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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...

Tamlin’s First Green Roof

What is a green roof? About a year ago our clients came to us with an idea for a small cabin package on their property on one of BC’s Gulf Islands. They loved our contemporary rancher with its expanse of windows and modern contemporary timber frame feel but wanted...

Tamlin’s Panorama: Another Georgie® Nominee!

We are excited and honoured that this home, The Panorama, is a finalist for the prestigious Georgie Awards. We will find out if this project is a winner at the Georgie’s 25th Anniversary Gala.   “A winning project in the Georgie Awards is the top prize for builders...

Our Panorama Home is a Georgie Awards® Finalist!

  During the cold winter months, our thoughts often turn to spring. Most people dream of sunshine and flowers, but here at Tamlin, we’re looking forward to this season for a different reason. For members of the BC home builder community, spring is synonymous with The...

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