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John Klassen of Klassen Renovations in Baden, Ont., shared this dust collection tip.
If you have ever installed towel bars in a finished bathroom, you know it creates dust. A simple solution is to take a damp sponge and place it against the wall underneath the place where you are going to drill a hole. All of the drywall dust then hits the damp sponge and sticks beautifully. No need to get out the vac.
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In the February/March 2018 issue of Renovation Contractor, managing editor Allan Britnell wrote about the implications of legal and medical marijuana on the jobsite.
Bank of Canada will make its third interest rate announcement of the year.
Outgoing Canadian Home Builders’ Association President Eric Den Ouden covered a lot of ground during his 2017, literally. Between June 26th and August 31st Eric joined 135 other riders as part of Sea to Sea, a nine week and nearly 7,000 kilometres cycling expedition aimed at finding solutions to end local and global poverty.
Yesterday we ran part one of this two-part column on dealing with online trolls and angry clients. Here’s the second half.
Dealing with upset customers is like feeding bears. Most will be happy you’re there, but a few will get really ugly if you don’t give them what they want.
Using the Internet of Things to enhance the cooking, cleaning, and bathing experience
Yesterday, we told you about DeWalt’s Tool Connect platform. Tool Connect is the first phase of DeWalt’s plan to bring “the internet of things” to the jobsite.
Hands up if you’ve ever had a tool walk off the jobsite. Okay, everyone can put your hands down now. We’ve all had this aggravating and costly experience.
More than a kitchen and bath luxury showroom, The Water Closet offers unparalleled service, selection and solutions for all your plumbing and heating needs. Our goal is to be your full-service showroom while “Enhancing the Flow of Life”.
Hands up if you’ve ever had a tool walk off the jobsite. Okay, everyone can put your hands down now. We’ve all had this aggravating and costly experience. DeWalt’s Tool Connect inventory management system can help avoid this happening again, and can save hours wasted each week trying to track down misplaced equipment via online and mobile platforms.
DeWalt’s lineup of Tool Connect-enabled tools includes a compact hammer drill, impact driver, and even a laser distance measure.
But more than simply tracking tools, Tool Connect allows users to run diagnostics and customize tool performance features. The 20V impact driver (DCF888), for example, can be set stall for one second before impacting, protecting the fastener and material surface.
The system even works on tools and materials that aren’t factory-shipped with Tool Connect via the use of the Tool Connect Tag, a dust-proof, water-resistant device that can be discretely attached to anything you want to keep track of on the jobsite.
Alternatively, an adaptor called, appropriately, the Connector can be permanently attached between a 20V Max tool and its battery.
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.
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.
SOPRA-CELLULOSE is a thermal and acoustic insulation used in interior and exterior walls, attics, floors and ceilings.
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”.
DRIcore is the first and most important step towards creating a new living space as warm and comfortable as any other space in your home. DRIcore is the one-step engineered subfloor solution that is specifically designed for basements. The raised moisture barrier covers cold, damp concrete to protect, insulate and cushion your finished floors.
Royal Building Products is a leading manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of state-of-the-art exterior building materials for the home remodeling, building and municipal construction markets.
Masco Canada Ltd. is the Canadian plumbing division of MASCO Corporation and represents brands including Delta, Brizo, Hansgrohe, Axor, BrassCraft, Master Plumber, and Waltec. MASCO Canada Limited is dedicated to complete customer satisfaction and responsiveness to the unique Canadian marketplace.
You chose your new Chrysler because you wanted something far beyond the ordinary. It just makes sense that your ownership experience should be just as special. That's why we're committed to exceeding your expectations for as long as you have your Chrysler.
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.
Fisher & Paykel incorporates the world’s most innovative technologies and produce the most technically advanced, efficient and contemporary styled appliances. DCS created the first line of high end, commercial quality appliances and expanded to pioneer indoor and outdoor kitchen solutions for the at home chef. TRADE ONLY.
For four decades, we’ve built a reputation as a leader in premium and luxury space-management, delivering truly custom products and unparalleled service.
Over the past 14 years Factory Tile Depot has become #1 for everything tile and stone. With 5 locations showcasing the latest and greatest trends in the tile industry, we have built the confidence of trade and retail clients alike. We are proud to offer well thought out showrooms, extensive selections of hard to find tile-stone, on site designers, and some of the best after care support in the industry. Experience the FTD difference on your next project.
With over 90 years of experience, BLANCO is the leading kitchen sinks and faucets manufacturer. From handcrafted in Germany Steelart® sinks and the beauty of Silgranit®, to the European design faucets, BLANCO products are celebrated worldwide for their unmatched quality and design. Blanco Silgranit® sinks are proudly manufactured in Canada TRADE ONLY.
For more than 140 years, American Standard has led the way in developing innovative bathroom and kitchen products that improve daily living.
Space Age Closets and Custom Cabinetry has been serving Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area for over 30 years. Our services include a wide array of custom storage solutions for every room in your home. With decades of experience designing and installing custom closets and cabinets we pledge to provide excellence in service and get the job done right the first time.
Sharing Passion & Performance. With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, we are committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.
At Riobel we design, create and assemble faucets, shower systems and accessories in our Canadian facility located in St-Jérôme, a suburb of Montréal. Our modern and fashionable products are designed to fit all kitchens or bathrooms. They are easy to install, while mechanical parts are accessible from above the counter to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. Riobel: a benchmark of excellence since 1995!
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.
Established in 1987, Caesarstone pioneered the original quartz surface and continues to be a leading developer and manufacturer of premium surfaces. Highly functional and design forward, Caesarstone surfaces have endless application possibilities including kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, wall paneling, furniture and more.
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.
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.
Cosentino is a global, family-owned company that produces and distributes high value innovative surfaces for the world of architecture and design, leaders in their respective segments such as Silestone® Quartz surfaces and Dekton® Ultracompact surfaces. Technologically advanced surfaces that create unique designs for the home and public spaces.
BONE Structure has designed and patented a structural steel frame and insulation system that is the best integrator to build Net-Zero Energy custom homes. Using an integrated process inspired by the aerospace industry, we design and build high-performance, sustainable homes.
DelSuites offers fully furnished and serviced condominiums in 20 locations throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Downtown, Midtown, North York, Markham, Scarborough, Mississauga, Etobicoke and Brampton.
Through our customer feedback, we have learned the importance of ‘service’. You said and we listened. We addressed your needs and improvised; bringing you services and quality no one in the industry offers.
Euro-Line Appliances has brought elite European engineered appliances to Canadian homes for over 25 years. Our brands exceed expectations and have earned awards in design, engineering, performance, and energy efficiency. All of our cooking, refrigeration, dishwashers, and laundry appliances are created to conserve our non-renewable resources.
Vangarde Cabinet Design & Factory Inc. specializes in aftermarket cabinet fronts and accessories that fit IKEA kitchens. We transform ordinary looking IKEA kitchens into extraordinary ones. Finally, there is a choice for more desirable cabinet doors and accessories for your IKEA kitchen.
Since 1989 Men At Work has specialized in renewing and enlarging older houses in core Toronto neighbourhoods. We are experts in managing the challenges of renovating sensitive old buildings into beautiful, functional, comfortable living spaces.