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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.

News
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.

News
February 25, 2020  

How to educate your customer about product purchases

We’ve all been there; a client looks at an estimate you’ve provided and starts to break it down line-by-line, trying to understand individual costs instead of looking at the overall big-picture of the project.

News
February 25, 2020  

Four exterior finishing products your clients should consider

A sneak peek at a feature running in the Spring 2020 issue of Building Excellence magazine

News
February 24, 2020  

Recall Roundup presents Feeling hot, hot, hot and these products really flamed out

Gas can leak from the fuel line or vent.

News
February 21, 2020  

PEER Review – Introducing the Prefabricated Exterior Energy Retrofit Methodology

The Prefabricated Exterior Energy Retrofit (PEER) methodology is being championed by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and was recently presented during a meeting of CHBA’s Canadian Renovators Council.

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February 19, 2020  

Cedar Winds Design~Build is building Ontario’s cottage country, one gorgeous home at a time

Cedar Winds Design~Build is a thriving, family owned custom homebuilding business based in Haliburton, Ont.

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February 13, 2020  

The importance of using DRICORE Subfloor

Bryan Baeumler talks about the importance of using DRICORE Subfloor in your basement

News
January 29, 2020  

Three reno jobs you MUST turn down

As a professional RenoMark renovator I find that sometimes I have to say no to prospective clients and their reno jobs. This may sound wrong but, once I tell you why, you’ll probably agree with me.

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January 29, 2020  

Should electric vehicles qualify for parking pads?

One of the features in our Dec 2019/Jan 2020 issue, “Charge it,” was about installing chargers for electric vehicles (EV) in residential properties. Shortly after that issue came out, we read this article about the City of Toronto rejecting applications for installing new parking pads based on the need to charge their EVs at home.

News
January 29, 2020  

Would you work on a Murder House Flip?

Once upon a time, reality TV home renovation shows featured a guy like, say, our Editor-in-Chief Jim Caruk, dealing with the trials and tribulations of, ahem, a real reno. But as reality television has continued to grow in popularity, the storylines to these shows seem to get further and further detached from reality.

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January 29, 2020  

How to manage your emotion during the construction process

How to manage your emotion during the construction process