California mandates solar roofs on new homes starting 2020by John Bleasby
U.S. West Coast “collective madness” is a warning to Canada
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.
Cordless power tools so good that the Amish use themby Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell talks admiringly of the Amish carpenters who have recently moved into his community on Manitoulin Island
Skills Canada’s Ontario Competition gets the “Wow!” factorby John Bleasby
Housing industry notably absent at this showcase of young talent
Just in time for Ontario’s election! Rebates for residential solar!by John Bleasby
$90 million in giveaways for solar generation and storage systems
Corrugated steel shipping containers as modular house componentsby 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.
Ontario WSIB: Your top 5 questions answeredby Sean Baird, VP Employer Service, WSIB
This article from the WSIB contains important links to key information sources
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
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.
Two notorious Toronto contractor fraud cases end with guilty pleasby John Bleasby
The wheels of justice turn slowly, but they do turn
Busting Myths About Skylights (VIDEO): Part 4by 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.
We have a Contractor Dilemma Contest winner!by John Bleasby
Brandon Kendall of the Kendall Group wins a DeWalt 20V Hammerdrill set (and more!)
The inevitability of residential prefabrication (Part 3)by John Bleasby
Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) may be the answer for the residential housing industry
Site Tips, Episode 4: How to clean up a glue line + Homemade scribeby canadiancontractor
Canadian Contractor Site Tips are brought to you by Home Hardware
Manitoba is latest province to move on prompt payment legislationby John Bleasby
Nationwide improvements to construction payment rules move at a turtle’s pace
Busting Myths About Skylights (VIDEO): Part 3by 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.
Opinion: Political parties are ignoring the issue of asbestos in homesby Casey Edge
Tax credits needed for an asbestos problem the government helped create
The inevitability of residential prefabrication (Part 2)by John Bleasby
Wood frame panelization cuts time on the site, and more