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...
Remote Home in Sechelt, BC

Remote Home in Sechelt, BC

Designing for the best ocean views from all areas of the house was the focus from the very beginning of this project. This 1,800 square foot modern contemporary home, now at the drywall stage of construction,  is complete one level living at its best.   For...
The Gambier

The Gambier

Curb appeal, essentially “exterior” decorating, is a term you hear a lot in real estate.  What does the outside of the home look like?  How does it make you feel?  Is this “exterior” attention to detail necessary when you have a remote property that...
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”...