The Beaver Mountain Design & Build Process
Listening To Your Dreams
Building a custom luxury log or timber home is a serious investment, so the first step in our personalized building process is the Feasibility Conversation or in person consultation. Discuss questions you may have and review your lifestyle, ideas, plans, budget, and timeline with your Beaver Mountain building consultant.
Site Assessment & Design Process Begins
Join your building consultant for an on-site design consultation with your Beaver Mountain architectural designer. We’ll visit your property and learn what makes your home site unique. Topics of discussion will be how best to position your home, where the sun rises and sets, any existing excavation work, and which features you’d like to be included in your one-of-a-kind home design.
Conceptual Drawings & Turnkey Estimate Ranges
Your Beaver Mountain architectural design consultant will create custom designed conceptual drawings, develop turnkey estimate ranges and a building timeline for your unique log or timber home, or we will work with your architect.
Approve Home Design, Investment & Building Timeline
Your designer and building consultant will present and explain your conceptual drawings and review your personalized options, turnkey estimate ranges and building schedule. After you approve your custom home design and material selections, we will finalize 1/4″ scale floor plans and elevations that can be used for builder bids, interior design planning, and financial options (if needed).
Analyze Bids & Select Your Contractor
Our team of experts will introduce you to contractors near your building site from our extensive network of professionals, or you may already have a preferred contractor in mind. Your building consultant will assist in soliciting bids and proposals for building your one-of-a-kind log home or timber home. We request and analyze proposals/bids to help in your contractor selection.
Ordering & Crafting Your Home
When you order your Beaver Mountain home, our engineering team will develop building site specific, professional engineer stamped construction drawings with report that shows energy code compliance. At this point you are ready to apply for your building permit so the construction can begin at your site. In our shop, the wall logs and structural timbers are pre-cut & numbered and graded to our strict quality and aesthetic standards.
Crafting Your Structural Panels
Beaver Mountain craftsmen take great pride in their work, and every structural panel is built by hand with great attention to detail. This ensures that they go together easily on site, saving your contractor time.
Drystacking Your Log Walls
Log walls are dry stacked in our facilities and then packaged in reverse order on custom made pallets and wrapped to keep them dry and off the ground. Panels are handcrafted and stored along with the other materials for your home, under cover until delivery. Once you have selected the contractor you would like to work with, we’ll coordinate the manufacturing and delivery schedules with their team.
Delivery & Beginning of Construction
Your home will be delivered on time with split delivery dates and staggered delivery times available. The trucks are tarped for delivery and materials are kept dry and clean. At your site, your contractor will unload the wrapped materials and store them on pallets to keep materials off the ground.
Log Home Technical Assistance
Whether your contractor has built many Beaver Mountain log homes or this is their first, our experienced Field Technician log/timber construction advisor will provide on-site technical assistance. They’ll help coordinate materials and assist with the beginning stages of assembling the pre-cut wall logs or panelized frame wall sections.
Timber Frame Structural Panels Technical Assistance
If your home has structural timber frame panels, our field technician will join your builder on site to oversee the installation of the wall panels. These panels are installed prior to the timber frame structure and support the upper level and roof systems.
Weathertight Shell & Interior Finishes
After technical assistance, construction continues. Your contractor will work on getting up the watertight shell, then move onto the interior and exterior details. You will order your cabinetry, decide on the finishes you’d like (flooring, lighting, etc…). The subcontractors come in to do the plumbing and electrical as the interior walls are going up. Construction takes 8-12 months to complete an average 2,000 square foot home.
Congratulations! Move in and enjoy your new home!
“Built ours in 2006 and got wonderful support from design to construction. Can’t say enough about the quality of the staff or materials from Beaver Mountain!” - Rich Faber
“If it were not for the Beaver Mountain team, we would not be the proud owners we are today, living in our beautifully designed and constructed log home. Overlooking the west branch of the Delaware River makes for the perfect setting.”
Maryhelen and John – Wayne County, PA
“The Beaver Mountain team was there every step of the way, honoring their commitment to me and helping to ensure that the house I designed was the house that was built. They understood the concept we were looking for. Thank you Beaver Mountain for helping my dream along.”
Gary – Greene County, NY
Dear Chris and Staff at Beaver Mountain, Just a note to let you know how much Wally and I love our Beaver Mountain Log Home. We did our homework, and after researching many other log home companies, we decided to go with Beaver Mountain. The quality of your product and the knowledge and support of the Beaver Mountain staff was very reassuring. The home went up smoothly and every log fit perfectly. We have the most beautiful home…way beyond our expectations. We would like to encourage anyone interested in building their dream home to consider the quality and substance of a Beaver Mountain Log Home.
Debbie and Wally – Otsego County, NY