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. ...
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...
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...
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...
Finding & Choosing the Right Builder

Finding & Choosing the Right Builder

Building a New Home is One of the Biggest Investments in a Lifetime Having the Right Builder can make all the Difference! Here are some helpful hints when considering the contractor of choice: 1) Check current building projects in the area and throughout your area –...

Burnaby Custom Timber Frame Project Update

Tamlin Homes custom timber frame project in North Burnaby is reaching completion and the owners cannot wait to move into this spacious, modern home that has spared no detail. The owners are awaiting delivery of their appliances and furniture, soon the final finishing...

Contemporary Timber Cabin Test Fit!

This is one awesome cabin. It has 1028 total square footage on two floors. The footprint is 593 sq. ft. and 435 sq. ft. on the upper loft floor. It features stunning exposed timber beams throughout both floors and an open concept layout, perfect for entertaining and...

Cortes Island Timber Structure Update

The Gulf Islands Timber Frame Park Shelter is on schedule and going up quickly. This project for BC Parks is located on Cortes Island in the Smelt Bay Campground. Access to the Island is by the Whaletown Ferry on Sutil Point and you can also get there by private boat....

Cortes Island Timber Structure

Tamlin constructed a beautiful western red cedar timber frame gazebo park structure for BC Parks on Cortes Island. This amazing gazebo is almost complete now. We sent over one of our own timber framers to assemble it on site. The structure is in the Smelt Bay...