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February 6, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Taking the Unconventional Approach. Why dimple sheet basement protection is a winning bet. Part 1

by DMX Plastics Ltd.

Coding conflicts and the win/win of dimplesheet protection

January 26, 2015 News

VIDEO: Steve Maxwell on why refurbished cast-iron rads are making a comeback

by Steve Payne

Cast-iron rads, refurbished and ready to easily install, are cost-effective, environmentally responsible, and physically beauttful. Why did we ever fall out of love with them?

July 11, 2014 News

Should a bathroom fan in Ontario be vented through the roof or through the fascia?

by Steve Payne

Carmen asked us the building codes in Ontario generally say about the proper location on a house (the roof or fascia/soffits) for venting bathroom fan air to the outside. Bathroom fan expert Glenn Curtis, Soler Palau Canada, has the answer.

July 16, 2013 News

Canada wins gold at World Skills 2013: "The Olympics of the Skilled Trades"

by Steve Payne

Canada is now, officially, a world beater in hockey, curling, refrigeration and heating.

June 25, 2013 News

RONA selling Noble, Don Park and other HVAC supply houses

by Steve Payne

Noble, Don Park and MPH Supplies, among other contractor supply houses, are being sold to EMCO, London, ON.

May 28, 2013 News

Training opportunity for Winnipeg contractors in the HVACR industry

by Steve Payne

The opportunities on the mechanical side of the construction industry, throughout Canada, are huge. If you are thinking of moving into a new field, HVACR is worth a look.

December 18, 2012 News

PEX well on the way to overtaking copper pipe

by Steve Payne

Within three years, PEX will be the most-used residential water-supply pipe in the country, manufacturer predicts

December 11, 2012 News

Bathroom ventilation: Fact and fiction

by Steve Payne

Bathroom fan replacement across Canada could almost become an industry in itself. Vast numbers of them aren’t doing what they were designed to do.

August 20, 2012 Video

Ontario College of Trades will protect legitimate contractors, chairperson asserts

by Steve Payne

Tax grab? No way, says Ontario College of Trades Ron Johnston

July 9, 2012 News

Radon gas spurs basement repairs

by Steve Payne

Health Canada has published the results of the second and final year of its survey of radon gas levels in Canadian houses. On average, 7 percent of houses have levels of radon gas above the level at which Ottawa says

December 28, 2011 Product

Tanks tank in study comparing them to tankless

by Robert Koci

Tankless water heaters reduce natural gas use by an average of 46 per cent and increase the use of water a little bit.