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Home BUILDER Magazine - July 2009

Diamonds in the Rough
We asked Ransim Khachi, a man known throughout the Canadian residential building industry as someone with a knack for finding great products, to show us a few of his favourites.

Old Tools Reinvented - Tool Talk
Resident tool expert, Jon Eakes, shows us not-so-new tools that are revolutionizing their classes.

Customer satisfaction
How to turn a little information into big sales? ...the answer lies in your referrals.

Caution and Uncertainty
The expected performance of the Canadian economy over the next several months is of critical importance to the housing sector, and is also fraught with uncertainly.

Progress on National Construction Code Activities
The development of the 2010 editions of the national construction codes is proceeding to the final consultation stage. A public review is scheduled from September 1 to October 30, 2009.

Debunking the Green House Plan Myth
A lot is being made these days about “green” house plans. We talk to the experts and look at what, if anything, distinguishes these plans from regular house plans.

Builder Profile
When the going gets tough, the tough get going, as the saying goes. Morningstar Homes shows us how it’s managed to grow its business despite a difficult economic climate.

British Columbia Market Report
The BC housing market was rocked in the fourth quarter of 2008. Has it rebounded? We examine the question.


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