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: Basque

This three storey log piece en piece cabin is only 625 sqft footprint, with a total living space of 1770 sqft including basement.

Its architecture style is inspired by Basque architecture from South west of France where I (Cyril) come from.  I will build this small home next year on a lake shore property in Nova Scotia.
The room layout is fairly specific to my needs as I do not require a dining room so I have an eating bar at the kitchen for example.  Also the sitting room is quite small as I do not really use it much at all.  However the guest bedroom could be used for a larger sitting room and a dining room table too.  Second floor has possible sleeping on both side.  The screened deck can be an overflow sleeping area or an artist studio at north side.  Walkout basement has a rental apartment facing the lake a few feet away.

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 call at (902) 527-1889 or email us at rcmcad@loghomedesign.ca with your questions!

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

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