Diplomacy is a vital skill if you aspire to get better as a renovator or home builder
The Ontario government is determined to cool off Toronto’s white hot housing market. Here is a link to a scathing editorial on the policy-wonks’ intervention from John Robson of The National Post.
A contractor regrets that, in many cases, he has to be suspicious of even decent people to ensure he gets paid.
“The 16 to 20 per cent hikes we received in October are still in effect well into April…”
We asked the Cellulose Insulation Manufacturers’ Association (CIMA) to respond to claims of false advertising. Here’s what they said
Peter de Jonge eventually got out of new home building
Yet they don’t need to be in any “College of Trades” argues Simon Hubble
This reader is not impressed by the Tesla inventor’s idea for “solar roof tiles”
“General carpentry should be on the list of compulsory trades at the Ontario College of Trades,” says Jason McCurdy
“Bids should be open to everyone who has the insurance, bonding and licensed staff on hand.”
“We have tried techs who came from Alberta. Unfortunately, they normally have the wrong skills (heavy industrial and welded-piping installs.”
Last week, Edmonton’s Landmark Homes put out a press release announcing it was selling Net Zero Energy homes in Edmonton for less than $400,000
“I am also disappointed in what Trudeau has done to date. I think we would have gotten the same policies and action out of Harper’s messed up government.”
On Mayne Island, BC, contractor Bill McCance has a tough time getting labour because “the young people” are in their sixties!
As an industry, we have improved our product exponentially, says Rudy the carpenter
What he is saying in this article is word for word what my management company is teaching me
Biggest laugh: “I knew they couldn’t afford it, but I had to build it.”
Call me a cynic, but anyone who has been in this business for a while knows I am right