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?

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 ambiance,...
Gambier in USA West Coast

Gambier in USA West Coast

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. ...
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...
Jordan River West Coast Contemporary Home

Jordan River West Coast Contemporary Home

Jordan River is a small town on the beautiful rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. What once started as a logging town is now known as a hidden gem for surfers.  Our clients have a beautiful property just under 3 acres in this beautiful spot so our West Coast...
Owner-Builder Pender Island Custom Home

Owner-Builder Pender Island Custom Home

Pender Island in the British Columbia Gulf Islands is a good island to build on because of ease of transporting goods due to regular ferry service and availability of trades people on the Island.  Even with these advantages, a pre-fabricated house package still...
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...
Remote Ranger Cabin

Remote Ranger Cabin

The rugged coastal wilderness at the northern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada is home to Cape Scott Provincial Park. Established in 1973, the park has about 30 kilometers of remote beaches. A 6 hour hike from the trailhead brings you to Nels Bight,...
John Lawson Park Picnic Shelter

John Lawson Park Picnic Shelter

John Lawson Park on the beach in West Vancouver is a huge part of the history and heritage of the area. In 1872, Navy Jack Thomas, West Vancouver’s first non-native resident, built his home there and in 1905, John Lawson, the “father” of West Vancouver, settled in the...
Tamlin’s First Green Roof

Tamlin’s First Green Roof

What is a green roof? About a year ago our clients came to us with an idea for a small cabin package on their property on one of BC’s Gulf Islands. They loved our contemporary rancher with its expanse of windows and modern contemporary timber frame feel but wanted...