National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) talks to youby Robert Koci
The NECB publishes a summary of its contents.
Being a MOLby Alec Caldwell
After my close shave with the Ministry of Labour (MOL), I contacted them to compliment their inspector. You might think I’ve a screw loose doing this.
Cleaning and servicing the maceratorby Robert Koci
Saniflo Canada has once again raised the bar by creating a new system for its macerating toilets that requires less time on the job site for contractors and minimal stress for the do-it-yourselfers. The new SANIACCESS 3 is an easy-to-open…
No-VOC Flooring Adhesiveby Robert Koci
DriTac Flooring Products introduces DriTac Eco-5500 Premium “Green” Pressure Sensitive Flooring Adhesive
Contractor Shorts 1by Robert Koci
WARNING: This post will not help you build better, increase your market or help you make more profit.
Win more businessby Mike Draper
To win more proposals you have to be looking at your proposal from the eyes of the homeowner.
Footings done differentby Robert Koci
A FastFoot project for a rammed earth house in Ontario.
Marketplace kicks contractor buttby Robert Koci
Is this fair? Is it just a setup to sell adds for Marketplace?
Getting into a Frothby Robert Koci
Spray foam has become standard for many insulating applications where batt insulation is too difficult to install evenly or where there is not enough room to install sufficient amounts to provide the R value desired. Because of its ability to…
New Housing Price Index Upby Robert Koci
The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.1% in January, following a similar increase in December.
The Profit Series Part 2: Markup and Marginby Robert Koci
Knowing the difference between Markup and Margin can make or break your profit strategy
Laneway housesby Robert Koci
By David Godkin Peter Simpson is an optimist at the best of times. Ask him about the phenomenon of laneway houses – homes built on existing lots in the footprint of a typical garage – and his enthusiasm knows…
The "little black dress" of kitchen productsby Robert Koci
If your customer is the “little black dress” type, she’ll want to know about this faucet
Starts break 200,000 in Februaryby Robert Koci
The seasonally adjusted annual rate of housing starts was 201,100 units in February, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). This is up from 198,100 units in January.
Building permits down for Januaryby Robert Koci
The value of building permits fell 12.3% to $6.0 billion in January, following a 10.5% rise in December. The decline was the result of decreases in both residential and non-residential sectors.
How can you compete against this?by Alec Caldwell
You run a professional business. With the overheads you have, how on earth do you compete?
The Big Orange goes Greenby Robert Koci
The Home Depot has partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council to provide a Green Home Products Database.
Multiple Trades On Site at the Same Timeby Mike Draper
The secret is all in the expectations of the trades