How to Choose the Right Windows

How to Choose the Right Windows

When designing and building your house, choosing the windows plays a major role on the overall look and feel of the home. At Tamlin, we know how important windows are in a home which is why we use high quality and energy efficient windows. We have been using these...
Site Visit to The Discovery Ridge

Site Visit to The Discovery Ridge

This past weekend, two of Tamlin’s employees were able to walk through one of Tamlin’s recently built homes in Langley. This home is a modified version of our original Discovery Ridge house plan. The house was designed to roughly 1700 square feet, featuring a two-car...
Spectacular Location

Spectacular Location

Finding the perfect piece of property can take weeks, months, or years. Figuring out what to build on it and the perfect spot to situate your home can take a long time as well. We always encourage our clients to pick the property first, not the plan. We can make any...
McCall, Idaho – Custom House Package

McCall, Idaho – Custom House Package

These clients came to us because they had fallen in love with our west coast contemporary award winning Gambier home. They loved the clean lines and modern contemporary look. They worked with our design team to custom design this beautiful west coast contemporary post...
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...
Laneway Home

Laneway Home

At Tamlin, we love staying in touch with our clients and getting to visit with them from time to time. Recently we were able to pay a visit to the owners of this beautiful laneway home and hear how much they are still enjoying their Tamlin Home. In 2013, Tamlin...
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...

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,...
West Coast Contemporary Home

West Coast Contemporary Home

Dotted along the beautiful rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, are many small towns that started as a logging towns and are now known as a hidden gems for surfers.  Our clients have just under 3 acres in one of these secluded spots. Because of their location,...
West Coast Contemporary – Washington, USA

West Coast Contemporary – Washington, USA

The “Gambier” Project inspired the owners of this Washington lot to meet with Tamlin in 2017 to see if they could build a similar home for their retirement. This home design was ideal for the couple since it was all on one floor with no stairs, and with “barrier free”...
Staging a Shipment

Staging a Shipment

Staging a Shipment On Site You have worked with Tamlin to design your perfect home, the permits are done, the foundation is in and you are eagerly awaiting the arrival of your pre-fabricated house package. Now what? Staging your shipment. Not everyone will have the...
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. If you are not familiar with this hamlet, Tuktoyaktuk is a small settlement with a population of about 1,000 and is the only...

Bridge Lake is at Finishing Stage!

This fantastic custom hybrid timber frame is nothing short of spectacular! It features over sized timber trusses, fabulous views of Bridge Lake, a quiet and secluded setting, with lots of natural stone on the exterior and interior. It also has an amazing...