Exterior Finishes

Exterior Finishes

Choosing the right exterior finishing material for your custom timber frame home is an important design choice that can be factored by personal preference, aesthetics, maintenance, and affordability. At Tamlin, traditional Western Red Cedar and Cement Board siding are...
Changing Building Codes and Timing

Changing Building Codes and Timing

A noteworthy trend in remote building locations is the increasing adoption of stricter construction guidelines. Sometimes this is due to energy code revisions, structural requirements (seismic zoning), development changes, or local adoption of tighter environmental or...
Custom Contemporary West Coast Post and Beam Home

Custom Contemporary West Coast Post and Beam Home

The Discovery Ridge is one of Tamlin’s popular prefabricated house package models. This home built in Northern California was customized for the owner and includes a 1,775 square foot main living area with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a flex room built on a slab...
Southwest Colorado Gambier

Southwest Colorado Gambier

We are excited to share some of the first photos of this prefabricated house package, which was shipped in April of this year.  We had shipped the prefabricate garage package in July 2022, so when the house package was loaded onto 3 trucks and shipped to this client...
Tamlin’s Modern Farmhouse – Hybrid Timber Frame and SIP

Tamlin’s Modern Farmhouse – Hybrid Timber Frame and SIP

Established in 1977, Tamlin has 46 years of building experience in a diverse range of home building styles, and many of our projects are custom designed. These days, with higher building costs and more technical requirements for engineered drawings and building...
Designing with a View on Higher Quality

Designing with a View on Higher Quality

When designing and building your house, windows play a huge role in the function of your home. They allow for natural light, ventilation (passive cooling) and provide for the best unobstructed views especially for scenic locations.  If your priority is views,...
San Juan Islands Discovery Ridge

San Juan Islands Discovery Ridge

The San Juan Islands in Washington State are the perfect location for one of our West Coast Contemporary prefabricated house packages. The design of the Discover Ridge with its many windows that enhance the gorgeous landscape makes it the perfect home for these...
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 this...
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...
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...
Tamlin’s Panorama: Another Georgie® Nominee!

Tamlin’s Panorama: Another Georgie® Nominee!

We are excited and honoured that this home, The Panorama, is a finalist for the prestigious Georgie Awards. We will find out if this project is a winner at the Georgie’s 25th Anniversary Gala.   “A winning project in the Georgie Awards is the top prize for...
Our Panorama Home is a Georgie Awards® Finalist!

Our Panorama Home is a Georgie Awards® Finalist!

  During the cold winter months, our thoughts often turn to spring. Most people dream of sunshine and flowers, but here at Tamlin, we’re looking forward to this season for a different reason. For members of the BC home builder community, spring is synonymous with...