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
Responsible material choices from the ground upby John Bleasby
Reflect a concern for the planet without being radical
The making of an overworked cliché: “Sustainability”by John Bleasby
Every marketer is in on the act, from Mike Holmes to Lloyds Shredded Chicken
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.
Enter our new Contractor Dilemma Contest and win a great prize from DeWalt!by John Bleasby
When ‘Mister Big-Shot’ calls…
Understanding continuous air barrier systemsby John Bleasby
An air barrier is only as good as its installation. Here’s why.
Quebec flood inspector used his position for collusion, homeowner allegesby John Bleasby
Leads given to an associate’s business added insult to misery
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.
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
Edmonton contractor foils a conspiracy to defraudby John Bleasby
Fake renovation request at a fake property were part of an attempt to steal $27,000 from this renovation pro
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.
CertainTeed seeks more drywall tariff protection in Western Canadaby John Bleasby
Company targets 54-inch drywall board even though it doesn’t manufacture it in Western Canada
Dilemma Winner! Parking the clients’ enthusiasm at the curb makes good business senseby 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,…
Few tears shed over GreenOn rebate cancellationby John Bleasby
Ontario’s energy incentive program was flawed from the outset, contractors say
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
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
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
Site Tips, Episode 6: How to construct the perfect 10 x 10 bedroomby 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.