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Canadian Timberframes 2020 Summer Newsletter

A Time of Extreme Change

As we continue to navigate the change that is before us, we see increased adoption to new behaviors and businesses becoming more agile when forced with quick change.

The ‘next normal’ has started to emerge before us with daily uncertainty and change, high levels of anxiety, consumers are indicating they will adapt long-term behaviors that will last beyond COVID-19; switching to new brands because of accessibility, reducing in person activities; businesses creating safe workspaces for each & every employee every day of the year; adapting new best practices around cleaning & disinfecting and businesses finding ways to be nimble to continue to deliver upon their demands from both clients and employees.

We as a business are blessedly in the thankful category. We were able to continue to manufacture, continue to employ every employee we have and create a safe working ‘bubble’ for our people; where no one has gotten sick. I say we are in the ‘thankful’ category not because we have continued to manufacture, but thankful that we and many of our people did not have to break through the fear barrier of returning to work, after months away self-isolating.
We have recently seen the importance of creating our home as our sanctuary – when forced to spend so much time in a space brings a new sense of how important our home is to not only our health (both mental & physical) but can create either a sense of peace or stress through material, floor plan, natural light & acoustics.

We have seen accelerated shifts to those interested in designing their ‘new’ home; a shift in buying markets where people are looking to more remote locations that offer them the space they don’t have today. The pandemic has put their home front & center. With the uptick on video conferencing, it is making people more aware of how they are perceived, and how their space reflects on them. Many have had time to figure out what’s important to them, creating ‘flex’ spaces where an area can quickly & easily be transformed to suit multiple functions from yoga studio to arts and crafts or office. As we have spent more time at home many are thinking about how they can conserve energy through thoughtful design, added technology and solar gain; how storage can be used in clever ways and how organization can promote productivity for those that will continue to work at home.

Creating a backyard oasis has become paramount recently where one can find solace and it become one of your ‘flex’ spaces: dining, reading, entertaining, yoga etc. A space that includes an outdoor kitchen too to truly transform what you can do & how you do it all alongside a beautiful garden.

We see people appreciating simpler lifestyles, whether at home or in life, now more than ever in a world that’s so complex. Let us help you create that dream space that fits the lifestyle & life you want and need to create.

Jeff Bowes, President & Owner
CANADIAN TIMBERFRAMES LTD

 

CTF Celebrates Staff 15 Year Anniversary and Duct Tape Award Winners

Quarterly Town Hall Staff Recognition

During April Eleanor Phillips celebrated 15 years at CTF and last week we were able to recognize her achievement at the town hall.

Eleanor started in the shop sanding and staining, before hand cutting, operating the forklift and packaging. After 6 years on the shop floor she moved into the office and is now a Sales Associate. Her knowledge and experience is a great asset to CTF. Thank you and congrats on your 15 years at CTF!

The Q1 Duct Tape Award was presented to Leo Mitzel. Leo is an excellent team player. He takes a meticulous approach to any task and we want to recognise his leadership around our precut timber inventory. He is proactive and works tirelessly until the job is done.

The Q2 Duct Tape Award was presented to Jeff Ennis. Co-workers nominated Jeff because of his friendly and considerate nature. He takes initiative, works independently and does the job with gusto and determination. Thank you for your contribution.

Rick Celebrates 20 Years at CTF

20 Years As Our Head Sawyer

Rick started at CTF on July 1 2000 and has been the head sawyer ever since. His work ethic, knowledge and drive have had a major influence on our success and the quality of our work. The CTF team helped celebrate his 20 year anniversary at the start of July with a team BBQ and presentation.

Before joining CTF Rick worked in the logging industry and the move to CTF was a perfect fit for him and CTF. He works outside at the sawmill year round, whether in the heat of summer or the middle of winter his commitment to getting the job done does not change. Rick is greatly admired and respected, his contribution cannot be measured and the team is proud to celebrate his 20 years at Canadian Timberframes.

 
 

Projects Under Construction across North America & New Zealand

The CTF team has been busy shipping new projects across North America and the World which are now under construction and featured on our website. Follow the progress of these builds and dozens more on our website as we update them with the latest images from the building sites. Thanks to our clients and building partners for keeping us updated on how their projects are going.

Wanaka Swiss Chalet - 6,856 Sq Ft - Wanaka, New Zealand
https://canadiantimberframes.com/projects/wanaka-swiss-chalet



Franconia Notch Timber Frame Home - 3,085 Sq Ft - NH
https://www.canadiantimberframes.com/projects/franconia-notch-timber-frame-home



Long Island Lake House - 6,634 Sq Ft - NH
https://canadiantimberframes.com/projects/long-island-lake-house



Marabou Ranch Steamboat Springs - 4,284 Sq Ft - CO
https://canadiantimberframes.com/projects/marabou-ranch-steamboat-springs



Durango Timber Home
- 9,200 Sq Ft - CO
https://canadiantimberframes.com/projects/durango-timber-home



Cody Wyoming Timber Frame Home - 2,770 Sq Ft - WY
https://canadiantimberframes.com/projects/cody-wyoming-timber-frame-home

Lookout Ridge Sun Peaks - 3,475 Sq Ft - BC
https://www.canadiantimberframes.com/projects/lookout-ridge-sun-peaks



Timber Creek Ranch - 7,194 Sq Ft - ON
https://canadiantimberframes.com/projects/timber-creek-ranch



 

 

 

 

Canadian Timberframes 2020 Winter Newsletter

Would You Like 2020 Vision

Start of New Decade Provides New Opportunities for Reflection and Planning ahead.

We love the fresh possibility that comes with the start of a new year. This fresh-start feeling is magnified with the beginning of a whole new decade! With a new decade comes advances in technology; more noise – creating more stress plus extra pressure being connected all the time, changing our daily landscape and accessibility to the world. 

Between longer hours in the office and longer commute times, we’re spending more time than ever before indoors and away from the natural world. And because of this, exposure to nature has never been more important than it is today.

Nature can really improve our well-being and living in spaces which are more connected with nature will have positive impacts in our daily lives. That’s why considering a timber frame home today more than ever might be an intentional health strategy - influencing the space you live in, in a positive way.

Incorporating direct or indirect elements of nature into your home have been demonstrated through research to reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates, while increasing productivity, creativity and self-reported rates of well-being.

But where do you start? Consider designing a timber frame home where the timbers create expanses for huge window walls to bring nature in or think about bringing in timber hybrid elements can start to create a space where you can connect to strength & beauty of wood daily in a calming and unassuming way.

Timber frame homes can be designed to reflect your uniqueness, your individuality. People are designing their homes to reflect their personalities and creating spaces that tell their story. What makes you truly happy is most important and something Canadian Timberframes can help you fulfill.

Whether you are still dreaming about the home that will come, or you are in the thick of decision making now or at finalizing your design & build team; we want to become a valuable participant in your project.

We partner with Builders, Architects & clients on projects, producing high quality timber frames & components in a timely & cost-effective way.

We look forward to fulfilling our promise: delivering world class product with professional service from one of the most inspired teams in North America!

Drop us a line @ sales@canadiantimberframes.com or call 1.877.348.9924- let us know where we can help you out.

Jeff Bowes, President & Owner

2020 Spring Cottage Life Show

Drop by Canadian Timberframes Trade Show Booth at Spring Cottage Life Show

1. We have built a solid reputation as one of the world's premiere timber frame companies not only because of our quality, precision, and passion but because we truly care about our clients needs.

2. Our custom wall & roof systems + additional components offer exceptional value during the installation process and provide an efficient & cost effective solution. Offering cost savings to home owners & time savings to builders in various ways.

Canadian Timberframes offers decades of experience working with clients throughout Ontario and we would love to meet up with you between March 26 - March 29, at the International Centre, Mississauga during the Spring Cottage Life Show.

PS.  We would like to provide you with two complimentary tickets to the show if you are interested in attending, please contact us.

Here are the details of the Spring Cottage Life Show. If you are interested in two complimentary tickets please contact us.

We are passionate about our work. The Canadian Timberframes philosophy has always been to provide our North American clients, builders and architects with personal timely service, attention to detail, outstanding quality and exceptional value. Check out projects in Ontario and contact us to discuss your timber frame requirements.

2020 Calgary Home & Garden Show February 27 - March 1

There are 2 great reasons to drop by the CTF booth #221 at the Calgary Home & Garden Show

1. We have built a solid reputation as one of the world's premiere timber frame companies not only because of our quality, precision, and passion but because we truly care about our clients needs.

2. Our custom wall & roof systems + additional components offer exceptional value during the installation process and provide an efficient & cost effective solution. Offering cost savings to home owners & time savings to builders in various ways.

Canadian Timberframes offers decades of experience working with clients throughout Alberta & BC and we would love to meet up with you between February 27 - March 1, at the BMO Centre & Corral in Stampede Park during the Calgary Home & Garden Show.

PS.  We would like to provide you with two complimentary tickets to the show if you are interested in attending, please contact us.

Here are the details of the Calgary Home & Garden Show. If you are interested in two complimentary tickets please contact us.

We are passionate about our work. The Canadian Timberframes philosophy has always been to provide our North American clients, builders and architects with personal timely service, attention to detail, outstanding quality and exceptional value. Check out projects in Alberta and contact us to discuss your timber frame requirements.

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