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May 15, 2018 News

California mandates solar roofs on new homes starting 2020

by John Bleasby

U.S. West Coast “collective madness” is a warning to Canada

May 11, 2018 News

Confused by “Net Zero,” “Near Zero” and TRUE “Zero Energy” housing?

by Paul Duffy

There’s a lot of confusion around these terms. We asked building science expert Paul Duffy to sort it all out for us.

May 11, 2018 News

Cordless power tools so good that the Amish use them

by Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell talks admiringly of the Amish carpenters who have recently moved into his community on Manitoulin Island

May 10, 2018 News

Skills Canada’s Ontario Competition gets the “Wow!” factor

by John Bleasby

Housing industry notably absent at this showcase of young talent

May 7, 2018 News

Just in time for Ontario’s election! Rebates for residential solar!

by John Bleasby

$90 million in giveaways for solar generation and storage systems

May 4, 2018 News

Corrugated steel shipping containers as modular house components

by Steve Payne

Contractor Glen Donaldson’s new home in the west end of Toronto is 8.5-feet wide on a 12.5-feet wide lot. It’s built out of three 53-foot long shipping containers.

May 4, 2018 News

Ontario WSIB: Your top 5 questions answered

by Sean Baird, VP Employer Service, WSIB

This article from the WSIB contains important links to key information sources

May 3, 2018 News

New skilled workers are out there! Do you know where to look?

by John Bleasby

It’s time to get proactive about building your future workforce

May 2, 2018 Video

The March to Net Zero Energy Building: Episode 3 (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci continues his discussion with Gary Meine, architectural technologist at ICF leader NUDURA. This video focuses on ways to attach building components to Nudura ICFs using floor joist hangers and fastening strips.

May 1, 2018 News

Two notorious Toronto contractor fraud cases end with guilty pleas

by John Bleasby

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do turn

April 30, 2018 Video

Busting Myths About Skylights (VIDEO): Part 4

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci continues his discussion with skylight experts Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX. This episode talks about the link between customer satisfaction and profitability.

April 27, 2018 News

We have a Contractor Dilemma Contest winner!

by John Bleasby

Brandon Kendall of the Kendall Group wins a DeWalt 20V Hammerdrill set (and more!)

April 26, 2018 News

The inevitability of residential prefabrication (Part 3)

by John Bleasby

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) may be the answer for the residential housing industry

April 25, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 4: How to clean up a glue line + Homemade scribe

by canadiancontractor

Canadian Contractor Site Tips are brought to you by Home Hardware

April 24, 2018 News

Manitoba is latest province to move on prompt payment legislation

by John Bleasby

Nationwide improvements to construction payment rules move at a turtle’s pace

April 23, 2018 Video

Busting Myths About Skylights (VIDEO): Part 3

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci continues his discussion with skylight experts Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX. In this episode, the discussion includes ways to educate the homeowner about skylights.

April 23, 2018 News

Opinion: Political parties are ignoring the issue of asbestos in homes

by Casey Edge

Tax credits needed for an asbestos problem the government helped create

April 19, 2018 News

The inevitability of residential prefabrication (Part 2)

by John Bleasby

Wood frame panelization cuts time on the site, and more