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QuadLock – ICF Technology

Ever since British Columbia has introduced an Energy Step Code (please read our blog here for more information on the BC Energy Step Code), it has become increasingly important to design every new home to meet these energy code requirements. When designing...

Laneway Home

At Tamlin, we love staying in touch with our clients and getting to visit with them from time to time. Recently we were able to pay a visit to the owners of this beautiful laneway home and hear how much they are still enjoying their Tamlin Home....

Georgia Strait – Connecticut, USA

This beautiful wooded property in south-western Connecticut provided the perfect setting for our pre-fabricated Georgia Strait house package. These owners had Tamlin design their modified version of this plan on a partial basement/crawl space foundation which worked...

Sunshine Coast – “A Perfect Ocean-Front View”

Garden Bay is a quaint community of 330 people, tucked away on the North Side of Pender Harbour. Nearby, Madiera Park and Garden Bay Provincial Park are popular boating areas with miles of beautiful Pacific shorelines. Another one of Tamlin’s modern- contemporary west...

The 16th Annual Global Buyers Mission

Global Buyers Mission "Developing new business relationships with Architects, Developers, Builders, and Wood Product Manufacturers", Whistler, BC. The 16h annual Global Buyers Mission was held at the Whistler Conference Centre this past week. This event attracted over...

How to Choose the Right House Package Company

As you do your research to find the right company for your building project, no doubt that you will compare the services and products of the companies in consideration. What should you look for? A proven design and building system. A prefabricated house package...

Tamlin Coquitlam Head Office Addition

Over the years Tamlin has always tried to make its offices showplaces for the products that go into our prefabricated house packages and full builds. It allows our employees to work in beautiful timber frame offices and is an essential tool for our sales team to be...

Langley Owner-Builder Artist Studio

The city of Langley is rapidly expanding with new developments and housing. For Tamlin, this means Langley is a popular area for clients planning their future homes or additions. For this project, the “owner-builders” of this west coast contemporary style rancher...

How Does Design Affect Costs?

  There are many factors that affect building costs of a home (such as site preparations, services, code requirements, and so on) but let’s focus on the “building” design in this article.      Flat Ceilings vs Vaulted Ceilings: If you want the...

Family Home on Bowen Island

The owners of this contemporary family home on Bowen Island in BC, approached Tamlin a few years ago with an idea of moving to the island to raise their family. The proximity of Bowen Island to the mainland (20 minutes by ferry) allows for easy access to the City of...

BC Energy Step Code

What is the Step Code for British Columbia? The new “Step Code” which has already been implemented in a number of municipalities across BC, is the new “energy efficiency” buildings must meet (per zone or location). The overall gradual mandate is to get all new built...

Washington State Traditional Hybrid Timber Frame Home

Normally, Tamlin’s prefabricated house packages are custom built as they are ordered. Because each package is customizable and must be engineered to meet the building code for the area it is going too it is not practical to manufacture beforehand.  However,...

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