Building the great outdooors
Last time around I was griping about how long this past winter was and how slow it seemed for Spring to roll around. Now, a month later, not much has changed! It was only in the last couple of weeks that the last of the snow melted in the shaded parts of people’s backyards in Toronto, and north of the city there’s still ice on some of the lakes. That said, as I write this home and cottage owners across many parts of the country are dealing with severe flooding from a mix of heavy spring rains and plenty of melting snow.
With all that in mind, is it any wonder why Canadians try to spend as much time outside during the warmer months? That’s why the Renovation Contractor team is busy pulling together material for our annual Great Outdoors issue. That issue will include a feature on landscaping options by first-time contributor Alex Newman, an overview of some exterior finishing trends and products by long-time contributor Frank Condron, guest columnist Carson Arthur writes about urban heat islands, and a whole lot more.
Watch for the June/July issue to arrive in mailboxes – and launch online – early next month.
A collection of stats and facts that could affect your business.
In our December 2018/ January 2019 issue's feature, "The Finishing Touch," one of the quirkier items that long-time contributor Jay Somerset included
CHBA has a Renovators' Manual in the works. This month we offer a small sample of what readers can expect from the new book, when it is released to the public.
When we first saw this photo we almost couldn't believe it was real. Alas, it was all too real.
DeWalt’s lineup of cordless tools makes it possible to cut the cord – and ditch the gas can
Most of us got our start in construction by playing with Lego bricks as kids. It seems that some of us don’t want to grow up. French company, Brickawood International, has developed wood-framed housing kits with interior and exterior walls that are assembled without nails, screws, or glue.
Part 1 of a 5-part series of articles to help small and medium-sized businesses manage their tech resources and grow their business.
They come in a variety of finishes – imitation wood and stone mostly – but work much better than flagstone or concrete. They can even be used to pave the driveway.
Under some overheat conditions, the cap of the radiator coolant reserve tank, if restricted, can come off and high-temperature coolant may spray out, posing a burn hazard.
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.
SOPRA-CELLULOSE is a thermal and acoustic insulation used in interior and exterior walls, attics, floors and ceilings.
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.
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.
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 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.
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”.
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.
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 our annual Great Outdoors issue, we've compiled a list of not-so-great outdoor tools and products. To read the rest, watch for the June/July issue, landing in mailbox and online in early June.
Keep Your Cool: Coolant tank caps for Kubota ride-on mowers, utility tractors, and zero-turn mowers.
Models affected: Various models of ride-on mowers, utility tractors, and zero-turn mowers. Visit the product recalls section on HealthyCanadians.ca for the complete list.
Potential problem: As described in the recall notice, "Under some overheat conditions, the cap of the radiator coolant reserve tank, if restricted, can come off and high-temperature coolant may spray out, posing a burn hazard." Ouch.
Sold: Approximately 17,000 units of the affected products were sold in Canada from July 2014 to August 2018.
Contact: Kubota Canada, 800-405-6916; email@example.com; Kubota.ca
Listen better, plan better, build better. That’s Corrente Construction Management, and we are always working for our clients, to deliver for our clients.
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.
Custom fabrication, marble granite quartz and a boutique showroom that caters to designers, architects, contractors and more! Everyone is welcome!
For over 75 years, John Brooks Company has proudly been your Spraying Pumping Filtering Systems Specialists.
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.
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.
At JELD-WEN, we craft custom windows and doors from the highest quality materials, designed to inspire homeowners and add beauty to the world.
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.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility.
Brento was founded with the goal of simplifying and revolutionizing the flooring designs of any space.
Introducing an innovative material breakthrough from DuPont™ Tyvek®, the trusted name in total building envelope solutions.
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.
Home Reno Direct is a leading innovator in the renovation and remodeling industry, offering a one-stop design service and retail experience for both homeowners and independent interior designers.
cobistyle is an attitude about home and lifestyle. When I started cobistyle, I made a promise that I would never add to the marketplace more of the same. I believe your home should reflect your own unique character and make you happy. In order to do that, we need choices to fall in love with! Surround yourself with beauty every day and bring your home to life!
Shelter Furniture recognizes your individual style and are sensitive to your space and your vision for your home. With our in store design services, we help you create unique space that helps bring your home to life.
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.
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.
Atlantic Safety Wear Inc. brings the world’s most innovative safety wear to North Americans so that workers come home safe each and every day.
Since 1989 Selba Kitchens and Baths has become a leader in the production of fine quality cabinetry in Toronto and surrounding areas.
Established in 1920 by John Romanelli, RCC quickly became the foundation experts, working on some of Toronto's finest residences and architecturally significant structures, including The Royal York Hotel. A leader and highly respected authority on concrete and foundation problems.