Archive for December, 2013

Post & Beam vs. Timber Frame, What is the Difference?

Timber Homes can be either Post & Beam or Timber Frame with the main difference being how the timbers are connected to each other. Post and beam typically uses decorative steel plates to tie members together. Timber Frame, on the other hand, uses centuries-old building technique that are connected by mortise and tenon joints and secured together with oak pegs. The beams of both techniques of these homes are fully exposed to the inside. The Timbers allows for a home to have much more clerestory space adding great amounts of volume to a room and highlighting the beauty of the wood. As you could probably imagine, Timber Frame homes are typically much more expensive than post and beam. Precision cut and fitting the joints is very labor intensive and the main reason for the cost increase. At Logangate Timber Homes, we utilize post and beam techniques. We believe we can achieve just as beautiful end product without breaking the bank.

That Value has keep us going for over 45 years. Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are proud of our reputation as one of the trusted leaders in the building industry. We’ve earned our reputation by building some of the highest quality and drop dead gorgeous Timber homes throughout the U.S. We believe everyone should have the home of their dreams and we are honored to help you make your dream a reality.

Think about it. Why have standard flat drywall ceilings when an expansive timber frame style home can be yours for about the same price. Our post and beam construction provides vaulted wood ceilings supported by solid Douglas fir timbers. Wall & Roof components are built in a controlled factory environment for the highest level of craftsmanship. Our panelized homes can be shipped anywhere and allow for much faster dry in times. You can customize the floor plan including expanding the home in 4ft. increments.

As a post and beam company, we specialize in classic architecture including mountain lodges, lakeside retreats, and beach front vacation homes and all types of timber frame structures in between. We design and build ground up efficient and elegant timber frame homes. While catering to our clients’ tastes, we pay special attention to specific detail throughout whole process. We strive to provide our customers with beautiful, energy efficient, affordable prefabricated homes. Manufactured responsibly and sustainably, you can feel good about purchasing a Logangate home. Your DREAM home can be your reality with Logangate Timber Homes.

Going Green is Not Only Good for the Environment but your Pocketbook as Well

Green building is such an important term when you are thinking about a home for you and your family to live in. Any contractor can build a home but will it be a home that is kind to the environment and to your pocketbook? Let’s talk a little more about green building. This refers to the way of building that’s kinder to our environment. It’s also a way of building that saves energy, which in return will save you a significant amount of money every month on your heating and cooling bills. Two easy design decisions you have is roof and sidewall insulation values. Using our e-SIP panel for the roofs you can choose an R-value of 34, 41.5 or 51. For your sidewalls, we can add 1″ foam board to increase your R-value by 5 making your whole wall system R-19 or R-24. Ultimately, it is a practice that includes creating structures and using processes that are responsible and efficient.

Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we are proud to be considered one of the leaders in the industry. We take green building seriously—it’s an integral part of who we are. We practice sustainable manufacturing in our facility, conserving electricity, striving towards zero waste, and using renewable energy.

Logangate Timber Homes has been in business for over 45 years. We strive to provide our customers with beautiful, energy efficient, affordable prefabricated homes. Manufactured responsibly and sustainably, you can feel good about purchasing a Logangate home. Our commitment to sustainable living means that your Logangate Timber Home will be energy efficient. Guaranteed. Our in-house team will work with you to ensure you get the most efficient, durable home possible. This team constantly studies the industry looking for new technologies and better methods of green construction so they can extend that knowledge to your home. That’s the Logangate difference.

Timber is Structurally STRONGER than Conventional Platform Construction

Let the great outdoors in and surround yourself in gorgeous style. Aside from sheer beauty, there are so many benefits to a well constructed Timber Home. Did you know that there are many Timber homes with frames that are more than 1,000 years old and they are still in use and looking AMAZING today? What many people don’t realize is that when it comes to building, a Timber frame is structurally stronger than conventional platform construction and uses less wood. Our post & beam construction provides vaulted wood ceilings supported by the strength of Douglas Fir timbers. Here at Logangate Timber Homes , we are proud of our reputation as being one of the trusted leaders in the industry. For more than 45 years, we have been building high quality, showstopper Panelized Post & Beam Homes. Our Timber Home is one of a kind and made to last a lifetime. We’ve built our trustworthy reputation on offering the highest quality homes at fair and honest prices.

Benefits to a Logangate Timber Home:

*A Timber Frame home built by Logangate will stand for generations, providing housing value that lasts.

* Timber Frame Homes are versatile. Timber frame house plans suit both modern and classical architecture.

*Timber Frame Homes are spacious. The entire structure rests on the frame so your interior remains open and airy, giving you more living space.

*Timber Frame Homes are beautiful. The timber framework is fully visible from inside, adding warmth to your home décor.

*Timber Frame Homes are warm. Insulation panels surround the timbers, making your home thermally efficient.

*Timber Frame Homes are energy efficient.

Since the walls of our homes are built in our facility, you can get an air tight seal that is hard to create outside of our controlled factory setting, eliminating drafts and helping you save energy dollars. Logangate Timber Homes wants to provide you with a beautiful, energy efficient prefabricated home at an affordable price. To keep our homes affordable, we purchase direct from the lumber mill and factories to cut out unnecessary costs. Many of our satisfied homeowners tell us their only regret is that they waited as long as they did before having us build their home. Here at Logangate, we are building more than great homes, we‘re helping you and your family build the home of your dreams.

Build a Unique Home Where You Never Thought Possible

Getting a home with a scenic view for an affordable price is nearly impossible. But with a pedestal home from Logangate Timber Homes, you can have the mountain home you’ve always dreamed of. A pedestal home has a smaller foundation that the main structure cantilevers over on all four sides. This smaller foundation allows for you to build your dream home in harder reaching areas that would be too cumbersome or costly to build a regular foundation. Plus you have a smaller footprint on the environment with a pedestal home as less of the ground is disturbed to build your home. You can buy cheaper land with beautiful views that were once thought too difficult to build on with a pedestal home from Logangate Timber Homes.

Our pedestal homes come in a variety of floor plans and are customizable to match your needs style and budget. Logangate’s pedestal homes are built to resist extreme weather and since they partially made in our controlled factory setting, you can virtually eliminate drafts, saving you energy dollars. You can save tens of thousands of dollars with a smaller pedestal foundation.

Logangate Timber Homes has been in business for over 45 years. We strive to provide our customers with beautiful, energy efficient, affordable prefabricated homes. Manufactured responsibly and sustainably, you can feel good about purchasing a Logangate home. Contact us today to learn more about our timber homes and let one of our representatives walk you through the options to get your perfect home

Logangate Timber Homes Provide Beautiful, Affordable Prefab Home

Welcome to the Logangate Timber Homes Blog! We want to tell you a little bit about ourselves! We’ve been building panelized post and beam homes for over 50 years. To keep our homes affordable, we purchase direct from the lumber mill and factories to cut out unnecessary middle man markup. We specialize in building homes in hard to build areas like mountain sides and coastal regions. We have a variety of prefabricated homes that can be customized to fit your needs, style and budget. From timber homes, to pedestal homes, to cantilever homes and more we can help you build the homes of your dreams.

Here at Logangate Timber Homes, we not only strive to provide affordable prebuilt homes, we also want our manufacturing practices and homes to be green. Since the walls of our homes are built in our facility, you can get an air tight seal that is hard to create outside of our controlled factory setting, eliminating drafts and helping you save energy dollars. We are so committed to green building, that we practice sustainable manufacturing, conserving electricity, use renewable energy and strive toward zero waste. We have one of the largest solar arrays in North Carolina, generating one third of the energy we use to manufacture homes. Our renewable energy commitment offsets approximately 208 tons of C02 a year.

Logangate Timber Homes wants to provide you with a beautiful, energy efficient prefabricated home at an affordable price. When you purchase from us, you can trust that we will be with you every step of the way for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about our timber homes and let one of our representatives walk you through the options to get your perfect home.

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