About Tamlin Homes
Tamlin Homes: Building Better Since 1977
Tamlin (International) Homes Ltd, established in 1977, is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is proud to be 100% North American owned and operated.
We manufacture home packages and ship them throughout Canada, the US, and internationally. We are also full general contractor/builders in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley in BC.
We are known for designing and building custom residential homes and unique timber frame dwellings with a distinct West Coast feel.
What makes us different from other prefab home companies?
Tamlin offers an unparalleled level of expertise and customer service. Over the years, we’ve grown our family of professional designers, building crews/sub-trades, and network of local building specialists to provide a unique custom level of service to each of our clients.
We also offer unlimited design options to our clients. Select from our ready-to-go home plans, or modify one to suit your needs. Clients can also work with our in-house designers to create a custom home without the high cost of an external design firm. Or, have your home designed by an architect, and enlist Tamlin to build your custom home package.
Timber Frame Homes and Post and Beam Construction
One of our specialties is timber frame or post and beam construction. These days, our hybrid homes integrate a balance of contemporary or traditional styles, so you can choose to have as much wood and wood features or custom wood joinery in your home. While each one of our homes is designed to meet your specifications, our goal is always to exceed your expectations.
Our approach to West Coast Style design include three elements. First, we try to incorporate natural features such as wood and stone, and eco-friendly materials that will last a long time. Second we design using an open concept, with spacious and functional areas, which allow for ease of traffic flow, but privacy and comfort where you need it. Third we design using the highest level of materials quality and installation, with special focus on energy efficiency to save you money.
Over the years Tamlin has amassed a diversified project portfolio including
- Quality Prefab Homes
- Custom Residential Homes
- Remote/Island Projects
- Custom Commercial Buildings
- Prefabricated Timber and Log Chalets
- Licensed Builder in B.C.
- Custom Cottages
About the Owners
MARKETING & OPERATIONS
DESIGN & ENGINEERING
With over 50 years combined experience in the custom home industry, Chris and Paul provide the leadership and experience needed to continue moving forward with innovative designs and building techniques.
Being employees and then shareholders in Tamlin before taking over complete ownership from the senior partners in 2008, allowed for a seamless transition and continued growth of the company.
Paul’s experience in business operations, sales and marketing and Chris’ experience in design and project management make them the perfect team to head up Tamlin. Their hands on management style and willingness to step in and assist at any stage of the project is what sets Tamlin apart.
Our Staff and Their Dedication to Customer Service
The reason for Tamlin’s success has been our complete commitment to our clients. In the building industry where the time frame from conceptualization to delivery and construction often spans many months or even years, the personal involvement, continual dedication and support of each of our Tamlin staff has allowed us to become recognized as a leader in customer service. 2017 marks Tamlin’s 40th year of dedication to quality products and customer service. Tamlin has become recognized as a leader in customer service, because of our team’s continual dedication and support for each of our clients through every stage of their project.
“ I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you have done to help us realize our dream home… thank you for your time, patience, expertise and your understanding that this was an adventure for my family… and your company has actually made the whole project fun”
Chris and Hilary Langley, Vancouver B.C.
“Excellent customer service. We were always able to contact someone and receive a prompt reply”
Len Aune, Kelowna. B.C.
Design, Construction Services, and Registered Warranty Builder
For local projects in the Vancouver area or Fraser Valley, Tamlin’s role is a FULL SERVICE BUILDER, or general contractor.
- Permit Plans
- Budgeting, Financing
- Full Construction
- Home Warranty Program of B.C. (HPO)
For other projects which utilize Tamlin’s house package approach, the company will design, engineer, and help plan your building project. Services include
- Permit Plans
- Specialized prefabricated building components (timber frame and wall systems)
- Delivery to your site
- Supervision or support with construction through our network of builders