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This 50,000 square foot building (4,700 square meters) will host the Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing competitions of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Designed on three levels, the ground floor accommodates a full ski school and rental complex. Level 2, the main floor, includes a self-serve restaurant and...

Perched perfectly on a rise in the natural landscape, construction is now underway of this stunning Normerica clubhouse featuring a contemporary timber design with a dramatic vaulted ceiling, showcasing the towering strength and beauty of the exposed Northern White Pine posts and beams. The 7,500 sq.ft.-plus...

By Janet Sandford Reprinted from The Globe and Mail Struggling to say goodbye to the home that love built This is the house we bought as a young couple, full of dreams. We fell in love with the romance of the old place, its spacious rooms, thick...

Normerica Timber Homes and Cottages Employees ran/walked to support the Southlake Regional Health Cancer Centre on April 26th. One of our employees, Jamie Pimek was this year’s Ambassador for the event and our company was enthusiastic in our support! Normerica Employees and their families had a...

  As a testament to the quality of the home and the construction of same , 18 towering red pines fell directly on the home and there was NO structural damage other than the replacement of roof capping and one skylight that was smashed. That is...

Those of you who are timber frame or post and beam aficionados, appreciate the beauty, the views and the soaring great rooms of our homes. But you might be unaware of the strength that timbers bring to a home structure. Normerica timber homes and cottages are...

Traditionally, timber construction has been a hugely popular option for lakeside cottages, cabins and rural living. In many cases, these homes reflect standard “cottage” designs which are prevalent in the geographic area where they are built. Lately there has been an increased trend towards using...

While timber homes and cottages are beautiful buildings and great places in which to live, there are other timber applications which can enhance your home or cottage environment. A small cabin or custom Bunkie is a great addition to the cottage for guests or kids (mostly...

Since Normerica introduced our design registration process we have been capturing favourites from our visitors who select favourites when on the design site. For some time we have seen a trend towards smaller cottages that are tastefully decorated . Our current Top 10 design favourites...

THE TOP SEVEN WAYS There are many things to consider when you are building a new cottage. Building a cottage instead of buying an existing one can be a daunting task. But if you consider these aspects of your project and ideally, address them before construction...

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