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.
California, here we come (and other nightmares)by Casey Edge
Casey Edge, CEO of the Victoria Residential Builders Association, has fears about how our building codes are evolving
Edmonton contractor foils a conspiracy to defraudby John Bleasby
Fake renovation request at a fake property were part of an attempt to steal $27,000 from this renovation pro
IKO Contractors Talk: Interview with Dave “Tell It Like It Is” Anderchek, Saskatoon (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
It’s hard to think of a renovation contractor in Canada who is more outspoken in his opinions than Dave Anderchek. In this video, Dave pulls no punches explaining why he dramatically downsized his firm.
CertainTeed seeks more drywall tariff protection in Western Canadaby John Bleasby
Company targets 54-inch drywall board even though it doesn’t manufacture it in Western Canada
Dilemma Winner! Parking the clients’ enthusiasm at the curb makes good business senseby John Bleasby
Our panel has selected the winner of our latest Dilemma Contest. Congratulations to Jax Bailey of Prince George, B.C. Here was the situation: Jeremy Pudney’s young clients, the Howards, are keen to pitch in and help on their 1920’s renovation,…
Few tears shed over GreenOn rebate cancellationby John Bleasby
Ontario’s energy incentive program was flawed from the outset, contractors say
Is regulation or improved training the answer to renovation industry woes?by John Bleasby
Home renovation is largely unstructured in Canada. That might be a problem
All About Fasteners, Episode 5: Anchoring to concrete (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
GRK Fasteners technical expert Gustavo Angola explains the 3 main types of concrete anchors: Adhesive anchors, Screw anchors and Expansion anchors
Will Doug Ford offer deliverance from Ontario’s apprenticeship ratio fiasco?by John Bleasby
While other provinces reduce ratios, Ontario is out in left field
Site Tips, Episode 6: How to construct the perfect 10 x 10 bedroomby Steve Payne
Got a tip to make things go a little easier on the job site? Email it to us. If we use it in a video like this one, we will send you a $50 gas card.
Paint strippers with toxic ingredients pose a serious health hazardby John Bleasby
Lowes Canada and RONA will pull products. Home Depot is silent
Fixer Upper stars hit with $200,000 in fines and restitutionby John Bleasby
Safe lead paint removal practices ignored during hit show
The Way to L.E.E.D.: Interview with NUDURA, Episode 4by Steve Payne
In this short video, Canadian Contractor’s Rob Koci and Gary Meine from NUDURA discuss the LEED sustainable building standard – and how ICFs can be help a builder to achieve a LEED certification
Busting Myths About Skylights, Part 5 (VIDEO): Trainingby canadiancontractor
Rob Koci continues his discussion with skylight experts Mark Taylor and Russell Ibbotson from VELUX. This episode talks about the VELUX Installers Program (VIP).
Social media marketing has changed (Part 2)by John Bleasby
Filling the funnel, finessing the timing, and delivering the message on target
Skills Canada National Competition increases the hands-on experienceby John Bleasby
“We want to put tools and materials in young people’s hands”
Last chance to enter our Contractor Dilemma contest! Win TWO prizes from DeWalt!by John Bleasby
What should contractor Jeremy Pudney do about these young homeowners who insist on “helping” out around the job site? Tell us, and a DeWalt prize package could be on it’s way to YOU!