Tamlin Coquitlam Head Office Addition

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

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

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...
Some Myths About House Packages

Some Myths About House Packages

Tamlin is a general contractor of custom residential homes which  gives us a huge advantage when we are designing and shipping our house packages to remote areas or out-of- province destinations. Here is some information on how you can benefit from our thirty...

Maple Ridge Custom Home Update

Our Maple Ridge project has the septic system installed, the structural build pad is ready for the footing to start this Thursday. This project ran into some issues under the surface once we started the excavation. And although we had dug several test holes prior to...

Bridge Lake is Almost Complete

This home has been a pleasure to build. Our home owners have been amazing, as have all of our sub trades. Some of whom have been away from their families constructing someone else’s dream home for months at a time! Great job team! During the next few weeks, the...

Black Creek Custom Timber Frame

Tamlin Homes has custom designed a fabulous hybrid timber frame for a project on Vancouver Island, close to Black Creek BC. This home features stunning exposed douglas fir timbers in the great room area of the house. We test fit the timber in our timber manufacturing...

Contemporary Timber Cabin Test Fit!

This is one awesome cabin. It has 1028 total square footage on two floors. The footprint is 593 sq. ft. and 435 sq. ft. on the upper loft floor. It features stunning exposed timber beams throughout both floors and an open concept layout, perfect for entertaining and...