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August 3, 2018

3 ways to create curb appeal for the homeowner Today's homeowner is interested in more than just high-quality products that perform. They also want products to meet their architectural and design demands. Whether they're renovating an existing home or building something new, the owner wants a home to reflect their personal style. The contractor's challenge is to find products that allow for both fashion and function. Here are three easy ways to do just that. ...

July e-News

July 3, 2018

Frame your deck with railings from Trex The right railing puts the finishing touch on your deck or porch project. It's often the first thing people see when they arrive at a home. Trex has a number of designs to work with your clients' unique tastes: Trex Signature rails offer a classic touch. Consider black, curved aluminum rails t...

Smoke detector recall could leave thousands unprotected

April 2, 2018

Contractors should help spread the word about this potential product failure  by John Bleasby One of North America's largest manufacturers of smoke detectors has issued a major recall of one its most popular units. North Carolina-based company Kidde, along with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, have recalled nearly 500,000 smoke detectors that might not be able to detect smoke. In Canada, some 40,000 models PI2010 and PI9010 hav...

Canada ranks second worldwide for certified LEED projects

February 5, 2018

Canada has come in second place for the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) annual Top 10 Countries and Regions for LEED list. The list recognizes markets outside of the U.S. that use LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program, created by USGBC. Canada has a total of 2,970 LEED certified projects totalling 40.77 million gross square meters. “Canada's green building industry has consistently proven that we are among the most i...

Canada introduces new asbestos rules

January 9, 2018

Proposal prohibits use, sale, import and export of toxic material, products  Canada is moving ahead with its promised asbestos ban by proposing the prohibition of the use, sale, import and export of asbestos and products containing the hazardous material. The federal health and environment departments are both sponsoring the proposed changes aimed at eliminating the market for asbestos products in this country. The government now acknowledges t...

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