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...
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,...
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...
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...
Helping to Keep Building Costs Under Control

Helping to Keep Building Costs Under Control

Many of our clients who have taken the opportunity to work through permit plans and engineering with Tamlin during the Fall and Winter months are now in a great position to take advantage of setting up delivery schedules for their house packages once their building...
Update On Minnesota – Discovery Ridge

Update On Minnesota – Discovery Ridge

Built in Northern Minnesota near Lake Vermillion, one of the oldest towns in the Arrowhead Region, sits this brand new Discovery Ridge Home. This prefabricated house package was shipped on two trucks to a staging area and then transferred to smaller trucks for...
Sunshine Coast – Custom Carriage House

Sunshine Coast – Custom Carriage House

This 1800 square foot west coast contemporary carriage house was built on the Sunshine Coast recently. Tamlin and the owners had worked together many years ago on their first home, and this new building was custom designed to complement the existing home. Tamlin not...
Vancouver Island – Horne Lake 1279

Vancouver Island – Horne Lake 1279

We at Tamlin love receiving updates from clients as they finish up their home builds. More-so when they are an owner-builder who had their home to lock up incredibly quickly!This client on Vancouver Island initially contacted Tamlin in late 2018 and are now almost...
Update On Michigan – Custom Gambier

Update On Michigan – Custom Gambier

This customized Gambier was designed with Michigan zoning and building code requirements in mind. This particular design utilizes a hip roof to aid in snow load requirements and the minimum slope required for metal roofing. See below for some progress pictures. These...
Sechelt – Modified Georgia Strait

Sechelt – Modified Georgia Strait

The spectacular views from our clients’ homes continue to inspire our design team to create homes that take full advantage of them. This home, perched high on a cliff, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast is no exception. This modified version of our Georgia Strait is...
Point Grey Golf Club, Practice & Teaching Facility

Point Grey Golf Club, Practice & Teaching Facility

This unique custom project is near completion in Vancouver. The contemporary west coast timber frame, post and beam construction is the real highlight for this high-end golf practice facility. With a total span of 160 feet, and towering 18-foot-high covered ceilings,...
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...