Canadian Contractor


August 15, 2018 News

The certainty of death, taxes, and municipal inspection fees

by Casey Edge

Guest columnist Casey Edge exposes increased building fees for what they are: Taxes!

August 14, 2018 News

Stanley Black & Decker continues commitment to Habitat for Humanity

by Canadian Contractor

Company employees donate time to help families needing safe, affordable housing

August 10, 2018 News

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.

August 9, 2018 News

New ways to build with blocks

by John Bleasby

Technology pushes self-insulated and lightweight alternatives to concrete to new levels

August 7, 2018 News

Sky-high in Edmonton

by John Bleasby

Ironworkers posing for a photo on a steel beam 69 floors up were suspended – and one worker was fired

August 2, 2018 Video

Hydronic radiant floor heating: NUDURA HYDROFOAM explained in a short video

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci gets an explanation on this labour-saving AND energy-saving product

August 2, 2018 News

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

July 31, 2018 News

3-D renderings could be your best new sales tool

by John Bleasby

“Nothing blows the socks off a prospect more than a 3-D color rendering.”

July 26, 2018 Video

Best. Cord. Coil. Ever. (VIDEO)

by Robert Koci

Stop struggling with tangled power cords. Daisy-chain them!

July 26, 2018 News

Still crazy after all these years: Canada’s ever-expanding housing market

by John Bleasby

Contractors planning for the future should read the macro trends

July 24, 2018 News

Shocks to the system: Changing government policies in Canada and the U.S. challenge residential solar

by John Bleasby

NZE focus may shift to building envelopes, not energy generation

July 19, 2018 News

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

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 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.