic showroom where you can actually touch logs , cabinets, rock veneer ect. Its a lot better to see in person than just picking things out from pictures. Everyone I met was very friendly. They also had 2 model homes there to tour plus on the way up at Baraboo , Wisc. you can tour another home at Pappa Bears which is a great store to see. I am also very impressed with how they seal windows and think the aluminum, steel soffit is great. You can see a video of how they seal the windows at their website.They have an outside boiler they use to heat several buildings burning scrap wood, so they are environmentally minded. All in all I think it is a great company.
At 8:20am on November 9, 2009, Randy Langner said…
sharie i have built for golden eagle for the last four years .as for their package there is no guessing, they have it all included .if you are missing something they bring it right out .customer service will answer any question your builder has on the spot. i feel that they take care of you and help you get the home you want as for deep creek they use a laminated log put together with glue .not a real log .they say that then there is no settlling issue, but every manufacturer that i have worked with has taken that aspect into consideration and allows a space above windows and doors over an inch or more. im sure that some people like that but in my opinion if you want a log home build a log home please visit my site at nativeconstruction.net good luck
 
 
 

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