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The best time saving tool in the industry

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The best time saving tool in the industry

RenoRun: Changing the way you manage your jobsites

When it comes to keeping construction projects on track, on time, and on budget proper jobsite management is key. Any experienced worker knows that a number of issues can arise during the workday, including running out of essential materials. But thanks to an innovative app that’s been changing the industry as we know it, this kind of interruption can now be quickly and efficiently resolved without having qualified tradespeople leave the jobsite.

Active and influential in the market for almost 2 years, the user-friendly RenoRun smartphone app allows users to order construction materials on-demand in a few simple clicks, and have them delivered to their jobsite within two hours. Helping give RenoRun the edge is the fact that their prices are the same as in-store, with absolutely no mark-ups – and they’ll even bring fresh hot coffee to help keep the whole crew fueled up.

Ultimately, saving time means saving money, which is why builders across Quebec and Ontario have been relying on RenoRun to help keep their teams actively working, and projects running smoothly.

Behind every great product is a passionate team, and the team behind RenoRun is no exception. Made up of individuals with over 25 years of experience in the industry, they collectively strive to offer a best-in-class service to an ever-expanding market. See for yourself how RenoRun can help boost  your efficiency and save you time.

Check out RenoRun.ca for details.

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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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Parking Lot – Or Time Machine?!?

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Parking Lot – Or Time Machine?!?

We’ve probably all had some interesting and unusual finds during jobsite demolition, from old coins and newspapers, to desiccated animal carcasses. Workers demolishing a derelict multi-storey parking lot in Edinburgh found something worth a bit more: several cars their owners inexplicably left behind. The parking lot was supposed to be a technological marvel when it opened in 2001. Drivers would pull into a designated parking area, exit the vehicle, and then it would be automatically stored and later retried via a series of elevators and conveyors. The lot closed two years later and apparently several people decided they no longer needed their rides.

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Reno Expert: Keep it Clean

Reno Expert: Keep it Clean

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Reno Expert: Keep it Clean

by Jim Caruk

Photography courtesy of Bin Solutions

A neat and tidy home is a safe home

They say that cleanliness is next to godliness. But on a renovation or construction jobsite, cleanliness is essential for avoiding accidents that can have you meeting your maker sooner than you’d like.

Cleanliness around the home is important too. If you have kids, it’s a safe bet that at some point or another, you’ve experienced the pain of stepping on a piece of Lego or something from a Barbie set with your bare foot. But that pain pales in comparison to the injuries that can occur when tripping hazards are left on stairways.

Encouraging the kids to clean up after themselves from a very early age not only helps you out, it sets them up with good habits to carry through life. Mind you, during the teenage years you’ll want to pick your battles….

Also, apparently, clutter can actually cause stress. If there’s too much visual stimulation in a room, your brain can’t calm down and focus on the important things. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, start small and chip away at the problem.

For example, rather than cluttering up the kichen counter with a pile of change, notepads, pens, keys, and the like, designate a “junk” drawer and buy some dividers so you can organize everything for easy access. There are entire stores dedicated to shelving, racks, and bins for organizing your clutter.


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Trash Talk

If you have garbage and recycling bins, odds are you have raccoon problems. But you don’t necessary want stinky garbage stored next to your patio cushions. There are a number of kits and customizable plans available to build a separate structure to accommodate the various sizes of city-supplied trash bins most of us use now.

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If you are tackling some DIY renovations, make sure you keep things orderly to avoid injuries. If you’re ripping out an old deck or fence, bang down any exposed nails so no one steps on them or jabs their hand. Neatly pile the trash in an area away from foot traffic until it can be safely disposed of. Cords and hoses are another jobsite hazard, so make sure they aren’t snaking around ready to trip someone.

In some cases, you may need to rent a temporary storage space to get stuff out of the way. Make sure you keep the emphasis on temporary. No one wants to star in an episode of Hoarders, or see people bidding on their junk in a forgotten storage locker.

Jim Caruk, Renovation Editor

We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your feedback. Do you have a reno or decor question for our team of experts?

Email editorial@renoanddecor.com


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