Owner-Builder Training Course

Owner-Builder Training Course

In British Columbia, Canada, to be an owner builder you must pass an exam to comply with the BC Housing 2-5-10 warranty program. A course is offered to prepare the owner builder for this exam and last month the sales team and one of the designers at Tamlin attended...
Site Visit to The Discovery Ridge

Site Visit to The Discovery Ridge

This past weekend, two of Tamlin’s employees were able to walk through one of Tamlin’s recently built homes in Langley. This home is a modified version of our original Discovery Ridge house plan. The house was designed to roughly 1700 square feet, featuring a two-car...
Spectacular Location

Spectacular Location

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. We can make any...
McCall, Idaho – Custom House Package

McCall, Idaho – Custom House Package

These clients came to us because they had fallen in love with our west coast contemporary award winning Gambier home. They loved the clean lines and modern contemporary look. They worked with our design team to custom design this beautiful west coast contemporary post...
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...
Laneway Home

Laneway Home

At Tamlin, we love staying in touch with our clients and getting to visit with them from time to time. Recently we were able to pay a visit to the owners of this beautiful laneway home and hear how much they are still enjoying their Tamlin Home. In 2013, Tamlin...
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...

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...
Family Home on Bowen Island

Family Home on Bowen Island

The owners of this contemporary family home on Bowen Island in BC, approached Tamlin a few years ago with an idea of moving to the island to raise their family. The proximity of Bowen Island to the mainland (20 minutes by ferry) allows for easy access to the City of...
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...
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...
Factory Production of Timber Frame

Factory Production of Timber Frame

Export Timber House Packages from Canada to the USA The quality of Tamlin’s timber frame structures, which are part of our “export house packages”, is one of the reasons why Tamlin is considered one of the leaders in the industry.  Tamlin has its own factory...