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August 6, 2015

  Measure twice – cut once Measure twice – cut once is old adage and Irwin Tools has a full complement of marking tools that make it easier than ever. Whether you're building a deck, gazebo, kitchen, bathroom or outdoor project, nothing saves time and money like cutting right the first time. Irwin marking to...

Renovation Sales 101: Don’t get to price too early – especially when asked to ‘ballpark’

August 5, 2015

  by Steve Payne As a renovation contractor, your timing on disclosing price is as crucial to your success as if you were a major league baseball player. As a ballplayer, if you habitually swing at pitches too early, you'll soon be playing in the minor leagues. If you're asked to “ballpark” a renovation price before you've sold a client on your valu...

July e-News Pikes Building Centre

July 9, 2015

Under cover – A new roof for your home   Summer is a busy time for roofing contractors. Part of your role as a contractor is to give your clients options that will maximize return on investment for their home or cottage roof structure. Now's the time to consider available options.    An alternative to traditional shingles, VicWest offers a number of strong and attractive metal roofing options suitable for home, cottage...

How To Save Energy And Money

March 6, 2015

How To Save Energy And Money - Home Improvement Retailing Magazine With the good weather finally here.  Canadians are once again purchasing or building new properties and/or renovating their existing homes. This is the ideal time to pay attention to a home’s energy efficiency and make energy saving changes where possible. Not only can consumers save electricity and natural gas, they can also realize significant cost savings. Energy optimizing chang...

Top 10 Renovations in Canada

January 14, 2015

Bathroom renovations were the No. 1 home fix in 2014, topping the list in five provinces, according to a survey by a national contractor referral website. The top 10, as listed by TrustedPros, were Bathrooms Basements Decks Roofs Kitchens Painting Floors Landscaping Windows Home additions   Bathrooms topped the renovation desires of people in Nova Scoti...

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