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: Burgess Falls

This 1000 sqft footprint old dovetail timber Appalachian style home is being built by Eric at Old log cabins.  All the timbers are reclaimed from old dovetail barn timbers dotting the country side.  This one uses 8″ wide x 12″ high timbers with about 3″ chinking.  No settling is anticipated in this construction as the wood is long time dried to local moisture equilibrium.  The Appalachian architectural style is so interesting and distinctive with exterior stone fireplace at centre of gable with shed roof wrap around covered decks.  This is a revival of the old construction style of the old days using reclaimed massive timber for the shell.  700 sqft Second floor has two bedrooms with a central bathroom to share. The roof is a regular 2X10 frame roof with ridge board as snow load is so low at 10PSF.

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.