Spotlight: Tamlin International Homes

Posted by Rumin Mann
June 27th, 2011

Tamlin International Homes started out in 1977 as a general contracting business for custom residential houses. Based in Langley, BC, Tamlin followed the market trends and grew into a custom timber frame and log cabin manufacturer, shipping all over Canada and overseas. They now specialise in milled log construction, hybrid post-and-beam, and timber frame construction. By being involved in every aspect of building, from creating the design and blue prints, to engineering and building the final product, Tamlin can fully customize to the client’s needs.

Tamlin caters to four different types of clients. The first is where they provide full planning and construction including the design, blue-prints, engineers, materials, sub-tradesworkers, and full construction of the building. The second is where Tamlin will provide the design and materials and the client acts as their own general contractor. In this case, Tamlin is available for advice and tips. The third type of client only requires materials for small log cabins and puts it together themselves. The fourth are out of province clients. Not all clients fit into these categories since they all are unique and require a different level of involvement.

Due to their growth, Tamlin recently moved into a brand new 4000 sqft building in Aldergrove. The entire post-and-beam building was designed by Chris Lynn, one of Tamlin’s managing partners and built by Tamlin’s staff to showcase their many talents using Douglas Fir, Hemlock, and Western Red Cedar. The entire building is integrated with the latest in eco-friendly building technology.

One of the main motivations behind custom making their facility was to use it as a showcase to educate clients on building and timber frame. The facility also includes an “Education Room” where the client is instructed on the different aspects involved in building. “We really want to use this facility to educate the client on handcrafted timber frame joinery and the entire building process. Instead of looking at pictures, they can see how the actual materials and product look,” said Paul Tabuchi, one of the managing partners for Tamlin. The entire facility, from the timbers, to flooring, to the energy saving features is a display of their expertise, craftsmanship, and innovation.

Tamlin had their grand opening of the new facility on June 23rd from 3:00pm-6:00pm. There were speeches by several special guests and a ribbon cutting ceremony with Township Mayor Rick Green. If you did not get a chance to make it to the grand opening, feel free to contact Paul Tabuchi at 604-856-1190 for a tour of Tamlin’s new building. For more information on the building, visit:

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Rick Green

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