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Langley Custom Contemporary Home

This beautiful, contemporary-modern 1700 sq foot custom home with an oversized two car garage was recently completed by Tamlin Homes. The home owners were so impressed with our original "Discovery Ridge" they wanted to modify this plan and add a garage (easily...

West Coast Contemporary – Washington, USA

The “Gambier” Project inspired the owners of this Washington lot to meet with Tamlin in 2017 to see if they could build a similar home for their retirement. This home design was ideal for the couple since it was all on one floor with no stairs, and with “barrier free”...

Staging a Shipment

Staging a Shipment On Site You have worked with Tamlin to design your perfect home, the permits are done, the foundation is in and you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your pre-fabricated house package. Now what? Staging your shipment. Not everyone will have the...

Whistler for Full-Time Living

For many people, Whistler is a snowy getaway full of skiing and hot chocolate in the winter and an adventurous mountain bikers’ dream in the summer. When you first step onto the cobblestone streets between busy restaurants and the laid-back vacationers, you’ll notice...

It’s Spring Trade Show Season!

Trade Show Season *Keep Reading for Discounts to the Trade Show!* We love trade shows! It gives our sales and marketing team and designers/project managers a chance to meet with future, present, and past clients! Tamlin is participating in the BC Homes and Garden Show...

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...

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...

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...

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