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Three reasons why Canadians spend big money on basements

February 1, 2017

January 18, 2017 by John Bleasby An analysis of 2016 renovation projects by the national referral firm TrustedPros gives insight into the type of work and the budgets assigned to a wide range of renovation projects across the country, region-by-region. One inte...

Senior/mobility renovation grants and loans across the country

January 24, 2017

January 23, 2017 by John Bleasby Seniors, or those with mobility issues, want to live at home, and governments want to help them achieve that objective. It's a growing market for renovators across the country. Knowing how your prospective clie...

Four ways to stay warmer on the job site this winter

November 2, 2016

    October 26, 2016 by John Bleasby One morning very soon, you're going to look out your window and guess what? Everything will be white and the temperature will be well below zero. That's when the winter construction season begins in earnest. Working outside or in unheated interior spaces from early November until March is no fun at all. Production slows down, days are lost as cases of colds and the flu increase, and in...

Federal government intervenes (again) in Canada’s housing market

October 12, 2016

Federal government intervenes (again) in Canada's housing market First, new high tariffs on U.S. drywall; now new tougher mortgage insurance rules October 5, 2016 by John Bleasby Yet another intervention into Canada's housing market by the federal government! Early last month, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) imposed an interim tariff ranging from 125% to 275% on U.S. drywall imports crossing into Canada west of Manitoba. Then...

Built Green Canada supports Fort McMurray rebuild

September 1, 2016

August 26, 2016 by Steve Payne Press release from Built Green Canada. In light of the unimaginable destruction of the Ft. McMurray wildfires and subsequent flooding that has left thousands of Albertans displaced, Built Green Canada is working to support the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo's (RMWB) rebuilding efforts. While the rebuild has been of paramount concern since the e...

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November 8, 2018

Three ways to put green into your next home renovation project  A decade ago, energy-efficient homes were still niche. Today, sustainable...

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October 11, 2018

2 ways to help clients save money with home renos Contractors do more than just help their clients plan home renovations – they add...

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September 13, 2018

RESIDENTIAL DRYWALL SOLUTIONS Homeowners expect a lot from today's contractor. After all, you're the expert when it comes to their next...

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