CertainTeed the first insulation manufacturer to issue a "Health Products Declaration"by Steve Payne
These new HPDs “raise the bar for product transparency in the insulation marketplace,” CertainTeed says
From pilot to contractor: (15) Window and door decisionsby Robert Koci
It seems every building supply store wanted to sell me windows and doors. No wonder! Windows and exterior doors can be the single most expensive component of a new home. And while raw lumber has become a bit of a…
HelpingYouFinish.ca, a superb website for DIYers, has lots to offer contractors, tooby Steve Payne
HelpingYouFinish.ca has been launched by Rust-Oleum Canada, who bring you such well-known brand names as Tremclad, Varathane, EpoxyShield and Zinsser.
From commercial pilot to general contractor: (2) Oh, the things you can’t control!by John Bleasby
The second in a series of posts by John Bleasby, a retired commercial pilot now doing his first “solo” as a general contractor building a house north of Toronto.
Fusion Stone delivers just about everything that contractors and their customers are looking for (Sponsored post)by Robert Koci
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
Want skilled workers? Showcase the trades to young peopleby Robert Koci
The Apprenticeship Forum has found that teenagers are more interested in careers in trades than they were nine years ago, but they aren’t getting much support from schools, employers or the government.
Remodelers Advantage Business Summit Day 1: Jonathan Wolske, Zappos Customer Service. Building a culture of serviceby Robert Koci
Down in Las Vegas, Rob Koci reports on the Remodelers Advantage Business Summit. Here are some great tips on how to build a winning “company culture” in your renovation firm.
Wrapped laminate cabinets from Quebec: up and comingby Steve Maxwell
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!
Nova Scotia homebuilder to build net-zero energy homes under federal ecoENERGY programby Steve Payne
Ottawa is funding (to the tune of $4-million) the building of at least 25 net-zero energy homes in four provinces, with contributions from insulation giant Owens Corning Canada
Rotating skyscrapersby Robert Koci
Lake view, mountain view, city view…all in 90 minutes.
The Federal budget for renovatorsby Robert Koci
Steady as she goes, with help for the private sector and a Conservative twist to our fiscal direction