At Coast Mountain Log Homes, we take pride in our
customer service, therefore in an effort to offer you
Exceptional Customer Service and make your
experience with us a positive one we ask that you read the
following information before contacting the Coast Mountain Log Homes
In response to many
email requests for information we have included some of the frequently
asked questions from our FAQ section of our website.
type of log shell do you sell?
Answer: We build and sell Handcrafted Log Home Shells made
from real full length, full sized logs. Our logs are hand peeled
and hand scribed and fitted to ensure a tight seal. We
DO NOT sell
milled, profiled, or machine cut log homes or log home packages or log
home kits. We are real craftsmen building real log homes
that are as unique as the person who is buying it. As log crafters we
are able to do things with logs that you could not even attempt with
milled logs. We are able to add character wood, flared butts
and unique details that require real knowledge of logs as a construction
material. You will find that our prices for a handcrafted
"Real" log home built on our yard then shipped and re-assembled on your
site are nearly the same as a machined or "kit" home once you
factor in the costs of paying a contractor to stack your logs and cut
notches after your purchase the machined or milled log "kit".
Milled logs are uniform in appearance and most don't even resemble logs
at all, unless you consider a square piece of lumber a log. Still don't
see the difference? Look at the pictures below.
Our Real Logs
We DO NOT sell milled logs like
the ones pictured here
you offer "Turn-key" log home packages?
Answer: No. Building handcrafted log home shells is what we do best; therefore we
leave the other tasks involved in finishing a log home to the Tradesmen
who do them best. We have found that it is considerably less
expensive for you to hire a local contractor familiar with you local
building market than it would be for you to hire us to finish the log
home to "Turn-key". We will work with your contractor to
ensure that he or she is familiarized with finishing a log home.
you install the roof; the doors and windows; the foundation?
Answer: No. Again we are expert log and timber craftsmen
and not expert Roofing Carpenters, or General Contractors.
Like log home and timber construction, these jobs are best left to the
experts who do them day in and day out. Our log shells arrive
ready for framing and even if you framer does not have experience with
log homes he or she will be able to frame the roof and install the doors
and windows the same as any other house construction. Our plans
come with a complete set of construction details to guide your
What is the finished cost of a log home?
Answer: This is impossible for us to tell you because we do not
know what level of quality and detail you desire in your finished home
and there are literally thousands of items that go into building a
house. We can however, tell you how much the log home shell
will cost because that is the only part we have control over. Other than
that we will not venture a guess as to the finished cost of your log
home. Your contractor will have a better idea of the finished
How much does a log shell cost?
Answer: You can expect to pay thirty-eight ($38) to sixty ($60) dollars US or more per
square foot of finished floor space not including the basement. This
range of price is reflective of the details involved, the species of log
desired, and the overall size.
We would be pleased to provide you with a free
estimate on your design and for the log shell package that you desire.
Keep in mind that a "rough rule of thumb" is that the the log shell
represents about 25%-30% of the overall cost of the finished home if a
General Contractor is used. An Owner-Built home should be
considerably cheaper all things being equal.
What is included with my log home package?
Answer: Our log home shell packages include the log shell structure,
log roof system, log stairs optional items are log railing
materials and lumber packages including framing and finishing lumber. All wood is
hand peeled and all interior walls are spot sanded to give a smooth to the touch finish. We
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Is Shipping Included?
Answer: Shipping is a necessary evil whether you live 5 miles or
5000 miles from the construction yard. In order for us to
maintain consistent pricing, and to insure that you receive a fair
shipping price based on current shipping rates to your area, we do not
include the price of shipping in our log shell package price. We do
however have estimated trucking costs within the continental US
here and we will gladly get you an more
accurate quote once you have provided us with your Site address.
Once you have read the above information
we invite you to contact Coast Mountain Log Homes for further
information. In your request for information please include the
- are you interested in a stock plan
or do you require custom design
- when you expect delivery of the log
- where you are located
- what size of wood do you want
- what species of wood do you want
- what is your anticipated budget for
the log home shell not including land and lot servicing
If you prefer you can contact us
Our log homes
are easily shipped world-wide from our construction yard 20 minutes from
the Port of Vancouver and 20 minutes from the USA/Canada border crossing
at Blaine WA.