Exterior Finishes

Exterior Finishes

Choosing the right exterior finishing material for your custom timber frame home is an important design choice that can be factored by personal preference, aesthetics, maintenance, and affordability. At Tamlin, traditional Western Red Cedar and Cement Board siding are...
Changing Building Codes and Timing

Changing Building Codes and Timing

A noteworthy trend in remote building locations is the increasing adoption of stricter construction guidelines. Sometimes this is due to energy code revisions, structural requirements (seismic zoning), development changes, or local adoption of tighter environmental or...
Custom Contemporary West Coast Post and Beam Home

Custom Contemporary West Coast Post and Beam Home

The Discovery Ridge is one of Tamlin’s popular prefabricated house package models. This home built in Northern California was customized for the owner and includes a 1775 square foot main living area with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a flex room built on a slab...
Southwest Colorado Gambier

Southwest Colorado Gambier

We are excited to share some of the first photos of this prefabricated house package, which was shipped in April of this year.  We had shipped the prefabricate garage package in July 2022, so when the house package was loaded onto 3 trucks and shipped to this...
Tamlin’s Modern Farmhouse – Hybrid Timber Frame and SIP

Tamlin’s Modern Farmhouse – Hybrid Timber Frame and SIP

Established in 1977, Tamlin has 46 years of building experience in a diverse range of home building styles, and many of our projects are custom designed. These days, with higher building costs and more technical requirements for engineered drawings and building...
Designing with a View on Higher Quality

Designing with a View on Higher Quality

When designing and building your house, windows play a huge role in the function of your home. They allow for natural light, ventilation (passive cooling) and provide for the best unobstructed views especially for scenic locations.  If your priority is views,...
Tamlin’s Real West Coast Custom Home

Tamlin’s Real West Coast Custom Home

Vancouver Island is a vacation paradise on the west coast of Canada. With a spectacular range of sandy beach coastlines and rugged/rocky coastlines, the towns of Tofino and Ucluelet are on the west side of the island. Both picturesque towns offer the best in fishing,...
Custom “Discovery Ridge” Gulf Islands BC

Custom “Discovery Ridge” Gulf Islands BC

This 2100 square foot west coast contemporary home (including basement) was customized from Tamlin’s “Discovery Ridge Series” to meet the client’s needs on one of the smaller Gulf Islands in BC. As an off-the-grid home, the owner-builder approached Tamlin not only for...
Benefits of Tamlin’s Preliminary Design Process

Benefits of Tamlin’s Preliminary Design Process

At some point in time as you plan your home building project it will be necessary to having drawings produced. In many cases, you may or may not be committed to a builder, architect, or design company, and you may not know where to start. It can often be a daunting...
Colorado Gambier with Garage

Colorado Gambier with Garage

  At Tamlin we work closely with our clients to identify potential issues and find workable solutions. In the case of this project, it was working the construction schedule around the Colorado winters. Our solution was to ship the garage and house package...
San Juan Islands Discovery Ridge

San Juan Islands Discovery Ridge

The San Juan Islands in Washington State are the perfect location for one of our West Coast Contemporary prefabricated house packages. The design of the Discover Ridge with its many windows that enhance the gorgeous landscape makes it the perfect home for these...
Update on Michigan – Custom Gambier

Update on Michigan – Custom Gambier

Our Michigan – Custom Gambier project is nearly complete! As part of our design process we ensure that our house package will meet the zoning and building code requirements anywhere that our clients build. For this particular project, we had modified our popular...
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...