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Kitchen & Bath
November 25, 2021  

Delta announces new Galeon Bath Collection

The new Delta Galeon Bath Collection– a line inspired by

Canadian ContractorResources
November 1, 2021  

Take winter’s chill off floors with Emerson WarmTiles

Floor heating is not a new idea. In fact,

Canadian Contractor
September 22, 2021  

DEWALT launches 60V MAX* Brushless Cordless 7-In. FLEXVOLT Grinder

DEWALT announces the launch of the new 60V MAX*

Canadian ContractorKitchen & Bath
September 19, 2021  

Top Knobs welcomes the Ormonde & Ulster Series to the Regent’s Park collection

Top Knobs, the leading manufacturer of decorative kitchen and

August 6, 2020  

Festool USA unveils new Edge Sanding Guide

Festool USA’s new Edge Sanding Guide provides professional woodworkers,

Estimating Financials
August 6, 2020  

Paradigm introduces automated takeoff technology for lumberyards

Lumberyards and building suppliers looking to spend more time

Renovation Contractor
June 16, 2020  

Polyglass announces Polystick XFR self-adhered fire-resistant roof underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and

Kitchen & Bath
May 14, 2020  

Wolseley announces new partnership with GE Appliances

Wolseley Canada announces a new partnership with GE Appliances,

May 1, 2020  

Karndean Designflooring launches six new LooseLay Stone visuals

Karndean Designflooring has added six new stone visuals to

September 6, 2019  

New SureClose 180⁰ model opens and soft-closes from a full 180⁰

A patented two-part hydraulic hinge and closer system efficiently self-closes and soft-closes gates up to 180 lb from a complete 180⁰ swing

September 6, 2018  

IKO shingles with ArmourZone: Why you need them

Shingles with the ArmourZone have been designed to resist winds of up to 130 mph (210 km/h)

Canadian Contractor
July 23, 2014, a superb website for DIYers, has lots to offer contractors, too has been launched by Rust-Oleum Canada, who bring you such well-known brand names as Tremclad, Varathane, EpoxyShield and Zinsser.

Canadian Contractor
May 5, 2014  

Fusion Stone delivers just about everything that contractors and their customers are looking for (Sponsored post)

Contractors are constantly on the lookout for better, easier, and more profitable ways to provide quality products and performance to their customers. Fusion Stone ( can help with that

Canadian Contractor
April 30, 2014  

PPG launches Mulco Supra Elite bubble-free sealant

This high-performing sealant meets the most stringent Canadian regulatory standards for VOC levels.

Canadian Contractor
March 18, 2014  

All Weather Windows receives ENERGY STAR "most efficient" designation

In 2013, All Weather Windows was also named ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year in the fenestration products category.

Canadian Contractor
February 21, 2014  

Tax tips for self-employed contractors from the Canada Revenue Agency

The tax filing deadline this year for self-employed contractors is June 16th. Don’t forget to save a few bucks with your “tradesperson’s tools deduction” and, for employers, the “apprenticeship job creation tax credit.”

Canadian Contractor
January 22, 2014  

Can this new wall panel system help you finish a basement FIVE times faster?

An Ontario company, DRIcore, says its new Smartwall product can be a “game-changer” for any contractor who is in the business of finishing basements.

Canadian Contractor
January 22, 2014  

Want to learn how to build and sell a high-performance home? Attend these Union Gas seminars…

Union Gas partners with builder Andy Oding and building expert Tex McLeod to help Ontario builders improve their selling and building processes

Canadian Contractor
January 8, 2014  

Hardwood flooring that purifies the air?

The air-purifying flooring is available at specialty flooring retailers across Canada for between $5.25 and $12.75 per square foot, depending on the specific type and style.

Canadian Contractor
December 4, 2013  

Do you have what it takes for TV?

A producer of home renovation shows is looking for “the next great contractor for TV.” They are looking for “an experienced and reputable contractor with a big personality.”

Canadian Contractor
November 13, 2013  

Masons launch campaign against National Building Code's anticipated wood-frame provisions

“An attack ad has reignited a simmering feud between

Canadian Contractor
November 4, 2013  

CertainTeed receives environmental product validation

U.S.-based CertainTeed has met an environmental milestone. The company

Canadian Contractor
September 27, 2013  

Steve's two trucks: A personal history

A good work truck is your most important power tool. It’s as important as any lead hand. Here’s my personal story about my two vintage Ford Trucks. Tell us your own truck story for a chance to win an iPad.

Canadian Contractor
September 25, 2013  

Milwaukee Tool sponsors Canadian Contractor's RenoSummit business seminars, just six weeks away.

If you aren’t making enough money as a renovator, it’s quite possibly NOT your building skills. It’s your business skills that need sharpening. At our one-day RenoSummit seminars, Nov. 5 (Whitby, ON), Nov. 6 (Toronto) and Nov. 8 (London, ON), you can learn how to make the money you really deserve.

Canadian Contractor
September 17, 2013  

The ABCs of ICFs, a review

Since we ran our first article on ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms) on this website last year, we’ve had a LOT of questions from contractors about what ICFs are, and how they can be used in renovation contracting and new homebuilding. Here’s the article again, with some interesting posts underneath it, including one today from Gary Brown at Amvic System, a major Canadian ICF supplier.

Canadian Contractor
September 10, 2013  

Canada's top renovators to gather in Las Vegas for Remodelers Advantage Business Summit

From Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, just three weeks from now, some of the most successful renovators in North America, including dozens of Canadians, will gather in Las Vegas. The Remodelers Advantage Business Summit 2013 isn’t an every-year opportunity. These events are only held every 3 years. As a special offer, Canadian Contractor has a way for you to save $300 off your registration.

Canadian Contractor
August 28, 2013  

Wrapped laminate cabinets from Quebec: up and coming

Today’s best wrapped laminate cabinets allow very convincing wood grain reproductions of cherry, walnut, mahogany and dozens of other luxurious hardwoods. All for about half the cost of real wood!

Canadian Contractor
July 30, 2013  

Bug-free building with Mozi-Q pills

The black flies were noticeable and biting and I let them have their way with me, unprotected, for an hour, just to get a sense of how thick and hungry they were. About 20 minutes after chewing a Mozi-Q, the only flies still around me stayed a safe distance away, with just the occasional bump into my face or ear.

Canadian Contractor
July 16, 2013  

Is "Lego-like" Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) the future of wood construction?

CLT snaps together easily. The panels used in a new toy store in Ottawa’s west end measured 28 feet high, four feet wide and five inches thick. They were shipped to Canada by the Austrian firm Binderholz. But there are Canadian suppliers of CLT panels, too.

Canadian Contractor
July 2, 2013  

HUE Award nominations open for architects and designers

The prestigious HUE Awards are sponsored by Benjamin Moore.