Is "Lego-like" Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) the future of wood construction?by Steve Payne
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 designersby Steve Payne
The prestigious HUE Awards are sponsored by Benjamin Moore.
Plumbing company's website wins a prize for being so badby Steve Payne
“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?by Steve Payne
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 Lowesby Steve Payne
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 winnerby Steve Payne
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
Tattoowall technology: instant mural art for professional painters and decor contractorsby Steve Payne
The Tattoowall consists of a digital imaging technique that can be applied seamlessly to any substrate
Real world options for streamlining drywall workby Robert Koci
Boarding, mudding, taping, skimming… sweating, cursing, groaning. Whatever you call it, it’s tough work. Is there any way to make drywall installation less of a grind? Well, yes. Here are few ways to hang that stuff faster.
Should contractors use Build.com to buy home improvement products online?by Robert Koci
Can online buying compete yet with your local lumber and materials dealer?
Three contracting reasons to get your head in the cloudby Steve Payne
Cloud computing isn’t as complicated as it sounds. It’s just a way to store and access computer files “out there” rather than on your own computer. Which means you can access them from anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection.
Lowes appreciates youby Robert Koci
And it wants to show it
Almost Free Shades from Randyby Robert Koci
Flip-up safety/sun glasses for the cost of shipping and an opinion
Accent the Old with a Little Newby Robert Koci
A brand new look on a budget
Brushless is Betterby Steve Maxwell
Reiner's letter from Germanyby Robert Koci
While Maxwell takes Venice, Hoyer takes Berlin
Varrrooommm!! 5by Robert Koci
Our Trucks Report Part 5: Toyota
Varrrooommm!! 4by Robert Koci
Our Trucks Report Part 4: Dodge Ram
Varrrooommm!! 3by Robert Koci
Our Trucks Report starts here. In Part 3: Nifty Nissan