Learn About The Lindal Process

A Custom Home Tailored to Your Life, Style, & Budget

Have you always wanted a house so well-designed that it seems to respond to your daily patterns of life? A house that celebrates your special events and holidays and evolves along with your family and lifestyle? A home that provides personal privacy and support as well as warm and welcoming areas for gathering together?
A home designed with you in mind… that’s what we do at Lindal Cedar Homes. Your local Lindal representative is ready to help you get started on your Lindal home project. Find a Lindal representative near you today.

Click the squares in the grid below for more information on each step of The Lindal Process.

We Design a Home for Your Lifestyle, That You Can Afford, and That Stands the Test of Time

From Quick Ship homes that require little revision to fully custom home designs, from classic styles to contemporary floor plans, Lindal has a home style and floor plan to suit your needs.
We deliver our premium materials package to build sites all over the world.
Our eco-friendly homes are made even more so by our committment to planting 25 trees for every Lindal home built through our sponsorship of American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program.

STEP ONE

Design Preferences

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Now is the time for research. To get started, determine the style of home, desired square feet, number of bedrooms and baths you want. Consider the layout of rooms and the internal flow of how you want to live in your home.

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View our entire selection of plan books with images, renderings, and floor plans online: VIEW HOUSE PLAN BOOKS >>
Use our floor plan seach tool to see a selection of home style options. Sort search results by size, number of rooms, home style, and more: ACCESS FLOOR PLAN SEARCH TOOL >>


STEP TWO

Determine a Budget

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Your local Lindal dealer will help you determine the cost to build your Lindal home. There are many factors that go into determining cost beyond the Lindal design and materials package. Contact a mortgage company to pre-qualify or based on your income and savings. Your local Lindal dealer can help you design a home that is within your budget.

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Learn what factors influence the cost of your new home: NEW HOME COST ESTIMATING >>
To get an accurate cost estimate for the design you have in mind, contact your local Lindal representative: FIND A LINDAL DEALER NEAR ME >>
Lindal works with mortgage loan officers at certain banks and lending institutions to help you secure financing for your new home: NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION FINANCING >>


STEP THREE

Select a Floor Plan

Your dealer can review your property and help choose a plan with a design and cost that works best for your needs and lifestyle. It is important to find a building lot before determining the actual design of your home. Certain homes are better suited to specific sites, based on climate, topography, and local permitting restrictions (see Step Four for more information).

Take some time to think about the layout of your ideal home.  Remember, if you don’t see exactly what you want in our existing plans, our custom home designers can modify  an existing plan or draft a completely new floor plan for you that exactly meets your needs.

LINKS

Discuss Lindal’s design options with your Lindal representative: LINDAL HOME DESIGN SERVICES >>

Looking for a custom design? Work with your Lindal rep and our in-house architectural designer: Aris Georges of OM STUIDO DESIGN >>

Interested in a modern Lindal Elements home? Attend our MODERN HOME DESIGN WEBINAR >>

Preview the exiting floor plans and custom design services in our OM STUDIO WEBINAR >>

Lindal’s exclusive agreement with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and School of Architecture allow us to offer the Lindal Imagine Series: Usonian-inspired homes that honor the organic design principles of America’s greatest architect. LINDAL IMAGINE SERIES WEBINAR >>

Can’t fit the live webinars into your schedule? Watch PRE-RECORDED LINDAL DESIGN WEBINARS >>


STEP FOUR

Siting Your Home

If you already have your building lot, your local Lindal dealer can analyze it for you – and help adapt your design to the site to minimize dramatic changes later in the process, which can be costly.
· Find your building site.
· Do a site visit with your dealer.
· Complete site survey (define the buildable area of your lot).
· Determine site requirements.

The lot you purchase and the region in which you live has a big impact on the design of your new house. If you want to build your home on a steep lot, you may want to consider a house with a basement that is partially underground. If you are building in a hurricane or flood zone, we can engineer your home to withstand high winds and sit on raised pilings with breakaway walls on the lower level.

Narrow lots or lots with a small buildable area due to environmental restrictions or setbacks require a house designed to fit the space available. Lindal also considers the way the sun travels across your property, in order to take advantage of the natural cooling and heating available. We can design homes with beams that extend to create large overhangs to provide shade and protect you and your home’s exterior from the weathering effects of rain and snow.

Snow load and wind load are also factors to consider. Your Lindal dealer will be familiar with the requirements in your region and which homes are engineered to meet them.

This is why it’s so important to have your Lindal dealer walk your site with you. They can advise you on all aspects of your home design, including what factors to consider based on the characteristics of your property.

LINKS

Learn more about BUILDING ON A STEEP LOT >>

Hear stories of Lindal clients whose Lindal homes survived hurricanes: LINDAL HOMES ENGINEERED FOR HURRICANES >>


STEP FIVE

Estimating the Costs

Once your home is designed and modified to suit your needs, your Lindal dealer can complete a preliminary price on the materials package and walk you through all the necessary steps ahead.

Some things to consider in cost estimating:

· Review design vs. budget—are they in alignment?
· Materials selection: Doors, trim, siding, etc. These can have a big impact on final cost.
· Approve your design—the fewer changes you make, the easier it is to control costs.
· Start to consider builders. Your Lindal dealer can offer suggestions, but the final choice of builder is up to you.
· Plan for landscaping in your budget.


STEP SIX

Purchase and Sale Agreement

When you are ready to proceed, complete a full home order. This includes a signed Purchase and Sale Agreement, a deposit with Lindal, and approved sketches. At this point, you are officially underway!

 


STEP SEVEN

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Immediately following the finalization of your decisions and placement of your home order, it is vital to meet again with your mortgage company to begin both the construction loan and the long-term mortgage process.

 

Items to complete at this stage of the process include:
· Finalize construction financing.
· Confirm builder selection.
Keep in mind that changes can cause delay and additional expense.


STEP EIGHT

Drafting Construction Documents

The first stage of your home’s plans is scheduled at Lindal. You will be informed of this timeline by your local Lindal dealer. When plans arrive, you can finalize builder choice and bids and apply for permits.
· Construction plans are started.
· Engineering completed.
· Drawings arrive.
· Apply for building permits.
· Foundation plan.
· Site preparation can begin.


STEP NINE

Preparing for Home Package Delivery

As soon as we receive final payment and the authorization to ship your Lindal home, we can begin preparing your home package for delivery.
· All home selections completed.
· Sign off on your plans.
· Final payment is due.
· Authorize Lindal to deliver your home.
· Building permit received or in process.


STEP TEN

Delivery Scheduling

Lindal works with your dealer to put together a delivery schedule for your home package and shipping is arranged.
· Lindal begins production.
· Delivery logistics.
· Confirm site ready for delivery.


STEP ELEVEN

Foundation Preparation

Your selected builder gets the site and foundation ready before the Lindal building materials arrive.


STEP TWELVE

Lindal Home Package Delivery

Your Lindal home package is delivered to your building site, where the builder unloads the materials and the Lindal dealer takes a complete materials inventory.

  • Your home arrives.
  • Builder unloads your Lindal materials.
  • Inventory of home delivery contents.
  • Dealer will coordinate with the builder to protect your materials.

STEP THIRTEEN

Construction

The foundation is complete. Your Lindal home has been delivered. The contractor begins framing your home.

  • Construction of floor system.
  • Posts and beams go up.
  • Roof built.
  • Windows and doors.
  • Exterior siding and trim.

STEP FOURTEEN

Material PalletteInterior Design and Finishing

Framing is completed, windows and doors are installed, and your home is weather tight. Finish materials not provided by Lindal have been selected by you and installed by your builder.

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Insulation
  • Interior finishes
  • Heating/cooling
  • Trim & finishing touches

STEP FIFTEEN

Landscaping After Construction

To save money, some homeowners move into their homes and complete their own landscaping as time allows; others prefer to move into a completed home with landscaping in full bloom.


STEP SIXTEEN

Post-Build: Your Guarantee of Quality

You will be given a certificate of occupancy from your local building department. You have now joined the Lindal family of homeowners! We are proud to provide you with a Lifetime Structural Warranty. Customer service is available to answer questions about your home or to help advise on repairs and maintenance. We will also plant 25 trees in your name through our partnership with American Forests’ Global ReLeaf program. Your dealer remains your best resource—many dealers become good friends with their clients! Welcome to Lindal, and welcome home!

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