Canadian Contractor


November 30, 2016 BUILDWIRE

Why more and more contractors are building with JELD-WEN

by 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

March 11, 2015 News

J.A.B.A. Construction, Saskatoon, in ‘white knight’ renovation rescue

by John Bleasby

Armed with an insurance payout, Janice Braden of Saskatoon hired a local contractor to repair the damage to her home caused by ice dams on her roof. But a so-called contractor took off with her money. It has taken J.A.B.A Construction and TrustedSaskatoon.com, among others, to bail Braden out of her renovation nightmare.

September 10, 2014 Voice

From pilot to contractor: (15) Window and door decisions

by 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

June 4, 2014 News

With Ontario voters going to the polls next week, abolition of the College of Trades remains an election issue

by Steve Payne

TV auto restoration star David Grainger is the latest high-profile tradesperson to swing his hammer at the Ontario College of Trades “tax collectors”

August 21, 2013 News

How to hire the right painter: A general contractor's guide

by Steve Payne

Reaching for the Yellow Pages to find a painter is fine if all you want is the cheapest bid or someone to do mass production. But for most quality contractors, that is just too risky.

May 14, 2012 News

The Venetian Building Scene

by Steve Maxwell

Say the word “contractor” in Canada, and you’re talking new construction, renovations and wood. In Venice, Italy, the construction trades are almost entirely about masonry and restoration. That’s what happens when every square inch of a place is already covered