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Design-Build Evolution: Paul Lafrance on the importance of charging for designs

March 6, 2017

February 27, 2017 by John Bleasby Paul and Janna Lafrance make no bones about charging for designs right up front. In fact, the Paul Lafrance Design website goes so far as to outline  four different levels of work for both interior and exterior projects, and estimated design and construction budgets for ea...

Three reasons why Canadians spend big money on basements

February 1, 2017

January 18, 2017 by John Bleasby An analysis of 2016 renovation projects by the national referral firm TrustedPros gives insight into the type of work and the budgets assigned to a wide range of renovation projects across the country, region-by-region. One inte...

Senior/mobility renovation grants and loans across the country

January 24, 2017

January 23, 2017 by John Bleasby Seniors, or those with mobility issues, want to live at home, and governments want to help them achieve that objective. It's a growing market for renovators across the country. Knowing how your prospective clie...

Four ways to stay warmer on the job site this winter

November 2, 2016

    October 26, 2016 by John Bleasby One morning very soon, you're going to look out your window and guess what? Everything will be white and the temperature will be well below zero. That's when the winter construction season begins in earnest. Working outside or in unheated interior spaces from early November until March is no fun at all. Production slows down, days are lost as cases of colds and the flu increase, and in...

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