Did you know you do not have to buy a log package to build a log
In fact, you will save
money if you don’t!
How is Old Hickory Log Homes and Construction different from other
log home companies?
1. Old Hickory Log
Homes does not use predetermined manufactured packages for our
homes. Purchasing this type of “log package” costs you more in
materials and freight charges. Let Old Hickory hand select materials
for your home. We have our quality logs cut to order and shipped to
your site separate from all the other materials. The floor system
materials have already been ordered locally, delivered without
shipping costs, and installed before the log system arrives. Once
the logs are stacked, the roof system is delivered in the same “no
shipping cost” manner, ready to be installed. Now we are ready for
the windows and exterior doors to be sent to the site. This approach
of using local suppliers to provide the materials on all our homes,
keeps the quality high and the cost low.
are the material supplier and the licensed general contractor, so
our warranty extends to both the labor and materials. This
eliminates any confusion about who is responsible if an item is
damaged or defective. If any material shortages occur, they are also
Hickory Log Homes and Construction is proud to offer (3) options to
our clients: (1) Plans and materials only (2) Plans, dry in labor
and materials (3) Turn key construction.
company offers numerous log profiles and a large selection of logs
in different wood types for the construction of your home. WE DO NOT
CONFUSE YOU BY INSISTING THERE IS JUST ONE WOOD SPECIES OF LOG TO
BUILD WITH. There are many good log options and we will give you the
pros and cons on them from the standpoint of not just a contractor
but from the experience of living in log homes ourselves. Which
leads us to number (5)-
LIVE IN THE LOG HOMES THAT WE SELL! 23 years of living in the homes
we build has given us valuable experience in how to build you the
best log home for your money.
What type of log profiles does Old Hickory offer?
By using the most up to date German
milling equipment, our premium logs have some of the finest joinery
options available from a member of the Log Home Council. Standard
sizes range from 6” to 12” in diameter, and 6” to 12” in height.
There are as many shapes as there are sizes, such as D-log,
Round/flat, Round/round, arctic cope and the 6x12 dovetail. For
homeowners who prefer the full round look, we have the custom
Swedish cope style log that starts at 10” in diameter. All of these
selections are just a start. Take a look at our profile page for
examples and if you don’t see what you like, give us a call to
discuss what other options are available.
How is financing for a log home different from a conventional home
There is a larger sum of money
advanced from the loan in the early stage of the log construction
process vs. conventional home construction. In log home
construction, the logs are the main expense of the exterior dry in
framing. A conventional home can reach the framing dry in stage for
less. Not all lending institutions have the capability to release
the additional amount for logs that early in the process. But,
because we are licensed general contractors with a long history of
completing our homes within budget, we have several excellent banks
and financial companies that welcome log home construction. For our
turn key clients, Old Hickory will also compile the breakdown of
completed construction costs that the lending companies require to
process your loan.
What type of log house plans does Old Hickory offer?
Old Hickory has several plan options.
You may find the perfect home on our floor plan page. If not, we
have over 100 different stock plans in our office that we can review
with you. But if you are searching for that “one of a kind” custom
home, we will design a home just for you. Bring Old Hickory your
ideas and let us help you find the perfect options to create the log
home of your dreams.
What construction options are available through Old Hickory Log
Homes and Construction, Inc?
Turn Key construction
is widely selected by our clients for the easiest and fastest way to
build your log home. Let Old Hickory be the one responsible for
every aspect of your project, from plans to completion. We are
company that makes building your log home a pleasure.
dry in option is available for the client that prefers to be
their own General Contractor. Old Hickory will be the supplier of
the plans and materials, and then act as subcontractor for your dry
in construction. Standard dry in includes the sub floor system, the
log system, and the roof system of the home. Our dry in has
additional options available such as basement/foundation install,
exterior trim materials and labor, deck materials and labor, plus
site work grading, driveways, well and septic.
Plans and Log System Materials only is another option
available from Old Hickory Log Homes. We will provide your floor
plans, log drawings, and the materials you will need to construct
the home through the dry in stage. On site consultation for you
and/or your builder is available also.
Does Old Hickory have log homes available to tour?
Yes we do. Our office is located on
Hwy. 150 in Denver, NC, just a short 10 minutes from Mooresville
which is home to the majority of the NASCAR Race Shops. Just give us
a call and we will be glad to share our quality craftsmanship while
we answer your questions about log home living.