Labour & Trades Shortages
Without a doubt, shortage of skilled labour and the underground economy are on top of the list of problems affecting the industry. In our latest Professional Readers Poll, readers report the extent of the effects and express some strong opinions.
One thing that characterizes Ben Klundert is his love of building quality and affordable homes, a trait he learned from his father, Frank, who began building homes in 1959...
We all know that kitchens and bathrooms sell houses. But what are consumers looking for? Here are a few of our favourite things
Energy efficiency continues to drive the lighting choices of homeowners. Many are looking to compact fluorescent lights to serve that need. Some new technologies such as a sunlight-transport system, currently in beta testing, promise to ease the energy crunch.
for More Glass in Home
Glass and acrylic are making their way into homes, not only for traditional uses in windows, doors and bathroom cabinets, but also for room dividers, aquariums and sinks - whose combined effect make a statement of a home's aesthetics.
5 Fashionable &
Functional Flooring Solutions
Whether you're building or renovating, today's consumers expect creativity and value for their dollar. We've found five flooring solutions that fit the bill.
Finishing the Home
The choice of colour for a room's walls and furnishings speak loudly about the room's inhabitants. As does the use of mouldings and trim, which add aesthetic appeal. Builders and renovation professionals can help guide the choices based on best practices and traditional aesthetics.
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