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Building Process       All about the building process from start finish

How long will it take to build your house? Detail

Typically, construction in the mountains will take 5 to 7 months. That may seem like a long time, but remember that each home is custom built. It is not a production line like many homes are in metro area subdivisions.  

 

Also, mountain weather plays a big factor in construction time. When it is cold and windy, sometimes it is impossible to work outside. If the ground is frozen, site work is impossible. Even in good weather, clearing a site on a mountain side full of trees is still more work than a treeless flat lot. 

 

Since you are able to pick and order your own interior appointments, sometimes supplier delays can cause building delays. That is OK. We want you to be happy with your choices when the home is finished.


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The building contract Detail

After the house design is agreed upon, we will create a contract for you. The contract specifies what materials are to be used, what comes with the house (based on how much or how little you want us to do from a shell to turn key - move in ready), and of course the total cost to build.  

 

The total cost will be typically broken down into about 8 payments called a "draw schedule." You only pay us the amount specified in your draw schedule after that phase of construction is completed.  

 

There are many more parts to the contract that discuss legal terms designed to protect you but really, what most people are really interested in is how much will it cost to build the house they want.


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What does it cost to build a house? Detail

Building costs vary greatly depending on square footage of the house, the type of materials used, the design of the house, size of decks and porches and the quality and quantity of the interior fixtures such as cabinets, counter tops, flooring, custom bathtub/shower and electrical and plumbing fixtures.  

 

Our building costs usually range from $90 and up per square foot of total construction space. That includes main floor, loft, basement, covered porches and decks. That seems to be the simplest way to help you estimate construction costs. Items in the first paragraph really determine the square foot cost.  

 

Follow the link below to our home page to see what our turn key home comes with.

Turn key home


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Where do I get floor plans? Detail

Prospective clients often ask us if we have floor plans. Yes, we do. We can custom design a floor plan for you or use a floor plan from one of the many houses we have built. Go to the "Home Showcase" tab on this website.  

 

If you already have a floor plan or saw one somewhere, we can use that too. Perhaps a friend has a cabin that you really like the floor plan. Just sketch it out and we can recreate it for you.

Home Showcase tab


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Log Homes       Information about log home distinctives.

Are log homes just for vacations in the mountains or on the lake? Detail

Log homes adapt to any area or environment and are found in all 50 states. Eighty percent of log homes are used as a primary residence.


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Are log homes hard to maintain? Detail

No. Our log homes can weather naturally or you may maintain them by washing with a simple garden sprayer every three years.


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Is it difficult to obtain financing for a log home? Detail

Lending institutions have become more familiar with log home construction in recent years. Thus, financing is not difficult to obtain. If needed, we will provide your lending institution with detailed specifications on our homes.


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Are log homes more expensive than other types of housing? Detail

Like most homes, a large amount of the cost is dependent on interior construction options. Our homes are no more expensive than frame housing with wood siding.


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Are log homes hard to get insured? Detail

For insurance purposes, our homes are classed with frame housing and the cost is comparable.


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Are log homes expensive to furnish? Detail

Many of our customers use Early American furnishings but the majority simply decorate according to their personal tastes be it modern or old fashioned.


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Are log homes hard to heat or cool? Detail

In fact, the opposite is true. Many of our customers realize up to 30% savings on utility costs in summer and winter.


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Do log homes have to be built from a log home plan? Detail

Any feasible plan can be built using log frame construction. Our homes are always custom designed to your desires and specifications. We specialize in turning ideas into reality.


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Privacy       This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for MasterCraft Rentals. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected and provided to our company.

Information We Collect and How We Use and Share It Detail

We are the sole owners of the information collected. We only have access to and collect information that you voluntarily give us via email, fax or other direct contact from you. We will use your information to respond to you regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request or complete your job. Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future for information on completed or current jobs, to tell you about new services we may provide, make billing inquiries, or to inform you of changes to our policies.


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Your Access to and Control over Your Personal Information Detail

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. By contacting us by email or phone given on this web site, you can at any time:

See what data (if any) we have about you,

Change and/or correct any data we have about you,

Have us delete any data we have about you,

Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


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Information Security Detail

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information, your information is protected both online and offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers and servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. All documents are kept confidential, and are shredded and disposed of securely.


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