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Find everything you need to know about home ownership in Canada. Whether it’s renovation tips, finding a professional contractor,  understanding the stages of home building – and more – this is a great place to start. Owning a home in Canada: What you need to know, and why Am I ready to buy my first … Continued

Five Fabulous Floors for your Home Renovation

Nothing ties together a room better than fabulous flooring. Feel like your space needs an upgrade? Get some inspiration from these finalists of the 2019 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence. Snazzy Tile Timberworx Custom Homes incorporated high-end finishes, especially the accent floor tiles, to give this bathroom a grand feel and will make any … Continued

How to avoid common bathroom renovation mistakes

If you’re planning on updating your bathroom, or are currently undergoing a bathroom renovation, remember that achieving a great space isn’t just about choosing great tiles, cabinets and fixtures. Real renovation success depends on getting the hidden technical details right behind the scenes. Take the exhaust fan, for example. Even high-end bathroom renovations often end … Continued

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The Science Behind a Net Zero Home

Every part of a Net Zero Home works together in harmony to create the ultimate energy efficient living space. Every aspect of the home, including the building envelope, mechanical systems, and renewable energy systems, works together as a system to ensure peak performance. Through advanced “building science” techniques, technologies, and products, builders can significantly reduce … Continued

Members and HBAs Recognized in the 2022 Association Leadership Awards

Every year, volunteer members, local home builders’ associations (HBAs), and their staff work tirelessly to build a strong community, strengthen the industry, and give back to cities, towns, and neighbourhoods across Canada. The Association Leadership Awards honour the leaders within the entirety of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) – both individuals and local and … Continued

What is Phantom Energy Usage and How Does it Affect Your Utility Costs?

Have you ever looked at your utility bill and wondered how you possibly used so much energy? As more workplaces adopt a work from home model, you’re likely using more energy than you ever have before. But if you’re someone who follows responsible protocols to conserve energy – like switching off the lights when they’re … Continued

Green is in: Net Zero Homes impress in the 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence

Today’s homes increasingly prioritize energy efficiency – whether it be through high-efficiency windows, energy efficient appliances, or a tighter building envelope. So, it’s no surprise that Net Zero Homes are gaining popularity among home buyers and homeowners. Last week, the finalists of the 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence were announced – and Qualified … Continued

Spring Maintenance Inspection – A DIYer’s to-do list to protect your home

Every year we look forward to spring. Until the snow melts and leaks into your home or unveils some other unsightly mess. But there are a few simple steps a homeowner can take to perform an inspection and prevent damage before it occurs. Sheena Sinclair, owner of Bella Vista Developments in Saskatoon, Sask., and Tamara … Continued

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