Canadian Contractor


April 6, 2018 News

GE Appliances to sponsor Mike Holmes

by Steve Payne

Just in time for National Laundry Day on April 15! (Seriously, there is a National Laundry Day…)

April 5, 2018 News

Western home builders dominate CHBA national awards

by John Bleasby

Alberta and BC take over half of the country’s award categories

April 4, 2018 Video

The March to Net Zero Energy Building: Episode 2 (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

Canada is headed toward a Net Zero Energy future when it comes to building envelopes. Do you understand how much this will change the way you build? Watch this video to learn more.

April 2, 2018 Video

Busting Myths About Skylights (VIDEO): Part 1

by canadiancontractor

Rob Koci interviews Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX about how the company has developed a loyal contractor following by taking the fear out of skylight installation.

April 1, 2018 News

HGTV cancels all Bauemler TV productions

by John Bleasby

“They simply ran out of funny faces to pull at each other.”

March 29, 2018 News

BILD renovation awards highlight design-build business model

by John Bleasby

Two big winners for 2017 had one thing in common

March 28, 2018 News

Smoke detector recall could leave thousands unprotected

by John Bleasby

Contractors should help spread the word about this potential product failure

March 28, 2018 News

Ontario Housing Minister vows to investigate evictions for renovations

by John Bleasby

Whose building is it anyway? “Reno-victions” are in the spotlight

March 27, 2018 News

Income sprinkling and your taxes – what’s changed?

by John Bleasby

The Federal Budget in February has tweaked some of the rules

March 26, 2018 Video

The March to Net Zero Energy Building: Episode 1 (VIDEO)

by canadiancontractor

An interview with Gary Meine, architectural technologist for NUDURA, manufacturer of Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs).

March 23, 2018 Video

Contractor Talk (VIDEO): Rob interviews RenoRun CEO Eamonn O’Rourke

by canadiancontractor

RenoRun is both an app and a delivery service. From your phone, you can order up to 50,000 different building materials items and have them delivered to your job site within 2 hours.

March 22, 2018 News

Ground mats prevent you slip-sliding away!

by John Bleasby

Spring thaw is sloppy time, making safety under foot important

March 21, 2018 News

Canada plans to ban asbestos products. What do you think?

by Canadian Contractor

We’re looking for your feedback on this proposed legislation

March 21, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 3: How to perfectly fit crown moulding; PLUS Triple studs for electrical switches

by canadiancontractor

Canadian Contractor Site Tips are brought to you by Home Hardware

March 21, 2018 News

Are residential contractors missing the boat on the refugee hiring opportunity?

by John Bleasby

Many new arrivals have construction experience but can’t connect with the industry

March 15, 2018 News

Best practices for managing income, expenses and cash flow

by canadiancontractor

As we head into the summer building season, it’s the perfect time of the year to review your business’s financial management practises.

March 15, 2018 News

A new look at concrete means revisiting the old

by John Bleasby

Environmental concerns are driving concrete innovation

March 13, 2018 News

Reading the Tesla tea leaves

by John Bleasby

The future of Tesla’s solar roof tiles is murky and uncertain