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What Is Heavy Timber?

“Heavy Timber” is a term used in construction that refers to large pieces of wood used for structural integrity and/or design. The Canadian Wood Council defines heavy timber as pieces that exceed 140mm in their smallest cross-sectional dimension. In…

What Exactly Is Meant by Timber-Steel Integration?

Timber is a beautiful, sustainable, and versatile construction material. Unfortunately, timber is not a perfect material, and there is one major drawback. With BC residing in a seismic zone, it is essential to consider how timber structures will perform during…

Do Timber Frames Cost More?

The frame of a building is one of the most important structural components. It must be strong enough to support the weight of the roof, walls, and additional loads such as wind or water. The frame also plays a…

Are Timber Frame Homes Sustainable?

Timber wood framing is commonly found in indoor and outdoor living spaces. The rise in popularity of timber framing in British Columbia has led to many developments opting for wood compared to steel or concrete. But is timber framing…

Why Use Timber Frames?

Timber frames are becoming more and more popular across British Columbia. Timber frames are a simple, cost-efficient, and efficient way to build the structure of a home. Additionally, timber frames offer numerous benefits that make them a favorite amongst…

Loving Lasqueti

Barge & helicopter projects are always exciting for our clients and crew.  Aside from the wet weather, and a few unexpected logistical hiccups (that are somehow still expected), this remote job on Lasqueti Island has been going extremely smooth!…

COVID-19 Update

Kettle River Timberworks continues to operate with our staff and clients health and safety a priority.  Our office remains 'open' operating with limited staff present, other staff working from home and crews cautiously continuing to work on site. Note we are…