Getting started on your Timber Structure

The Timber Frame Process

Getting Started

Building your custom home or structure can be a complex & stressful process. Our goal is to provide you with the industry knowledge and guidance you need to make the process as seamless as possible.

Step 1 | Education

We believe it is important to understand the process of building with timber frame, the different styles and options, and factors that affect cost of building with timber frame. The greater the understanding, the more confident you will be in your decisions.

Learn The Basics

Step 2 | Purchase Land

Design and cost are directly associated with the purchase of your land. Understanding the complexity of the land and geographic location can affect the overall cost of your project and impact your design. We have seen huge success from clients that have communicated with their local contractor when purchasing land. This can mitigate any unforeseen risks and costs.

Step 3 | Hire Your Team

Canadian Timberframes best practice is to collaborate with your team of Architects, Designers, Interior Designers, and Contractors. We want to create an efficient project with ample communication. If you are in need of consulting to build your team, let your Sales Representative know.

Step 4 | Design (& Engineering)

If you would like CTF to design your home we will get you to sign a design agreement, once you have had initial discussions with us and decided on your budget and style.

If you would like to work with an Architectural Firm, they will complete your drawings then submit your drawings to our team for quoting. The detailed floor plans will be converted into a 3D timber frame model, which in turn helps us, price the cost of your frame as well as our full enclosure package if you choose to go that route.