Insulated building blocks: Cambridge, ON manufacturer has something really coolby canadiancontractor
Ben Polley, one of Canada’s leading sustainable/green builders, gives us the lowdown on a Canadian-made insulated block option
What IS this mold-preventing product that Mike Holmes used?by canadiancontractor
“It was an all-in-one product to paint basement blocks to prevent mold.”
Comment on the contractor who got cash from homeowner’s wife – after homeowner refused to do cash dealby canadiancontractor
“There is SO much wrong with his scenario,” says veteran contractor Darryl Labay
How tough is your building wrap?by canadiancontractor
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.
I’m not paying you cash, he tells the contractor, firmly. So the contractor collects the cash from his wife while he’s out…by canadiancontractor
Left hand didn’t know what the right hand was doing?
Apprenticeship ratio stupidity in Ontario: Comment number 5,033by canadiancontractor
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.
You could win $5,000 worth of GRK fasteners and Paslode nailer, just for sending us some photos of your project!by canadiancontractor
Damon Bennett will select one project as the winner. Enter right NOW! Entries close August 3rd
Comments about the Alberta homeowner who won two judgments against fly-by-night ‘contractor’by canadiancontractor
A lesson to young contractors from a veteran: Listen To Your Gut!
Quebec, unions and construction ‘volunteers’by canadiancontractor
“Job sites without power tools… might be a good opportunity for positive community activism,” says Neil Damackine
Saskatchewan joins Alberta in approving wire-free electrical controls in new constructionby canadiancontractor
SaskPower Electrical Inspections now accepts wireless switches in all applications including for rules 30-500 to 30-510 of the Canadian Electrical Code
Specifying WRBs as air barriers (Sponsored Post)by canadiancontractor
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.
Dispensing with GreenOn rebate program in Ontario, without a replacement plan, was unwiseby canadiancontractor
Whatever you may think about the paperwork and bureaucracy of government subsidized renovation programs, they DO keep the cash operators out of the game
Are these guys for real? Politicians tap dancing as fast as they can on stupid decisionsby canadiancontractor
Casey Edge of the Victoria Residential Builders Association digs up three quotes from politicians that make us wonder about their sanity
Scam where “customer” needs renovations on a home they do not own is commonby canadiancontractor
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
Questions to ask when choosing a high performance house wrap (Sponsored Post)by canadiancontractor
5 key questions to ask before you choose a particular brand of housewrap
An old pro has some valuable advice for frustrated youths trying to break into the tradesby canadiancontractor
“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.”
“It’s inconceivable that the IBEW have so much power to screw people over…”by canadiancontractor
“(IBEW) lied to and cheated both myself and the employees who wanted nothing to do with the union,” says this electrical contractor
This insulation contractor is sorry to see the end of GreenOn rebatesby canadiancontractor
“This program was good for the honest contractor and the client,” says Joel Starkman