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Win a skylight makeover and in-home design consultation!

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Win a skylight makeover and in-home design consultation!

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Ever dream of adding a beautiful skylight to your home? Or how about having an in-home design consultation with an award-winning designer?

Well, now you can! Enter for your chance to win a $5,800 skylight makeover from VELUX, and an in-home design consultation with award-winning interior designer Linda Mazur!

Click here for details!

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New contest – introducing the wow factor

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New contest – introducing the wow factor

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They say that change is good. With that in mind, we think it’s time to change up our back page contest. Back when we launched the magazine we had “The Doh! Moment,” featuring readers’ on-the-job mistakes and the lessons they learned from them. Later, we had “Problem, Solved!” which featured readers’ ingenious workarounds to some of those little issues that constantly crop up on jobsites. And back in the February/March 2016 issue we introduced, “Work Smart, Not Hard,” that acknowledged the many ways readers have figured out to most efficiently go about their day.

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In the February/March 2019 issue, we’re introducing our latest back page contest: “The Wow! Factor.” These are those situations you walk into and say to yourself, “Wow, what were they thinking?!?What’s the worst thing you’ve ever stumbled upon on a jobsite? And how did you fix it? Share your story (and some photos if you have them) and you could win a great prize.

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Email your suggestions to Managing Editor Allan Britnell (allan@renocontractor.ca) or snail mail them to “The Wow Factor,” Renovation Contractor magazine, 37 Sandiford Dr., Ste. 404, Stouffville, Ont., L4A 3Z2.

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Renovators’ Remix: A playlist that pays off

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Renovators’ Remix: A playlist that pays off

We’re still accepting suggestions for our contest seeking out song titles and band names that relate to construction and homebuilding. We’ve already had some great ones including Handy by Weird Al Yankovic (thanks Anne Butler, of Master Edge Homes), Up On the Roof by the Drifters (from Blondie Neff of Sunshine Roofing – of course!), and Hard Hat and a Hammer by Alan Jackson (one of several suggestions from Jax Bailey of J. Bailey and Sons New Homes & Renovations).

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Do you have any additions to the list? Send us your contributions and we’ll compile a list in an upcoming issue of the magazine. If there’s a story behind the music, share it with us.

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Plus, we’ll randomly select three entries and send them a DeWalt ToughSystem jobsite radio and charger (DWST08810) with $299 each.

Send your playlist to allan@renocontractor.ca.

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Contest Renovators’ Remix

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Renovators’ Remix: Help us build a playlist worthy of a jobsite radio

Managing Editor Allan Britnell shares his inspiration for the idea behind our latest contest for readers:

I was out walking my dog the other day just listening to a random sample of the music on my phone. One of the songs that came on was Bob Marley’s “Cornerstone.” In case you don’t know it, the chorus is, “The stone that the builder refuse, will always be the head cornerstone.” Whether or not you’d actually use a reject as a cornerstone is the topic for another article. But it sparked the kernel of an idea in my head. What other songs out there relate to the renovation and homebuilding world?

Saddened by the passing of the great Aretha Franklin I’d been listening to her music recently including, “The House That Jack Built.” Then Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball” popped into my mind. I might be onto something here…

What about band names? Men at Work came to mind, then Crowded House and, of course, there’s the construction worker in the Village People!

Do you have any additions to the list? Send us your contributions and we’ll compile a list in an upcoming issue of the magazine. If there’s a story behind the music, share it with us.

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Plus, we’ll randomly select three entries and send them a DeWalt ToughSystem jobsite radio and charger (DWST08810) with $299 each.

Send your playlist to allan@renocontractor.ca.

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Contest: Would you like to win wood?!?

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Contest: Would you like to win wood?!?

Back in our June/July 2017 Great Outdoors Issue, we featured a deck by Healey Deck and Fence in Bowmanville, Ont. The project was the winner of the 2017 MicroPro Sienna Spotlight Pro Challenge. That contest is up and running again, so if you’d like to win $1,000 in MicroPro Sienna treated lumber, enter your best work in the 2018 contest. Deadline for entries is September 30.

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Boffo Restrooms

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Cintas Canada holds an annual Canada’s Best Restroom Contest for commercial commodes. The five finalists have been selected and the public is allowed to vote on the winner until August 17.

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Video: Rough Up Your Cup Contest

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Video: Rough Up Your Cup Contest

Hey everyone, the @renorunapp #roughupthecup contest is almost done and they are down to the last batch of prizes! You could win @snickersworkwear  you could win @renovation_contractor subscription and passes to the annual Renovators’ Roundtable Conference in October 2018.  you could win @grisport_shoes you could win @mechanix_wear  you could win @homedepotcanada gift cards  you could win tools. Place an order in for material, the great folks at Reno Run will deliver it within 2 hours and give you and your whole crew coffees. Each coffee gives you a chance to scratch and win.  All the details or online at www.roughupyourcup.ca.

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Work Smart, Not Hard – Chalk Your Drywall

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Work Smart, Not Hard – Chalk Your Drywall

A standout idea: Use chalk to tint your drywall mud

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Paul Gonsalves of PTG Construction in Ottawa shares his tip on highlighting drywall touch-ups before painting.

It can be hard to see drywall touch-ups if the room isn’t heavily lit up or if the mud is a close colour to the wall. Mix in a little chalk line powder to your mud and it will easily stand out on the wall once dried. A light sand, primer touch-up, and you’re good for topcoats.

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Got a colourful tip of your own? Share it with us and you could win a great prize from DeWalt. Send your tips to allan@renocontractor.ca, or snail mail us at:

Work Smart!, c/o
Renovation Contractor
37 Sandiford Dr., Suite 404
Stouffville ON L4A 3Z2

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Work Hard, Play Hard Contest

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Work Hard, Play Hard Contest

Work Hard, Play Hard Contest

Entry deadline: July 3

Tell us what you like to do with your downtime and you could win some great prizes from DeWalt, Milwaukee tools, Dricore, and more.

Send your stories to Managing Editor Allan Britnell: allan@renocontractor.ca

Entry deadline July 3, 2017.

 

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Deck Building Contest

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Deck Building Contest

MicroPro Sienna is running a contest for contractors to enter photos of their best decks. There will be four winners of $1,000 worth of the company’s treated decking. Full details at SiennaProSpotlight.com.

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