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Gibsons, BC – West Coast Custom Timber Home

Gibsons, BC – West Coast Custom Timber Home

This 4,400 square foot custom West Coast Contemporary prefabricated house package is being built in Gibsons B.C., a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, north of Vancouver. A 700 square foot garage and 1,600 square foot barn will also round out the building...

Washington – Custom Home

Washington – Custom Home

Tamlin recently shipped a prefabricated custom home package to Washington USA. This 3,700 square foot home included a timber porch, timber entry and vaulted ceilings. Tamlin precut all the timber components which were test fit, and then taken apart and labelled...

Lumber Prices Bottoming Now!

Lumber Prices Bottoming Now!

As we move into fall, there is some great news -- lumber prices have come back down to earth! The sudden spike in lumber prices earlier in the year was created by a housing and renovation boom which was fueled by low interest rates and people having time to work on...

Ontario – Custom Contemporary Home

Ontario – Custom Contemporary Home

This 1300 square foot custom contemporary home was shipped to Ontario earlier this summer. The client approached us with their own design and Tamlin’s in-house design team worked alongside them to make it exactly what they were looking for.This design uses the SIPs...

Tamlin’s Showroom

Tamlin’s Showroom

At Tamlin, we understand the importance of being able to see, touch, and compare various products in our prefabricated house packages. Given that many of our homes are built in "remote" areas, throughout Canada and the USA, the viewings of finished homes can be a...

Nevada County, California – Discovery Ridge

Nevada County, California – Discovery Ridge

One of our favourite things to do is customize our standard prefabricated house packages for a client. Out design and sales teams really enjoy the creative process of making a dream home a reality. This three bedroom, two bathroom 1680 square foot home is currently...

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...

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