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Home BUILDER - November 2003

Renovation Innovation
The Canadian renovation industry is eclectic, as revealed when Home BUILDER asked about the latest innovations being used to get jobs done faster, quicker and at a lower price. The range of products and ideas was vast - from kitchen sinks to a new stair system. We have selected some of them here...

The Tools for Energy Conservation
By Jon Eakes
When the editor asked me to write about tools for energy conservation in this issue, what came to mind was the whole evolution of making airtight electrical boxes. It was the National Research Council that came forward with the data that enough moisture can flow through an ordinary electrical box to accumulate 10 pounds of ice during a cold Canadian winter...

Renovation Spending
The numbers are staggering. Spending on home renovations in Canada is now cresting over $2.5 billion per month and, according to forecasts, will total $33.4 billion in 2004, double the pace of just a decade ago...

How to set a follow-up appointment
Renovators who have made a face-to-face follow-up call with a prospect to discuss a project proposal know it is far more effective at getting the work than if the proposal is mailed, faxed or dropped off. They know if they mail a proposal, chances are they will be compared on price with the competition...

$500,000 renovations
The rich are different when it comes to home improvements…

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