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: Bear Island

This 1603 sqft footprint western red cedar log home we designed for an island of Lunenburg Nova Scotia.

The ground is basically rock and almost no concrete is planned for foundation.
Instead we designed a steel structure to support the log home above thus creating storage space under for water tanks, wood storage batteries for solar power… within exterior frame walls and cultured stone finish as a perimeter envelope.
This house is off grid and has solar panels planned on pedestals in a cleared area of the island.
Heat will be with heat pump running on solar power and Tulikivi wood burning stove
As well the cooking stove in kitchen is also a Tulikivi type.
One bath for the house is to be shared for all bedrooms.
Dining room is set in a log turrets overlooking ocean view.
Extruded pipes solar water heater are placed on south side of roof.
Unfortunately owner of this beautiful island since Covid have decided to abandon this project and sell the island.

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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