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Are you looking for a beautiful log home and want all the
economical and aesthetic benefits a log home affords?
Look no further, we are Don and Sue Medbery, Lodge Log
Homes of New England, and we can get you on the right track.
Lodge Log homes are easy to heat in the winter and keep
cool in the summer. All wall logs are kiln-dried
to10% to 15% moisture content,
window and door openings are precut, and wall logs are
pre-drilled for thru-bolt fastening. Our log walls are
tight and they stay that way. Using dry logs and
our bolt through method of construction, our log walls
maintain a stable, comfortable interior for your home.
We are owned by a logging company
and because of that, Lodge
Logs is able to control the quality of the logs. Lodge
Log Homes of New England offers packages at very
competitive prices. Log package prices vary according to
log diameter (7", 8", 9", 10" and 12") and wood species (Lodgepole
pine, Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Engelmann Spruce,
Western Red Cedar). Within the
log construction industry, it is generally recognized that
log packages account for 20 to 30 percent of the log home's
on Lodge Log's log wall system.
Lodge Logs provides only the log
components for your new log home. We do not include any lumberyard
materials in our packages such as framing lumber, insulation,
windows, doors, plywood sheathing, etc. You should purchase
these items from you local lumberyard as you need them
giving you control over your building
project budget and the most cost savings.
You may choose
to purchase the log wall
package which includes everything you need
to build an eight-foot high exterior log wall system:
thru-bolts, couplers, nuts, washers, tension springs,
key blocks and micro foam sealer. The roof and other
areas of the home are then conventionally framed by your
builder using standard lumber material.
We also offer full half log siding which has the
appearance of a full log wall and is easily applied to
The total log shell package includes all the log components
needed to erect
log walls, log gables, log for dormer
faces, half log siding for dormer sides,
log floor joists, log roof system, log posts and headers, and
See typical log component illustration below:
In addition to our standard plans,
most of our homes are custom homes (see Jefferson Project,
Katvala Lakewood and Leyden Project in "Our Homes" for
examples). We will be able to quote
you the estimated cost for the total log components for the
home once you have a set of approved construction drawings.
This will enable us to do a take off of the logs
required for the final design.
The roof system will be engineered for your specific
location. For instance, snow loads and wind factors
differ from southern Connecticut to northern Maine. Each
log home is an individual.
Lodge Logs also produces
log trusses, log
stairs, custom log mantles, 1/4 notched logs for
true log corners, custom lathed and sanded log poles up to 20"
diameter x 40 feet, half log siding,
and custom cut rough sawn beams.
Today, log homes account for more
than 10% of the new homes built in the United States. The average cost of a completed log home can
start at about $150 per square foot depending on
the local labor market and choices made by you, the owner, and
vary depending on your location and the complexity of
the home you design. Quality log homes such as Lodge
Logs homes require a degree of construction skill higher
than that for a conventional home. You may demand
finishing work and materials of a superior quality than
in conventional homes such as hardwood floors, cathedral
ceilings, large log rafters, custom kitchen cabinets, log
stairs and railings and stone fireplaces. Basement space and
garage area are not included in this estimation. The
term "turnkey" means that the home has been
constructed to a completed "move-in" state. Turnkey cost
does not include cost of the land or any site
improvements such as land clearing, driveway
construction, installation of utilities, etc. You may
also have your builder construct your log home "weather-tight" which means the roof is on, windows
in, doors on and the home can be worked on on the inside
protected from the weather.