Our customers often declare that delivery day is one of the most exciting days in their new log or timber frame home venture. Mary and Philip Girton are building their new model log home in Hartsville, TN and they concur. “There is so much planning to lead up to the delivery day, naturally you are excited. When the trucks arrived loaded with all the components for our new home we knew that in a day or two the log stack would begin. Seeing the first logs being stacked and walls going up really makes you feel like their dream home is showing progress. It makes you anxious and excited!”
Prior to delivery, great care is taken by the staff at Timberhaven to protect package components and to secure the materials for a safe delivery to Mary and Philip’s job site. The log packs are wrapped in protective plastic and labeled to correspond with the detailed materials list that will be provided for you. (Note: On the job site, this list serves as a guide for the Girton’s builder, Curt, telling him exactly what he will find in each materials pack. This helps Curt know which pack he needs to open first and alleviates the potential damage of materials in packs that are opened unnecessarily or prematurely onsite.)
After the packs are wrapped and labeled by Timberhaven’s team of experts, they are loaded onto a semitrailer. Usually more than one truck is needed to haul the first round of materials for the average-size log home. We prepared 2 trucks for Mary and Philip’s first delivery.
Once the packs are loaded, they are secured with ratchet straps and tarped, top to bottom and front to back. Doubly wrapping your package components illustrates Timberhaven’s commitment to protecting your investment.
At the job site, Mary and Philip anxiously awaited the sounds of those 18-wheelers coming down the road. Upon arrival, the builder utilized an extended boom lift (in this instance, a Lull) to unload the trucks and transfer the packs down the driveway to the construction site.
The materials were then staged around the foundation of the home so that it’s easy to access the packs. To save time and handling material twice, the builder placed the packs in a natural progression of material utilization, meaning the materials needed first are placed closest to the foundation.
Acting as their own Timberhaven representative, Mary and Philip inspected the materials for quality and potential shortages. (On your delivery day, a representative from Timberhaven will be onsite to oversee the delivery of your project. The rep will inventory materials, walk you through the necessary paperwork, and ultimately ensure the day is seamless and exactly what you had intended it to be.)
Every Timberhaven home requires a true investment of time, energy, and coordination but is so worth it when you start to see your plan come to fruition. Delivery day is one of those milestones, and no matter where in the world your job site is located, Timberhaven has the logistical experience to make it happen.
Mary and Philip’s new 1.5 story model log home is nestled in a bend in the Cumberland River on a quiet, 5-acre wooded parcel which perfectly complements their log home. We hope you will follow along as we document Hartsville, Tennessee’s newest model log home. We also encourage you to:
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Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 1 – 3 PM
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