WHO WE ARE - A Team Who Loves to Create
WHAT WE DO - Traditional Craftsmanship
MiRA Timber Frame was established as a family business in 1998. We are housed in a 16,000 sq. ft. design and manufacturing facility located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada.
Timber framing is a method of building, which has been used for centuries. It involves the use of large structural timbers held together with elaborate wooden joinery and hardwood pegs.
All timber used for manufacturing at MiRA Timber Frame is sustainably sourced from old-growth forests from the west coast of British Columbia
Douglas Fir is preferred over Spruce and Pine for its strength and stability. The selection of #1 or better Douglas Fir Free of Heart Center (FoHC) ensures less cracking and checking as the timber ages. The dry air and low humidity in Alberta make it ideal for air-drying timbers.
MiRA Timber Frame utilizes state-of-the-art 3D CAD software that seamlessly interfaces with our CNC Hundegger machine ensuring quality and precision in every cut. Every timber frame is designed and cut employing traditional European mortise & tenon joinery, then sent down the production line to be inspected, sanded and stained with one of our 5 stock stain colours
Completed timber frames are carefully wrapped in a weather and sunlight resistant wrap to protect the timbers until they reach their final destination.
Our field team is experienced at assembling and raising the timber frame minimizing on-site labour & equipment costs. The timber frame can then be enclosed in pre-manufactured SIP panels leaving the beauty of the exposed timbers on the interior.
Our custom designs have attracted clients from across Western Canada, Northwestern USA and Hawaii.
Our clients appreciate the traditional craftsmanship of high vaulted ceilings, large windows, open loft spaces, and the warmth and beauty only natural timbers can bring.
With over 400 projects and 20+ years experience our skilled staff of designers, timber framers & administrative personnel will ensure that if you can dream it we can build it.
We are committed to quality detailed workmanship and responsible resources management in every project.
We are the MiRA Timber Frame team dedicated to bringing you the best.
Meet The Owners of MiRA Timber Frame
Julian - President
It's Julian's passion for the craft of timber framing that is the engine that propels us forwards. His enthusiasm is truly contagious; he is an ambassador for MiRA in addition to being an impassioned supporter of the timber frame profession. He encourages working with other timber frame enthusiasts in an effort to promote and preserve the true art and beauty of the craft of timber framing.
"I've always loved working with structure, starting in 1988 with steel which evolved into timber framing. The preciseness and quality is what keeps my fire fueled"
Trudy – Design Manager
Trudy's innate sense of style coupled with her degree in interior design is the backbone of our design department. With pencil in hand she will take your ideas and turn them into the perfect timber frame design. If you can dream it she will help you believe it.
"Our design focus is to balance the clients' wish list with practical designs solutions & solid building practices. Timber framing does present some design challenges which are quickly over shadowed by the inherent beauty of working with natural elements, and being focused on quality craftsmanship and detailing."