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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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January 29, 2020  

Four pieces of safety equipment to protect against workplace injuries

Four pieces of safety equipment to protect against workplace injuries

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January 28, 2020  

Canada’s Strongest Man Hugo Girard takes on the IKO Roofing Dynasty Demo

IKO’s Performance Shingles with ArmourZone provide tremendous fastening strength and nail pull-through resistance.

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January 14, 2020  

What to see at Toronto’s Interior Design Show 2020

Every year we look forward with much anticipation to IDS to discover so many great new design products and ideas. Here are a few things to see and do….

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January 9, 2020  

Drift off into Dreamland at IDS20

Drift off into Dreamland at the Toronto Interior Design Show 2020 with Caesarstone Canada and its latest designer collaboration with none other than celebrated potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler.

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January 6, 2020  

The future is plastics

Nova Scotian builder JD Composites used 600,000 recycled bottles in their modular design.

News
December 30, 2019  

The WOW Factor – Nailed it!

Bradley Jones of Alchemy Construction in North Vancouver, B.C., sent us this stomach-churning image and some solid advice to go with it.

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December 23, 2019  

The Canada Revenue Agency is trolling commercial accounts in the hunt for tax cheats

Earlier this year, Home Depot Canada commercial clients received a letter warning them that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) would be auditing their books in an attempt to uncover under-reported income by contractors and homebuilders.

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December 16, 2019  

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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December 9, 2019  

Collect your cash quicker by giving clients various options

Too often, contractors make the mistake of focusing on how they want to be paid, and not how their customers want to pay them, which leads to waiting weeks or months for payment.

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December 2, 2019  

IBS 2020: Register by January 18 to Save!

Join us in Las Vegas! Register by January 18 to avoid onsite pricing.

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November 28, 2019  

How new technology can improve efficiencies, and reduce emissions

Fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions are becoming major factors in the construction industry and, as a result, companies are starting to change the way they operate.

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November 28, 2019  

Supply runs take time and are hard on your body. Follow these tips to save both.

Frankly, I believe that the best supply run is the one you don’t have to make. I always thought there had to be a better way, and it turns out there is.