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Yes, we can provide complete plan development and design services starting with your rough sketch or conceptual idea.

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We prefer to co-ordinate the entire project to minimize any aggravation you as the customer may experience when having to deal with more than one contractor. However for those who would like to do some work themselves we can provide the foundation, Timber Frame where applicable, and framing getting it to the lock up stage.

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With the climactic region that we build in it is very important to ensure that all of our projects are energy efficient. We use the latest technology for the building envelope and heating and cooling systems to provide a comfortable home that minimizes operating costs.

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We have been building new homes and cottages for 30 years and are members of the Manitoba Home Builders Association, The New Home Warranty Program of Manitoba and are Certified Master Builders.

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Most conventional home plans can be modified for building as a Timber Frame. It is best to first determine your needs and basic layout and then use the Timber Frame to enhance that living space.

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Building a Hybrid home that combines the beauty of the Timber Frame with the cost effectiveness of conventional construction is gaining popularity. We use a conventional framing method to enclose the Timber Frame so the two methods work nicely together to provide greater flexibility of design and pricing.

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No. Timber Frame homes can be built on any type of foundation style. The only requirement is that it is designed and engineered to support the frame.

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Many different species can be used including pine, fir and reclaimed or recycled fir depending on personal preference and budget considerations. We primarily use pine and fir for their natural beauty and availability in our geographical area.

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Because most frames are cut from green lumber, cracking or checking is common as the timbers dry and only serves to enhance the character of a Timber Frame home without affecting its structural integrity. Reclaimed or recycled timbers however have been reclaimed out of existing structures and are often 50 to 100 years old. As a result they have already completed the drying process and these frames will not crack or shrink any further.

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