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April 29, 2020  

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore eStore a win, win, win

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores are a win-win-win: countless new or “gently used” items donated to the charitable organization have been kept out of landfills

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April 17, 2020  

Proposed ‘Alterations to Existing Buildings’ will change the way building codes apply to renovations

A new policy coming from the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes on “Alterations to Existing Buildings,” which could spell new requirements for renovations to existing homes.

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April 15, 2020  

Plumbing in paradise

Brit David Roberts is building a business – and family – in the B.C. mountains.

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April 13, 2020  

When a house under construction collapses a lot of questions come to mind

A second-storey addition to this home in the west end of Toronto toppled over in high winds. Luckily, no one was injured.

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April 10, 2020  

Product showcase – new and noteworthy

MuraLuxe decorative wall panels are quick and easy to install. Gives any project the “wow” factor and keeps your project moving quickly as shower installs can be completed in a day!

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April 9, 2020  

The Painting Contractors Association’s Operation Covid-19 response

The U.S.-based Painting Contractors Association is hosting twice weekly online conferences from April 7 through May 28.

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April 8, 2020  

Optional incentives – Want to keep your team? Offer employee share options

How do you retain valued employees in today’s evolving market? Offering a stake in the business is one option that is gaining popularity among construction company owners.

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April 6, 2020  

Renovation Contractor – Apr/May2020

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April 6, 2020  

Generating repeat business by converting a single sale into a cash cow

By enhancing your customers’ perceived value of what they just purchased from you, you can leverage a first-time sale into a virtual lifetime of loyalty and referrals.

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April 1, 2020  

Tax-saving tips from the taxman

As a skilled tradesperson the work you do benefits all Canadians. When it comes to your taxes, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) wants you to benefit too.

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April 1, 2020  

Protective device becomes accident waiting to happen

We loved the irony of a protective device becoming an accident waiting to happen.

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April 1, 2020  

It’s time to embrace the bidet

If you’ve ever travelled overseas you’ll have noticed what seems to North American eyes to be an odd addition to the bathroom: a bidet.

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April 1, 2020  

Coping with Coronavirus

At the time of writing this, construction workers and tradespeople have been deemed “essential” employees so most of us are still on the job.

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February 26, 2020  

Saniflo’s Sanigrind Pro offers peace of mind for commercial and residential rental property owners

Saniflo’s Sanigrind Pro 1-HP pump is equipped with a built-in grinder that pulverizes items before they can cause clogged pipes.

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February 26, 2020  

Canadian cities crack the top 100 worst cities for traffic

So you think the traffic where you live and work is bad? You’re probably right.

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February 26, 2020  

NKBA reveals top kitchen and bathroom trends

A few recent surveys polled various groups working in the kitchen and bathroom trades for their thoughts on trends and the state of the industry.

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February 26, 2020  

Window installation from hell… and other reno nightmares

For our new back page contest, we’d like you to share some of the stuff you’ve seen on the job that made you scratch your head.

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February 25, 2020  

Contractor tears down the wrong house – again

We can only imagine what the crews must have been thinking after discovering they’d torn down the wrong house, for the second time in 18 months.