Canadian Contractor

November 30, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Why more and more contractors are building with JELD-WEN


With a wide range of ENERGY STAR certified products, and their recent energy awards and initiatives, JELD-WEN has positioned itself as the forward-thinking window and door manufacturer that contractors seek. JELD-WEN and ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR is a volunteer program

September 17, 2013 Product

The ABCs of ICFs, a review

by Robert Koci

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.

December 3, 2012 Product

Real world options for streamlining drywall work

by 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.

April 9, 2012 Product

Dewalt's shrouding protection

by Robert Koci

Protecting your lungs

April 5, 2012 Product

Milwaukee Compact Bandsaw

by Robert Koci

This cordless bandsaw is all I want for Easter

March 30, 2012 Product

Install once and you will hate all others

by Robert Koci

The best method of heat supply on the planet

March 18, 2012 Product

Cleaning and servicing the macerator

by Robert Koci

Saniflo Canada has once again raised the bar by creating a new system for its macerating toilets that requires less time on the job site for contractors and minimal stress for the do-it-yourselfers. The new SANIACCESS 3 is an easy-to-open

March 10, 2012 Product

Getting into a Froth

by Robert Koci

Spray foam has become standard for many insulating applications where batt insulation is too difficult to install evenly or where there is not enough room to install sufficient amounts to provide the R value desired. Because of its ability to

March 8, 2012 Product

The "little black dress" of kitchen products

by Robert Koci

If your customer is the “little black dress” type, she’ll want to know about this faucet

February 14, 2012 Video

Ottawa firm gets in front of the curve

by Robert Koci

Retirement living will be the biggest trend in renovation and custom homebuilding over the next 20 years. Don’t miss it. Healthcraft isn’t

February 8, 2012 Video

The shower that does everything

by Robert Koci

How to make your client feel like $6,000 of clean and fresh for only $700. Kohler scales its highend shower control system for the masses.