Hamill Creek Timber Homes supplies timber frame structures and a variety of wood products. We manufacture and supply timber frames for outdoor living spaces such as gazebos, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, carports, covered decks, porches, golf cart sheds, picnic shelters, and bridges. Timber frame accent and design elements can also be added to the interior and exterior of your home in the form of ceiling beams, roof braces, gable accent, rafter tails and much more.
Timber Frame Building Material
Hamill Creek Timber Homes ensures that all of their products are manufactured from responsibly and ethically harvested forests. British Columbia is one of the world leaders in Sustainable Forest Management and is known for its abundant resources of quality Douglas Fir, Larch, Spruce, Western Red Cedar and Pine. It is from these species that we cut our timber frames and other timber frame products. Wood has many inherent qualities that makes it an ideal building material. These include:
- Aesthetically, it has visual warmth and character, and provides a relaxing environment
- It is renewable, biodegradable, recyclable, and stores carbon, thus having a smaller environmental footprint than other building materials
- It has versatility and is easily shaped and profiled, giving great scope for architectural design.
- High strength to weight ratio
Other Wood Products to Finish Your Timber Frame Home
To finish your new home, with the same continuity of appearance and quality as your timber frame, Hamill Creek Timber Homes’ onsite sawmill can offer a large array of wood products. These products are cut from the same logs as the timber frame, which really does provide continuity. These timber frame products include:
- Vertical and horizontal exterior siding
- Wide plank Flooring
- Tongue and Groove decking
- Interior and exterior door and window trim
Hamill Creek Timber Homes can also supply window, doors and wall and roof enclosures (Structural Insulated panels, or built up systems) to the finishing of your new home.
Stairs and Staircases for Your Timber Frame Home
Hamill Creek Timber Homes’ fine woodworking shop is staffed with a master stair builder, who has been crafting beautiful interior and exterior stairs, and railings for our timber frame homes for more than 25 years. Our stairs are cut and crafted from the same quality wood as our timber frames, and will be an outstanding additional feature in your new home
Timber Frame Finishes, Stains, and Sealers
We offer a wide variety of custom timber frame finishes and stains to be applied to our wood products that will both protect and enhance the character and feel of you timber frame home. The finishing of your timbers can be smooth and sophisticated or textured and rustic. Both the timber frame finish and stain you choose will help to determine the style and look you desire.
Timber Frame Surface Finishes
The timbers for your home can have different surface finishes, which include:
- Planed S4S – The timbers are planed smooth and are smooth to the touch on all four sides
- Textured – Rougher headed, rough sawn
- Hand Adzed – a rustic characteristic that mimics pioneer hand adzing
- Distressed – timbers are burnt or distressed to give an antique look
Timber Frame Stains
Our timber frames are prefinished in our timberframe shop with an environmental quality stain and sealer. On application, natural oils and resins, in a water base, penetrate deep into the wood’s cell structure forming a tough, durable barrier that won’t crack, peel or blister while nourishing the wood and allowing it to breath. This finish also offers ultra violet (UV) protection from sunlight which can discolor and damage wood surfaces.
Mill Direct Building products
As well as producing and supplying the products listed under Other Wood Products to Finish Your Timber Frame Home, you can also purchase timbers or lumber from our onsite sawmill.