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
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.
Plumbing in paradise
Brit David Roberts is building a business – and family – in the B.C. mountains.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Renovation Contractor – Apr/May2020
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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.
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.
Protective device becomes accident waiting to happen
We loved the irony of a protective device becoming an accident waiting to happen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.