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Choosing a Custom Built Home

25 Aug 2016, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins

Buying a home is easily the front-runner for the most important financial investment you will ever make. Each day, hundreds or even thousands of homes go up for sale, giving buyers a myriad of choices. While purchasing pre-built real estate may seem like the quickest, easiest and most cost effective route to purchasing a new home, it may not be your best option. Here are just a few perks of custom building your dream home….

Pioneer Log Home Floor Plans: Alamo

03 Nov 2015, Posted by Amanda Fuller in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins, Design

The Alamo log home floor plan is available in both full log and log post and beam construction styles. (Note: most Pioneer floor plans are easily transferable between the two styles). At 2481 square feet the Alamo is a perfect family home; although, if you need more space a basement is an easy addition to this project. Large windows on the front of the Alamo plan create a bright, open living space. The possibility of…

Top Notch in Log Home Joinery

20 May 2015, Posted by Paula Freeman in Custom Log Cabins, Log Cabin Home Information

In order to be considered the Best Log Home Builders on Earth, the mentality of perfection must be incorporated into each and every detail of one’s log homes. One of the most important elements in terms of a log home’s longevity is the type of notch or log joinery used. Pioneer’s unique notch system is fundamentally sound, negating drawbacks of more traditional log joinery styles, and is additionally aesthetically pleasing and distinct. Many traditional log…

Western Red Cedar: The Timber of Kings

07 Apr 2015, Posted by Paula Freeman in Building log homes, Custom Log Cabins, Log Cabin Home Information

In order to provide the finest log homes in the world, it’s essential that we use the finest timber species in the world: Western Red Cedar. Western Red Cedar is by far the most superior timber species in terms of beauty, quality and durability – but don’t just take our word for it, here’s a look at the facts.   1. It outperforms the competition. Western Red Cedar is by far the best insulator and…

Pioneer Log Homes of BC at the Calgary Home + Garden Show

24 Feb 2015, Posted by Paula Freeman in Home Shows

The Pioneer Log Homes of BC home show team is back in Canada and ready to tackle the first of our Canadian spring home shows! Mike, Gerald and André will be at the Calgary Home + Garden Show from February 26th to March 1st 2015. This year we can be found in booth 1937 near the feature home and lounge area in hall E!   The guys are excited to meet you and discuss your…

Avoiding Common Oversights in Design

20 Nov 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Design

This time of year here at Pioneer Log Homes of BC we are starting our log home and cabin builds for the 2015 spring and summer season! It’s a busy time of year for our design team, luckily I was able to catch up with them just long enough to get a good idea of what goes on in the design room and get some of their “what not to do” design tips. Working in…

Top 5 Design Tips from our Design Team

24 Jul 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Design

Whether you are using one of our sample floor plans or sketching on a napkin, there are some key things to consider when designing your dream home. 1. Keep a list of features and characteristics that catch your eye. They may not all be implemented in your final design, but it’s worth keeping your ideas together throughout the process. 2. Start with the basics: How many bedrooms? Bathrooms? Family areas? Porch or deck? Garage? Open…

It’s Always Earth Day at Pioneer Log Homes

25 Apr 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Uncategorized

It is clear that at Pioneer Log Homes, we rely on the bounty of Mother Nature to sustain our business. The only way we can succeed is when our forests succeed. Western Red Cedar is one of Mother Nature’s greatest inventions. We take enormous pride in managing the reforestation and renewal of these wonderful trees (In BC alone, about 200 million seedlings are planted every year!). Wood from well managed forests is an excellent environmental…

Bryan Senior at SCI in Las Vegas, February 5th – 8th

04 Feb 2014, Posted by Paula Freeman in Home Shows

This week, Bryan Reid Sr. is heading to Safari Club International’s (SCI) show at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This “Ultimate Hunters’ Market” is celebrating its 42nd year in 2014. With over 18,000 attendees, 2,500 vendors, nearly a million square feet of exhibit space, and 6 continents represented, it’s easy to see why this event attracts the world’s biggest gathering of hunters, conservationists, guides & outfitters. The 4-day itinerary for the show is jam-packed….

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