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?

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 ambiance,...

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...
Washington State Traditional Hybrid Timber Frame Home

Washington State Traditional Hybrid Timber Frame Home

Normally, Tamlin’s prefabricated house packages are custom built as they are ordered. Because each package is customizable and must be engineered to meet the building code for the area it is going too it is not practical to manufacture beforehand.  However,...
First Nations Project – Pitt Meadows, BC

First Nations Project – Pitt Meadows, BC

In 2016, Tamlin International Homes partnered with a local first nations band, as the general contractor to design, manufacture, and built a custom licensed Daycare Facility with Administration Offices in Pitt Meadows, BC. The building was a total area of 6,000 square...
Owner-Builder Pender Island Custom Home

Owner-Builder Pender Island Custom Home

Pender Island in the British Columbia Gulf Islands is a good island to build on because of ease of transporting goods due to regular ferry service and availability of trades people on the Island.  Even with these advantages, a pre-fabricated house package still...
It’s Spring Trade Show Season!

It’s Spring Trade Show Season!

Trade Show Season *Keep Reading for Discounts to the Trade Show!* We love trade shows! It gives our sales and marketing team and designers/project managers a chance to meet with future, present, and past clients! Tamlin is participating in the BC Homes and Garden Show...

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...

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...