Award Winning Timber Frame Office

 

HYBRID TIMBER FRAME, POST & BEAM CONSTRUCTION * Energy Efficient * Eco-Friendly * Green * Healthy

in 2010 our head office was constructed in Aldergrove (Langley), British Columbia. The 4000 square foot award winning timber frame office was designed as a work centre for our Tamlin designers, project managers and sales staff. Although we are happy to say that we have outgrown this facility, it is with some sadness we will be moving on. The materials include handcrafted Douglas fir timbers with mortise and tenon wood connections, pre-finished custom hemlock and fir doors, energy efficient windows, exterior western red cedar sidings, stain grade natural wood casings, pre-finished hardwood flooring, custom laminated wood stairs, and many other unique finishes.To ensure our facility meets eco-friendly – green building, energy efficiency and healthy housing criteria, Tamlin invested in a significant number of construction and product upgrades within the design of the building. Highlights include storm water retention system, eco-friendly parking lot drainage system, geothermal heating and cooling, organic high density spray-foam insulation, reclaimed and recycled flooring’s, engineered floor beams and laminated lumber, “silent floor system” ,low VOC stains and paints, energy star rated windows, maintenance free 50 year metal roofing , natural cedar and douglas fir finishes, cultured stone accents, energy efficient lighting, heat recovery HRV ventilation system … and more.
The Tamlin commercial facility was designed by Chris Lynn, one of the partner/owners, who meticulously balanced the conceptual, functional, and practical design ideas with stringent commercial building code requirements for construction.

Here are some of the features of the unique timber building:

Solid Douglas Fir post & beam construction with mortise & tenon connections, completely precut, handcrafted, and factory test fit, prior to installation on site.

Geothermal heating and cooling system , which utilizes the natural earth temperatures to significantly reduce energy consumption. Underground loops which are connected to a high efficiency forced air heat pump for all year round heating and cooling; complete connection to high efficiency heat recovery ventilator (HRV)

 

Hybrid Timber Frame Construction (combination of authentic timber frame and conventional wood framing) Hidden earthquake hardware and steel fasteners

 

Maintenance free heavy duty 50 year standing seam metal roof with hidden fasteners Storm water retention tank for parking lot drainage

 

Storm water retention tank for parking lot drainage Custom water gravel filtration system for parking lot drainage

 

Environmentally Friendly Engineered Wood Products, including engineered floor joists, LVL (laminated veneer lumber) hidden beams, glulaminated douglas fir beams, and glulaminated stair treads Natural, durable, pre-finished western red cedar exterior “shadow”line panelling; prestained

 

Western red cedar “sidewall” shingles, douglas fir post and beam timber framing Sprinkler system with exposed pipes for commercial application, and hidden pipes and valves for residential application

 

Organic closed cell high density spray foam insulation (SOYA-based) in walls and roof. 100% non allergic and zero off –gasing, certified eco-friendly and healthy; high efficiency insulation which acts as its own vapour barrier against moisture. Natural mineral wool insulation (that is made from rock and recycled materials). Non-combustible, eco friendly, water repellent and made completely CFC and HCFC free (no ozone depleting off gases during manufacture). An exceptional insulator, which is completely resistant to mildew, mould and bacterial growth.

 

 

Combination of high density eco-friendly spray foam and natural mineral wool thermal insulation offering an insulation value of R40 for all ceilings Sound proofing and fireproof insulation in between floors and office walls

 

LOW – VOC water-borne LEED certified wood stain on all interior and exterior timber finishes LOW – VOC water-borne LEED certified wood stain on all interior and exterior timber finishes

 

Eco-Friendly Design Details


Custom solid Douglas fir tread stair system with tile accent risers , Douglas fir and glass panel construction

Natural exterior cultured stone accents

Natural interior cultured stone accents

Energy star rated, high-insulation windows with “hybrid” Douglas fir interior – lifetime warranty

Energy star rated, high-insulation windows, pre-finished factory exterior painting – lifetime warranty

Prefinished/pre-stained doors and solid Douglas fir baseboards for easy installation

Prefinished/pre-stained window trim for easy installation

Reclaimed wide plank pine flooring, and pre-finished engineered alder hardwood flooring (renewable species), with no-maintenance LOW VOC finish

40% Recycled Office floor carpet

40% Recycled bathroom, kitchen, and hallway tile

Blue-stain pine (denim pine from mountain pine beetle wood) – kiln dried, ceiling paneling

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