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August 18, 2017 Voice

The best hand-guided trowel work I have ever seen

by Steve Maxwell

The skilled trade workers I met in South Africa were supremely skilled at precise, hand-guided work

August 18, 2017 Voice

Message from a man blinded in left eye by a nail gun

by canadiancontractor

“I was 19 when the accident happened. I had received almost no training.”

August 11, 2017 Voice

The Profit Series Part 1: Why Profit?

by Mike Draper

Profit is not a dirty word. You need to understand what it is, what it means and why you need to make lots of it.

August 10, 2017 Voice

Don’t call him an “electrical contractor” PLEASE!!!

by canadiancontractor

“There is no way this guy should be referred to in this way.” We agree. Well said.

August 10, 2017 Voice

Unlicensed ‘electrician’ jailed: “I’m glad they stuck it to this guy!”

by canadiancontractor

“I am a fully licensed electrician. I am always fixing bogus work done by hacks!”

August 4, 2017 Voice

Another attempt to successfully sue the WSIB

by canadiancontractor

C. Hawkins posts about the ongoing battle from the fightwcb.org folks

August 3, 2017 Voice

The environmental cost of insulating with chemicals

by canadiancontractor

The exterior cladding of the Grenfell Tower flats in London that became an inferno on June 14 contained the energy equivalent of 30,000 litres of gasoline

August 3, 2017 Voice

Her house needs ‘everything’ done to it – and her budget is zero!

by Steve Payne

Check out this post from a woman in Illinois who we really DO feel sorry for. “If you have to be paid, do not call me,” she helpfully suggests…

July 27, 2017 Voice

After six years in business, he argues that WSIB was the reason he closed his doors

by canadiancontractor

“My workers made more money than me… I would have made more money if I was on welfare and doing cash jobs…”

July 27, 2017 Voice

An argument in favour of wood fibre insulation for a “breathing” house

by canadiancontractor

Andreas argues for wood fibre insulation, rather than “petroleum-based” insulation, in order for a house to breathe properly.

July 21, 2017 Voice

Homeowner pays contractor 70 per cent of total fee, fears he will not return, seeks advice

by canadiancontractor

But the contractor has all his tools there, and the dispute seems to be about one specific instance where the contractor could not get access to the property…

July 21, 2017 Voice

A passive house in Nova Scotia

by canadiancontractor

“We believe passive house construction is becoming a viable option for many homeowners…”

July 21, 2017 Voice

How to avoid a noisy HRV unit

by canadiancontractor

Hans Eich sends us some useful tips on the topic of enjoying your Passive House without being annoyed by the HRV unit noises

July 14, 2017 Voice

Noisy HRV bothers homeowner. Comments anyone?

by canadiancontractor

“The contractor says if I don’t like the noise, don’t use the HRV…”

July 14, 2017 Voice

The irony of the drywall tariff issue… millions of dollars added to home costs in Western Canada

by canadiancontractor

Is this the Liberals idea of job creation, asks Brian J. Stoddard

July 14, 2017 Voice

Too many renovators live like Rodney Dangerfield

by Steve Payne

The home improvement sector in Canada is worth $72-billion a year. We dwarf sectors like aerospace – or even pharmaceuticals. So why do we get so little respect?

July 7, 2017 Voice

Feeling conned by a contractor in Cranbrook, BC

by canadiancontractor

Reading through this homeowners complaint, the one question we have is: Where was your contract, Maria?

July 7, 2017 Voice

She is seeking info on disabled renovation funding

by canadiancontractor

Information on homeowner funding most welcome. Sorry, we don’t know what province Jacqueline is writing from.