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February 16, 2018 Voice

Mandatory sprinklers for houses would put house affordability out of reach

by canadiancontractor

“Today’s houses are way too complicated. They cost way more than they should.”

February 9, 2018 Voice

Cost/benefits of sprinklers in new homes not justified, he argues

by canadiancontractor

“Technology like the Haven will offer improved safety for much less cost and make expensive concepts obsolete.”

February 9, 2018 Voice

Custom homebuilder finds Amazon’s prices cheaper than Home Depot’s

by canadiancontractor

“You try to support local stores to keep jobs.”

February 2, 2018 Voice

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

February 2, 2018 Voice

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

January 26, 2018 Voice

Small scale residential solar – Solar Dad and John Bleasby debate the challenges

by 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.”

January 26, 2018 Voice

Advice to the contractor who fell through a ceiling AND got stiffed by client

by canadiancontractor

“This is your education. And you have paid for it through this situation. So accept it.”

January 22, 2018 Voice

Comment on the Crane Girl charges being dismissed

by canadiancontractor

“Not sure if I totally agree with the judge.”

January 22, 2018 Voice

Reply to the contractor that fell through the ceiling

by canadiancontractor

“Unfortunately, in this day and age, that’s just about all on you.”

January 12, 2018 Voice

Contractor fell through ceiling, now getting stiffed by the client

by canadiancontractor

Life as a renovation contractor isn’t always as much fun as most people make it out to be!

January 5, 2018 Voice

He’s not interested in the Green Ontario rebates

by 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’

January 5, 2018 Voice

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?

January 5, 2018 Voice

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

December 8, 2017 Voice

City of Toronto tree protection madness: Part 3

by 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.

December 6, 2017 Voice

Kitchener, ON woman needs help getting a wheelchair ramp built for her daughter

by Steve Payne

Anyone interested in helping? Please post under the story.

December 6, 2017 Voice

Builders need better education before we continue to boost energy efficiency

by canadiancontractor

“We need every province to participate in builder licensing and education”

December 1, 2017 Voice

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

December 1, 2017 Voice

Sunny Roofing’s Dong Mo now in a Toronto jail

by Alec Caldwell

The “roofing contractor” received his prison sentence on Nov. 23