Convicted contractor back on the toolsby John Bleasby
An Ontario contractor convicted in 2015 of ripping off his clients is back on the tools, having served his two year probation period.
All About Fasteners, Episode 1: Concrete Anchors (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
This 3 minute video is brought to you by ITW
Site Tips, Episode 2: How to precisely locate utility boxes underneath ceiling drywall (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
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Things that go bump in the night (that shouldn’t!)by John Bleasby
It’s a relief that my house isn’t collapsing, but still…
Towards the Passive House: A short history of energy-efficient housing in Canada (Part 1 of 5)by Joseph Hough
A 5-part series for contractors in which we outline the basics of the history of energy-efficient housing in Canada.
Buying out the Boss: What our readers thinkby John Bleasby
We revisit responses to a previous Contractor Dilemma Contest for insights
Task force calls for sprinklers in new homesby John Bleasby
Sprinklers are effective, but what about the fire resistance of the house structure itself?
Shopping online for tools and materials? Share your experiences here.by Steve Payne
Amazon, eBay, Craigslist, Kijiji and many more are doing huge business in tools and materials.
Aging in Place: What Canada can learn from Japanby canadiancontractor
A recent report from Senior Care Canada examined aging in place strategies in Japan. There, the government has worked hard to quickly problem-solve and create solutions for the unique housing needs of seniors.
Ontario’s mandatory home energy audits: Boon or Boondoggle?by John Bleasby
Ontario realtors call it, “expensive, inefficient and risky”
Trade contractors support Ottawa’s prompt payment proposalby Steve Payne
The announcement comes on the heels of Ontario passing Bill 142, its own version of Prompt Payment legislation, in December
A Canadian victory at American home awardsby John Bleasby
Gonell Homes of Toronto captures two BALA’s at the International Builders’ Show
Site Tips, Episode 1: PEX on a hose bibb to make future servicing easier (VIDEO)by canadiancontractor
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Site Tips: PEX pipe for an exterior hose bibbby canadiancontractor
This tip was sent to us by Paul Baylis of R.H.Jones Mechanical Contractors, Prince George, B.C.
Doing the Step Code Two-Stepby John Bleasby
Are municipal councils in BC recognizing the risks of Step Code?
Heard about HER&D? It will change the way you build or renovate housesby John Bleasby
Before codes require NZE, builders will need to know about energy rating disclosure
Endeavour Centre increases their range of sustainable building workshops for 2018by John Bleasby
A Canadian learning facility focused on the leading edge of tomorrow’s housing techniques
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?