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    Five Common Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

    Bathroom remodeling is a process, too often, defined by trial and error, especially for rookie homeowners. Even with an extraordinary amount of preparation, some still fail to realize the immense scope of renovating even a small bathroom. These setbacks can result in anything from minor inconvenience to large-scale repairs that tack on thousan... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on October 19, 2017Comments (0)
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    Personal Draws - An Expensive Shortcut for Contracting Businesses

    If you’re like most contractors, you’ve been guilty of it at one time or another: taking personal draws from your business checking account. It’s tempting, it’s easy, it’s your money, right? Unfortunately, it’s also one of the worst habits you can develop as a business owner – one th... Read More

    by ApparatusTeam on September 12, 2017Comments (0)
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    Five Costly Home Improvement Errors to Avoid

    Unless your home renovation plan consists entirely of small, cosmetic updates, odds are that you’ll plunk down quite a bit for the remodel you envision. Home improvement carries high financial stakes, so the last thing you want to inflict is an unforced error that further adds to the final price. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common o... Read More

    by kevinmckenzie on May 23, 2018Comments (0)
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    2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I: Top 15 changes from CSA

    As a professional kitchen and bath renovator in Toronto, Mississauga and Richmond Hill we keeping ourselves up to date with most recent updates in Building Codes, Electrical Codes and various constratioin regulations in Ontario. Now in its 24th edition, the 2018 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I includes a number of significant updates and change... Read More

    by KitchenAndBath on March 19, 2018Comments (0)
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    Triple Glazing vs. Double Glazing - is it really worth upgrading?

    For years, double glazing has been the industry standard for noise reduction, thermal insulation, and security - in other words, everything you want from a window. But as the demand for energy efficiency in new buildings increases, and new legislation comes into place, a new contender has entered the arena: triple glazing. For many, this is a s... Read More

    by Cantifix on June 27, 2018Comments (0)
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    5 Building Design Trends Every Contractor Should Know

    Air And Moisture Resistant Building Wrap Every contractor should know about building wrap that is both air and moisture resistant! The name speaks for itself, and it’s not hard to see why this has become a trend. Air infiltration is often very annoying and very pernicious, because it degrades the insulation, which lessens its value and m... Read More

    by lge77 on July 03, 2018Comments (0)
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    Vacation Home Design Tips From The Experts

    In this article, we’re going to share with you four absolutely fantastic tips that come from “the experts”. Now, as a professional yourself, you are probably familiar with some of these already, but they do bare repeating, and many of these things are currently in-demand from people who are hiring contractors and professionals ... Read More

    by lge77 on July 03, 2018Comments (0)
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    5 Site Safety Tips to Stay Cool During a Heatwave

    The world is in the midst of an unseasonable hot spell, and nowhere seems immune. Spain and Japan have been suffering from near 45°C (113°F) temperatures, while even Scotland is up in the mid 30s. As a result, businesses everywhere have to be aware of the risks of working in hot weather - and none more so than tradesmen and the construct... Read More

    by Lee Sadd on August 07, 2018Comments (0)
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    Commercial Landscape Trends

    Landscaping for businesses involves more maintenance than residential due to the number of individuals who share the same space. Business owners must accommodate their patrons with enough space and present an eloquent plant design to better suit their investment. These landscapes are commonly known as commercial properties, or in this case, comm... Read More

    by lge77 on November 28, 2018Comments (0)
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    Energy Efficient Home Improvement Solutions

    When undertaking a new home improvement project, energy efficiency may not be at the top of your priorities, especially if your budget does not stretch particularly far. However, with many of us aiming to cut back on day-to-day expenses, and environmental issues becoming more important than ever, it is worthwhile to factor energy efficiency into... Read More

    by James Stedman on February 14, 2019Comments (0)
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