U A L I T Y
- Operating our own sawmill
allows for tremendous flexibility with timber sizes and lengths and
exceptional quality control. White Pine and White Oak trees are native
to the region. Long lengths up to 42 feet and/or diameters up to 30
- Purchasing and managing timber
boundaries controls raw material cost and inventory.
- All timbers are stress graded and grade
stamped in accordance with Timber Products Inspection, Inc. heavy
timber grading standards which ensures our clients of the best quality
- Lifetime structural warranty.
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E S I G N
- Over 100 standard log plans and 50 timberframe
plans developed and available. All standard plans can be modified to your specifications
as to size, layout, design, windows, doors, ceiling heights, etc.
- Standard blueprint services include cross
sections, floor plans, foundation plans, four elevations, and additional details for most
permit and construction requirements. Your choice of slab, crawl space, or basement
- CAD (computer-aided-design) software offers the
latest in 3D modeling, allowing complex designs to be viewed in three dimensions prior to
manufacturing. This eliminates hard-to-find design problems and speeds construction.
- Windows 95 Hearthstone Estimating System
(HEW) provides clear, concise specifications and detailed proposals for your convenience.
This eliminates the guesswork about quantities, quality, and degree of preparation.
- View our Design/Drafting/Delivery
Scheduling information sheet.
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X P E R I E N C E
- Experienced Customer Service and Direct
Sales personnel to answer your questions and respond to your needs.
- Sales professionally serviced by
experienced staff and extensive network of Distributors and Dealers
- Toll free numbers 24 hours a day for a
prompt reply to your sales/service needs.
- Internet website, e-mail, and voice mail
used to update and communicate with customers and Independent
- Dandridge, TN factory tours encouraged
with customers, architects and builders to define options and review
products and services.
- Money back guarantee since 1987
unmatched by anyone in the world.
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O N S T R U C T I O N
- Construction manual(s) to assist the
builder with the finish details of construction.
- Nationwide erection service provided by
certified Hearthstone erection crews. Cost of crew travel, crane and
accommodations included in detailed Proposal (no "hidden"
costs or open-ended construction agreements).
- Access to additional construction
services such as chinking, staining, etc........ available in most
areas of the country.
- Experienced Technicians available
worldwide to travel and work alongside your own builder or crew during
any phase of construction, particularly beneficial should you wish to
erect your own home or structure. These Technical
Assistants are also available to you or your contractor for dry-in
assistance and also can provide you with a wealth of information,
tips, and procedures for finishing the home.
- Each load is securely banded, strapped
and/or tarped for protection during shipment.
- Confirmation schedule adjusts for change
orders and provides customers with exact costs and specifications
prior to scheduling a firm delivery date.
- Experienced export service available
using overseas shipping specialist and containerized packaging.
- Delivery of commonly available
construction materials managed from locally available sources to avoid
unnecessary loads of freight from East Tennessee.
- Off-loading of materials at job site
included with erection service.
- All structural fasteners specified and
included with package for structural erection service. Specialty
fasteners supplied for insulated cathedral ceilings.
- Logs rest on foundation walls in many
instances. This provides a more aesthetically pleasing transition from
foundation to log wall and reduces cost associated with covering up
the sub-floor and accessing electrical wiring.
- Higher second floor systems such as the
8'-10" ceiling found in the Traditional and the TimberWright®
log home systems. Custom floor heights available for all systems.
- Precut rough openings per plan as
approved by client.
- Pre-drilled wiring holes and easy
electrical access in all log system(s) will reduce finishing labor
cost and allow for changes after system is erected.
- Shrinkage and settling engineered into
every log system including:
Window, door, and fireplace
openings designed with adjustable sliding jamb system to allow proper
settling without affecting windows and doors.
Interior and exterior posts designed
with adjustable jacks to allow for settlement of walls. Screw jacks
also provided for intermediate posts that are designed to be built
right into the interior stud walls with no need for removal as
Through-bolts, nuts, washers, and
compression springs used in log construction to tighten walls during
erection, to accelerate settling, and dramatically increase wall
rigidity. Through-bolts are 5/8" diameter and are plated.
Rigid spline material and load bearing
blocks designed to keep system air tight as log walls shrink and
- Porch material available precut
with birds-mouth rafters and mortise and tenon joinery.
- Gable dormer valley and jack
rafters available precut with precision.
- Hip roof and valley rafters designed and
precut with precision.
- Shed dormer walls pre-built by
Hearthstone and shipped to site with log package. (with complete
- Second floor heavy timber log
stair system available precut.
- Precut fireplace mantels and brackets
provided with all log homes.
- Chink space cavity is insulated up to
R-20 for increased efficiency.
- Chink space construction allows for
future access to electrical wiring and ease of replacement/repair if
necessary many years down the road.
- Standard built-up roof system provides
R-40 insulation for increased efficiency and lower utility bills. This
is an "aged" R-value, not an "as built" R-value
normally associated with fiberglass insulation.
- Premium grade "V-edged" 2x6
spruce tongue and groove provided for second floor systems, main roof
decking and porch roofs. The beauty, color, tightness of knots and
ease of installation all complement the heavy timber construction.
- Specialty and common materials designed
to complement each log or timberframe building system.
- Minimum waste decking layout details are
provided for (A) roof system (B) second floor system (C) Porch roof
system. Provided as a plan overlay for ease of use.
- Read published articles on log and
timberframe construction by clicking below:
1999 "How Cathedral Ceilings Are Built &
August 15, 1999 "Just What are Structural
September 16, 1999 "Shrinkage &
Settling in Log Homes."
October 31, 1999 "Properly Maintaining
Your Log Home."
December 5, 1999 "Energy Efficiency in
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E R T I F I C A T I O N
SBCCI code approved log
system engineered for 110 mph (176 km/hr) wind load and
seismic zone 3. Higher wind and seismic zone engineering available.
engineered and manufactured in conformance to the National Design
specifications for Wood Construction and Supplement 1991 edition.
Model Energy Code approved
North Carolina Energy Code
approved building systems.
Japanese National Building
Code approved building systems.
Engineering review and
engineer’s stamps available in all 50 states.
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P T I O N S
Heartdried® - Heat/vacuum kiln-dried heavy
timbers. With the nation's only H/V kiln, Hearthstone is now
able to provide heavy timbers up to 40' in length at 12%
(equilibrium) moisture content. Click HERE
for more information.
Multiple timber textures are available
Multiple squared and
dovetailed log wall profiles including:
(Available in addition to both hand hewn and machine hewn
Planed, with chamfered edges
(available for girders, beams, ridges, rafters, collars, stairs,
Log Home System with
advanced dovetail design and 4" chink space. (Also
available in 8" thick logs by special order and longer lead
6x12 full compound dovetail with
2 inch chink space. (Also available in 8" thick logs by
special order and longer lead times.)
6"-8" thick and
14" tall Timberwright
Log Home System and introducing old fashioned V-Notch
corners and hand-carved chamfered edges. Featuring a
3" chink space with random effect. (Also available in
8" thick logs by special order and longer lead times.)
Timberlake® Log Home Collection with large logs
ranging from 14-24 inches variable height with naturally
contoured edges and a variable chink space of 1" to
5". (Also available in 8" thick logs by special
order and longer lead times.)
8" Thick x 8"/10"/12" Random Stack Log System
Chinking material (Perma-Chink®)
easily maintained and available in six (6) colors.
Lifeline® stain is
available in eighteen (18) colors to preserve the beauty and life of
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