Update on Wedgewoods, Whistler Home

Update on Wedgewoods, Whistler Home

This custom west coast contemporary family home designed and built by Tamlin Homes has everything a young growing family’s needs.  Tamlin’s professional in-house design team had no problems meeting the developer’s design criteria for the location in “Wedgewoods”,...
Owner-Builder Training Course

Owner-Builder Training Course

In British Columbia, Canada, to be an owner builder you must pass an exam to comply with the BC Housing 2-5-10 warranty program. A course is offered to prepare the owner builder for this exam and last month the sales team and one of the designers at Tamlin attended...
Site Visit to The Discovery Ridge

Site Visit to The Discovery Ridge

This past weekend, two of Tamlin’s employees were able to walk through one of Tamlin’s recently built homes in Langley. This home is a modified version of our original Discovery Ridge house plan. The house was designed to roughly 1700 square feet, featuring a two-car...
Spectacular Location

Spectacular Location

Finding the perfect piece of property can take weeks, months, or years. Figuring out what to build on it and the perfect spot to situate your home can take a long time as well. We always encourage our clients to pick the property first, not the plan. We can make any...
McCall, Idaho – Custom House Package

McCall, Idaho – Custom House Package

These clients came to us because they had fallen in love with our west coast contemporary award winning Gambier home. They loved the clean lines and modern contemporary look. They worked with our design team to custom design this beautiful west coast contemporary post...
Tamlin Boardroom

Tamlin Boardroom

It is with great excitement that we are able to announce that our new, second boardroom is finished! This large multi-purpose room will be used to host seminars, lunch and learns and design meetings. Photo above shows a meeting held recently in our new boardroom for...
QuadLock – ICF Technology

QuadLock – ICF Technology

As building codes in both Canada and U.S.A have evolved, one key development is the ability for all new homes to become more energy efficient. Specifically in British Columbia, a new provincial standard called the BC Energy Step code was introduced (please read our...
Sunshine Coast – “A Perfect Ocean-Front View”

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...
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...
West Coast Contemporary Home

West Coast Contemporary Home

Dotted along the beautiful rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, are many small towns that started as a logging towns and are now known as a hidden gems for surfers.  Our clients have just under 3 acres in one of these secluded spots. Because of their location,...
Staging a Shipment

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

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...