Virtually Cashing In: Calgary-based Trademark Renovations is now accepting Bitcoin payments
At the end of February, Renovation Contractor Advisory Board member Blair Foisy announced that his Calgary-based company, Trademark Renovations, would become the first general contractor in the country to accept the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ethereum as payment for projects.
While capitalizing on the trending popularity of “blockchain technology” behind these digital currencies, Foisy is also taking a long view with the experiment. “Because Bitcoin and Ethereum are not directly tied to any fiat currency, it will help level the playing field,” says Foisy. “Once cryptocurrencies are adopted by the mainstream, the pricing for building materials and logistics will not be subject to the current fluctuations of fiat currency exchange as they are with USD to CAD. Peer-to-peer transactions will eliminate many middlemen and related mark-ups, greatly impacting the price of goods and materials.”
Our only question: Can you buy a Fiat Spider with crytocurrency?
RenoRun: Changing the way you manage your jobsites
It wasn’t until I was able to work for and learn from a great, conscientious carpenter and custom homebuilder, John Rose of J.W. Rose Carpentry, did I realize the way I was originally taught was definitely not the best.
A Hamilton court has sent a clear message: If you break the law and put public safety at risk, there will be consequences.
Alberta contractor Casey van Marrion digs deep into green energy
A case study on how Procore supports Clark Construction Management in devising the tallest building in Canada.
In the poem, Mending Wall, by Robert Frost, he states, “Good fences make great neighbours.”
This a skylight that thinks for itself, trusted to think for you to create a healthier home environment.
A weld on the hoist may fail, causing it and any materials on it to fall. One such incident has been reported so far.
In our December 2018/January 2019 issue’s feature, “The Finishing Touch,” one of the quirkier items that long-time contributor Jay Somerset included was a carpet modelled on that found in the fictitious Overlook Hotel from the movie, The Shining.
All-electric fireplace showroom and design centre with the largest selection in Toronto and York Region. Combining specialized expertise with over 20 years' interior design experience. On-wall, in-wall, fireboxes, retrofit inserts, mantels, custom cabinetry, stone and brick veneers. Residential and commercial. Trade and volume inquiries always welcome.
SFA SANIFLO INC. (“SANIFLO”) is the only manufacturer of its kind in North America offering a complete line of macerating toilet systems for residential and light-commercial applications where installation of plumbing fixtures with below-floor drainage is impossible or cost-prohibitive.
Listen better, plan better, build better. That’s Corrente Construction Management, and we are always working for our clients, to deliver for our clients.
SOPRA-CELLULOSE is a thermal and acoustic insulation used in interior and exterior walls, attics, floors and ceilings.
Canadian Appliance Source has become the fastest growing provider of Major Home Appliances in Canada for over 10 years, we have grown to include over 13 locations across Ontario & Quebec.
At JELD-WEN, we craft custom windows and doors from the highest quality materials, designed to inspire homeowners and add beauty to the world.
We've been proudly serving the community for more than 160 years. We deliver natural gas safely and reliably to two million homes and businesses across Ontario. With safety as our ongoing priority, we're committed to making communities better places to live.
We are the market leader in the manufacturing of skylights and roof windows. It is a result of our intense focus on creating the best quality, most energy efficient daylighting products available.
Saunacore is a world leader in the manufacturing of premium quality sauna and steam bath products. Saunacore manufactures sauna heaters, steam bath generators, far infrared sauna rooms, traditional indoor and outdoor saunas, material liner kits, accessories and much more.
As a cooperative with 1,000 stores worldwide, we not only have enormous buying power, but we have partners in all of the major brands, mills and manufacturers.
In our December 2018/January 2019 issue’s feature, “The Finishing Touch,” one of the quirkier items that long-time contributor Jay Somerset included was a carpet modelled on that found in the fictitious Overlook Hotel from the movie, The Shining. (Somerset actually used the carpet in his own basement. No word yet if it’s haunted.)
Shortly after that issue went to press, we stumbled across a couple more funky finds that might be suitable for clients that are looking for something a little bit different.
First up are these (pleasantly) spooky custom printed fabric and wallpaper designs based on patterns from the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, available at spoonflower.com.
For something a little less haunting and a little more mind-bending, consider these wallpaper prints based on the work of artist M.C. Escher who is best known for his mesmerizing repetitive patterns and images like two hands drawing each other. Visit jannellievolpi.it to see the complete collection.
X-Tile is sure to have whatever you need to express your unique individual style. We offer you an exceptional variety of wall and flooring options in ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, glass, mosaic and much more from leading suppliers around the world. Let our knowledgeable and friendly staff help you in your dream renovation or building project.
Created by fusion of exceptional design, superior quartz quality and cutting-edge technology, HansStone Quartz weaves together intriguing patterns and colours inspired by the diverse Canadian landscape.
Custom fabrication, marble granite quartz and a boutique showroom that caters to designers, architects, contractors and more! Everyone is welcome!
Fusion Stone is an easy and budget-friendly way to beautifully upgrade your home, inside and out. A patented Shouldice innovation, Fusion Stone is a thin stone veneer that is easily installed with the included stainless steel clips & screws. You just screw it to the wall and it’s “Hooked for Life”.
For over 75 years, John Brooks Company has proudly been your Spraying Pumping Filtering Systems Specialists.
Since 1873, Kohler Co. has been improving the level of gracious living by providing exceptional products and services for our customers’ homes and their lifestyles.
For the past 40 years we’ve been committed to investing in the future of landscape design. If you’re planning to landscape your home, we’re confident you’ll be inspired by all that Unilock has to offer. We work hard to bring you the best selection of quality products and support because we believe that the outside of your home should be as beautiful, functional and welcoming as the inside of your home.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.
We’re driven to help others get a solid day of work done on site, uninterrupted by the constraints of building supplies shortages and store runs!
Since 1989 Selba Kitchens and Baths has become a leader in the production of fine quality cabinetry in Toronto and surrounding areas.
ProLynk was created for Renovation and Design Pros like you, to Build your Brand and your PRO network.
Making a grand entrance, is what Unitech Exterior Doors is all about. From the initial drawing to final installation, Unitech Exterior Doors sets the standard in Fiberglass Front Door Entry Systems. Here you will find elegance, durability, style, technology and good old fashioned value.
Custom window covering products made in Canada for commercial, residental and automated shading applications. Dealer distribution across Canada – contact us to become a dealer. TRADE ONLY.
IKO has grown from humble beginnings to a global leader in the roofing products industry, with more than 3,000 employees worldwide, and state-of-the-art manufacturing plants.
Union Gas exists to deliver the energy that enhances people's prosperity and quality of life, and has done so for more than 100 years.
During the night time, you can relax and enjoy near your garden or on your porch or patio with our high performance solar light products.
In business since 1912, Richards Wilcox, a garage door manufacturer, has established a reputation for exceptional quality and customer service.
At LATITUDE, we give you peace of mind. We provide quotes promptly and we offer an 8 - 10 business day turnaround from template to fabrication on residential projects.
Gentek has everything you need to create an exquisite home exterior. Our handsomely crafted profiles, inviting colours and rich textures will embrace your every idea and inspiration - making your home a true reflection of your personal taste.