How long does it take to build a log home?

There's no golden rule, but typically it takes approximately 6-10 months to build a custom log home.  

As they say, the devil is in the details and because each log home build is unique there are variables that can impact that question of time.  Some of those are, how well the homeowner and dealer/builder have done the preliminary planning, the size of the home, type of log home building system, complexity of design,  size of the building crew, level of communication between the builder and homeowner, weather, timeliness of sub-contractors, etc.

So let’s break it down and review some of the key milestones and how long they may take in the building process.

The assumption is that your land is cleared and ready for the excavation of the foundation and your log home package has a scheduled delivery date.   

  • Permits, final site prep, excavation, footings/foundation, subfloor: Allow up to 3-4 weeks.

  • Constructing the weather tight shell: Allow 2-3 months depending on the size and complexity of the log home.

  • Completing the mechanical's (plumbing, HVAC, electrical) and rough-in inspections: Allow 4-6 weeks depending on the sub-contractor schedules.

  • Install insulation, inspections and miscellaneous prep for finish wall coverings: Allow 1-2 weeks.

  • Interior wall covering, interior trim carpentry, cabinetry: Allow 4-8 weeks

  • Interior and exterior paint and stain: 2-4 weeks

  • Mechanical final, tile work and finished floor prep: 2-3 weeks

  • flooring, hardware, trim final: 4-6 weeks

  • Inspections, clean-up: 2 weeks

  • Move-in!

By The Leelanau Log Home Company

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