Tamlin Homes Award Winning Head Office & Factory In Aldergrove, B.C.


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Tamlin’s Award Winning Head Office / Factory in Aldergrove, BC
Tamlin’s new timber frame head office in  Aldergrove (Langley) BC opened in the spring of 2011.  It is a ONE-STOP design center and display facility where you can design, budget, and order your entire log home package or timber frame building. British Columbia’s premier Douglas fir,  western red cedar, and pine products are highlighted throughout the structure.  The  post and beam design office with spacious vaulted ceilings and clear storey (glass) windows  was designed with an open concept for a casual and comfortable atmosphere.

The latest in Energy Saving Technology was used . This includes  geothermal heating and cooling , energy star rated windows, energy efficient/automated lighting, organic high density spray foam insulation, mineral wool insulation and a complete HRV (heat recovery ventilation) system.  This is expected to result in substantial costs savings for operations.

As a “Green” building, construction materials included reclaimed wide plank pine flooring, engineered “silent” floor beams, glulaminated douglas fir stair system,  recycled tile and  pre-finished laminated flooring. Environmentally friendly low VOC paints and stains were exclusively used, and all interior and exterior wood was factory pre-finished for the most durable and best quality finish.   Special storm water retention and drainage systems provide the latest technological eco-friendly water management.

The most important aspect of the new Tamlin head office is that it is  the perfect meeting place for clients to be able to see, feel and experience the unique wood features of our home building systems.  Clients can clearly discuss their goals and utilize our log building expertise to properly plan their own building projects.

The Tamlin commercial facility was designed by Chris Lynn, one of the partner/owners, who meticulously balanced the conceptual, functional, and practical design ideas with stringent commercial building code requirements for construction. Here are some of the features of the unique timber building:

Geothermal Heating & Cooling System , which utilizes the natural earth temperatures to significantly reduce energy consumption. Underground loops which are connected to a high efficiency forced air heat pump for all year round heating and cooling; complete connection to high efficiency heat recovery ventilator (HRV)

Solid Douglas Fir post & beam construction with mortise & tenon connections, completely precut, handcrafted, and factory test fit, prior to installation on site

Hybrid Timber Frame Construction Combination of authentic timber frame & conventional framing


Panelized exterior wall construction


Hidden Earthquake Hardware & Steel Fasteners 

Maintenance Free heavy duty 50 year standing seam metal roof with hidden fasteners

Storm water retention tank and custom eco-friendly water gravel filtration system for parking lot drainage

Environmentally Friendly Engineered Wood Products, including engineered floor joists , LVL (laminated veneer lumber) hidden beams, glulaminated douglas fir beams, and glulaminated stair treads

Natural , durable , pre-finished western red cedar exterior “shadow”line paneling; pre-stained western red cedar “sidewall” shingles , Douglas fir post and beam timber framing

Sprinkler system with exposed pipes for commercial application, and hidden pipes and valves for residential application

Organic closed cell high density spray foam insulation (SOYA-based) in walls and roof. 100% non allergic and zero off –gasing, certified eco-friendly and healthy; high efficiency insulation which acts as its own vapour barrier against moisture

Natural mineral wool insulation (that is made from rock and recycled materials). Non-combustible, eco friendly, water repellent and made completely CFC and HCFC free (no ozone depleting off gases during manufacture). An exceptional insulator, which is completely resistant to mildew , mould and bacterial growth

Combination of high density eco-friendly spray foam and natural mineral wool thermal insulation offering an insulation value of R40 for all ceilings

Sound proofing and fireproof insulation in between floors and office walls

LOW – VOC water-borne LEED certified wood stain on all interior and exterior timber finishes

Custom solid Douglas fir tread stair system with tile accent risers , glulaminated stair stringers, and solid douglas fir /glass panel construction

Natural exterior and interior cultured stone accents

Energy star rated, high-insulation windows with “hybrid” Douglas fir interior and pre-finished factory exterior painting – lifetime warranty

Prefinished/prestained doors, window trim, and solid douglas fir baseboards for easy installation

Reclaimed wide plank pine flooring, and prefinished engineered alder hardwood flooring (renewable species) , with no-maintenance LOW VOC finish
40% Recycled Office floor carpet
40% Recycled bathroom, kitchen, and hallway tile
Blue-stain pine (denim pine from mountain pine beetle wood) – kiln dried, ceiling panelling