Tamlin Homes Blog

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Fall Trade Show Season Is Here!

Trade Show With Tamlin It's that time of year again! Always a good time and lots of fun for our staff and clients, are the trade shows we participate in throughout the year. Every trade show gives us the opportunity to network with our colleagues in the industry, meet...

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...

Gleneages Golf Course

    Open since 1927, Gleneagles golf course is greater Vancouver’s fifth oldest continuously operated public golf course. In 2008/2009 the District of West Vancouver undertook a major restoration and addition to the Gleneagles buildings. Tamlin was honored to be...

Thinking About Designing a New Home?

With Over 40 Years of Custom Home Designing, Tamlin Can Draw You the Perfect Home! How We Design: We are happy to custom design your plan from scratch or redraw a plan that you already have. We have many clients that have found a floor layout and style of home that...

What you need to know about the new HPO Owner-Builder rules in BC

The BC Energy Code has changed and many builders, home owners and architects have questions: On December 19th 2014, the BC Building Code introduced significant energy efficiency requirements for houses and small buildings. During 2015 many building departments and...

Flush Mounted Floor System – Why Do It?

Flush Mounted Joists Some of the homes we build have a system in them that allows the home to have almost no grade change when you exit the building. This is known as ‘flush mounted joists’. The main advantage of this system is to have little or no stairs as you exit...

Monolithic Pour (Mono Pour)

What is a Monolithic Foundation Pour Today we mono (monolithic) poured our Surrey Renovation project's foundation. Check out these pictures! We had to use 2 pump trucks to span the 350' from the point where the concrete truck could park and where the foundation is...

Our New Office in Coquitlam!

We welcome you to stop in and chat about your project or we can book an appointment with you and ensure we are available for an allotted amount of time. Reasons to Come in For a Consultation: You can look through literature on the various building systems that Tamlin...

Construction Estimating

Why Is The Estimate Important? The estimate is likely one of the most important aspects of the pre-build planning feasibility process. It is the foundation of the whole build. We will require an accurate estimate for the bank if you require financing and for you as a...

Are You Planning to Build a New Home?

You've Come To The Right Place! There are several things to consider when you are planning to build a new home. Tamlin can assist in all aspects of the planning process. We are experts in home design and custom home building. This is your dream home, whether is it a...

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