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...
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 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...
Our Panorama Home is a Georgie Awards® Finalist!

Our Panorama Home is a Georgie Awards® Finalist!

  During the cold winter months, our thoughts often turn to spring. Most people dream of sunshine and flowers, but here at Tamlin, we’re looking forward to this season for a different reason. For members of the BC home builder community, spring is synonymous with...
Bridge Lake is Almost Complete

Bridge Lake is Almost Complete

This home has been a pleasure to build. Our homeowners have been amazing, as have all of our sub trades. Some of whom have been away from their families constructing someone else’s dream home for months at a time! Great job team! During the next few weeks, the...
Ranger Cabin Site Visit!

Ranger Cabin Site Visit!

Tamlin was awarded the ranger cabin project on Vancouver Island close to Port McNeill in the Cape Scott Provincial Park. This project was tricky as all the lifts had to be in 750 to 900 lbs manageable sizes for the helicopter access site. This cabin is right on the...

Gulf Island Cabin Update

The cabin on Cortes Island is just about complete now. The homeowners anticipate completion in the next few weeks and are very happy with the crew that has constructed this cabin. Tamlin supplied the weather tight lock up shell and some interior finishes such as the...

Thetis Island Cabin Project Update

Progress is great on this major renovation and the homeowners are very pleased with how smoothly everything is going. We couldn’t have asked for better weather for this project either! Now that the weather has turned in to fall rain and wind, the interior...