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Conestoga Log Cabins & Homes on-site Technical Support Expectations & scope Of Work

Conestoga’s on-site technical support representatives are trained to assist you on the construction aspects of assembling your building.  We’ll share useful log construction techniques to insure your project goes as smoothly as possible.  Below are some useful suggestions that will make the best use out of your technical support personnel and their limited time.

On-site Requirements:

  1. A 4,000 lbs. all-terrain forklift must be available for properly staging the bundles close to the foundation, and hoisting up the large roof beams.
  2. Electricity must be available on-site, purchase or rent a generator if needed.
  3. Meet with your Electrician to establish the Electrical Plan before the technical support personnel arrives.  Have your Electrician on-site early day one to insure all parties are familiar with the electrical plan.
  4. A completed foundation that is level and plumb is required.  Porch piers must be in place with the 6 x 6 posts and the 2 x 12 porch stringers installed.
  5. Make the most of your technical support, have your work crew prepared to build when the Technical Support Representative arrives.
  6. The following list of tools & equipment which must be on-site at the time the job begins.  On-site technical support does not include supplying any of the following required tools:
  • Level
  • Ladders (heights will be project specific)
  • Circular Saw
  • Tape Measure
  • High Speed Drill
  • Utility Knives
  • Electric Drive
  • Wire Cutters
  • Pipe Clamps
  • Assorted Hammers
  • Screw Guns & Bits
  • Drill Bits & Spade Bits
  • Chalk Line
  • Framing Squares
  • Caulk Gun

Optional Time Saving Tools

  • Nail guns & nails
  • Scaffolding (heights will be specific to project)
  • Power Miter/Chop Saw
  • Ratchet Straps

**Technical Support Personnel are not a member of the work crew.  They are there as a coordinator, teacher & coach so you understand how to complete the project.