Cocks & Delaney

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

Past Timber Frame Project: House near Lunenburg

We are building a timber frame house on a waterfront lot in First South just outside Lunenburg.

The house walls and roof are constructed with SIPs (structural insulated panels) around a white oak timber frame. We assembled all the timber frame components on site and used a crane for the erection of the timber frame and the installation of the SIP panels. The entire package came on to the site on six 70-foot tractor trailers which took us a day to unload.

All components were built or precut by RiverBend Timber Framing in Michigan, which is owned by a Canadian company in Calgary. Latest photos are immediately below.

The house as a "Project in Progress" is featured in the Spring/Summer 2016 edition of the digital magazine Elegant Wood Homes. We are pleased to be able to let you read the whole article (PDF, 2.5 MB).


Nov. 2016: Finishing the exterior

finishing exterior of house

Installing the 14-foot nano door

nano door from outside

nano door from interior

nano door install from inside

March 2016:

January 2016:

Cedar siding and metal roof

We have been adding cedar siding and facia, and a metal roof.

house wrap and chimney

Siding and windows

Timber frame house under construction

posts and beams waiting for the crane


January 2017: Interior finishing
Great room

Greatroom from above

Kitchen from Greatroom

November 2016: Interior finishing
Drywal and timber frame interior

October 2015: Raising the frame and installing SIPS

Crane and timber frame house.

Building a timber frame house.

SIPs being put on the roof.

Timber frame porch

Assembling timber frame