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What You Need To Know About Septic Systems Before Purchasing A Building Lot in Ontario

What You Need To Know About Septic Systems Before Purchasing A Building Lot in Ontario

Planning to purchase a lot to build a home in Ontario? Before you do anything else, check if a public sewer system is available? If not, you will need a septic system to treat and dispose of sewage from the home you plan to build. What type of […]

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An Open Letter To Every Homeowner Who Has Been Ripped Off By A Home Builder

An Open Letter To Every Homeowner Who Has Been Ripped Off By A Home Builder

Ripped off by a home builder? The builder who offers the biggest house for the lowest cost has most likely compromised quality at every step of the construction process. The problems manifest later. Faulty foundations, moisture intrusion, and shoddy framing are often at the root of problems, […]

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Closed Cell vs Open Cell Foam Insulation

Closed Cell vs Open Cell Foam Insulation

Closed Cell vs Open Cell Spray Foam Insulation Closed Cell vs Open Cell Foam Insulation Before we can go into that we need to start by saying that in the foam insulation industry there are usually two types of foam insulation being used, open-cell and closed-cell. There […]

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11 Reasons You’ll Never Regret Buying Tiny Township Real Estate

11 Reasons You’ll Never Regret Buying Tiny Township Real Estate

Beautiful View From Lafontaine Beach in Tiny Township Looking to relocate to a peaceful, scenic area away from city living? If this sounds appealing, consider Tiny Township as your new location. Tiny Township is located on the peninsula that separates Severn Sound and Nottawasaga Bay at the south […]

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Buying Property in Ontario

Buying Property in Ontario

Buying Property in Ontario Many people in Ontario will buy a home or a piece of land at some point in their life. This is one of the biggest decisions anyone makes. It entails spending a lot of money and for decades making payments on a mortgage. Therefore, before […]

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Plumber of the Year 2015 – Awards

Plumber of the Year 2015 – Awards

  Here at ICFhome.ca, we love a good plumbing joke. Plumbing is the only game where a good flush beats a full house every time! So, every year we compile a list of some of our favorite bits of plumbing related humor and funny pictures to share with […]

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How To Find The Best Home Builders in Ontario

How To Find The Best Home Builders in Ontario

Great Looking House We have never met a client looking for an average home builder. Choosing the best home builder for your needs and for the kind of home you are after, is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make in your home building process. While some […]

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13 Most Expensive Luxury Homes in Ontario

13 Most Expensive Luxury Homes in Ontario

The most expensive house in Canada isn’t in Vancouver. It isn’t even in Toronto. It’s on the outskirts of Calgary: Most Expensive Home in Canada Property values are going up in the ultra-luxury market. Of the 20 Most Expensive Homes In The World owned by members of […]

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All About Gas Fireplaces

All About Gas Fireplaces

A Special Place in the Home Fireplaces have long held a special place in the hearts of Canadians. At one time an essential source of heat for warmth and cooking, they remain a gathering spot for family and friends, a symbol of romanticism and comfort, and a […]

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For A New Home, Humidity Is a Double-Edged Sword!

For A New Home, Humidity Is a Double-Edged Sword!

Truss Uplift Crack – RH 16%  at the time the picture was taken You did not take me seriously when I told you to watch the humidity in your new home! I am really mad! In the recent month, I received 3 phone calls from my last […]

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“How To Build A Home Without Going Broke”

“How To Build A Home Without Going Broke”

“How To Build A Home Without Going Broke” Whether you’re hiring a Builder, or a General Contractor, using a Construction Consultant or managing your job as an Owner-Builder, you can use the resources presented to you here to get the home you want. Once in a while, […]

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For sale in Georgian Bay

For sale in Georgian Bay

Welcome to your brand new ICFhome.ca dream house. Model: Ravenswood – For virtual tour and the price click here! This is the perfect three bedroom, two bathrooms, single level home design, offering 1839 square feet of luxurious living space. For sale in Georgian Bay: For sale in […]

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Cost of “Greening” Your New Home in Ontario

Cost of “Greening” Your New Home in Ontario

Most builders, especially mass production builders, build to the Ontario Building Code standards only; meaning that they build to the minimum acceptable standards, equating to more profits for them. In Supplementary Standard SB-12 Energy Efficiency For Housing, March 15, 2013, update, you can see those rules up to date. If, […]

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ICF Foundation Pros and Cons

ICF Foundation Pros and Cons

ICF Foundation When building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), foundation forms remain in place and provide insulation on each side of the concrete. The foundation of every building is fundamental in the transfer of all loads throughout a building into the ground. In areas where earthquakes and high […]

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Home design trends for 2015 – The Most Wanted List

Home design trends for 2015 – The Most Wanted List

Current trends indicate that, in 2015, new homes will be smaller, greener and more casual. At the end of 2014, NAHB Research Centre conducted a survey online in two phases. The first phase used screening questions to identify recent home buyers, who purchased a home in the […]

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All You Ever Wanted To Know about Spray Foam Insulation

All You Ever Wanted To Know about Spray Foam Insulation

Trained applicator applying spray polyurethane foam insulation in wall cavities. With the increasing cost of energy and a focal point on health and green environmental issues, builders, architects and other building professionals are recommending insulation materials to add exceptional performance value to construction projects. Spray foam insulation is […]

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How to Design and Build a Deck

How to Design and Build a Deck

Deck Railing Design Deck Design Requires A Careful Consideration A deck is a popular home improvement that not only adds to the value of your home but provides a focal point for enjoying the outdoors. You’ll want to consider carefully the design elements that go into your […]

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Energy Efficient Home Building

Energy Efficient Home Building

Energy Efficient Home   Ontario Home Builder Claims Minimum of 50% Energy Savings on New Homes As North American households face heating bills averaging at least 20 % higher than last years; the connection between household energy use and energy prices is evident to everyone. Energy efficiency […]

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Insulated Concrete Forms

Insulated Concrete Forms

Whether you’re building a home or a multi-level commercial structure, you can’t beat the rewards of building with Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). ICFs provide a lightweight, high-strength alternative to using conventional wood frame construction. Insulated Concrete Forms – Heat Absorption Capacity What are insulated concrete forms? Insulated […]

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Do I Have To Like My Builder?

Do I Have To Like My Builder?

So now you’ve selected a competent builder. But you may ask, “Do I have to like the guy? If he has a good reputation as a builder, does it really matter if I like him?” New-Home-Builder Yes, it matters. Don’t sign a contract with a builder you […]

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ICF Foundation Cost

ICF Foundation Cost

ICF Foundation Cost? There is no way you can do this with poured concrete walls. One of the first questions asked when planning a home is “How much will my project cost?” Questions involving pricing, can’t be properly answered simply by information posted on the internet, regardless of […]

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Helping You Understand Mould During Home Building

Helping You Understand Mould During Home Building

The home building industry is certainly unique in the way that the end product is put together. A vast assortment of materials and trades people all make their way to an outdoor site where the final product, the house takes shape. Mould While Building What’s more, all […]

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More Discussion on “Cost Per Square Foot”

More Discussion on “Cost Per Square Foot”

Cost Per Square Foot The biggest point when buying a new home always comes down to cost per square foot. Cost per square foot works great on TV shows. However, when it comes to a unique home, they provide only a little relationship to what is real. […]

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How Buyers Drive Builders Crazy

How Buyers Drive Builders Crazy

Buyers Drive the Builders Crazy  Do buyers drive builders crazy or vice versa? At some point in the home-building process, nearly every customer will say, “This builder is driving me crazy.”  And — surprise, surprise — buyers also say and do things that drive the builder crazy. […]

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76 Things You Should Know About Accessible Design

76 Things You Should Know About Accessible Design

Accessible Design Building Homes With Accessible Design One of the significant demographic trends in the North America during the past two decades has been the increase in the percentage of individuals with disabilities. It is projected that by 2030, 25 percent of all North Americans will be […]

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