It is underway!
As part of Timber Block's March Madness event, we are hosting a special 3 day Open House at our Model Home in NC.
Added by Timber Block on March 22, 2013 at 9:23am — No Comments
Here's something to think about if you're thinking of building a log home.
I asked my friend Greg Ebersole, the Residential Mortgage Banker for Susquehanna Bank his thoughts about mortgage rates for 2013 and here's what he said:
We do expect rates will increase as we go throughout the year. I think most clients realize these low rates will end at some point and most importantly when inflation increases it’s a double edge sword, rates increase and costs go up.
Added by Scott Ridder on March 20, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments
I'm preparing to stain my newly constructed log home for the first time and as everyone here knows there are WAY too many options! I'm looking for input on what stain to use and why. Thanks in advance!
Although we've blogged before that we do more than just log homes, I thought you might like to see and read about some of the projects Appalachian Log Structures has been working on this year that are more than just log homes.Continue
Added by Donald Parsons on March 15, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments
People who make their living selling log homes regularly inform me at log-home shows that they want customers who’re ready to build, not just wishful thinkers. But anyone wishing for a log home is ready to build it. They just haven’t cleared the hurdles to make it happen.
The past four or five years, a lot of people have been postponing their dream. Now, instead of sitting on the sidelines they’re finally making their move.
Every time I walk out of my home through my garage, I cringe at the number of bins and boxes piled high along the sides. There are storage units that look more organized. I think I would be less annoyed if I hadn't actually invested in organizational products that were supposed to prevent this exact type of thing. But life happens, and with it comes enough clutter to fill, well, a garage.
Some of the cleanup is simple - getting rid of things that are no…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on March 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Welcome Spring! With such a light winter in the South this year it seems that the carpenter bees are beginning to hatch a bit earlier than normal. If you live in a home (log home or otherwise) with wooden structures like porches, decks, fascia trim, etc. now is the time to begin thinking about how to protect…Continue
March Madness has arrived at Timber Block Insulated Log Homes! (USA Only)
As part of our special March features, we are very excited for our upcoming three day Open House, happening at our model home near Hickory, NC!
Added by Timber Block on March 8, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
We received a call from a client requesting a replacement for a failed carved arbor that had rotted twice in the past.
He didn't want anything to do with pressure treated.
We discussed teak as a replacement although purchasing 8" X 12" teak out of old growth is really quite ghastly in expense whereas we have a native specy that does not rot nor shrink and was used for fence posts as they will last for 50 years in the ground with no treatment. Eastern red cedar is another name…Continue
Added by Tim Bullock on March 6, 2013 at 7:29pm — No Comments
This is an excerpt from an article written by our International Marketing and Sales Manager Nadia O'Hara of Perma-Chink Systems, Inc. For the whole story please follow the link at the bottom of the page.
Eighth Wonder of the World …Continue
Added by Kevin Piatz on February 27, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
As noted on many occasions within Country's Best Cabins, cabins aren't defined by metrics but rather a feeling. Each person has a unique cabin experience, resulting in his or her unique approach to creating a dream retreat.
The variety of rustic materials on the market…
Added by Whitney Richardson on February 25, 2013 at 11:57pm — No Comments
WE ARE GETTING READY TO BUILD OUR LOG HOME IN TENNESSEE AND I AM CURIOUS ABOUT A CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE. WOULD IT BE WORTH MY TIME TO OBTAIN A LICENSE AND IF SO, HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING IT. IF ANYONE CAN GIVE ME AN IDEA OR SUGGESTION PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WE HAVE STARTED WITH OUR CONCRETE AND STEM WALL AND HAVING A GREAT TIME. CAPT. LARRY
For those of us log home enthusiasts who remember Kermit the Frog, we’ll also remember his song “It’s not easy being green”. Of course back then he was singing about something other than saving the environment. In today’s world of marketing, the word green has taken on a whole different meaning. Google search…Continue
Added by Donald Parsons on February 22, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments
Hi Rich, Why don't I see any of my posts on your page? Jim Harbin
Added by James W. Harbin on February 17, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments
Hello Folks, What happens to foam during a fire? Jim Harbin
Timber Block homeowners Michael and Victoria Boomgarden have always dreamed about building their own log home. After years of thinking about it, hours spent looking through log home magazines, and driving past other log cabins, the Boomgardens decided to get serious and began their research.
Added by Timber Block on February 13, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Seeing the pictures of Nemo's effects on the Northeast may be enough to make you second-guess building in an area subject to extreme weather. But ample snow can be manageable with the right design in mind.
Snowfall and its relation to the site should be a major point of consideration at the onset of the design process. Many people may try to take a plan and just put it on the site, instead of making adjustments, which can result in water issues in the home or drainage around the home.…Continue
Added by Whitney Richardson on February 11, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Hello Everyone, I see folks saying they are talking to general contractors to get prices to build their log home. If they are not talking to a log home general contractor they are opening themselves up to all kinds of problems. Dealer/builders are the most qualified to do your project. Some dealers have general contractors that have experience with log homes who can save you money and time. You don't want your project to be a training ground for a contractor and neither does your…Continue
Added by James W. Harbin on February 11, 2013 at 11:51am — No Comments
We're interested in the exterior and interior stain seen in this article for our home. Any help would be appreciated.
If you’ve done any research at all comparing log home companies one of the first things you realized is that they all offer different types of packages. When trying to compare “apples to apples” you soon learn that it is a virtually impossible task since the material packages are different as well as the…Continue
Added by Donald Parsons on February 8, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments