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August 10, 2018 News

Laying the last stone on Maxwell’s house: Manitoulin Island (VIDEO link in post)

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Steve started work on his limestone farmhouse 31 years ago, gathering rocks from local fields while living in a tent.

August 9, 2018 News

New ways to build with blocks

by John Bleasby

Technology pushes self-insulated and lightweight alternatives to concrete to new levels

August 7, 2018 News

Sky-high in Edmonton

by John Bleasby

Ironworkers posing for a photo on a steel beam 69 floors up were suspended – and one worker was fired

August 2, 2018 News

Nail gun safety? “Don’t worry, be trigger happy!”

by John Bleasby

Safety devices are built in to most nail guns and shouldn’t be short-circuited

July 31, 2018 News

3-D renderings could be your best new sales tool

by John Bleasby

“Nothing blows the socks off a prospect more than a 3-D color rendering.”

July 26, 2018 News

Still crazy after all these years: Canada’s ever-expanding housing market

by John Bleasby

Contractors planning for the future should read the macro trends

July 24, 2018 News

Shocks to the system: Changing government policies in Canada and the U.S. challenge residential solar

by John Bleasby

NZE focus may shift to building envelopes, not energy generation

July 19, 2018 News

Despite two court judgments against fly-by-night contractor, Alberta homeowner is left “chasing a ghost”

by John Bleasby

Rosalba Politi, Morinville, AB, continues her four-year search for $20,000 in compensation from Vinizio DiVincenzo, formerly of Gibson, BC

July 17, 2018 News

Responsible material choices from the ground up

by John Bleasby

Reflect a concern for the planet without being radical

July 12, 2018 News

The making of an overworked cliché: “Sustainability”

by John Bleasby

Every marketer is in on the act, from Mike Holmes to Lloyds Shredded Chicken

July 10, 2018 News

Understanding continuous air barrier systems

by John Bleasby

An air barrier is only as good as its installation. Here’s why.

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 News

Quebec flood inspector used his position for collusion, homeowner alleges

by John Bleasby

Leads given to an associate’s business added insult to misery

July 4, 2018 News

California, here we come (and other nightmares)

by Casey Edge

Casey Edge, CEO of the Victoria Residential Builders Association, has fears about how our building codes are evolving

July 3, 2018 News

Edmonton contractor foils a conspiracy to defraud

by John Bleasby

Fake renovation request at a fake property were part of an attempt to steal $27,000 from this renovation pro

June 28, 2018 News

CertainTeed seeks more drywall tariff protection in Western Canada

by John Bleasby

Company targets 54-inch drywall board even though it doesn’t manufacture it in Western Canada

June 28, 2018 News

Dilemma Winner! Parking the clients’ enthusiasm at the curb makes good business sense

by John Bleasby

Our panel has selected the winner of our latest Dilemma Contest. Congratulations to Jax Bailey of Prince George, B.C. Here was the situation: Jeremy Pudney’s young clients, the Howards, are keen to pitch in and help on their 1920’s renovation,

June 26, 2018 News

Few tears shed over GreenOn rebate cancellation

by John Bleasby

Ontario’s energy incentive program was flawed from the outset, contractors say