When Daniel Kilchenmann arrived in the Okanagan Valley in 2008, he had a vision of building for Canadians the kind of timber frame homes that generations of families have enjoyed in his native Switzerland for centuries. He had no idea he’d landed in a corner of Canada home to finest timber in the world - BC Douglas Fir.
So, European Timberframe Corp. was born in Vernon BC with these two cornerstones: a commitment to timberframing with European quality, and the best timber you’ll find anywhere - just a short drive from the beautiful Okanagan valley.
Since then Daniel and his team have built dozens of spectacular timber frame homes, entrances, outdoor kitchens, gazebos, pergolas and more for homeowners and contractors in BC and across North America.
Daniel believes careful consultation with homeowners, architects, engineers and contractors is the best way to achieve the exact timber frame product people have been dreaming of. Having some of the best timber framers in Canada on our team, and using the world's finest timber framing tools from Mafell will results in a beautiful timber frame with superior precision. Our entire team puts their heart and soul into every beam, something a CNC machine will never be able to do, and you can see the difference.
European Timberframe Corp. will always be passionate about creating post and beam homes using traditional timber framing, but we also offer contemporary designs, the most modern connectors and laminated or ‘glulam’ timbers.
Today, our Canadian timber frame company still receives Christmas cards and invitations to barbecues from clients who are grateful Daniel knew just what they wanted