Cocks & Delaney

327 Main St. Mahone Bay
Nova Scotia
(902) 624-0827

About Us

We are a family business based in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. We specialize in historic renovations and restaurations, as well as in building turnkey new homes, whether timber frame homes or conventional buildings. We act as general contractor for the entire process from the design to painting the interior.

Iain Cocks

Iain Cocks is a master carpenter and cabinetmaker who has been working with wood for over thirty years. He has built every type of structure from timberframe to reinforced concrete, but definitely prefers working with wood. He began his career working as a carpenter around Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Iain worked with crews who were shipwrights as well as carpenters, so there was no such thing as a loose fit. Therefore, house frames were put together with the same care that went into a ship's hull.

Iain worked in Toronto for seventeen years doing historic restorations in the downtown core and high end renovations in Forest Hills and Rosedale. He spent a year working in the French Quarter of New Orleans renovating buildings on Royal St. and Pirates Alley under the architectural control of the Vieux Carré Commission, which must approve every exterior repair for authenticity. His love of Nova Scotia brought him back home in 1997.

"Building a house is an incredible responsibility, because it has the potential to be there forever."

Yvonne Delaney

With a background in business management and customer relations, Yvonne is the company's project coordinator, office manager and bookkeeper. She is also the decorator in charge of interior detailing, consulting with clients to choose paint colours, and does the painting and staining herself. Yvonne keeps customers up-to-date with the progress of their house.