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5 Planning Tips to Help Save Time and Money Building Your Home

Giving yourself plenty of time to prepare for building can save thousands of dollars. Rushing through the process in the spring not only exponentially increases your stress, but by that time it may be too late to secure construction crews, or to fulfill building...

Building Your Own Home

There are many advantages to being an owner builder from money saved to being able to say to friends and family “I built that myself”. “Building my own home sounds like fun can I do this with a Tamlin package?“ The answer to this question is a resounding yes. A Tamlin...

Fall Trade Show Season Is Here!

Trade Show with Tamlin It's that time of year again!  Always a good time and lots of fun for our staff and clients, are the trade shows we participate in throughout the year.  Every trade show gives us the opportunity to network with our colleagues in the industry,...

Remote Ranger Cabin

The rugged coastal wilderness at the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada is home to Cape Scott Provincial Park. Established in 1973, the park has about 30 kilometers of remote beaches. A 6 hour hike from the trailhead brings you to Nels Bight,...

Gleneagles Golf Course

  Open since 1927, Gleneagles golf course is greater Vancouver’s fifth oldest continuously operated public golf course. In 2008/2009 the District of West Vancouver undertook a major restoration and addition to the Gleneagles buildings. Tamlin was honoured to be chosen...

John Lawson Park Picnic Shelter

John Lawson Park on the beach in West Vancouver is a huge part of the history and heritage of the area. In 1872, Navy Jack Thomas, West Vancouver’s first non-native resident, built his home there and in 1905, John Lawson, the “father” of West Vancouver, settled in the...

Tamlin Timber Frame Shipment to “TUK”

Where is Tuktoyaktuk? Tamlin Homes recently shipped two custom Douglas fir timber frame picnic shelters to the North West Territories. If you are not familiar with this hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk is a small settlement with a population of about 1,000 and is the only...

Contemporary Post & Beam Home, Idaho USA

Three trucks arrived on site in McCall, Idaho in September of 2017, with this custom west coast contemporary house package.  From the custom coloured exterior and interior windows to the gorgeous master suite, this home is going to be a beautiful example of how Tamlin...

Custom West Coast Contemporary, Whistler, BC, Canada

Flexible Design This 4,000 square foot, three story home was custom designed in 2016-2017 for a young professional couple in Whistler, British Columbia. They wanted the flexibility to live in the home and expand their space as their family needs grew. At the same time...

Factory Production of Timber Frame

Export Timber House Packages from Canada to the USA The quality of Tamlin’s timber frame structures, which are part of our “export house packages”, is one of the reasons why Tamlin is considered one of the leaders in the industry.  Tamlin has its own factory where we...

Custom Timber Frame Home, Washington State, USA

Wall Panel and Timber Assembly Another custom hybrid timber frame prefabricated house package was recently shipped to Washington State, USA from Tamlin’s facility in British Columbia, Canada.  This custom 3,870 square foot home with 1550 garage and loft, features...

Shipping a Tamlin Home

Our Shipping Experience Tamlin’s over 40 years’ experience in export and remote shipping of our pre-fabricated house packages has allowed us to perfect our methods of checking, packaging and shipping. From Ocean freight, barge, rail, road and even a helicopter, Tamlin...

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