Ontario overhauls its provincial home warranty programby John Bleasby
“Tarion is broken. We are taking decisive action,” says Minister Bill Walker
Canadian public and our planet need effective climate action and housing affordabilityby Casey Edge
We’re missing the Big Picture on GHG’s and home buyers are paying the price
Is large equipment ownership anxiety holding your company back?by John Bleasby
There are alternatives today with benefits for contractors of all sizes
Site Tips Episode 14 (VIDEO): How to cut a bolt on site when you don’t have a viseby canadiancontractor
A drill driver is a handy vise – or, if you wish, a lathe – when you need to cut a hard-to-hold bolt
OCOT and Apprentices for 2019: What we know so farby John Bleasby
Ontario’s ratios have changed, but what about the Ontario College of Trades?
B.C. considers a full asbestos abatement “licensing scheme” for workers and businessesby John Bleasby
Province’s move comes after new federal bans effective January 2019
Mitigating sound inside today’s homesby John Bleasby
Fashionable hard flooring proves a challenge for quiet and privacy
A look at today’s building envelopes (Part 2: Do buildings need to breathe?)by Grant Walkin
Interior building envelope ventilation should occur via a controlled system, not by random chance
Are you suffering from Self-Inflicted Service Injuries?by John Bleasby
Good service is about meeting the needs of your customer, not meeting the convenience of your company!
Are you a roofer in the Toronto area? Join us next Thursday, Feb. 7, for business training to increase your bottom lineby canadiancontractor
Speaker Scott Siegal is CEO of the Certified Contractors Network, and is one of the most successful roofing contractors in North America
Overwhelmed by the pressures of your workday? Try this “timeline shortening” techniqueby Steve Maxwell
Steve Maxwell continues his series on the mental game of being a better contractor. Here he discusses how to focus better and worry less.
All About Fasteners Episode 11: Using A7+ adhesive to install a threaded rod in concreteby canadiancontractor
This short video explains why a contractor might want to use a chemical bond (adhesive) to install anchors.
Three years later, where are those Tesla solar roof tiles?by John Bleasby
Take our Tesla quiz to learn what is (and isn’t) going on!
Free mobile app for renovators offers easy-to-use project managementby Steve Payne
GC Reno (www.gcreno.ca) is the brainchild of Montreal tech entrepreneur Randy Margalith, whose family has been in the residential construction industry for decades
All About Fasteners Episode 10: Two ways to install anchors in concrete or masonry – mechanical and chemical bondsby canadiancontractor
ITW offers two superb chemically-bonded anchoring systems: RED HEAD C6+, an epoxy-based product; and RED HEAD A7+, a “hybrid” product.
Ottawa roofer fined $80,000 for fire that set two workers ablazeby John Bleasby
No fire extinguisher on hand, no emergency procedures in place
Winnipeg contractor shares the 5 ways he checks out someone he’s thinking of doing business withby canadiancontractor
Stan lists a “QB Search” as number one on his due diligence methods. No, it’s nothing to do with football… but a “Queen’s Bench Search”
Is your small business ready for Canada’s new tax rules? (Part Three)by John Bleasby
Employment insurance premiums and small business tax rates change