More Canadians say they will do some reno work on their homes this year (42 per cent) than last year (40 per cent). But budgets are down almost $3,000 compare with last year.
Over 20,000 Canadians die from lung cancer every year. Yes, smoking is the most common cause. But did you know that Radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer? About 16 per cent of all cases.
Residential construction is 28.3 per cent of the total $42.4-billion underground economy in Canada
Only FOUR per cent of the survey respondents say they “always” check contractors’ reviews online
With modest growth in new housing, and with Canadian housing stock ageing, construction jobs will continue to shift to the renovation sector, the report says.
After tools worth $4,000 went missing, Regina contractor Dan Banesh brought in security cameras.
Normally, the City of Surrey takes 4-6 weeks to process a permit. But if contractors join their Registered Builder program, permits can be issued within 10 days.
British Columbians often shake their heads at Ontarians obsession with brick housing, but the status symbol of masonry just never seems to diminish in Southern Ontario
South of the border 49 of the 50 states have adopted prompt payment legislation. The United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand have also enacted prompt payment laws. Why is Canada – both federally and provincially – so slow to act?
A monument to remember workers killed or injured on the job, a great idea. Comments from the union organization heading up the project that their members build pretty well everything in the country, not so great.
This national resale price increase is driven by red hot markets in Toronto and Vancouver – and held in check by slumping markets in Ottawa-Gatineau and Winnipeg.
You have to know what business you are in – and what type of work you want to do. Albi Homes’ president Allan Klassen attributed his company’s success to “direction” and “focus.”
Should you run your contracting firm on the Cash Method, the Billings Accrual Method or the Completed Jobs Accrual Method? Take 4 minutes to read this, and you will probably know.
See Canadian Contractor’s Rob Koci on the new Discovery Canada renovation show BLOOD, SWEAT AND TOOLS, premiering tonight at 10 pm ET.
Getting pro painters to switch paint brands is a tough task. But Dulux Paints seems to making headway – when it was barely recognized in Canada only five years ago.
Dove Missions is doing some fine work in Puerto Plata, helping to build, at a grassroots level involving local tradesmen working side-by-side with Ontario contractors, a much-needed Youth Centre.
Armed with an insurance payout, Janice Braden of Saskatoon hired a local contractor to repair the damage to her home caused by ice dams on her roof. But a so-called contractor took off with her money. It has taken J.A.B.A Construction and TrustedSaskatoon.com, among others, to bail Braden out of her renovation nightmare.
A group of volunteers that includes the family behind Barrie, Ontario’s Gregor Homes, is helping Dove Missions Canada to complete the construction of a vital youth centre in Puerta Plata. They could use your time, volunteerism and resources.