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Home BUILDER Magazine - November 2006

Readers Survey - The Renovation Cash Market
Builders and renovators from across Canada estimate the cash market in residential construction and renovation to be at 28 per cent. In renovations alone, this will translate to roughly 8.7 billions of dollars changing hands without tax implications.

Full of Energy
Ady Renovation - Fair prices and good reliable service keep customers coming back to this Quebec renovation company.

An "Orderly Slowdown" in Quebec
While housing affordability declines across the country, Quebec's price growth has tapered to a single-digit rate compared to the gains seen two or three years ago.

Building Science
Sound Quirks - The quirky world of flanking sound transmission. A new column from NRC institute for Research in Construction (NRC-IRC).

A 2007 U.S. Recession?
We have heard a lot of talk of a U.S. recession in 2007. It is coming mainly from investment types rather than from mainstream business economists.

Is It Safe?
Lithium Ion technology for power tools is quite different.

Timekeeping: More than a Trust Issue
By moving to an automatic payroll system, a business can expect an immediate reduction in payroll of five to nine per cent.

Construction Clamps
TOOL TALK by Jon Eakes
Clamps are the mainstay of any woodworking shop but we get good use out of clamps on construction sites as well.

Residential Elevators
They may be designed to go up and down, but sales of residential elevators keep on climbing.

Renovation Energy Upgrades
Appropriate piggy-backing upgrades can often save your client money, make them more comfortable and increase your profit on the job.

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