Our Process

At Normerica, we not only supply a superior timber frame product, but we offer a range of flexible services to simplify the building process and meet your specific needs. We can do as much as you need, from design/engineer/manufacture of a building package, to a full turnkey build.

  • Normerica Timber Frames, Our Process, Sketch, Drawing, Design


    Our design process allows you complete flexibility and customization. Whether you are looking for something traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, our in-house design and engineering team has the experience to make your vision a reality. We can work with you to:

    1. Create an entirely custom timber frame house plan. Already working with an architect? No problem, we can collaborate with your appointed architect to create your custom dream home.
    2. Modify one of our existing house plans.
    3. Select a design ‘as is’ from our existing house plans.
  • Normerica Timber Frames, Our Process, Supply, Shop Photo of a Timber


    Normerica will engineer and manufacture the timber frame material shell package from the design we have created together. The shell includes everything from the top of the foundation to the roof, ready for shingles. We offer a variety of shell customizations to suit your needs and budget.

  • Normerica Timber Frames, Our Process, Construction, Build


    As an HCRA and Tarion licensed home builder, Normerica provides you with a flexible offering of construction options. We can:

    1. Fully manage your build from site preparation to installing the finishes.
    2. Manage the construction of all or part of your timber frame shell package.
    3. Assist you in finding and qualifying a builder using our extensive network.
    4. Already have a builder? No problem, any experienced custom home builder can complete the construction of your Normerica timber frame home. An on-site technical representative is always provided to support your builder during the shell construction.

“The house is exactly as we first designed it. We are very appreciative of the fine quality of both wood and craftsmanship that went into the materials delivered.”

R. Patrick, ON

  • Normerica Timber Frames, Our Process, Budgeting


    Whether Normerica is simply supplying a timber frame shell, or fully involved in the construction of your home, we will work with you to develop a practical budget for the complete construction of your home, from labour costs to finishes.

    For detailed timber frame home cost and budget considerations, check out Timber Frame Home Construction Cost.

  • Normerica Residential Construction Guide 2022 Download Our Process 2

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    Want more details on the design process, shell package components, and construction services options?

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Our Superior Timber Frame Product

Normerica has integrated the perfect blend of design excellence, precision workmanship, and modern technology. Choosing a Normerica timber frame means choosing the highest quality of home, proven to stand the test of time.

Timber Frame Craftsmanship

For the ultimate design flexibility.

40+ Years of Experience

We have stood the test of time.

Superior Energy Efficiency

We exceed building codes.

Environmental Comfort

We use low-emission building materials.

Sustainably Sourced

All our timber is sourced sustainably.

Environmentally Respectful

Minimized waste with state-of-the-art systems.

Net Zero/Energy Star Compatible Building System

We are Net Zero and Energy Star ready.

Industry Leading Warranties

Our warranties are second to none.

Award Winning

For our innovative designs and building systems.

Check out a sampling of our completed timber frame projects

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Dig into our library of timber frame house plans

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