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...
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...
Georgia Strait – Connecticut, USA

Georgia Strait – Connecticut, USA

This beautiful wooded property in south-western Connecticut provided the perfect setting for our pre-fabricated Georgia Strait house package. These owners had Tamlin design their modified version of this plan on a partial basement/crawl space foundation which worked...
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...