At Blackthorn Contractors, we use our own custom home and timber frame designers to create complete home plans and architectural drawings. Our software palette includes Softplan v.14, AutoCad Architectural Desktop 5.0, and CADworks v.14 CADworks is a useful tool for our customers: it creates a 3D virtual tour of your home in the computer, before any tool is applied to timber and you build on the lot. It also produced an accurate material list and cost estimates.
Together, all the programs create shop drawings for each and every timber in your house as well as standard formats used in the construction industry. From CADworks files are produced precise shop drawings, showing everything needed for the joinery and custom cutting.
Excellence and Professionalism
Blackthorn Contractors has established a solid reputation as a quality custom builder. We primarily use Douglas fir, Western White Pine and Western Hemlock in our timberframes. Douglas Fir is the most sought after species for its beauty, straightness and superior strength. Western Hemlock is a lower cost alternative. Kiln drying and standing dead, although more expensive, is available upon request.
Blackthorn offers both traditional and Japanese joinery. Timber embellishments, like chamfers, hand-carved details on posts and other unique and specific requests are easily accommodated by our experienced and talented staff. Other options can also be utilized to satisfy your architectural and aesthetical desires.
Top Notch Award Winning
We are the builders of the year 2000 "Canada Dream Home" at the National Home Show (CNE) in Toronto.
We were featured several times on HGTV.
Through other builders that we have supplied, we have also won "Georgie" awards and "Street of Dreams" projects.
We treat each project like it's an award winning project. For you, your home is the most important investment that you will make, dont leave it to anyone to build. Proper solid construction, no cutting corners. Only the best for you, at a reasonable price.