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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...

The Baril 3514 We have a new entry in our Top 10 designs as selected by people who register on the design section of our website The Baril 3514 is a great bungalow that was first built in Northern Ontario. It has been used in many of...

What is the fuss about trusses? Trusses can be either structural (load bearing) or non-structural (decorative). Many trusses can be used in either application but for structural use, additional joinery/tie-in applications are required to bear the load. Structural trusses are used to eliminate the need for...

The Super Insulated Wall System In a very competitive building environment, we are constantly asked “what is your competitive advantage” or “what is your value proposition?” and “why should we consider Normerica over your competitors?” While we pride ourselves in our design, manufacturing and building beautiful...

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