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 1,775 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 client...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
Nevada County, California – Discovery Ridge

Nevada County, California – Discovery Ridge

One of our favourite things to do is customize our standard prefabricated house packages for a client. Our Design and Sales teams really enjoy the creative process of making a dream home a reality. This three bedroom, two bathroom 1680 square foot home is currently...
Lakeside Timber Frame

Lakeside Timber Frame

You will notice the superior craftsmanship of this 2,500 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...
Alaska – Clear Lake

Alaska – Clear Lake

This model is one of Tamlin’s popular plans. Since the summer of 2020, Tamlin worked on modifying the home with the owners and we are happy to announce the “Clear Lake Alaska” has been shipped to Anchorage! Tamlin shipped this complete house package over 2,000 miles...
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...