Welcome to our new mobile freindly website. Are you looking for a beautiful log home and want all the economical and aesthetic benefits a log home affords? Look no further, we are Don and Sue Medbery, Lodge Log Homes of New England, and we can get you on the right track. Our Lodge Log homes are easy to heat in the winter and keep cool in the summer. All wall logs are kiln-dried to10% to 15% moisture content, window and door openings are precut, and wall logs are pre-drilled for thru-bolt fastening. Our log walls are tight and they stay that way. Using dry logs and our bolt through method of construction, our log walls maintain a stable, comfortable interior for your home.
We are owned by a logging company and because of that, Lodge Logs is able to control the quality of the logs. Lodge Log Homes of New England offers packages at very competitive prices. Log package prices vary according to log diameter (7″, 8″, 9″, 10″ and 12″) and wood species (Lodgepole pine, Ponderosa Pine, Douglas Fir, Engelmann Spruce, Western Red Cedar). Within the log construction industry, it is generally recognized that log packages account for 20 to 30 percent of the log home’s total cost.
limited LIFETIME WARRANTY on Lodge Log’s log wall system.
Lodge Logs provides only the log components for your new log home. We do not include any lumberyard materials in our packages such as framing lumber, insulation, windows, doors, plywood sheathing, etc. You should purchase these items from you local lumberyard as you need them giving you control over your building project budget and the most cost savings.
You may choose to purchase the log wall package which includes everything you need to build an eight-foot high exterior log wall system: thru-bolts, couplers, nuts, washers, tension springs, key blocks and micro foam sealer. The roof and other areas of the home are then conventionally framed by your builder using standard lumber material. We also offer full half log siding which has the appearance of a full log wall and is easily applied to the sheathing.
The total log shell package includes all the log components needed to erect your home: log walls, log gables, log for dormer faces, half log siding for dormer sides, log floor joists, log roof system, log posts and headers, and log railing.
In addition to our standard plans, most of our homes are custom homes (see Jefferson Project, Katvala Lakewood and Leyden Project in “Our Homes” for examples). We will be able to quote you the estimated cost for the total log components for the home once you have a set of approved construction drawings. This will enable us to do a take off of the logs required for the final design. The roof system will be engineered for your specific location. For instance, snow loads and wind factors differ from southern Connecticut to northern Maine. Each log home is an individual.
Lodge Logs also produces log trusses, log stairs, custom log mantles, 1/4 notched logs for true log corners, custom lathed and sanded log poles up to 20″ diameter x 40 feet, half log siding, and custom cut rough sawn beams.
Today, log homes account for more than 10% of the new homes built in the United States. The average cost of a completed log home can start at about $150 per square foot depending on the local labor market and choices made by you, the owner, and the builder. Cost will vary depending on your location and the complexity of the home you design. Quality log homes such as Lodge Logs homes require a degree of construction skill higher than that for a conventional home. You may demand finishing work and materials of a superior quality than in conventional homes such as hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, large log rafters, custom kitchen cabinets, log stairs and railings and stone fireplaces. Basement space and garage area are not included in this estimation. The term “turnkey” means that the home has been constructed to a completed “move-in” state. Turnkey cost does not include cost of the land or any site improvements such as land clearing, driveway construction, installation of utilities, etc. You may also have your builder construct your log home “weather-tight” which means the roof is on, windows in, doors on and the home can be worked on on the inside protected from the weather.