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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...

Is green building good for business?

August 17, 2016

Is green building good for business?     August 10, 2016 by John Bleasby     It's hard to turn around without reading another study that either touts the benefits of eco-friendly home design and construction, or suggests that consumers are increasingly willing to pay a premium for ‘green features' in their homes and renovations. Does this offer an opportunity for savvy builders and renovators to different...

Hazard awareness training for every construction worker

June 9, 2016

Ontario Ministry of Labour consults on hazard awareness training for every construction worker June 2, 2016 by Alec Caldwell The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is proposing a new mandatory safety program for contractors. They are calling it “construction hazard awareness” training. It's just in the “consulting” stages right now, but if everything goes according to plan, a new one-day course will ...

A permanent HRTC? Sudbury builders say ‘Yes!’

September 21, 2015

A permanent HRTC? Sudbury builders say ‘Yes!' Local home builder and industry president calls the HRTC ‘sound policy' September 21, 2015 by John Bleasby Making the Home Renovation Tax Credit permanent, as promised by the Conservative government if re-elected has gone down well with builders in Sudbury Ontario. Louis Zagordo, local home builder and president of the Sudbury and District Hom...

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October 4, 2017

Autumn is a great time for you or your homeowner clients to do annual maintenance and get ready for winter. Outdoor Maintenance...

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September 14, 2017

Last month, the International Construction Measurement Standards Coalition (ICMSC) launched the International Construction Measurement...

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September 11, 2017

Let the light in New windows are an excellent way for your clients to improve energy efficiency and enhance the look of their homes....

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