Canadian Contractor


August 1, 2017 News

Act fast! Win a DeWalt 60V cordless track saw!

by John Bleasby

Fisticuffs on the jobsite! What does the boss man do?

August 1, 2017 News

Five days in jail, $40K fine for unlicensed “electrician”

by John Bleasby

Faulty pot light installations put homeowners at serious risk

July 27, 2017 News

Why install torched-down modified bitumen on a combustible roof structure?

by John Bleasby

Part One of our Two-Part, Flat Roof series looks at the hazards of open flames

July 25, 2017 News

Alberta steps back from Bill 17 and exempts construction

by John Bleasby

Province concedes consultation is more important than speedy implementation

July 21, 2017 News

How to soundproof historic windows while preserving the original unit

by Randy Brown

Unique “soundproof” windows dramatically reduce outside noise and increase energy efficiency with a hands-off approach to the original windows

July 20, 2017 News

Does a house need to ‘breathe’? Can it be too tight?

by John Bleasby

Are you confused about the purpose of an HRV system?

July 18, 2017 News

Stanley Black & Decker Canada proud to sponsor Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Carter Work Project’

by John Bleasby

“Rewarding and inspiring in so many different ways!” says President Joe Di llio

July 14, 2017 News

Four alarm fire apparently started by a roofer’s blowtorch

by Steve Payne

Four row houses in Toronto’s west end may face demolition

July 13, 2017 News

Western Canadian drywall installers defiant after U.S. trade hearings

by John Bleasby

“We are not planning to take our foot off the pedal!”

July 11, 2017 News

UPDATE: 8 talking points on Tesla solar roofs

by John Bleasby

Tesla stays in the news; the messages are mixed

July 7, 2017 News

Four considerations when choosing bricks for your clients

by Steve Maxwell

Colour, texture, size and durability are the crucial considerations, says Steve Maxwell

July 6, 2017 News

The Road to NZE (Part Five): Getting ‘there’ from ‘here’

by John Bleasby

An interview with green builder Ben Polley on our industry’s move towards a Net Zero Energy future

July 4, 2017 News

Multi-generational households; opening more doors for contractors

by John Bleasby

If you build it, they will come…(and they will stay!)

June 29, 2017 News

Expanded warning on Milwaukee M18 HIGH DEMAND 9.0 volt battery pack

by Steve Payne

This is an important safety notice issued by the firm this morning

June 29, 2017 News

We have a winner in our Dilemma Contest!

by John Bleasby

Mark Bernier wins a DeWalt 20V XR VersaClutch Drill!

June 28, 2017 News

The Road to NZE (Part Four): The system approach to insulation

by John Bleasby

New insulation products offer more than thermal control only

June 26, 2017 News

Western Drywallers: “Our members were betrayed!”

by John Bleasby

Western Canada Alliance of Wall and Ceiling Contractors goes to Washington to get its voice heard.

June 23, 2017 News

You can’t just drop a tiny house anywhere, East Vancouver couple finds

by canadiancontractor

The City of Vancouver has booted an illegal tiny house (220 square feet) out of a backyard, in spite of the couple who built it complaining what a great idea the concept is