About Normerica


Your trust is our foundation.

Since 1979, Normerica has created the highest quality timber frame homes and buildings across North America and around the world. We began as Upper Canada Post & Beam with a simple philosophy: to marry traditional craftsmanship with the latest engineering and building science, delivering nothing less than our customers’ ultimate dream homes.

Our decades of timber frame experience and expert in-house design capabilities have given us the ability to offer a high level of customization and design flexibility – a key advantage of timber frame homes and post and beam construction. In fact, most of our customers begin with one of our designs as inspiration, but truly custom design a home to meet their own unique tastes. So, you could say that customization is the standard at Normerica.

Over the years, thousands of discerning customers have trusted us with their vision of their timber frame home. And, most of those customers come from referrals. We think that’s due to our iron-clad commitment to service excellence and our ability to offer timeless designs that deliver integrity, harmony, and warmth.

Whether we’re designing a simple addition to a family home or a 50,000 square foot Olympic facility, we bring the same care and attention to detail. So, no matter your project, you can be confident that, together with Normerica, your dream home will come to life.

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A timber frame home that is distinctive, elegant and truly your own.

When you select a Normerica timber frame home design, you’re choosing to create a home that’s uniquely yours. That’s because every one of our designs is meant to be customized to match your family’s own character and lifestyle.

Our post and beam construction provides you with a singular advantage; with no load bearing walls, you gain the ultimate in design flexibility. This frees you to envision your perfect timber frame home environment – to really dream up the most beautiful, comfortable setting you can imagine. And we’re ready to work with you to make that dream a reality.

Don’t let all that beauty and design flexibility fool you. Every one of our timber frame homes is engineered to handle snow loads, high winds, seismic conditions and other local environmental factors. When we set out to build your legacy, we build it to stand the test of time.

Let’s start building that legacy today.

Explore dozens of fully customizable home designs now.

Dreams do come true. You can build your dream home.

Thousands of homeowners have trusted Normerica to build their custom dream home, and with good reason. We specialize in bringing your vision to life efficiently and cost-effectively.

We can turn concept designs to detailed timber frame house plans quickly; as quickly as 8 weeks. We’ve developed an extensive, experienced network of custom home builders to handle construction – although with our engineered, pre-fabricated system, any capable builder can erect one of our structures. And just to ensure a smooth process, we put a Normerica technical representative on site for every project, to work directly with your builder.

Our pre-manufactured building systems can be shipped less expensively and assembled faster and more accurately than a traditional stick framed house – even at a remote location with limited access. And a Normerica home can be built throughout the year, so there’s no worrying about weather-related delays.

Once completed, your timber frame home is designed to last. After all, you’re building a home for generations.
Read more about the science and engineering built into every Normerica structure by downloading the Timber Frame Residential Construction Guide.

We stand behind each and every one of our timber frame homes.

At Normerica, we know that building your timber frame dream home or cottage is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. There’s much to consider – a seemingly infinite number of custom home builders to chose from – and those factors can be overwhelming. Our commitment to you is to be transparent and provide you with predictable quotes and timelines.

We stand behind our product. We use the highest quality materials. We are leaders in the field when it comes to the science behind our building system, but we know that that’s not always enough. We offer our clients peace of mind, knowing that our warranty is second-to-none.

When you build a Normerica timber frame home, you’re building a legacy that will last you and your family for generations.

For more information on our warranty, download our Timber Frame Residential Construction Guide or speak to a Normerica representative.

Your custom timber frame home – in harmony with you and your surroundings.

Your Normerica timber frame home will be as energy efficient and environmentally respectful as it is beautiful.

Let’s start with our timber: not only is it natural and renewable but we buy all of it from suppliers who follow sustainable forestry practices and are members of the Forest Stewardship Council. For more information, visit the FSC website.

Our state of the art, prefabricated components produce less waste – both during manufacturing and on the job site.

Once built, your timber frame home will deliver superior energy efficiency and environmental comfort. For instance, our insulated wall panels exceed Canadian and International building codes. Just as we can customize your design, we can customize your full-building shell package too – increasing or decreasing insulation values, should you desire.

Meanwhile, our low-emission building materials and recommended whole-house ventilation system will provide excellent indoor air quality. Our exacting standards for airtightness and insulation will deliver lower heating costs. Since our homes are built to the highest efficiency standards, you’ll use less energy overall – reducing your carbon footprint.

Explore all of our energy efficient, environmentally friendly custom home designs now.

For more information, visit the FSC website.

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