CHBA warns of new energy code costs
The proposed new federal energy building code will nail costs ranging from $30,000 to $50,000 onto the price of a new house, according to the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA).
Toronto developer targets Langford, B.C. Liberty Ridge Homes of Toronto has started work on its four-phase Aqua condominium project on Vancouver Island.
Builders recruited for Zero Carbon program
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is recruiting residential and commercial developers for Canada’s first Zero Carbon building program in an effort to improve and expand sustainable design and construction.
Question: Which city leads in property tax cuts?
Vancouver slashed residential property taxes by 19.2 per cent this year from 2016, while Saskatoon trimmed the tax by 8.7 per cent, according to a national study by Altus Group.
Calgary builders still battle glut of inventory
While the housing market is improving, Calgary home builders to continue to battle a glut of inventory, a reminder of the record-high construction prior to the 2014 economic slump.
GTA starts propelled by condos and townhomes
The market for new homes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) picked up in September, primarily driven by sales of multi-family homes, condo apartments in high-rise and mid-rise buildings and stacked townhomes, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) reported.
CRA extends condo flip probe to Toronto
After taking two Vancouver condominium developers to court in a probe of potential tax avoidance on the flips of new condos, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has extended the probe to Toronto.
Temporary modulars set up for Vancouver homeless
The City of Vancouver is rushing to erect modular homes in an effort to house the city’s expanding homeless population before winter sets in.
Tools of the trade: pros steal from handymen
Jon Eakes explains differences between tools for homeowner handymen, tradesmen, and renovators.
COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION:
Even Contractors Are a Target: The Reality of Cyber Crime
Hackers now have their sights set on small- to medium-sized businesses as well.
Renovation spending wanes but remains strong.
Rethinking roofs as solar-powered living spaces.
TOOL TALK: Dust Control — No Longer Just a Shop Vac
With growing awareness and legislation relating to silica dust and worker health, vacuum systems are changing radically.
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