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”...
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...
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...
It’s Spring Trade Show Season!

It’s Spring Trade Show Season!

Trade Show Season *Keep Reading for Discounts to the Trade Show!* We love trade shows! It gives our sales and marketing team and designers/project managers a chance to meet with future, present, and past clients! Tamlin is participating in the BC Homes and Garden Show...
Building Your Own Home

Building Your Own Home

There are many advantages to being an owner builder from money saved to being able to say to friends and family “I built that myself”. “Building my own home sounds like fun can I do this with a Tamlin package?“ The answer to this question is a resounding yes. A Tamlin...