Remote and Gulf Islands Builder

  • 30 Years Experience in Island and Remote Site Building
  • BC New Home Warranty Certified
  • Proven Building System Saves You Time and Money!
  • Full In-House Custom Design Service
  • House Package to weather tight lock-up or full turnkey

Tamlin has been designing and building custom homes for over 30 years. We have helped homeowners build their dream homes and cabins all over the Gulf Islands, BC and many areas of the Sunshine Coast. We offer the flexibility to supply a Timber Frame or Log Home material package only, assist you with Supervising and framing your home to a lock-up or dried in stage, or a complete turn-key build from start to finish. You are free to choose the amount of involvement and we do the rest.

Tamlin is licensed and certified to build in British Columbia and is registered under the Home Warranty (HPO) 2-5-10 Warranty. Tamlin is also a proud member of the Canadian Home Builders Association and a member of the Timber Frame Guild (Professional Association).

Materials House Package and Benefits:

  • Timber Frame experts – West Coast Douglas Fir, pre-cut and factory test fit with traditional joinery
  • Log Home experts – prefabricated and ready to assemble
  • Very affordable with our hybrid log and timber building systems
  • Premium Douglas Fir and western red cedar or reclaimed Eco-friendly
  • We will custom design, prefabricate and ship your home package right to your site
  • Permit plans and engineering

Where do I begin? How can I position my house on my site? Who can help me with planning?

  • If you need help assessing building feasibility or house location on your lot, Tamlin can arrange for one of our project managers to visit your site to meet with you to discuss your ideas. Often this results in identifying potential problems or risks that may have significant impacts on building costs or future development. With such a major investment in costs, why not try to minimize your risk now and get a second opinion? This may involve helping you arrange communication with other professionals such as “geotech” (soils testing), surveyors, septic/sanitary, structural engineering or other services (such as hydro, gas or propane).
  • If you want to achieve a clearer understanding of what you can build and what your options might be, then contact Tamlin toll free at 1-877-tamlin1 or 604-553-7578 to arrange a site visit!

Move Into Your New Dream Home
Months Ahead…

Our Timber Frame and Log systems are assembled on site so quickly and so accurately you will be amazed. You can save weeks or months in construction time and especially when building in remote areas, this can often save thousands of dollars in costs. By taking advantage of our prefabricated building components and simple building systems the “shell” of your home will be put together fast and efficiently. Tamlin can also customize your building system to add an even higher level of premanufactured systems, such as pre-insulated walls and roof systems too. Meeting new building codes can be easily done by utilizing our insulated concrete forms for all your foundation work.

When you build with Tamlin, the price we quote won’t change by the time you build. Tamlin’s customized budget template help’s you organize and itemize costs, even if there are still unknowns. It is important to reach us straight away if you are thinking of building a home in the next 12-24 months. We have information and budgeting packages that can help.

It’s our goal to…

  • Allow you to save significant costs of construction as an owner-builder.
  • Have you maintain full control of your schedule, budget and sub-trades.
  • Allow you to participate hands-on with on site construction and project management, depending on your level of expertise..
  • Let you utilize our on-site supervision for your timber frame or log assembly.
  • Assist you by customizing all aspects of your building project from design-to material selection and final construction.

Servicing: Bowen Island | Cortes Island | Denman Island | Gabriola Island | Galliano Island | Gambier Island | Hornby Island | Lasqueti Island | Mayne Island | Pender Island | Quadra Island | Salt Spring Island |
Saturna Island | Texada Island | Thetis Island | Vancouver Island | Sunshine Coast

We Have a Beautiful Show Office in Coquitlam BC for Your Convenience. Book a Visit Today! 1-877-826-5461

You can also email us at [email protected] or fill out the contact form below and we will respond promptly.

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