Customizable Timber Plans

These Canadian Timberframe house plans represent the scope of timber home design styles offered in-house. Completely customizable, these designs offer a great launching point for your timber frame house build.All energy-efficient and skillfully crafted, our customizable collection of floor plans each feature elevations, and the layout of the floor plan. We offer multiple timber frame house plans under 2,000 sq. ft. Find a style & layout that works for you, and get started building your dream timber home with Canadian Timberframes today.

Explore our fully customizable timber frame home plans below.

Our Design Portfolio

Explore our comprehensive pre-designed timber frame house plans featuring detailed floor plans and elevations. The Canadian Timberframe's in-house design team can customize these plans to suit your desires, ensuring your timber frame home is unique and functional. Whether you need to modify layouts or enhance architectural features, we are dedicated to refining every detail to align with your vision.

Sweetwater Cabin

Square Footage

1236

This cottage, cabin or recreational home offers a compact design, small footprint & efficient use of space. A Timber Frame House Plan under 2,000 sq. ft. - This space was designed for those that want a smaller weekend getaway spot with still enough space to entertain. This Timber Frame design includes a large wrap around porch, which offers plenty of space for outdoor living. The substantial screened-in porch off the living room is the perfect space for warm weather and bad bugs. Large windows have been designed to catch sunlight throughout the day. The cabin has a main floor with an open concept living room and dining room and one bedroom. The master bedroom with ensuite is located in the loft area above. The design includes a 191 sq. ft. screened porch, which is not included in total square footage.

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Split Rock Place

Square Footage

1823

The home’s contemporary brilliance is seen in the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows, designed to catch sunlight throughout the day. This Timber Frame House Plan is under 2,000 sq. ft. yet still feels spacious. This open-concept design keeps outdoor accessibility at the forefront, with easy access to the backyard, and a deck that is ideal for entertaining. The home has a main floor with a great room, large mud room and a master with ensuite, a large screened in porch with a fireplace to extend the outdoor season. The upstairs loft holds 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath and a large bunkroom for overflow sleeping. The 280 sq.  ft.  screened porch is not included in total square footage.

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Cozy Inlet

Square Footage

2128

This traditional cabin style timber frame design is sized for the simplicity of the cottage life. At just over 2,000 sq. ft., this floor plan is ideal for a weekend getaway or smaller family home. The 2,128 sq. ft. efficient single story floor plan allows for one guest bedroom, one bathroom, and a Master Suite with ensuite and Walk-in-Closet. The front foyer gives access to the laundry room and bathroom leading to a sizable open concept living space for entertaining friends and family with large windows to enjoy lakeside or mountain valley views. The large covered entry porch is supported by beautiful timber accents and provides 412 sq. ft. of covered deck space at the front and rear porches of the cottage. Curl up in front of the fireplace and feel at home in this traditional timber cabin style, cozy cottage space.

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The Lake House

Square Footage

2478

This contemporary timber frame house plan balances a small footprint with a feeling of spaciousness by utilizing an open concept floor plan and large windows. At almost 2,500 sq. ft. this house plan is built to highlight the features of the backyard. Whether lakeside or amongst the mountains, beyond the back of house's wall of windows, there is a gracious deck the length of the house. This lakeside patio provides plenty of space for entertaining and outdoor living. The main floor features the kitchen and dining area, the great room, and a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet. The large mud room and laundry connect to the 625 sq. ft. double garage, which is not included in the square footage for this house. The upstairs loft has two guest bedrooms, a full bath and family area connected to the balcony.

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Bragg Creek

Square Footage

3085

This main floor Master suite ranch design is attractive, extremely functional and satisfies a more subtle appeal. It was created with an over height daylight basement with 2 junior Masters that walk out to a patio and are kept separate by a large recreation room, fireplace and wet bar. The main floor produces living spaces that flow from it's open concept design and is capped off by a private sitting room to the left that perches above the main level.

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Rustic Redstone

Square Footage

3518

This rustic mountain bungalow design with added basement offers a large main floor master with ensuite, walk in closets and a deck for those lazy mornings. The basement is designed with plenty of space and walk-out to extend your outdoor living; all the amenities needed to support a healthy retirement lifestyle.

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Elk River

Square Footage

4233

Designed to settle on the river property it was named after, this main floor and second level design offers extra grand timber frame living space under the stylish structure off the vaulted great room. Three bedrooms, a workout room and additional living space on the second level all touch on the balcony views of the lower level. The master suite is found on the main floor along with a den and open living space throughout.

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Bear Rock

Square Footage

4784

This mountain home was designed to sculpt into a rolling site. The open concept main floor leads to a large Master suite with walk in closets and deck to outside. The lower level is designed for recreation complete with theater room and houses 2 additional bedrooms all opening up to a covered patio expanding across the whole back side of the home.

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Sandpoint

Square Footage

4832

This Kelly & Stone Architects inspired design offers a large open concept floor plan where half of the main floor is dedicated to master living quarters which have access to the deck. The great room, kitchen and dining areas all have outstanding views and lead to the spacious covered deck. Take advantage of the outdoor living spaces, as they continue with the deck space wrapping around the back of the house accessing the entire main floor. The main floor is complemented by the home office, laundry and spacious three-door garage.

The basement level houses two additional bedrooms, one with an ensuite and a family bathroom. The lower level is designed for recreation complete with a large recreation room equipped with a wet bar, billiards area, exercise room and wine cellar all opening up to a covered patio.

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Whytecliff

Square Footage

4833

This Kelly & Stone Architects inspired design has a grand scale and is 4833 sq ft. The rustic mountain design provides homeowners with expansive views, various outdoor living spaces and a beautiful 530 sq ft loft to admire the stunning timberframe structure. A spacious three-door garage walks you into the lower level of the home, giving access to two bedrooms, laundry room, a full bathroom and large family room equipped with a Wet Bar and a walk-out covered patio.

Head upstairs and be greeted by massive views through the open concept great room, dining room and kitchen. Take advantage of the outdoor living spaces, as they continue with the covered deck wrapping around the back of the house accessing the entire main floor, all sheltered by the mighty timber peaked roof.  This walk-out design works well on a sloped, shoreline, or mountain side property.

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Hidden Valley Ranch

Square Footage

4860

Single-floor living is becoming more and more attractive as we age and our lifestyle demands accessibility; this attractive mountain home was designed with that in mind. Take in spectacular views and vistas with walls of windows and massive covered decks, a fireplace to extend your living outdoors. The main floor has a vaulted great room, ample kitchen and extra sitting room to relax and enjoy the views. It boasts a large master with master ensuite, walk in closets and sauna; the optional daylight basement holds 3 additional bedrooms, a nanny suite and family room.

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Columbia Valley

Square Footage

5100

This larger footprint design offers extended family or guests a junior master suite, two additional bedrooms and living area with fireplace and wet bar all on the daylight lower level. This design still offers the convenience of a main floor master plan with various deck accesses and extra windows in the great room providing exceptional views in numerous directions. The second level has two large bunk rooms and a separate lock off suite above the garage.

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Osprey Point

Square Footage

6169

Entering through an over-sized feature front door you find a truly classic Timber frame structure with a cathedral great room that boasts 6 enormous hammer beam trusses. Two sets of stairs allow access to a second level balcony that takes you to a private master suite on one side of the home and accesses 3 additional second floor bedrooms on the other side. A daylight lower level offers two more bedrooms with walk outs to patios, a large games room, theatre and wine room.

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De Winton Steepe

Square Footage

6266

This is a Kelly & Stone Architects inspired design - a 6 bedroom contemporary home hosting three bedrooms upstairs as well as, a game loft overlooking the great room for quality family fun; 2 bedrooms on the lower level with a home theater and the master with large ensuite, walk in closet and office on the main level. This open concept design spills out to an outdoor living space with a fully functioning outdoor kitchen to take advantage of great summer evening entertaining. This home was truly designed to become the gathering spot for family and friends.

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Lake of Bays

Square Footage

7693

This 7,693 sq ft home is the perfect lake side retreat, the large main floor has two bedrooms and the great room & kitchen leads out to a covered deck which connects the whole floor and the three car garage. Head upstairs and admire the two large master suites along with an additional two bedrooms above the garage, which provides plenty of space for guests.

The basement has two bedrooms and with a large bar and games area leading out to the covered patio, it is the entertainment hub for this timber frame lake side retreat. This expansive 8 bedroom home was designed to become a gathering place for friends and family.

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Frequently Asked Questions

From understanding the design process to navigating construction timelines, we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions to ensure you have all the information you need. Explore our FAQs for detailed insights and practical advice on making your dream home a reality with Canadian Timberframes.

What are the components included in the Timber Frame and Lock-Up Material Packages?

Timber Frame Package: This includes high-grade Douglas-fir timbers sourced from sustainable, managed forests in British Columbia. The timbers are processed with cutting-edge joinery details, finished with a UV protectant stain and a clear top coat for enhanced durability, and come complete with all necessary oak pegs, timber fasteners, and custom metal connectors if required. The package includes structural reviews and detailed 3D modelling to ensure architectural and structural integrity.

Lock-Up Material Package: Alongside all the features of the Timber Frame Package, this expanded package includes additional materials needed to secure the building envelope. It consists of pre-stained tongue and groove ceiling decking, engineered wood products for subfloor and wall systems, and an engineered roof system customized to meet specific R-values for optimal insulation. Windows, exterior doors, and a comprehensive siding, trim, and fascia package are also included, all tailored to meet the project's specific aesthetic and functional requirements.

How does Canadian Timberframes provide competitive pricing despite market volatility?

In response to the ongoing volatility in commodity prices, Canadian Timberframes maintains a proactive approach by inviting clients to discuss their specific needs directly with our sales consultants.

This ensures clients receive the most accurate and competitive pricing for the timber frame and material packages specific to their chosen models. Our vertical integration process, from sourcing raw materials to final product fabrication, allows us to optimize costs and maintain quality control, passing on these efficiencies to our clients.

Can you detail the factors that impact the pricing of a timber frame home?

Multiple variables influence the pricing of a timber frame home:

Location and Site Constraints: Costs can fluctuate based on local labour rates, the difficulty of site conditions, and the costs associated with shipping and permitting.

Engineering Requirements: Regional requirements for snow, wind, and seismic conditions can affect structural specifications.

Home Size and Design Complexity: Larger homes may cost less per square foot due to economies of scale. Conversely, complex designs with intricate roof lines or numerous corners can increase costs.

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What’s included in the Estimated Turn-key Range Costs **?

Canadian Timberframes does not provide this type of service. We are simply providing this type of estimating cost, as an FYI estimate to educate prospective clients around 'all in costs'.
The Full Turnkey estimate covers every aspect from foundation to ready to move in, including fitted kitchen & bathrooms, and services: electricity, plumbing within the home's footprint. This turn key estimate does not include excessive site and service costs ie: blasting, retainage, well, septic, gas, electric, tap fees) these items must be calculated on a project specific basis and would be additional to the total turn key costs, This price will vary with the materials you choose to finish your home. Please contact us to discuss what further services we may be able to offer you.

What factors impacts the price of a timber frame home?

Some of the factors that impact the price of a timber frame home can include but not be limited to:

Home location: Labour rates and access to labour, difficulty of site conditions, shipping costs, permitting and servicing fees are all factors.

Site Constraints: Is your land on a slope?

Engineering Requirements : Snow, wind and seismic.

Size of home: Economies of scale are a factor where a larger home can contribute to a lower cost per square foot based on some fixed costs that are now distributed over a larger footprint.

Complexity of design: Implementing construction detailing that is less understood and cost effective on complex homes will often add cost. Roof lines, angles of roof and the number of Square corners on your floor plan will also impact cost.

Fit and Finish: The interior choices of finishing and detailing has a huge impact on overall construction costs, from floor coverings, light fixtures, cabinets, kitchen and bathroom fixtures and can dramatically affect price.

Square Footage: Based on livable heated spaces and excludes screened porches, porches and decks.

What should prospective clients understand about the cost per square foot for building a timber frame home with Canadian Timberframes?

The cost per square foot can vary significantly, generally from $350 to $600, depending on several factors. These factors include the home's size, design complexity, local labour rates, accessibility of the site, and specific engineering requirements such as snow loads and seismic considerations.

Our estimated costs are based on a comprehensive analysis of our historical project data and are intended to give clients a foundational understanding of potential investment scales.

What does the Turnkey Estimate include, and how should I approach it?

Yes, timber frame construction can easily incorporate modern building materials and energy-efficient design features to enhance comfort, sustainability, and energy efficiency. Timber frame homes can be insulated using a variety of methods, including structural insulated panels (SIPs), spray foam insulation, and high-performance windows and doors. Additionally, passive solar design principles can be integrated into the architectural design to maximize natural light and thermal comfort, reducing energy consumption and utility costs.

What’s included in the Estimated Custom Timber Frame Range Package Pricing?

The Custom Timber frame package estimated range pricing Includes:

No. 1 or better grade Douglas-fir timber frame
All timbers are cut from seasoned interior logs, all sourced locally from sustainable, managed forests
Developing & detailing 3D timber frame model and 2D review drawings
Structural review of timber frame drawings
Planed (S4S), Antiqued, or custom finish
All timbers 8x8 and smaller are Free of Heart Center (FOHC)
Cutting joinery detail on timbers
One coat factory applied standard colour Sansin UV protectant stain
One coat factory applied Sansin ENS clear top coat
Supply of Sansin ENS clear top coat for onsite touch ups (by client/contractor)
End sealing timbers to slow drying & reduce checking
Oak pegs & timber fasteners
Adjustable Post Base Connectors
Custom metal connectors if required

Note: Snowloads and engineering requirements will affect timber frame costs. Shipping not included in pricing & is based on location.

What is the cost per square foot to build a timber frame house?

The cost per square foot for a timber frame house is dependent on many factors. The estimated costs below are based on actual designs shown in our portfolio section and are presented to help you gain a better understanding of the range pricing we have seen over many years of gathering historical pricing.