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Home Building Costs Increase

Home Building Costs Increase

A new report from the National Association of Home Builders shows the costs of constructing a single-family home were much higher when compared to 2011, reaching $246,553 last year compared with just $184,125 in 2011. Home Building Costs Increase Much of this cost was due to an […]

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Building Toward the Home of Tomorrow

Building Toward the Home of Tomorrow

The Home of Tomorrow — complete with helper bots and automated appliances — has long been the stuff of science fiction. The tech world is determined to make it a reality. Home of Tomorrow Soon, the vision goes, everything from garden products to bathroom appliances will be controlled […]

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The Anatomy of a Great Construction Contract

The Anatomy of a Great Construction Contract

Construction Contract Warning! Failure to read a written agreement is not valid defense! A well-drafted construction contract clearly sets out the work to be done, the price to be paid for the work, and the terms and conditions of payment. The contract should also designate various foreseeable […]

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It’s Cold and My Car is Buried in Snow. Is Global Warming Really Happening?

It’s Cold and My Car is Buried in Snow. Is Global Warming Really Happening?

For years, climate contrarians have pointed to snowfall and cold weather to question the scientific reality of human-induced climate change. Such misinformation obscures the work scientists are doing to figure out just how climate change is affecting weather patterns year-round. Understanding what scientists know about these effects […]

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49 Things You Need to Know When Buying A Lot To Build A Home In Ontario…

49 Things You Need to Know When Buying A Lot To Build A Home In Ontario…

Lot For Sale in Ontario It all starts with buying a building lot.  Whether you long for the privacy a couple of acres in the country promises, or you’ve got your eye on a cute little residential lot in a subdivision, buying a lot and building a house on […]

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19 Things You Must Know When Choosing House Plans…

19 Things You Must Know When Choosing House Plans…

Things You Must Know When Choosing House Plans Finding the ideal house plan to meet your lifestyle and needs may seem time-consuming or overwhelming, but knowing what to look for can help lead you to success when building your new home. 19 Things You Must Know When […]

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2013 PLUMBER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

2013 PLUMBER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

How does this even get past the planning phase?   &%$@# Hmmmmm… Should have measured twice! Apparently, you don’t want anyone seeing your face, but everything else is okay? The oak seat is a nice touch, though. And the purpose for the door is? This stall is […]

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Cost of Solar System for Your Home

Cost of Solar System for Your Home

Cost of Solar System for Your Home Whether you’re remodeling your home or on the hunt for a new one, the cost of a solar system is on everyone’s radar these days. Installing a solar energy system can give your home that extra edge while saving you […]

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All You Need To Know About Construction Lien Act In Ontario

All You Need To Know About Construction Lien Act In Ontario

Construction Lien Act In Ontario – Introduction  Those involved in the construction industry are continually faced with financial risks not encountered in other commercial contexts. These financial risks stem from the fact that most construction work is carried out by different construction trades people who have no […]

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Straw-Bale Home Construction

Straw-Bale Home Construction

Straw-Bale House Walls Straw-bale home construction is a building method that uses bales of straw (commonly: wheat, rice, rye, and oats straw) as structural elements, building insulation, or both. The first straw-bale structures we know of were built about a hundred years ago by European settlers in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. […]

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Post and Beam Homes

Post and Beam Homes

The world of post and beam is one where homes are snug, warm and draught free. Post and Beam construction is a method of building homes with heavy timbers rather than dimensional lumber Where low energy running costs are matched by precise engineering quality and a new […]

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20 Essentials of Great Log Home Designs

20 Essentials of Great Log Home Designs

Log Home – 20 Essentials of Great Log Home Designs Everything you need to know to create a warm, comfortable, attractive log home. Over the last 30 years, architects and designers have taken log cabin design to places our founding fathers could scarcely imagine. Yesterday’s one-room cabins […]

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Construction Insurance: It Is Not As Difficult As You Think

Construction Insurance: It Is Not As Difficult As You Think

Construction Insurance – Do You Need It? Insuring Your Home While Being Built – Construction Insurance Even though insuring a home while it is under construction or being built is not directed by any laws, it is a must, especially if you finance all or a part […]

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18 Signs to Avoiding Contractor Scams

18 Signs to Avoiding Contractor Scams

At the beginning, we have to state that only a small percentage of contractors are bad apples. Those who are will cost you large in time and money. Fortunately, scammers and con artists are pretty easy to spot as long as your desire to save money doesn’t […]

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The Cost of Home Building – Dreaming of Building a New Home, but Worried About the Expense?

The Cost of Home Building – Dreaming of Building a New Home, but Worried About the Expense?

How much will my dream home cost – What you need to know about a cost of homebuilding: If you are considering having a custom home built, the following information will help you get an idea of the home building cost exclusive of land. The Cost of […]

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Buying a House With a Well and Septic System

Buying a House With a Well and Septic System

From: Canada Mortgage And Housing Corporation Buying a House With a Well and Septic System In rural areas, many homes do not have connections to municipal water and sewer lines. Homeowners rely on privately owned or communal (shared) wells as their drinking water source, and individual septic […]

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Radiant Floor Heating and Hardwood Floor

Radiant Floor Heating and Hardwood Floor

Living in a radiant heat home provides you with a level of comfort that no other heating method can match. So, how do you combine this luxury with valuable hardwood floor?   Radiant Floor Heating and Hardwood Floor Is the combination of radiant floor heating and hardwood […]

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Guide To Operating & Maintaining Your Septic System

Guide To Operating & Maintaining Your Septic System

Maintaining Your Septic System The way you treat your septic system will influence how long the system lasts and how well it functions. If you own or rent a property served by an on-site sewage system, you need to think about how your actions affect the system. […]

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Insulation R-Value? – Don’t Forget About Air-Sealing

Insulation R-Value? – Don’t Forget About Air-Sealing

By Leigha Dickens When we talk about energy efficient building, everyone wants to know about the R-value. R-value-home-energy-loss “R-value” (that’s the inverse of the BTUs of heat transferred per hour per across a square foot of surface area per difference in temperature, in degrees Fahrenheit, on either side […]

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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – All You Want To Know

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) – All You Want To Know

Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) represent another choice for builders seeking alternatives for R-30 (or higher) walls for single and multifamily construction. Although a substantially different system than the more typical ICF construction methods, SIPs can achieve equally impressive results cost-effectively if the nature […]

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Energy Efficient Home For Sale in Tiny Township

Energy Efficient Home For Sale in Tiny Township

$449,900.00 Energy Efficient Home – Less than $100 per month to heat this 1600 sq.ft. home in the midst of the winter: Wow, is the only word to describe this luxury “to be built” home!  Executive 3 bedroom/ two full bath luxurious bungalow with stone & siding, […]

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Hydronic Heating

Hydronic Heating

Invisible, Clean, Quiet, Efficient and Dependable – Living With Hydronic Heating is One of Life’s Simple Delights In North America forced air heating is still the most popular because of its low installation costs. However, it is the most expensive type of heat to operate and the […]

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Geothermal Heating Costs

Geothermal Heating Costs

A geothermal system is a heating and cooling unit designed to extract the natural heat stored in the ground during the winter and discharge heat from air conditioning to the relatively cold ground in the summer. This article discusses geothermal heating costs in Ontario, Canada Geothermal Energy […]

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Energy Efficient Home

Energy Efficient Home

“Design energy efficiency into your home at the start and the benefits will pay off for years to come…” Energy Efficient Home Study after study shows that the total energy used during the life of a typical home in Canada could be reduced by at least 50% […]

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Wind Turbine – Should You Install One In Your Back Yard?

Wind Turbine – Should You Install One In Your Back Yard?

1. How do residential wind turbines work? A wind turbine, which is installed on top of a tall tower, collects kinetic energy from the wind and converts it to electricity that is compatible with a home’s electrical system. Wind-Turbine in action In a standard residential application, a […]

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