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September 28, 2018 Voice

Homebuilding client: Our contractor unfairly liened us!

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This client believes she is the victim of a fraudulent or frivolous lien by a contractor. Ultimately, however, builders will only be able to successfully enforce liens when they can prove they have a legitimate claim. How can this problem be solved without both sides paying enormous legal fees?

September 28, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Benefit of taking a system approach to specifying and installing building wrap

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The TYPAR Weather Protection System includes building wraps, flashings, construction tape and fasteners

September 21, 2018 Voice

Dirt floor basement, moisture issues, cracking concrete blocks. What to do?

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Owner seeks contractor advice on insulating 1930s era homestead in Alberta

September 14, 2018 Voice

Canadian radio and TV contractor legend Shell Busey calls “BS” on Ontario College of Trades

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Whatever happened to valuing “know-how learned from our teachers, parents and mentors,” old school Shell wants to know…

September 14, 2018 Voice

Full HVAC license versus gas fitters license: Veteran of 5-year apprenticeship defends Ontario College of Trades

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Steve Brown argues that a simple gas license is nowhere near enough to do proper HVAC installations.

September 7, 2018 Voice

“Soft tax collectors”

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“The MoL, MTO, OCOT, WSIB, etc. enforce unnecessary laws and regulations to insulate large, unionized corporations from smaller, hungrier, highly-skilled trades.”

September 6, 2018 Voice

Another veteran HVAC contractor feels his livelihood is under attack by Ontario College of Trades

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“I learned the trade hands on, so I have my gas fitters ticket only… Now I am being threatened that I will get big fines… unless I hire 1-2 licensed guys

September 6, 2018 BUILDWIRE

Evaluating drainable building wraps

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There are many different drainable building wrap products available on the market today. Here are a few tips for selecting the right one for your project.

August 31, 2018 Voice

Which type of circ saw do you prefer: sidewinders or worm drives?

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Mark Bernier’s 1980s worm drive is still going strong. “It cuts rings around the little saws.”

August 31, 2018 BUILDWIRE

More than one way to keep a wall dry

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Advancements in building wrap technology offer diverse methods for managing bulk water while reducing material costs and streamlining installation

August 24, 2018 Voice

More observations on Thermal Mass and ICFs

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Great comments on how ICFs work from residential energy-efficiency expert Harold Orr

August 24, 2018 Voice

“Many consumers do more due diligence shopping for a $20 toaster than for a $200,000 renovation”

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Probably because they buy multiple toasters during their lives and have less experience with renovations

August 21, 2018 BUILDWIRE

DULUX Paints by PPG unveils two deep, luxurious greens as 2019 Colours of the Year

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Night Watch, Mojito Shimmer bring contemporary take on old-school elegance

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?