Canadian Contractor


July 19, 2018 News

Despite two court judgements, homeowner is left “chasing a ghost”

by John Bleasby

Four years later, the contractor hasn’t paid and can’t be found

July 17, 2018 News

Responsible material choices from the ground up

by John Bleasby

Reflect a concern for the planet without being radical

July 12, 2018 News

The making of an overworked cliché: “Sustainability”

by John Bleasby

Every marketer is in on the act, from Mike Holmes to Lloyds Shredded Chicken

July 11, 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.

July 11, 2018 News

Enter our new Contractor Dilemma Contest and win a great prize from DeWalt!

by John Bleasby

When ‘Mister Big-Shot’ calls…

July 10, 2018 News

Understanding continuous air barrier systems

by John Bleasby

An air barrier is only as good as its installation. Here’s why.

July 5, 2018 News

Quebec flood inspector used his position for collusion, homeowner alleges

by John Bleasby

Leads given to an associate’s business added insult to misery

July 4, 2018 Video

The Road to NetZero (5): Building curved walls with ICFs (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

There are two ways to build curved walls with NUDURA ICFs. This short 5 minute video explains how it’s done.

July 4, 2018 News

California, here we come (and other nightmares)

by Casey Edge

Casey Edge, CEO of the Victoria Residential Builders Association, has fears about how our building codes are evolving

July 3, 2018 News

Edmonton contractor foils a conspiracy to defraud

by John Bleasby

Fake renovation request at a fake property were part of an attempt to steal $27,000 from this renovation pro

June 28, 2018 Video

IKO Contractors Talk: Interview with Dave “Tell It Like It Is” Anderchek, Saskatoon (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

It’s hard to think of a renovation contractor in Canada who is more outspoken in his opinions than Dave Anderchek. In this video, Dave pulls no punches explaining why he dramatically downsized his firm.

June 28, 2018 News

CertainTeed seeks more drywall tariff protection in Western Canada

by John Bleasby

Company targets 54-inch drywall board even though it doesn’t manufacture it in Western Canada

June 28, 2018 News

Dilemma Winner! Parking the clients’ enthusiasm at the curb makes good business sense

by John Bleasby

Our panel has selected the winner of our latest Dilemma Contest. Congratulations to Jax Bailey of Prince George, B.C. Here was the situation: Jeremy Pudney’s young clients, the Howards, are keen to pitch in and help on their 1920’s renovation,

June 26, 2018 News

Few tears shed over GreenOn rebate cancellation

by John Bleasby

Ontario’s energy incentive program was flawed from the outset, contractors say

June 21, 2018 News

Is regulation or improved training the answer to renovation industry woes?

by John Bleasby

Home renovation is largely unstructured in Canada. That might be a problem

June 20, 2018 Video

All About Fasteners, Episode 5: Anchoring to concrete (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

GRK Fasteners technical expert Gustavo Angola explains the 3 main types of concrete anchors: Adhesive anchors, Screw anchors and Expansion anchors

June 19, 2018 News

Will Doug Ford offer deliverance from Ontario’s apprenticeship ratio fiasco?

by John Bleasby

While other provinces reduce ratios, Ontario is out in left field

June 15, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 6: How to construct the perfect 10 x 10 bedroom

by Steve Payne

Got a tip to make things go a little easier on the job site? Email it to us. If we use it in a video like this one, we will send you a $50 gas card.