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...
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,...
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...
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...
Whistler for Full-Time Living

Whistler for Full-Time Living

For many people, Whistler is a snowy getaway full of skiing and hot chocolate in the winter and an adventurous mountain bikers’ dream in the summer. When you first step onto the cobblestone streets between busy restaurants and the laid-back vacationers, you’ll notice...
Gleneagles Golf Course

Gleneagles Golf Course

Gleneagles Golf Course Introduction Open since 1927 Gleneagles golf course is greater Vancouver’s fifth oldest continuously operated public golf course.  In 2008/2009 the District of West Vancouver undertook a major restoration and addition to the Gleneagles...
Tamlin Timber Frame Shipment to “TUK”

Tamlin Timber Frame Shipment to “TUK”

Where is Tuktoyaktuk? Tamlin Homes recently shipped two custom Douglas Fir timber frame picnic shelters to the North West Territories (NT). If you are not familiar with this hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk is a small settlement with a population of about 1,000 and is the only...

Custom Timber Frame Test Fit

Our client, from Alberta, has enlisted Tamlin to design and build his stunning hybrid timber frame home on Vancouver Island. And a huge part of our manufacturing of timber frame homes and structures is the test fitting process we do here at our facility. Piece by...