Crockett Log & Timber Homes Crockett was there at the
beginnings of the modern American
Log Home & Timber Frame Home re-birth; as well as the
birth of the Structural Insulated Panel / Energy Star
Home Building Concept. We and the industry have come a
long way. The few of us that are still here have
benefited from our years of experience and we have
adapted to the higher standard building codes and to the
stricter energy codes requirements. And of equal
importance we have always believed in helping our
clients balance their dreams with their budgets. We help
you get your home. With the features that you want with
the protection that you need.
Crockett Shell Material Packages can be sold
and delivered nationwide. All construction documents are to local &
state building code regulations and requirements. Crockett’s 10 Year
Warranty cover’s materials manufactured by Crockett: Wall Logs,
Timbers, Log Siding, and Timber Frames. Materials manufactured by
others are covered by those manufacturers’ warrantees. A complete
copy of all manufacturers’ warrantees is provided to the homeowner
at the time of signing the Crockett Package Contract.
Plentiful. Renewable. New England-grown. New England white pine
is an all-American wood that has had a place in our history since
colonial times when it was exported to make ship masts for the
British Royal Navy.
Today, white pine is used extensively in
cabinet making, furniture, interior and exterior finish, flooring
and boat planking. It is beautiful and durable wood with a straight
grain and a light straw-like color.
White pine trees, a plentiful and renewable
resource in our New England forests,
are growing in excess of what is being cut, according to a recent
U.S. Forest Service survey of timber resources in Vermont and New
Hampshire. Northern New England states are heavily forested – 75 to
90 percent of the total land area -- and white pine forestation is
sensibly and ecologically managed.
White pine’s renewable and sustainable
properties – and superior building capabilities – makes it
Crockett’s wood of choice for our log and timber homes.
Most of the white pine harvested for Crockett
Log & Timber Homes is selected by trained qualified foresters who
also supervise the sustainable logging operations on small private
lands as well as some government and industrial-owned lands.
The wall logs used in our homes are from
heartwood, the center of the tree. Heartwood is virtually rot
resistant and prevents “through checking”.
In our ecological commitment to avoiding
waste, we make sure that once we remove the heartwood from the tree,
the other parts of the log are recycled and put to good use:
Sideboard lumber: is
recycled for log siding, furniture, pine boards, crating, etc.
Bark: goes to
landscapers and homeowners for mulch.
Sawdust: is used for
fuel and for dairy farmers for cow bedding
Other wood waste:
chips, slabs, edgings and trim ends are chipped up and sent to
paper companies to make paper products.