Lateral resistance of log walls

Earthquake and wind forces act on a building in the lateral direction or parallel to the ground. Engineers call this lateral loading.
Earthquake and wind are natural phenomena laterally acting on a building.
However, they are fundamentally very different forces that call for unique and specific design solutions.


Log and timber cabin off-grid renewable energy system

Many of our log /timber home design customers plan to build on a remote property away from power lines.
Living without power is not an option as we are so used to the comforts electricity brings us.
Building power lines to the property can easily cost many $10 000.
And even if you have power at the end of a long line, chances are you will be out for days during a winter storm.
No light in the house, no computer, TV or radio working, no water running and may be no heat, makes it an unforgettable experience.
Start the car and rush back to the city becomes the only option…


Makwa Lake – Saskatchewan – Log Project

We completed design of this timber accent lake side vacation home a month ago, and the owner is getting busy with the concrete and frame work in readiness for the timber works arrival. This design is a bigger version of our Malta original design with added single garage and a large second floor to house the whole extended family. The property also has no basement given the proximity of the lake.


Moncks Corner – South Carolina – Log Home

Last week, we completed the design and drafting of a 3265 square foot full scribe stacked log home using local 20″ midspan southern yellow pine.

The home is based in Moncks Corner, South Carolina and consists of four bedroom suites sitting on elevated crawl space with a porte cochere covered driveway, and a detached two car garage on a large private wooded lot


North Carolina Log Cabin

Mike just sent us some interior shots of their cabin in the North Carolina woods close to Brevard.

This log accent frame construction with exterior log siding vacation home has been exquisitely finished inside with lots of attention to details.