Many generations of a large, closely knit family gather at this retreat to spend time together and enjoy stunning Shawnigan Lake. Situated on a large waterfront acreage, the home has a harmonious indoor outdoor feel so whether the family is in or out, they are enjoying their beautiful property. The homeowner says, “The creation of our dream vacation home became a reality working with Tidman Construction. Every detail, from site planning, to designing the home and property, right down to final touches, were carried out professionally and perfectly. It was truly an enjoyable, low stress experience, thanks to Tidman Construction’s positive and energizing attitudes. They are well run, extremely organized, had an immaculate job site and very competent, reliable trades people.”

Foxglove Residence

Underfoot in this relaxing family home is a piece of history. When a much-loved Victoria bowling alley was torn down, Andrew Tidman salvaged giant fir beams and had them milled into wide plank flooring. The beautiful fir floor is one of the many elements that make up this home’s warmth and character. This is a home where a family can kick back together—in front of the two-storey fireplace, around the kitchen island or in the comfortable dining room. Tidman reclaims beautiful materials when possible in an effort to reduce environmental impact and make each home unique.

Gibraltar Bay

When a family inherited seaside land in Victoria, BC, they approached Tidman Construction to help with a large subdivision layout, permits, design, showhomes, design schemes and building restrictions. Tidman went on to build a number of homes in this residential community. While the homes all have different styles, each suits the neighbourhood and is distinguished by the quality finishing Tidman Construction is known for.

Seabrook Residence

Open spaces and natural materials were the guiding principles for this custom home. On a sprawling acreage on the Saanich Peninsula, the wood and stone details give this home its place in the country. Inside it brims with the equestrian, rustic style of the homeowners. Both private and open spaces abound—perfect for relaxing with a book, entertaining or keeping the company of your family.

Cadboro Bay

Sometimes when you spend parts of a decade in a house before renovating, you think you know exactly what you want. Sometimes, what you really want means tearing it all down, starting over and creating something truly special. The owner’s wish list was quite modest: to reorganize the floor space to suit a lifestyle that included entertaining and hosting family guests; to maximize the fantastic ocean views and to expand that to as many rooms as possible, including a fabulous outdoor living space; and to strike a balance between an elegant home and one that was comfortable, practical, relaxed and retained a chic beach house vibe.

Blue Heron

Blue Heron is an exclusive four-unit town home in Sidney-by-the Sea. Situated on the waterfront, Blue Heron boasts spectacular views of Sidney Spit and Mt. Baker. Designed to look like a large manor house, this award-winning project features large, unique layouts up to 4,000 square feet and the highest level of finishes.


Miraloma on the Cove is a resort-style waterfront rental accommodation nestled on a beautiful heritage property with private gardens located in Sidney, near Victoria on Vancouver Island, in beautiful British Columbia. Visitors enjoy the peace and tranquility of beautiful ocean and garden views on private balconies or patios. Please click on the thumbnails below to view the larger images.


The Peninsula at Norgarden is a one of a kind retirement community that promotes a healthy lifestyle so you can continue to enjoy the activities you love and explore new interests. Family owned and operated like Norgarden, its sister resident, The Peninsula offers supportive and assisted living options, as well as a full range of services and amenities. The Peninsula at Norgarden is the ideal community to live life as you’ve always dreamed.

The Peninsula is a four story Arts & Craft style residence, surrounded by lush grounds with beautiful outdoor sitting areas so you can enjoy the fresh ocean air. The impressive courtyard uses the varied texture of wood and stone together with Mission style lighting and accents to invite residents and guests alike to discover all that the Peninsula has to offer.