Custom homebuilder finds Amazon’s prices cheaper than Home Depot’sby canadiancontractor
“You try to support local stores to keep jobs.”
Net Zero Energy homes should be voluntary, NOT mandatory!by canadiancontractor
NZE homes are just the beginning of government regulating a whole sector of our population out of home ownership, says Terry Higman
Beware of energy-efficient housing policies driven by politicians with “no skin in the game”by canadiancontractor
Affordability, not energy-efficiency, is the reality for most home buyers. This fact is lost on the bureaucrats, writes Casey Edge of the Victoria Residential Builders Association
Small scale residential solar – Solar Dad and John Bleasby debate the challengesby canadiancontractor
“I can say with complete conviction that if a solar system doesn’t save money and pay for itself within 5 or 6 years, homeowners will not buy it.”
Advice to the contractor who fell through a ceiling AND got stiffed by clientby canadiancontractor
“This is your education. And you have paid for it through this situation. So accept it.”
Comment on the Crane Girl charges being dismissedby canadiancontractor
“Not sure if I totally agree with the judge.”
Reply to the contractor that fell through the ceilingby canadiancontractor
“Unfortunately, in this day and age, that’s just about all on you.”
Contractor fell through ceiling, now getting stiffed by the clientby canadiancontractor
Life as a renovation contractor isn’t always as much fun as most people make it out to be!
He’s not interested in the Green Ontario rebatesby Steve Payne
Mark Mitchell threw out his application for the Green Ontario rebate program as soon as he saw the words ‘Ontario College of Trades’
Comment on the fine for violating the ’10 Day Contract Cooling Off Period’by canadiancontractor
OK, so the government wants to protect the consumer. What about the contractor?
Do skylights create drafts in Canadian winters? Not these ones…by canadiancontractor
Go with the high quality product, and you need not fear skylight-fed cold air currents
City of Toronto tree protection madness: Part 3by Steve Payne
The Committee of Adjustment is all good with Caroline’s plans. She wants to plant three trees in place of one that will be removed. Oh no you don’t, say the Forestry folks.
Kitchener, ON woman needs help getting a wheelchair ramp built for her daughterby Steve Payne
Anyone interested in helping? Please post under the story.
Builders need better education before we continue to boost energy efficiencyby canadiancontractor
“We need every province to participate in builder licensing and education”
UK building codes free, easy to use. What’s wrong with Ottawa?by canadiancontractor
Robert Smith has a nice link here to show the clarity of the FREE UK building code documents
Sunny Roofing’s Dong Mo now in a Toronto jailby Alec Caldwell
The “roofing contractor” received his prison sentence on Nov. 23
In support of her fatherby canadiancontractor
Samantha Madisson’s dad has hands-on electrical skills – but can’t get job offers. She asks: is the “skills trades shortage” real?
Attention Mag O board manufacturers: More flexibility neededby canadiancontractor
Experienced wallboard contractor E. Perry lays out the pros and cons of Magnesium Oxide board