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Prefabricated Timber Frame and “SIPs” Home

Prefabricated Timber Frame and “SIPs” Home

This 1900 sq. ft. prefabricated timber frame and SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) home is being built in Maple Ridge BC. This included a 900 sq. ft. mezzanine level and a garage which added another 600 sq. ft. After the foundation was in place, Tamlin's...

Lakeside Timber Frame

Lakeside Timber Frame

You will notice the superior craftsmanship of this 2500 square foot hybrid timber frame home starting with the port-cochere as you drive up to the front door. The handcrafted Douglas fir timbers continue throughout the inside of the home and out onto the expansive...

Visit to Tamlin’s Timber Mill

Visit to Tamlin’s Timber Mill

One of Tamlin’s specialties is using solid Douglas fir timbers in our prefabricated homes. This premier wood species from British Columbia is sought after as one of the best structural softwoods due to its strength, durability and appearance.Tamlin uses a special...

Premade Custom Douglas Fir Stair Systems – “Ready to Install”

Premade Custom Douglas Fir Stair Systems – “Ready to Install”

For some of Tamlin’s clients who really love wood, our custom premade Douglas fir stair systems are designed in sections to be installed quickly on site. All stair systems are precut, test fit/pre-assembled, sanded, sealed, and carefully packaged. The Douglas fir...

Alaska – Clear Lake

Alaska – Clear Lake

This model is one of Tamlin’s popular plans. Since the summer of 2020, Tamlin worked on modifying the home with the owners and we are happy to announce the “Clear Lake Alaska” has been shipped to Anchorage! Tamlin shipped this complete house package over 2,000 miles...

Why Have Lumber Prices Increased?

Why Have Lumber Prices Increased?

With record prices of lumber in the news these days, the cost of building a home has increased. There are a number of reasons for these cost increases which include the COVID-19 pandemic, but the main reason is higher demand with a limited supply.Headlines in the news...

Helping to Keep Building Costs Under Control

Helping to Keep Building Costs Under Control

Many of our clients who have taken the opportunity to work through permit plans and engineering with Tamlin during the Fall and Winter months are now in a great position to take advantage of setting up delivery schedules for their house packages once their building...

Update On Minnesota – Discovery Ridge

Update On Minnesota – Discovery Ridge

Built in Northern Minnesota near Lake Vermillion, one of the oldest towns in the Arrowhead Region, sits this brand new Discovery Ridge Home.This prefabricated house package was shipped on two trucks to a staging area and then transferred to smaller trucks for...

Sunshine Coast – Custom Carriage House

Sunshine Coast – Custom Carriage House

This 1800 square foot west coast contemporary carriage house was built on the Sunshine Coast recently. Tamlin and the owners had worked together many years ago on their first home, and this new building was custom designed to complement the existing home.Tamlin not...

Vancouver Island – Horne Lake 1279

Vancouver Island – Horne Lake 1279

We at Tamlin love receiving updates from clients as they finish up their home builds. More-so when they are an owner-builder who had their home to lock up incredibly quickly!This client on Vancouver Island initially contacted Tamlin in late 2018 and are now almost...

Update On Michigan – Custom Gambier

Update On Michigan – Custom Gambier

This customized Gambier was designed with Michigan zoning and building code requirements in mind. This particular design utilizes a hip roof to aid in snow load requirements and the minimum slope required for metal roofing. See below for some progress pictures.These...

Sechelt – Modified Georgia Strait

Sechelt – Modified Georgia Strait

The spectacular views from our clients’ homes continue to inspire our design team to create homes that take full advantage of them. This home, perched high on a cliff, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast is no exception. This modified version of our Georgia Strait is...

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