WOW! Have a look at a new Milled Log Home shipped to Barrier Lake BC

Tamlin’s log home was first test fit and prefabricated in our former yard in Langley BC. All logs were cut, pre-assembled and built first to make sure 100% that everything fit perfect. We even pre-drilled all the logs for electrical and we sealed the logs with a clear stain to protect them.

As you can see once the log shell was constructed, we then took it apart piece by piece (or post & beam by post & beam!), while LABELING every component.

Then we carefully packaged all the logs, wrapped them and loaded all the materials on a truck. We included all the log walls, roof beams, doors, windows and even a pre-made set of open riser stairs!

log house shippingOur shipper loaded the truck and it arrived the next day in Barrier, BC (north of Kamloops). Our supervisor helped to unload the shipment with our clients who had a crane waiting. Within only 4 days, all the log walls and roof structure was assembled! Unbelievably fast! The home owners were thrilled at how efficiently the logs were put together on site.

Frequently asked questions about milled log homes.

For this style of post & beam/milled log home, we often get asked what equipment is required and how much the log components weigh. A crane truck with a 45-60 foot extension is often used and the logs may weigh 200-600 pounds depending on the log lengths. We always recommend proper safety and to work slow and steady to make sure your logs are assembled the right way.

Perfect log home for DIY (Do it yourself ) building! Yes you can build your own log home with our help! And our log homes pass the new energy code for BC. We will provide your permit plans, engineering and ship our pre-made log kit right to your site!


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Main Floor – 1020 sq ft – Loft Floor – 555 sq ft = Total 1575 sq ft

Enjoy stunning mountain, lake and ski slope views from this 1575 sq ft log cabin with 8×8 milled precut logs. This beautiful structure features high vaulted ceilings in the living/dining areas easily accessible from the double French doors. You can also admire the high ceilings from the open loft floor plan. Enjoy the beautiful yet elegant wood timbers from British Columbia’s forests. Tamlin’s house packages feature Douglas Fir and western red cedar for paneling, soffits, posts and beams and other components. The large front windows provide for stunning views while allowing for the natural light expanses. With an optional living space you will be assured friends & family will be entertained during their stay.


  • 3 spacious bedrooms – master on the main floor & 2 bedrooms upstairs
  • Mudroom which can be used as a laundry or storage room
  • Loft area open to below (can add third bedroom or play room)
  • Big picture windows for snow filled mountain, lake or ocean viewing
  • 2 dormers – which gives you more space in the bedrooms
  • Open concept for entertaining friends & family
  • 8×8 Premium Douglas Fir logs are standard in this plan
  • Optional – Western Red Cedar logs
  • Low maintenance energy star rated windows
  • Low maintenance insulated fiberglass (stainable) exterior doors with glass
  • Optional deck and walk out basement
  • All Tamlin Log Home packages include floor systems, ready to assemble log walls, roof system, exterior doors, windows, premade stairs and much more!


  • Logs are precut, milled, 8×8 “D” profile (or optional square profile)
  • Solid logs have thermal mass to capture ambient heat (heating remains inside the home to reduce loss of energy)
  • Easy and fast assembly of the log package
  • Optional decks, porches, handrails and other interior finishes
  • Windows – are double glazed with low-e, argon gas and screens; and optional triple pane windows for colder locations
  • The walk out basement is a nice option to add secondary bedrooms, space for the boat, snow mobile or ski equipment
  • The Montana is one of our most popular milled log home plans. Perfect for a getaway in Whistler, Big White, Silver Star, Apex Alpine or wherever your cottage location may be!

For more information on The Montana plan please contact Tamlin toll free at 1.877.826.5461 

Contemporary Style – Timber Cabin Special – Call For Details

Features and Benefits:
• Premium Quality Hybrid Timber Frame Materials Package
• #1 Appearance grade Douglas Fir posts & beams, precut and ready to assemble
• Pre-made stair system
• Panelized wall system
• Pre-insulated panelized roof system (optional R30)
• Pre-hung doors & energy star vinyl windows
• Douglas Fir trim kit (for exterior window/door casings)
• Ready to Assemble – Post & Beam, Walls, Roof, Loft and Pre-made Stairs
• 40 year standing seam metal roof
• Optional site supervision, project management or assembly crews available
Post & Beam Materials Package:
• Includes complete weather tight lock up package
• Douglas Fir floor joists with plywood sub-floor, joist hangers, sill plate
• Pre-made 2×6, panelized walls
• Pre-made R30 panelized insulated roof
• Pre-made stair system or optional pre-made hand crafted heavy timber stairs
• Interior wall framing and structural framing
• Open beam Douglas Fir loft floor, tongue & groove v-joint Douglas Fir floorboards
• Premium western red cedar exterior trim (barge, fascia, window casings)
• Premium Douglas Fir v-joint for soffits, eave strip venting
• Premium Douglas Fir liner and casings for windows and doors
• Premium metal roof with 40 year limited warranty & waterproof membrane
• Windows – Double glazed, vinyl, low-e, with screens (optional triple glazed)
• Exterior Doors – Insulated fibreglass, 1 lite
• Exterior Siding – western red cedar and Hardi cement board, with rain screen moisture protection system
• Special hardware for timber and structural connections per plans
• Full construction and assembly plans
• Optional pre-stain package for timbers and exterior siding

Note: Check with your Tamlin representative for materials specifications in your building zone; specifications subject to change at any time; manufacturer’s warranty subject to change at any time

TOLL FREE 1-877-826-5461 or Email:

We Love Getting Compliments From Previous Clients!



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Our client David from a few years ago just sent us a photo of his d-log home that we supplied to his family. David reports that they are living in the home and loving it. Thanks for nice compliment David! We are so happy that you are enjoying your home and we hope that in the future, should you want to build again, that you will call us first! 604-553-7578

Thanks Again!

Ranger Cabin Project A Success

The Ranger Cabin Project was a success. With Tamlin’s planning, design and knowledge of remote building, this job was no different.

“The jobs we get in these remote locations are only making us stronger and I am confident we are a step ahead of our competition … ” says Paul Tabuchi.

Tamlin was awarded the ranger cabin project on Vancouver Island close to Port McNeill in the Cape Scott Provincial Park. This project was tricky as all the lifts had to be in 750-900 lb manageable sizes for the helicopter access site. This cabin is right on the ocean where there are severe storms throughout the year. The cabin will only be occupied 3-4 months out of the year by park rangers and the public. The cabin was built on a concrete pier system that is designed for sandy ground conditions and is perfect for remote builds. Tamlin is remote build specialists that can find a solution for most remote builds. The Cape Scott Ranger cabin is complete now and it turned out amazing! Call today 604-553-7578 or 1-877-826-5461 or email us at

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Gulf Island Cabin Update!

Tamlin supplied the weather tight lock up shell and some interior finishes such as the pine boards for the interior walls, casings, baseboard, trim and the flooring. The homeowners preferred to use as many local suppliers and sub trades as possible to construct the cabin. This cabin had some minor modifications to accommodate their guests. These modification were an extra dormer on in the room in the loft and a framed walled to make the loft into two rooms. This gave the cabin three bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and space for a stacking washer and dryer. The post and beams and exterior walls are solid reclaimed Douglas Fir.

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Cold Lake Alberta Cedar Log Home Update

Progress is great on this amazing cedar log home. The log home sits majestically in the middle of a large piece of property in Cold Lake Alberta. The roof is on now and the homeowners will have the exterior stained a rich beautiful red color, which will accent the natural cedar color. Tamlin supplied the log home and assisted with arrangements for a construction crew to build the home. This building crew has helped Tamlin on many projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, and we are never disappointed with their skills, dedication and efficiency. If you are thinking about building, but are concerned with having a home package shipped from BC, worry no more! We are happy to put you in contact with one of our crews when you buy a package from us.

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Thetis Island Renovation Update!

Progress is great on this major renovation and the homeowners are very pleased with how smoothly everything is going. We couldn’t have asked or better weather for this project either! Now that the weather has turned in to fall rain and wind, the interior finishing is getting under way. Did you know that Tamlin can per-manufacture tons of components in a home so that in the winter months, getting the home to weather tight lock up stage is fast and saves time on on-site labor costs? We were fortunate that this project happened in the summertime, so there was not a rush to beat the bad weather. If you are thinking about building or renovating, give us a call. We would love to give you information on our process and tell you how we can keep your project on time and on budget.

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Thetis Island Renovation

Tamlin has built on Thetis before and is very familiar with remote island access and the logistics of such builds. We also have an amazing transportation company that we use for all of our remote builds. He has a truck that fits onto most of the ferries and their height and length restrictions. The homeowners wanted to maintain the waterfront look of this unique cabin and incorporate the original front framed portion to fit into the redesign. The homeowners had outgrown the quaint cabin and wanted a new and larger living space. This new layout has timber frame components and is much larger and open then it was before. The renovation went smoothly, on time and on budget.

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Cold Lake Cedar Log Home Project Update!

In only two weeks our supervision crew and two local carpenters have completed all of the precut milled log installation and continued on to the loft floor and roof framing stages. The western red cedar milled logs look and smell spectacular! The owners are extremely happy with the Tamlin crew and the progress that has been made! Log homes are one of the easiest homes to build. If you are thinking about a log home, give Tamlin a call. We would be happy to provide more information on the process and just how easy it is to have your own log home!

The owner sent this very nice email.

Hi Paul,

Things are looking great!
Here’s some m
ore pictures! Mike and Justin were great! Hard workers, meticulous and take pride in their work! We couldn’t have had two better guys! Thanks for hooking us up with them! I will keep the pictures coming!


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