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 Michigan – Discovery Ridge

Update On Michigan – Discovery Ridge

Located in an area of Michigan where some of the finest trout fishery is located and steeped in interesting history (Ernest Hemmingway fished in and wrote about this area) sits one of our custom Discovery Ridge homes.  This prefabricated house package was shipped...
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...
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...