Plumber laments that he has to compete with unlicensed “butchers”by canadiancontractor
Bradley Zimmer is a proud, licensed plumber who wants more policing of lowball hacks
His mechanical company in Ontario was “unionized without a vote”by canadiancontractor
“It is dirty, sneaky, underhanded and unconstitutional in my opinion…”
Ontario’s move to 1:1 apprenticeship ratios will NOT result in journeypersons being let go, he explainsby canadiancontractor
One thing is undeniable: Premier Doug Ford is absolutely loathed by public sector unions in Ontario
He wonders why Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) don’t get more attentionby canadiancontractor
Rob is not the first person to wonder why stick frame building is STILL in the discussion when it comes to highly-energy efficient building methods, like NetZero.
Code decisions should be technical, not politicalby canadiancontractor
Ontario building code committee veteran Mike Memme responds to Victoria Residential Home Builders’ president Casey Edge
Interfering customer poured asphalt on fresh concrete, blames original contractor for the problemby canadiancontractor
You can’t pour asphalt on top of freshly poured concrete if you want a good bind between the two substrates. But if you do, it’s nice to have another contractor to blame, right?
PEI building instructor praises Ottawa’s move to make National Building Code freeby canadiancontractor
“Some of the students had to purchase two copies of the code during their block training….”
Alec Caldwell is BACK! Read the latest comment from our favourite “Crazy Scot”!by canadiancontractor
Alec says: “80 per cent of Ontario construction workers who took the new Working at Heights training in 2015 are now non-compliant.”
Contractor worried he’s being stiffed for payment by condo corporationby canadiancontractor
“The only paper trail I have is a series of emails.”
If you lien a customer “unfairly,” here’s what they can do…by canadiancontractor
Builders don’t hold too many cards against customers who don’t want to pay. But they DO hold most of the cards when it comes to liens.
Ontario woman, 33, needs a wheelchair rampby canadiancontractor
If you can help Katie, at least with information, her email is in this post
Bathroom ventilation: Through the roof or through the soffit?by canadiancontractor
A roof is a terrible place to vent a bathroom fan in Canada’s climate, says Paul. Better to vent out of a soffit – or better yet, a gable
Even a CoA was problematic with OCOT, electrician saysby canadiancontractor
Ontario’s Ford government have confirmed that OCOT will be wound down in 2019
Injury led to tough times, especially with WSIB ending when he turns 65by canadiancontractor
“I had a fall at work. I broke my neck, sternum, eight ribs in multiple places, clavicle and suffered two collapsed lungs – one perforated.”
“An obvious planted story by OCOT… or some union…”by canadiancontractor
Last week, “Trades Person” wrote a passionate defence of the soon-to-be-wound-down Ontario College of Trades. Frequent readers on here are doubting its authenticity.
The Inner Life of a Contractor, Part 2: Why you need a craftsman’s heartby Steve Maxwell
“The craftsmanship I’m talking about here is possible given any budget and any time constraints.”
More reaction to Steve Maxwell’s ‘Inner Life of a Contractor’by canadiancontractor
Kevin Marois asks: What is to stop any of us adopting the business principle that we can do whatever we can get away with?
Q. What do you call a man who barely passed med school and survived his internship by a whisker?by canadiancontractor
A. You call him “Doctor!”