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October 19, 2018 News

45 per cent of renovating home owners are now incorporating smart home systems, CEDIA report says

by canadiancontractor

Renovation contractors looking for education in smart home technology might want to check out CEDIA: the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. Smart home tech is now a $2-billion industry south of the border.

October 18, 2018 News

Heads up, it’s the Hard Hat Challenge! (Funny video links)

by John Bleasby

We do NOT recommend you try these tricks on your own job sites – but if you’re looking for a smile or a laugh at the end of a tough week, watch these videos

October 17, 2018 News

Will your workers be blazing today?

by John Bleasby

Legalized marijuana throws a multitude of issues in the wind

October 16, 2018 News

New surtax on steel imports will impact housing affordability

by John Bleasby

The tariff game, where everyone’s a loser! (Except the government, of course)

October 14, 2018 News

Less than 2 weeks to enter our new Contractor Dilemma Contest!

by John Bleasby

You could win a DeWalt cordless table saw!

October 12, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 6: Special screws for cement backer boards (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

You don’t want to use regular drywall screws for cement boards. They can corrode, they can break down the edges of the boards, and they won’t drive in flush properly. Use ITW’s ROCK-ON and BACKER-ON screws instead.

October 12, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 3: How to perfectly fit crown moulding; PLUS Triple studs for electrical switches

by canadiancontractor

Canadian Contractor Site Tips are brought to you by Home Hardware

October 12, 2018 News

We asked the Ontario College of Trades to clarify their jurisdiction over hydronics installations. Here is their response.

by Steve Payne

OCOT agrees that some work described as “hydronics” falls outside of the scope of any regulated trade, but that plumbing, coolant or sheet metal work will require certification for each of these trades.

October 12, 2018 News

Got a faster, better way to do something on site? Let us know, and you could win a $50 gas card!

by Steve Payne

To see some of the great tips we have already done videos for, just type Site Tips in the search bar

October 11, 2018 News

Home-based contracting businesses need specific insurance coverage

by John Bleasby

Standard home owner policies are not adequate to cover all risks

October 9, 2018 News

Apprenticeship initiatives from coast-to-coast attempt to fill the funnel

by John Bleasby

Innovative programs are addressing the national skilled trade crisis

October 5, 2018 News

Prefab wood panels for mid-rises gaining traction in B.C.

by Steve Payne

One firm, Pro-Fit Structures, Chilliwack, B.C. is reported to have had a 21 per cent increase in volume in the past year

October 5, 2018 News

No good deed goes unpunished? Kamloops developer under WorkSafe BC’s intense scrutiny

by canadiancontractor

It was just supposed to be a coat of paint to make some existing rental housing look better. Next came the HazMat suits.

October 4, 2018 News

CertainTeed’s latest drywall tariff request was denied. The CITT explains why.

by John Bleasby

Despite rejection, company is “weighing its options” for future action

October 1, 2018 News

Calvin Gordon is back on the tools and scheduled to return to court

by John Bleasby

Contractor with several prior convictions now operates north of Toronto

September 27, 2018 News

Can the Ontario College of Trades storm your work site without pretext?

by John Bleasby

A look at the legislative details suggests that, “Yes, they can!”

September 26, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 9: How to cut wedges (VIDEO)

by Steve Payne

Site Tips is brought to you by Home Hardware

September 25, 2018 News

Owner of electrical contracting firm personally liable for $537K fine

by John Bleasby

Corporate assets were transferred to avoid company’s court fine