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Rose Marie
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  • Cadyville, NY
  • United States
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Taking the first bite of the elephant

"How do you eat a elephant? One bite at a time!"

I read that quote recently, and it describes exactly how I feel about this new home process. I've begun making appointments with builders and designers, and it's an intimidating prospect. So many questions!

Now my concern is finding a builder willing to construct the half-log/insulated log home I am planning, who is also willing to go as green as I can afford. So far, I have found a traditional home builder who is Energy Star certified,… Continue

Posted on August 5, 2009 at 8:53am — 8 Comments

I'm Stuck! Hire an Architect? Or start interviewing Builders?

Hello everyone! I'm new to LogHomeU, but I know I will get some great advice here!

I plan to have a small, insulated log/half-log home built on property I already own. For the past couple of years, I have been looking at floor plans, and reading everything I can get my hands on regarding energy efficiency, types of construction, heating systems and so on.

I'm having a devil of a time deciding how I want my new home to be configured, and how I want the exterior to look… Continue

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:22am — 12 Comments

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At 12:10pm on August 21, 2009, Mitch & Rene Jones said…
Thanks for the nice comments.
When we built our home the ICF system wasn't that common and since then they are well known. I wish we had them in our home. Using ICF on an 8in thick foundation wall will give you an 50-R. The wall will be a total of 13 1/2 in thick with 2&3/4 in of foam on each side of the concrete. it also easily accomodates 9ft - 10ft foundation walls. You use regular waterproofing on the outside. I will say the initial cost is about 30% higher than regular simon forms, but you won't need to buy insulation for the concrete walls and you won't have to buy studs for the inside of the foundation walls. you attach your drywall or wood finish directly to the foam. So this saves you in the long run and you can attach stone/siding/brick directly to the outside as a final finish.
I don't work for the ICF people so please don't think I am trying to sell something, I just believe in this product. Good Luck on your home. Rene
At 9:57am on August 21, 2009, Mitch & Rene Jones said…
I was wondering if you were going to insulated concrete forms in the building of your home? Rene
PS. I love the picture of your dog!!

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