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October 14, 2015 BUILDWIRE

“The One Series” of ICFs that you need to know about

by Steve Payne

NUDURA’s One Series combines traditional forming methods and Insulated Concrete Form technology, together

October 14, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Ensuring that new basement floor finishes don’t lead to an old problem: mold

by DMX Plastics Ltd.

Water can form underneath that new basement laminate flooring: from wicking up through the slab, or from condensation.

October 8, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Why you should build with NUDURA ICFs

by NUDURA

NUDURA has four different ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) series. These products allow you to build faster and more efficiently, while providing your customer with an eco-friendly structure that can use significantly less energy

October 8, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Can you name the 3 main causes of basement moisture?

by DMX Plastics Inc.

There are over 9 million residential basements in Canada. Experts say between 30 and 50 per cent of these basements – 4 to 4.5 million of them – have moisture problems.

September 16, 2015 BUILDWIRE

DEWALT’s new tapes are Made-to-Measure

by John Bleasby

DEWALT is proud to announce four new models that meet the demands of the busy tradesman

September 4, 2015 BUILDWIRE

VIDEO: Festool Cordless Field Day

by John Bleasby

Watch this amazing display of battery power, as one Festool interchangeable battery powers several different cordless hand tools, and finishes off by ripping through 100 yards of plywood, ….all on a single charge!  And it’s still not done! Tour the FESTOOL website

August 22, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Ripping plywood with Festool’s Track Saw is like a knife going through butter

by John Bleasby

FESTOOL’s family of power tools; they’re accurate and time saving and adaptable to almost any site situation. Take FESTOOL’s Track Saw for example, or their powerful trim saw with quick-change blades for fine finishing of mouldings and flooring. These are just

August 18, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Managing project changes on-the-fly is all about communication

by Robert Koci

RENOMI software can bring all building project parties together on a single piece of software.

July 9, 2015 BUILDWIRE

DEWALT’s Tool Connect gives you perfect control of your power tool batteries – from your mobile

by John Bleasby

DEWALT’s new Bluetooth-driven technology allows you to disable your power tools from your mobile – an incredible safety and security feature. You can also track all aspects of your DEWALT battery performance on your device.

July 7, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Have all your contract paperwork on your mobile with RENOMii

by Steve Payne

Canadian Contractor first discovered RENOMii at a contractor trade show, and we have to say, it’s pretty cool. In a nutshell, it’s a way to upload all your projects’ paperwork so that all those hundreds of pieces of job-related information

June 23, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Basement renovation: The value of a professional opinion

by DMX Plastics Ltd.

An improper or rushed basement floor installation can lead to serious moisture and mold hazards.

May 28, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Isn’t it about time you got yourself a cordless mitre saw?

by Steve Payne

For about $400 for the bare unit, or about $500 for the kit, DEWALT’s new cordless sliding miter saw will make you wonder why you’ve waited so long to go cordless on a carpenter’s most important stationary power tool.

March 18, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Add a little swagger to your drywall artillery

by John Bleasby

The new DeWalt DCF620 Brushless Lithium Ion Drywall Screwgun has superb run-time and is ultra light weight

March 16, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Taking care of the heavy sitters

by DMX Plastics Ltd.

DMX One-Step holds up well with heavy use, but what about when things get really heavy?

February 6, 2015 BUILDWIRE

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

by DMX Plastics Ltd.

Coding conflicts and the win/win of dimplesheet protection

February 6, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Taking the Unconventional Approach. Why dimple sheet basement protection is a winning bet. Part 2

by DMX Plastics Ltd.

Early adopters, early benefit: No callbacks!

February 6, 2015 BUILDWIRE

Taking the Unconventional Approach. Why dimple sheet basement protection is a winning bet. Part 3

by DMX Plastics Ltd.

A design solution in three dimensions