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February 1, 2018 News

Ontario’s mandatory home energy audits: Boon or Boondoggle?

by John Bleasby

Ontario realtors call it, “expensive, inefficient and risky”

January 31, 2018 News

Trade contractors support Ottawa’s prompt payment proposal

by Steve Payne

The announcement comes on the heels of Ontario passing Bill 142, its own version of Prompt Payment legislation, in December

January 30, 2018 News

A Canadian victory at American home awards

by John Bleasby

Gonell Homes of Toronto captures two BALA’s at the International Builders’ Show

January 26, 2018 Video

Site Tips, Episode 1: PEX on a hose bibb to make future servicing easier (VIDEO)

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Canadian Contractor Site Tips are sponsored by Home Hardware

January 25, 2018 News

Site Tips: PEX pipe for an exterior hose bibb

by canadiancontractor

This tip was sent to us by Paul Baylis of R.H.Jones Mechanical Contractors, Prince George, B.C.

January 25, 2018 News

Doing the Step Code Two-Step

by John Bleasby

Are municipal councils in BC recognizing the risks of Step Code?

January 23, 2018 News

Heard about HER&D? It will change the way you build or renovate houses

by John Bleasby

Before codes require NZE, builders will need to know about energy rating disclosure

January 22, 2018 News

Endeavour Centre increases their range of sustainable building workshops for 2018

by John Bleasby

A Canadian learning facility focused on the leading edge of tomorrow’s housing techniques

January 16, 2018 News

Is the sun rising or setting on small scale residential solar?

by John Bleasby

What happens to financial viability as installation grants and big subsidies disappear?

January 12, 2018 News

Bill Morneau voted “Business Newsmaker of the Year” by Canadian Press

by Steve Payne

The man who proposed major Federal tax hikes on many small family businesses, including residential contractors, got more than 50 per cent of the votes cast by journalists

January 12, 2018 News

Toronto judge lets “crane girl” off the hook

by Steve Payne

Judge Richard Blouin refused to convict Marisa Lazo on any of the 6 counts of mischief she was facing

January 12, 2018 News

Building trust through online reviews

by canadiancontractor

In this HomeStars’ sponsored video, Steve and Rob go over 6 contractor tips for handling online reviews

January 11, 2018 News

Change is in Air: The critical importance of IAQ management

by John Bleasby

HRV’s, ERV’s, furnace fans and wood stoves —There’s a lot to consider with today’s tight homes

January 9, 2018 News

Change is in the Air!

by John Bleasby

Developing an Interior Air Quality (IAQ) strategy goes hand-in-hand with today’s tight houses

January 4, 2018 News

Homeowner target of a murder plot by angry contractor

by John Bleasby

Virginia (USA) contractor chooses a hitman to resolve a dispute. Wrong!

January 2, 2018 News

Sealing the envelope — Meeting the Net Zero Energy challenge (Part One)

by John Bleasby

Can our industry balance home affordability with energy-efficiency requirements?

December 22, 2017 News

We have a “Dilemma Contest” Winner!

by John Bleasby

John Bergeron of Oshawa ON, wins two great prizes from DeWalt

December 19, 2017 News

CertainTeed honours Fort McMurray “Rebuild Heroes”

by canadiancontractor

Five heroes receive $2,000 and a donation to be made on their behalf to local charities