A Message from our Founder
On behalf of everyone at Thistlewood, I want to thank you for your interest in our traditional timber frame homes. Since 1982, Thistlewood has grown and matured as a company of individuals dedicated to the design and construction of finely crafted timber frame structures, built using only time-honoured joinery techniques. In my opinion, this ancient method is simply the best way to build using heavy timbers.
I am proud to know our homes are constructed by caring individuals who pride themselves on fostering and reviving a craft that was nearly forgotten. I am also proud to consider our past clients friends. They live in, and enjoy the fruits of our labours in their homes every day.
Timber framing has taken me on a personal quest to far off places to seek and improve my knowledge of the craft and has made me feel humble in the shadow of structures built by nameless comrades from the past. I have had the privilege of standing shoulder to shoulder with Amish farmers helping to raise a barn, I have seen apprentices become accomplished joiners with more skill than my own and I still feel elated when I see the traditional pine bough being nailed to the ridge of every new home we build.
Constructing a new home is like taking a journey, where ideas and dreams become real, and precious memories are added to one's life experience. We are but stewards of the earth and its resources, but what better legacy to pass along to future generations than a home built with a passion for excellence, a reverence for valuable resources honourably used and a respect for those in whose footsteps we follow. Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can assist in making your project a reality - we're here to help in any way we can.