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BUILDWIRE
February 6, 2015  

Taking the Unconventional Approach. Why dimple sheet basement protection is a winning bet. Part 1

Coding conflicts and the win/win of dimplesheet protection

News
January 26, 2015  

VIDEO: Steve Maxwell on why refurbished cast-iron rads are making a comeback

Cast-iron rads, refurbished and ready to easily install, are cost-effective, environmentally responsible, and physically beauttful. Why did we ever fall out of love with them?

News
July 11, 2014  

Should a bathroom fan in Ontario be vented through the roof or through the fascia?

Carmen asked us the building codes in Ontario generally say about the proper location on a house (the roof or fascia/soffits) for venting bathroom fan air to the outside. Bathroom fan expert Glenn Curtis, Soler Palau Canada, has the answer.

News
July 16, 2013  

Canada wins gold at World Skills 2013: "The Olympics of the Skilled Trades"

Canada is now, officially, a world beater in hockey, curling, refrigeration and heating.

News
June 25, 2013  

RONA selling Noble, Don Park and other HVAC supply houses

Noble, Don Park and MPH Supplies, among other contractor supply houses, are being sold to EMCO, London, ON.

News
May 28, 2013  

Training opportunity for Winnipeg contractors in the HVACR industry

The opportunities on the mechanical side of the construction industry, throughout Canada, are huge. If you are thinking of moving into a new field, HVACR is worth a look.

News
December 18, 2012  

PEX well on the way to overtaking copper pipe

Within three years, PEX will be the most-used residential water-supply pipe in the country, manufacturer predicts

News
December 11, 2012  

Bathroom ventilation: Fact and fiction

Bathroom fan replacement across Canada could almost become an industry in itself. Vast numbers of them aren’t doing what they were designed to do.

Video
August 20, 2012  

Ontario College of Trades will protect legitimate contractors, chairperson asserts

Tax grab? No way, says Ontario College of Trades Ron Johnston

News
July 9, 2012  

Radon gas spurs basement repairs

Health Canada has published the results of the second

Product
December 28, 2011  

Tanks tank in study comparing them to tankless

Tankless water heaters reduce natural gas use by an average of 46 per cent and increase the use of water a little bit.