Building your dream log and timber home is likely one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. But you’re not the only stakeholder in this project. Your local building department requires the home be constructed to code. Your lender wants the home to be valued correctly. The builder wants to earn more business through word-of-mouth, as does the log and timber home producer.
With so much riding on this decision, who do you trust? We suggest limiting your choices to members of the Log and Timber Homes Council. Why? Because since 1977, new log and timber home owners have expected members of the Log and Timber Homes Council to develop the technologies that help make their dream home a reality. That’s because all council members must:
- Abide by a strict code of ethics
- Grade their logs and timbers to ensure structural soundness
- Provide construction manuals to ensure correct construction techniques
- Sponsor scientific studies that advance log and timber building technologies
- Provide information to help consumers make smart choices through this website and other educational efforts
“When you interact with a company that belongs to the Log and Timber Homes Council, you will find they share the same passion for living in a log and timber home as you do,” explains Ken Sekley, 2019 Chairman of the Log and Timber Homes Council and President of Southland Log Homes in Irmo, South Carolina. “Each company invests in the council to develop and improve construction practices and policies that will extend and protect the Log home living lifestyle well into the future.”
But those aren’t the only advantages in choosing a company that belongs to the Log and Timber Homes Council. While member companies compete fairly for your dream home while adhering to the membership requirements, they are united in their efforts to bringing you the best log, solid wood and timber frame technologies.
“When was the last time you bought anything from an industry that not only utilizes the earths’ greenest building and insulating materials, but also designs and crafts these natural resources into finished products?,” asks Ken Sekley. “You will find everyone from the sales rep to the owner of the company have similar goals in common with you: The vision of living in a log and timber home.”
The Log and Timber Homes Council is a national organization with membership comprised of manufacturers of log and timber homes. The council is part of the National Association of Home Builders.