The certainty of death, taxes, and municipal inspection feesby Casey Edge
Guest columnist Casey Edge exposes increased building fees for what they are: Taxes!
Stanley Black & Decker continues commitment to Habitat for Humanityby Canadian Contractor
Company employees donate time to help families needing safe, affordable housing
Laying the last stone on Maxwell’s house: Manitoulin Island (VIDEO link in post)by canadiancontractor
Steve started work on his limestone farmhouse 31 years ago, gathering rocks from local fields while living in a tent.
New ways to build with blocksby John Bleasby
Technology pushes self-insulated and lightweight alternatives to concrete to new levels
Sky-high in Edmontonby John Bleasby
Ironworkers posing for a photo on a steel beam 69 floors up were suspended – and one worker was fired
Hydronic radiant floor heating: NUDURA HYDROFOAM explained in a short videoby canadiancontractor
Rob Koci gets an explanation on this labour-saving AND energy-saving product
Nail gun safety? “Don’t worry, be trigger happy!”by John Bleasby
Safety devices are built in to most nail guns and shouldn’t be short-circuited
3-D renderings could be your best new sales toolby John Bleasby
“Nothing blows the socks off a prospect more than a 3-D color rendering.”
Best. Cord. Coil. Ever. (VIDEO)by Robert Koci
Stop struggling with tangled power cords. Daisy-chain them!
Still crazy after all these years: Canada’s ever-expanding housing marketby John Bleasby
Contractors planning for the future should read the macro trends
Shocks to the system: Changing government policies in Canada and the U.S. challenge residential solarby John Bleasby
NZE focus may shift to building envelopes, not energy generation
Despite two court judgments against fly-by-night contractor, Alberta homeowner is left “chasing a ghost”by John Bleasby
Rosalba Politi, Morinville, AB, continues her four-year search for $20,000 in compensation from Vinizio DiVincenzo, formerly of Gibson, BC
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.
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.