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We are always trying to keep our clients up-to-date with interesting things about custom timberframe homes, as well as Log & Timber Home Shows in Canada and the United States.

Kootenay Business Magazine article: Top of the timber frame game! Canadian Timberframes is a North American success story.

Jeff and Stephanie Bowes of Golden, B.C., are already achieving at least part of their corporate vision and mission: to have their company, Canadian Timberframes Ltd. (CTF), become a leader in its industry across North America; and to employ top talent, providing long-term careers to go with the Golden lifestyle.

Read the full Kootenay Business Magazine article here!


New Schacher Trail opened, Canadian Timberframes Dontates Pavilion on Mount 7

“We at Canadian Timberframes are very proud to have donated over $25,000 to this momentous trail and pavilion. We designed, engineered, manufactured & installed this pavilion, not only because what it offers our community & visitors but for the Legacy of Sean Schacher. Sean was a valued employee of ours and his father Rick still is. We think the trail & pavilion are a very fitting tribute to Sean & his family." Says Stephanie Bowes, Executive Director at Canadian Timberframes.

Above Rick Schacher & Family cutting the ribbon at the 'official opening' 


Read the full article in the Golden Star Newspaper, for the official opening article of the pavilion at the top of Mount 7, Golden BC


Canadian Timberframes announces new ownership & launches a new website!

Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year! Here’s to an exciting 2017, and exciting news as well!!

 This year when the clock struck midnight, I found myself fortunate to also be able to toast another mile stone in this incredible timber frame journey that I had me humbled and grateful for where 32 years in this industry had taken me. As January 1st 2017 dawned, the agreement with my 3 partners concluded that had me taking 100% ownership in this great company. I find myself now even more inspired to show our industry where this exceptional team and company is headed!

To mark this occasion, and after months of dedicated work, we are so proud to launch our refined and very refreshed website. This is just one indication of our teams continued commitment to improvement and innovation as we move forward into this New Year.

Get inspired, and have a browse through the many projects we have featured on our website or download our photo ebook & peruse homes at your leisure!

We truly hope to hear from you, and better yet, have you visit us in Golden!

Jeff Bowes

President & Owner

Canadian Timberframes

Canadian Timberframes wins Top Mid-Size Manufacturer Award

Canadian Timberframes was recently awarded Top Mid-Size Manufacturer by Kootenay Business Magazine.

Out of 150 manufactures they awarded 3 manufacturing awards to Small, Mid & Large Manufactures in the region.

They winners were judged on growth, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit knowing that these manufacturers in this region are major creators of jobs and opportunities and wanted to recognize them for it.

We thank Kootenay Business Magazine for recognizing Canadian Timberframes in this way & thank all of our employees who are the driving force behind this award.

Our employees step up every day to produce world class products, offer professional service & unprecedented client support from the beginning of design until the very last timber is put in place. We revel in our top notch service & client satisfaction.  

Thank you to all of our clients and industry professionals whom we have worked with over the past year – we appreciate your business & continued support for our organization.


The Canadian TImberframes Team


Canadian Timberframes is proud to be a Certified Dealer for Loewen Windows

We are excited to bring the outstanding quality and craftsmanship from this Canadian company to our customers. One of the key elements for Canadian Timberframes in making our decision to become a certified dealer was not only the quality but the Douglas Fir used in the production of their products. The Douglas Fir will give our customers the finished match they are after in building their luxury timber frame home.


Alexandre Lathion, a Canadian Timberframes designer & timber frame technician had the chance to take part in their annual dealer training that was held in their factory of Steinbach Manitoba last week.

During the 4 day training session, he got an in-depth look at the process and manufacturing facility; he was able to tour the production lines and headquarters of this company founded in 1905.

With over 500 employees and a production facility of more than 600'000 square feet Loewen has the means to produce an outstanding product. "More so than the means it is the passion and pride that struck me"  said Alexandre  during his visit, "real craftsman are actually involved in the fabrication and design process of these windows and it shows in their end product."


They produce it all, from the very traditional double hung windows to their modern lift and slide system. Loewen also offers a custom window making department to meet any of your design needs...the only limit is your imagination.

With a wide variety of designs and applications, as well as a Canadian dollar price point Loewen is a great addition to our offering and we are looking forward to quoting the windows on your next project.


Best in the Business - Gold Award for Best Log Home / Timber Frame Home Company

September/October 2014 issue of Kootenay Business magazine

Just released, the 2014 Kootenay Best of Business winners.

Canadian Timberframes earns the Gold Best in Biz award within the Log Home/Timber Frame Company category!

We would like to thank our dedicated staff for all that they do on a daily basis to keep up with the demand & handling themselves with the utmost professionalism and bringing a second to none expertise & one of the highest levels of service within the industry! Also, a huge thank-you goes out to our incredible customers and partners, it truly is a pleasure doing business with you.

2014 Canadian Timberframes lands on the Top Company List

Just presented in the September, October Kootenay Business Magazine, the 2014 list of the top 50 Kootenay companies ranked by revenue. And yes, Canadian Timberframes made the list this year again, moving up our position from last year.

We will continue to offer our customers the utmost professional & skilled experience they have come to know & expect from us. Congratulations CTF on another stellar year and a sincere thank-you to all of our customers and business partners - we truely appreciate your business!

Why a 3rd party professional inspection service & monthly auditing program is an important value added service to customers

Canadian Timberframes (CTF) has recently enrolled into the Timber Products Inspection program. Timber Products Inspection, Inc. (TP) is an independent, third party woods product inspection, testing and consulting company with field representatives throughout North America.  They provide professional inspection services as well as monthly auditing to all of their customers.  Using TP, our customers will now have independent, professional third party assurance of our timber grades stamped on our timbers.  Their grading rules are based upon ‘Standard methods for establishing stress grade for structural members used in log and timberframe buildings’ Standard ASTM D3957 a North American recognized standard used for both residential and commercial uses.


Walter Bramsleven, our Production and Logistics Manager says “we are excited to pass this high level of quality to our customers and we are one of the few of North American timberframe companies with this level of timber accreditation.”


One of the great benefits to our customers from this new program, is when a grade of timber is specified by an architect or engineer within their design, we can deliver on these requirements in house without adding additional costs or time, where other manufacturers would have to source this service; get tested & comply. Grading also provides a layer of protection for the manufacturer and homeowner by establishing definable levels of quality for the products being sold and marketed within the industry.


The Grading Process:


TP’s lumber experts, engineers and research scientists have developed an accredited program to define stress grades for the log and timber industry’s use. In this program, logs and timbers are visually inspected with qualified graders observing all the surfaces of the member for strength reducing characteristics. Graders must be TP personnel or individuals trained by TP at manufacturing facilities.


Manufacturing facilities with grade-marking privileges must have their graders certified and their performance is routinely monitored on an unannounced basis to assure conformance to the guidelines.


By providing this level of confidence and security to our customers it ensures 3 important measures: each piece has been visually inspected and graded – ensuring quality; it ensures all clients are delivered the quality of wood specified in their contract, and lastly; with the ongoing monthly surprise inspections by TP the quality & grading is always being inspected, validated and third party endorsed.


If you would like to know more about our program we are here to answer your questions.  Please contact Walter Bramsleven at wbramsleven@canadiantimberframes.com



Canadian Timberframes donates again to local community

May has been a busy month for the Golden Cycling Club.  First, the local trails were opened and cleared of their winter debris.  With over 100km of trail spread throughout four trail systems, it can be a challenge to stay ahead of local cyclist.

Newest Entrance in Banff National Park

Canadian Timberframes is proud of our recent project: the new Bow Valley Parkway entrance in Banff National Park that we built.  The impressive 65' X 3' upper log welcomes park visitors in true 'BC Style'.  Enjoy reading the whole article.

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