Festool USA unveils new Edge Sanding Guide
Festool USA’s new Edge Sanding Guide provides professional woodworkers,…
Paradigm introduces automated takeoff technology for lumberyards
Lumberyards and building suppliers looking to spend more time…
Polyglass announces Polystick XFR self-adhered fire-resistant roof underlayment
Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and…
Wolseley announces new partnership with GE Appliances
Wolseley Canada announces a new partnership with GE Appliances,…
Karndean Designflooring launches six new LooseLay Stone visuals
Karndean Designflooring has added six new stone visuals to…
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
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)
HelpingYouFinish.ca, a superb website for DIYers, has lots to offer contractors, too
HelpingYouFinish.ca has been launched by Rust-Oleum Canada, who bring you such well-known brand names as Tremclad, Varathane, EpoxyShield and Zinsser.
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 (www.fusionstone.ca) can help with that
PPG launches Mulco Supra Elite bubble-free sealant
This high-performing sealant meets the most stringent Canadian regulatory standards for VOC levels.
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.”
Masons launch campaign against National Building Code's anticipated wood-frame provisions
“An attack ad has reignited a simmering feud between…
CertainTeed receives environmental product validation
U.S.-based CertainTeed has met an environmental milestone. The company…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
HUE Award nominations open for architects and designers
The prestigious HUE Awards are sponsored by Benjamin Moore.
Plumbing company's website wins a prize for being so bad
“I do not like our website,” says Mike Shipp, who runs a plumbing company in Ingersoll and Woodstock, ON. “It has nothing to keep people there and interested.” Now that is about to change, thanks to OutRank by Rogers.
Charging for "consultations" with renovation clients: Can it be done? Are you doing it?
The idea of a consultation fee to weed out “tire kickers” is not a new one. We invite all renovators and builders to post a comment on whether they’ve tried this technique, and let us know if it helped (or helps) their business.
Build-it-Yourself Learning Centres opening at Lowes
The BiY Learning Centres concept was founded by TV renovation star Jim Caruk. After operating independently in recent years, they have now been picked up by Lowe`s Canada which is adding BiY Learning Centres to some of its stores in Southern Ontario
Hero Builders contest winner
Alex Covriga of A&R Renovations, Woodbridge, ON, won the award for his exceptionally professional renovation of semi-detached home for a couple with a new baby on the way