What is there to do other than the assembly of my home package after delivery?

One of the most common questions asked of Mill Town Log Cabins regarding the log home design, purchase and construction process is “What are my responsibilities?” We’ve developed a quick reference guide to answer these questions and assist new homeowners with planning.

These items will need to be accomplished by the homeowner – with most of these items being handled by the homeowner’s builder or general contractor –  before arrival of the customized log or timber home package from Mill Town Log Cabins:

·obtaining necessary city and county permits

·grading & preparation of site

·construction of drive to access site

·foundation termite pretreat

·utility services

·restroom facilities for labor crew

·dumpster for construction waste & debris

·backfill around basement foundation area if applicable

·purchase builder’s risk insurance

The homeowner’s responsibilities – with most of these items being handled by the homeowner’s builder or general contractor for tasks that must be installed &/or completed after dry-in include:

·selection and purchase of exterior roofing material & ridge vent

·arranging for exterior pest treatment

·application of exterior stain, sealant & chinking, which is provided in the log or timber frame package

·application of paint or stain exterior of windows if necessary

·construction of the chimney & fireplace

·purchase and installation of plumbing & fixtures

·purchase and installation of electrical & fixtures

·purchase and installation of heating/cooling system

·purchase and installation of insulation in gables, dormers & interior walls

·caulking of any log corners and any necessary checks in the logs

·purchase and installation of partition wall coverings

·purchase and installation of insulation in ceilings (not required with heavy timber roof)

·purchase and installation of ceiling materials, if necessary (tongue & groove included in log home package)

·purchase and installation of  interior paint, stain &/or sheetrock &/or wallpaper if applicable

·purchase and finish of floor materials

·installation of interior doors & trim, interior window trim, baseboard, which are included in the log or timber frame package

·purchase and installation of cabinets & countertops

·installation of porch railings & balusters, which are included in the log or timber frame kit

·purchase and installation of exterior stairs, deck & interior stair railings

·purchase and installation of appliances

·purchase and installation of septic system or connection to public sewer system

·purchase and installation of foundation insulation & vapor barrier, if applicable

·purchase and installation of gutters & downspouts

·purchase and installation of garage doors & openers

·installation of sidewalks