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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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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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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

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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Insulated Concrete Forms – FAQ

Insulated Concrete Forms – FAQ

1. What can you build with Insulated Concrete Forms? Cast in place concrete walls for bearing and non-bearing walls that have superior insulation built-in. You can use ICFs for foundations, exterior above grade walls, sound walls, residential, commercial, and industrial walls. ICF concrete construction is also used for […]

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Wood Burning Stove – 23 Things That May Save Your Life!

Wood Burning Stove – 23 Things That May Save Your Life!

23 Things You Need To Know About Wood Burning Stoves That May Save Your Life! Note: Before installing a wood burning stove, seek advice from your stove dealer, your local building inspector or fire department. And check with your insurance agent. The insurance company may have its specifications […]

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Simple Kitchen Ideas

Simple Kitchen Ideas

Simple Kitchen Ideas Update your kitchen with kitchen design ideas for everything from kitchen cabinets to kitchen islands. You don’t have to be stuck making meals in a kitchen that’s as dead as a doorknob. With little imagination and some effort, you can create a great personalized […]

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How To Calculate HST On New Homes In Ontario

How To Calculate HST On New Homes In Ontario

How To Calculate HST On New Homes In Ontario HST Rebate on New Homes Ontario Calculator Before you start calculating HST rebate on your new home, it is important to understand that the Provincial component of the HST rebate is fixed at 6% to a maximum of […]

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New House For Sale

New House For Sale

Another New House For Sale Treat yourself to this wonderful 1324 sq.ft. easy maintenance raised bungalow across the street from the beach; New House For Sale in Ontario 100 minutes from Toronto International Airport in the heart of cottage country; 2 minutes walk to one of the […]

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Energy efficient home with radiant heat for sale

Energy efficient home with radiant heat for sale

Energy efficient home with in-floor hot water radiant heat system Energy efficient home for sale in Tiny Township – with radiant floor heat: Our most popular model “Springwood”. This open concept 1,592 sq.ft., three bedrooms and two bathroom home is now being built on a beautiful 1/3rd acres […]

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Who is Who in Ontario Home Building?

Who is Who in Ontario Home Building?

“Discover a Home That Offers Lower Energy Bills, A Healthier Living Environment and Complete Peace of Mind – Guaranteed!” A home that stands up to fire, noise, sun, wind, rain, snow, bugs, mould and inevitable Acts of God like, earthquakes and hurricanes; A home that provides years […]

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Benefits Of Solar Water System

Benefits Of Solar Water System

With the rise in energy costs, more and more homeowners and businesses are looking for ways to reduce their energy use.  Benefits Of Solar Water System Solar hot watersystems are the most cost effective form of renewable energy currently available.  Solar hot water systems can save hundreds of dollars annually on […]

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Designing a Residential Solar Water Heater

Designing a Residential Solar Water Heater

Evacuated Tube Solar Panels With the increase in electricity and gas prices, the need for renewable sources of energy is growing. Heating water accounts for nearly one-third of a typical home’s energy bill. Using the sun’s energy to heat water is not a new idea. More than […]

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A Good Contractor

A Good Contractor

by Steve Cook A good contractor will do quality work and complete a job according to schedule at a reasonable price. They will show up on time and finish the job rather than leaving it ninety percent done. Keep in mind, however, that just because a contractor […]

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32 Tips for a Successful Remodel in Ontario

32 Tips for a Successful Remodel in Ontario

What should I do to prepare for the actual renovation process? Tips for a Successful Remodel Your contractor will have many tasks for you to complete within a specified period. Here are a few thoughts from my experience: 32 Tips for a Successful Remodel in Ontario. If […]

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