RCM CAD DESIGN DRAFTING LTD is a building design firm primarily specializing in log and timber construction projects since 1993.  Now with over one thousand designs completed in North America, Europe, Asia, including projects in Central / South America and Australia /Oceania, our experience encompasses very diverse weather conditions and local building practices.  Our expertise also includes cordwood, straw and clay, straw bale, insulated concrete form (ICF), conventional frame and steel construction styles.*

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BIMx-Log-Homes

At RCM Cad Design, we are adding 3d walk throughs of our Log Home Designs both inside and out, for you to download and to view at your convenience. Our latest software and powerful computer hardware allows us to virtually build a 3D model and animations of your future home using a program called BIMx .

To learn more and to download the software to view these BIMx files, Click Here.

Our Plan of the Month: The Hungary

1736 SF log home designed for Hungary.  Hungary is one of a handful of European country we had not designed for yet.  Unfortunately the project is now on hold because of actual high building costs since Covid.  This issue of cost to build new since Covid has become a budget buster for many.  In Canada we used to build a frame home for $200 per foot and log home for $250 per foot, pre-Covid.  Since Covid, material costs have gone up 50% to 100% higher.  Labour cost have also gone up accordingly in most areas.  Now a frame home costs $300 per foot and a log home is $360 on average.

The Hungary is a 969 SF or 90 m2 footprint.  This home design aims to capture wide angle views.  The European dormers are actually shed dormers with side roofs.  Main floor is a wide open spacious floor plan including foyer, kitchen dining and a fire side sitting plus a view sitting.  Second floor has two bedrooms sharing baths as is so common in old country.  Each bedroom has direct access to a mezzanine.  A basement can be added or not, depending on building site slopes.

Our top nine log and timber construction styles with sample designs

Full Scribe Handcrafted

1004 sq. ft - Rocky Mountain

Milled Log

4901 sq. ft - Yuyao Clubhouse

Post and Beam

2570 sq. ft - Forbidden Plateau

Half and Half

1054 sq. ft - Mountain Ridge

Piece en Piece

1942 sq. ft - Carpathian

Dovetail

1786 sq. ft - Barrier

Butt and Pass

2398 sq. ft - Kansas

Timber/Log Decor

5845 sq. ft - Big Stone Bay

Timber Frame

2278 sq. ft - Harrison Timber Frame

Planning your new log or timber home design project? Please email us at rcmcad@loghomedesign.ca with your questions!

*Certain projects constructed in British Columbia require the involvement of an architect.