The Normerica System

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The Normerica Shell Package: design flexibility meets cost reduction.

Your freedom to customize extends beyond our unique timber frame home designs. As a reduced cost option, we can fabricate a pre-manufactured building system that’s assembled on-site. And this system is fully customizable too.

Our Normerica Shell Package comes in two standard versions, but even these can be mixed and matched. Talk to us today about which package elements are right for your needs.

Super Insulated Shell Package

The Normerica Super Insulated Shell Package represents our very best building envelope. Prepared using the finest materials available, this package includes all the elements that make up the complete shell of your home, from the top of the foundation to the shingle-ready roof.

The Super Insulated Shell Package includes:

  1. Authentic timber frame.
  2. First level subfloor system with engineered wood floor joists, built-up engineered wood support beams, treated sill plates, sill gasket, and 3/4” T&G OSB and subfloor adhesive.
  3. R31 ‘Superwall’ panels around timber frame portions of home. These walls are comprised of 2×4 factory-crafted wall panels infilled with 3 ½” of polyisocyanurate rigid insulation with 1 ½” of polyisocyanurate rigid insulation on the exterior side of the panels enveloping the entire building making it free from thermal bridging, and ready for strapping, window, door and siding installation.
  4. R33 wall panels around the non-timber frame portions of the building. These walls are comprised of 2×6 factory-crafted wall panels insulated with batt insulation (on-site) with 1 ½” of polyisocyanurate rigid insulation on the exterior side of the panels enveloping the entire building making it free from thermal bridging, and ready for strapping, window, door and siding installation.
  5. 1×6” T&G v-joint pine cathedral ceiling finish & porch ceiling finish.
  6. R38 cathedral roof insulation system.
  7. Aluminum clad exterior, pine interior windows and sliding doors with low ’E’ argon-filled insulating glass. Windows supplied based on model. All windows come with screens and pine jamb extensions with multiple colours available.
  1. Front Door: every model comes with one custom pine wood front door.
  2. Side and rear doors: exterior swing doors are supplied as steel insulated doors.
  3. Pre-finished wood exterior siding.
  4. Pre-finished wood exterior finish fascias, soffits and exterior window/door casings.
  5. Interior site framed partitions.
  6. Skylights.
  7. Attached garages and exterior timber trusses/brackets and porches are included where shown.
  8. Second level ’sleeper’ sub floor for timber frame portions of home. 1×6” T&G v-joint pine (first floor ceiling) with 2×8” SPF non-structural ‘sleeper’ joists (for mechanical/electrical distribution) and 3/4” T&G OSB with subfloor adhesive above.
  9. Second level sub floor system (for non timber frame portions of home – “Combination Home”). Engineered wood floor joists, built-up engineered wood support beams, 3/4” T&G OSB and subfloor adhesive.
  10. R50 insulated engineered truss roof system (for Combination Homes).
  11. Building plans and engineered shop drawings.
  12. Technical representative on-site.

Economy Shell Package

The Normerica Economy Shell Package is ideal for seasonal cottages or cabins, where less insulation is required. This package includes all the elements that make up the complete shell of your home, with money-saving adjustments throughout.

The Economy Shell Package includes:

  1. Authentic timber frame.
  2.  First level subfloor system with 2’x10” SPF wood floor joists and built-up SPF support beams, treated sill plates, sill gasket, and 5/8” T&G OSB and subfloor adhesive.
  3. R24 site-built wall system: a site-constructed 2’x6” wall with 7/16” OSB sheathing installed on the outside of the timber frame. The stud cavity is site-insulated with R24 batt insulation and 6 mil poly vapor barrier followed by the application of Typar building wrap and 1”x4” strapping @ 16”o.c. on the exterior of the wall.
  4. 1×6” T&G v-joint pine cathedral ceiling finish & porch ceiling finish.
  5.  R38 cathedral roof insulation system.
  6. Vinyl exterior windows and sliding doors with low ‘E’ argon-filled insulating glass. Windows supplied based on model. All windows come with screens and 7-5/16” jambs. Available colours include white, antique white and tan.
  7. Front door: every model comes with one custom pine wood front door.
  8. Side and rear doors; exterior swing doors are supplied as steel insulated doors.
  9. Unfinished pine exterior siding.
  1. Unfinished Pine exterior finish fascias, soffits and exterior window/door casings.
  2. Interior site framed partitions.
  3. Skylights.
  4. Attached garages and exterior timber trusses/brackets and porches are included where shown.
  5. Second level ’sleeper’ sub floor for timber frame portions of home. 1×6” T&G v-joint pine (first floor ceiling) with 2×8” SPF non-structural ‘sleeper’ joists (for mechanical/electrical distribution) and 5/8” T&G OSB with subfloor adhesive above.
  6. Second level 2’x10” SPF subfloor system (for non timber frame portions of home “Combination Home”). 2’x10” SPF wood floor joists and built-up wood support beams, 5/8” T&G OSB and subfloor adhesive.
  7. R50 insulated engineered truss roof system (for Combination Homes).
  8. Building plans and engineered shop drawings.
  9. Technical representative on-site.

Shell Comparison

 Super Insulated Shell PackageEconomy Shell Package
The Normerica Super Insulated Shell Package represents our very best building envelope. Prepared using the finest materials available, this package includes all the elements that make up the complete shell of your home, from the top of the foundation to the shingle-ready roof. The Normerica Economy Shell Package is ideal for seasonal cottages or cabins, where less insulation is required. This package includes all the elements that make up the complete shell of your home, with money-saving adjustments throughout.
AUTHENTIC TIMBER FRAME
R50 INSULATED ENGINEERED
TRUSS ROOF SYSTEM
TECHNICAL REPRESENTIVE
ON-SITE
SKYLIGHTS
INTERIOR SITE FRAMED
PARTITIONS
FRONT DOOR: EVERY MODEL
COMES WITH ONE CUSTOM
PINE WOOD FRONT DOOR
SIDE AND REAR DOORS; EXTERIOR
SWING DOORS ARE SUPPLIED AS
STEEL INSULATED DOORS
BUILDING PLANS AND
ENGINEERED SHOP DRAWINGS
1x6’’ T&G V-JOINT PINE CATHEDRAL
CEILING FINISH & PORCH CEILING
FINISH
R38 CATHEDRAL ROOF
INSULATION SYSTEM
ATTACHED GARAGES AND
EXTERIOR TIMBER TRUSSES /
BRACKETS AND PORCHES ARE
INCLUDED WHERE SHOWN
FIRST LEVEL SUBFLOOR SYSTEM
Engineered wood floor joists, built-up engineered wood support beams, treated sill plates, sill gasket, and 3/4” T&G OSB and subfloor adhesive.
2’x10” SPF wood floor joists and built-up SPF support beams, treated sill plates, sill gasket, and 5/8” T&G OSB and subfloor adhesive
WALL PANEL
R31 ‘Superwall’ panels around timber frame portions of home. These walls are comprised of 2x4 factory-crafted wall panels infilled with 3 ½” of polyisocyanurate rigid insulation with 1 ½” of polyisocyanurate rigid insulation on the exterior side of the panels enveloping the entire building making it free from thermal bridging, and ready for strapping, window, door and siding installation.


R33 wall panels around the non-timber frame portions of the building. These walls are comprised of 2x6 factory-crafted wall panels insulated with batt insulation (on-site) with 1 ½” of polyisocyanurate rigid insulation on the exterior side of the panels enveloping the entire building making it free from thermal bridging, and ready for strapping, window, door and siding installation
R24 site-built wall system: a site-constructed 2’x6” wall with 7/16” OSB sheathing installed on the outside of the timber frame. The stud cavity is site-insulated with R24 batt insulation and 6 mil poly vapor barrier followed by the application of Typar building wrap and 1”x4” strapping @ 16”o.c. on the exterior of the wall.
EXTERIOR
Pre-Finished wood exterior siding


Pre-Finished wood exterior finish fascias, soffits and exterior window/door casings.


Aluminum clad exterior, pine interior windows and sliding doors with low ’E’ argon-filled insulating glass. Windows supplied based on model. All windows come with screens and pine jamb extensions with multiple colours available.
Unfinished wood exterior siding

Unfinished Pine exterior finish fascias, soffits and exterior window/door casings.


Vinyl exterior windows and sliding doors with low ‘E’ argon-filled insulating glass. Windows supplied based on model. All windows come with screens and 7-5/16” jambs. Available colours include white, antique white and tan.

SECOND LEVEL
‘Sleeper’ sub floor for timber frame portions of home 1x6” T&G v-joint pine (first floor ceiling) with 2x8” SPF non-structural ‘sleeper’ joists (for mechanical/electrical distribution) and 3/4” T&G OSB with subfloor adhesive above.


Second level sub floor system (for non timber frame portions of home – “Combination Home”). Engineered wood floor joists, built-up engineered wood support beams, 3/4” T&G OSB and subfloor adhesive.
‘Sleeper’ sub floor for timber frame portions of home 1x6” T&G v-joint pine (first floor ceiling) with 2x8” SPF non-structural ‘sleeper’ joists (for mechanical/electrical distribution) and 5/8” T&G OSB with subfloor adhesive above.


Second level 2’x10” SPF subfloor system (for non timber frame portions of home “Combination Home”). 2’x10” SPF wood floor joists and built-up wood support beams, 5/8” T&G OSB and subfloor adhesive.

Product Options

ROOFING

Non-Structural Truss

  • Straight Bottom King Post Truss
  • Curved Bottom King Post Truss
  • Hammer Beam Truss
  • Scissor Truss
  • Scissor Truss with King Post

Structural Truss

  • Straight Bottom King Post Truss
  • Curved Bottom King Post Truss
  • Hammer Beam Truss
  • Scissor Truss
  • Scissor Truss with King Post

Finials

  • Acorn
  •  Diamond
  • The Grove
  • Traditional
  • Double Diamond
  • 10X10 Octagon
  • Spade

Collar Ties

  • Straight Collar Tie
  •  Curved Collar Tie
  •  Curved Collar Tie with Decorative Webs

Decorative Gable Truss

  • Straight Bottom King Post Truss
  • Curved Bottom King Post Truss

Knee Braces

  • Straight Knee Brace
  • Curved Knee Brace
  • Double Curved Knee Brace

Exterior Overhangs

Normerica Overhang

  • Included in the Super Insulated Shell Package. Style is based on design.
  •  Optional Step Fascia

Colorado Overhang

  • Included in the Super Insulated Shell Package. Style is based on design or offered as an option to Normerica style.
  •  Optional Step Fascia

Straight and curved Exterior brackets

  • 24” Extended Gable Overhang Bracket with Straight Knee Brace
  •  24” Extended Gable Overhang Bracket with Double Curved Knee Brace
  • 24” Extended Gable Overhang Bracket with Curved Knee Brace
  • 12” Overhang Bracket with Straight Knee Brace

Additional Energy Saving Cathedral Roof System

This roof system increases the already exceptional performance of Normerica’s cathedral roof system

  • R43 Cathedral ceiling roof insulation system with 9-1/4” of type 3 EPS insulation

Specialty Roofing

  • Western Red Cedar roof shingles or shakes.

FINISHING & TRIM

Exterior Siding

  • Multiple siding profiles are available, including board & batten, channel, bevel or shingle siding
  • Pre-finished Fraserwood siding with 50/20 +15 year warranty
  • STK cedar siding
  • Clear cedar siding
  • Pine log profiles
  • Western Red Cedar wall shingles

Windows & Skylights

We offer the following windows and doors in order to meet the style and budget of each of our clients.

  • Pella
  • Ostaco
  • Lepage
  • Golden Windows

Detailing

  • Copper-roofed cupolas, decorative columns, decorative timber trusses and brackets, dormers, porches and screened porches

Custom Entry Exterior Doors

  • A variety of styles available
  • Available in Pine, Oak & Mahogany
  • 36” or 42” wide x 6’8”, 7’0” or 8’0” tall

Exterior Siding

  • Pre-finished Fraserwood trims with 50/20 +15 year warranty
  • Heritage style casing, pine rough sawn
  • 1-1/8” x 3-3/8” sides and 1-1/4” x 5-1/2” head casing

EXTRAS

Exterior Decks & Railings

  • 5/4” x 6” Western Red Cedar radius edge decking with pressure-treated joists and beams (joist trimmer is Western Red Cedar).
  • Western Red Cedar railings with vertical picket and moulded top and bottom rail and turned ball top newel posts.
  • Normerica’s rustic white pine timber newel posts, railing & pickets.

Detached Garages

  • Garages are panelized 2×4” walls and engineered flat bottom roof trusses.
  • Garage overhead doors, door frames and insulation are not included.
  • Some garage designs have a bonus room above.

Porches

  • Timber frame porches can be added to any design.

Outdoor Living Structures

  • Outdoor Timber Structure designs are available

Boat Houses

  • Designs with Timber Frame rooms above are available.
  • Interior Finishing Package.

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