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August 17, 2018 Voice

Insulated building blocks: Cambridge, ON manufacturer has something really cool

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Ben Polley, one of Canada’s leading sustainable/green builders, gives us the lowdown on a Canadian-made insulated block option

August 10, 2018 Voice

What IS this mold-preventing product that Mike Holmes used?

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“It was an all-in-one product to paint basement blocks to prevent mold.”

August 10, 2018 Voice

Comment on the contractor who got cash from homeowner’s wife – after homeowner refused to do cash deal

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“There is SO much wrong with his scenario,” says veteran contractor Darryl Labay

August 10, 2018 BUILDWIRE

How tough is your building wrap?

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As your building’s first line of defense against the elements, a building wrap must be able to stand up to a lot. Make sure the wrap you choose is up to the task.

August 3, 2018 Voice

I’m not paying you cash, he tells the contractor, firmly. So the contractor collects the cash from his wife while he’s out…

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Left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing?

August 3, 2018 Voice

Apprenticeship ratio stupidity in Ontario: Comment number 5,033

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Well, probably not five thousand comments, but it sure feels like it. So many young people want to work in the trades in Ontario but the ratios system prevents them.

July 27, 2018 BUILDWIRE

You could win $5,000 worth of GRK fasteners and Paslode nailer, just for sending us some photos of your project!

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Damon Bennett will select one project as the winner. Enter right NOW! Entries close August 3rd

July 27, 2018 Voice

Comments about the Alberta homeowner who won two judgments against fly-by-night ‘contractor’

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A lesson to young contractors from a veteran: Listen To Your Gut!

July 27, 2018 Voice

Quebec, unions and construction ‘volunteers’

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“Job sites without power tools… might be a good opportunity for positive community activism,” says Neil Damackine

July 27, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Saskatchewan joins Alberta in approving wire-free electrical controls in new construction

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SaskPower Electrical Inspections now accepts wireless switches in all applications including for rules 30-500 to 30-510 of the Canadian Electrical Code

July 27, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Specifying WRBs as air barriers (Sponsored Post)

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An air barrier system is only as strong as its weakest link. Make sure the products you specify are tough enough to perform in the elements.

July 20, 2018 Voice

Dispensing with GreenOn rebate program in Ontario, without a replacement plan, was unwise

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Whatever you may think about the paperwork and bureaucracy of government subsidized renovation programs, they DO keep the cash operators out of the game

July 11, 2018 Voice

Are these guys for real? Politicians tap dancing as fast as they can on stupid decisions

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Casey Edge of the Victoria Residential Builders Association digs up three quotes from politicians that make us wonder about their sanity

July 10, 2018 Voice

Scam where “customer” needs renovations on a home they do not own is common

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They need electrical work done on a house they are buying but haven’t got the money to close the deal, is one version of the scam

July 9, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Questions to ask when choosing a high performance house wrap (Sponsored Post)

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5 key questions to ask before you choose a particular brand of housewrap

July 5, 2018 Voice

An old pro has some valuable advice for frustrated youths trying to break into the trades

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“Try to get a position as anything in an institution or factory. A mine, steel mill, refinery, hospital, school board or prison are all good places to look. Good luck.”

July 5, 2018 Voice

“It’s inconceivable that the IBEW have so much power to screw people over…”

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“(IBEW) lied to and cheated both myself and the employees who wanted nothing to do with the union,” says this electrical contractor

July 4, 2018 Voice

This insulation contractor is sorry to see the end of GreenOn rebates

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“This program was good for the honest contractor and the client,” says Joel Starkman