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Has anyone done a log cabin? I have a client that I am designing a deck and would like to do a rendering of the proposal.
Here is a photo of the client's house. I have to somehow recreate a model in CA.
Has this already been done? I can't seem to find anything close in the catalogues.
I have searched and searched and searched but couldn't find a relevant thread, so if one exists, I apologize!
I am looking to build a house [or rather, begin the process] within the coming year but I am incredibly bad at conveying ideas in my head. Therefore, I figured it would be best to toy around with Chief Architect to 'learn' what it is that I may want or need, and vice versa, while putting it down on paper.
I was just curious to see if you guys had any favorite wall setups: exterior materials, insulation, framing, etc. I have access to concrete so I am going to go that route, but I understand that the R Value is very low. Living in the northeast, I'd like something more substantial. My mentality is quality over quantity so I would absolutely like to build something bomb proof (Not literally). I am looking at roughly 10,000 sq ft because...four kids, parents, in-laws and many out-of-town friends/family. Since I have always loved the idea of a catwalk, I understand that the load will be significant, so would you recommend 12" concrete walls for the exterior 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floor? With the exterior finish, insulation, framing and drywall, I can see the walls being THICK! Nor sure if that's what I would want or if it would look off.
Obviously you cannot give me a definitive answer: 'you NEED 12" walls'. But, I guess I am just looking for your opinions on what you have seen in the past (6" vs 8" vs 10" and then framing/insulation). I am looking for longevity, noise isolation, and efficiency.
Edit, here is the catwalk that I am thinking about: https://imgur.com/a/mcBhRMB
I am wondering if there is a way to create a foundation wall type that will automatically create a pier and curtain foundation wall? In framed walls we have the option to choose a wall framing material with a specified on center spacing as a wall layer. Is something like that possible to automatically place piers?
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