Sechelt – Modified Georgia Strait

Sechelt – Modified Georgia Strait

The spectacular views from our clients’ homes continue to inspire our design team to create homes that take full advantage of them. This home, perched high on a cliff, on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast is no exception. This modified version of our Georgia Strait is...
Washington – Discovery Ridge 924

Washington – Discovery Ridge 924

Many of Tamlin’s prefabricated home clients are building accessory dwelling units, either for themselves to live in while they build their main house, as a guest house, or for extended family. Our Discovery Ridge series is quite popular for this reason. Our clients in...
New Hampshire – Contemporary Custom Home

New Hampshire – Contemporary Custom Home

This well-designed custom modern contemporary home was started from simple floor plan hand sketches in mid 2019 and some photos that the client liked. Tamlin’s experienced design team worked with the owners and their local builder to pull together a conceptual plan...
Michigan – Custom Gambier

Michigan – Custom Gambier

This Modified version of our popular Gambier model was shipped to Michigan just over a month ago. The Gambier was the perfect choice for the client; their modifications to the great room windows and the addition of a screened-in porch helps them to maximize the views...
BC Home and Garden Show 2020

BC Home and Garden Show 2020

The much anticipated annual BC Home and Garden show is back in town. Tamlin is happy to announce that we will once again be participating in this event. With some of the top Home and Garden experts in this industry in one location this is a great place to get the...
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...
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...
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...
Tamlin Coquitlam Head Office Addition

Tamlin Coquitlam Head Office Addition

Over the years Tamlin has always tried to make its offices showplaces for the products that go into our prefabricated house packages and full builds. It allows our employees to work in beautiful timber frame offices and is an essential tool for our sales team to be...
Langley Owner-Builder Artist Studio

Langley Owner-Builder Artist Studio

The city of Langley is rapidly expanding with new developments and housing. For Tamlin, this means Langley is a popular area for clients planning their future homes or additions. For this project, the “owner-builders” of this west coast contemporary style rancher...

How Does Design Affect Costs?

  There are many factors that affect building costs of a home (such as site preparations, services, code requirements, and so on) but let’s focus on the “building” design in this article.      Flat Ceilings vs Vaulted Ceilings: If you want the...

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,...
First Nations Project – Pitt Meadows, BC

First Nations Project – Pitt Meadows, BC

In 2016, Tamlin International Homes partnered with a local first nations band, as the general contractor to design, manufacture, and built a custom licensed Daycare Facility with Administration Offices in Pitt Meadows, BC. The building was a total area of 6,000 square...