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19 04, 2018

Brick Construction: Building with Brick

By |April 19th, 2018|Brick Construction, Construction Experience|Comments Off on Brick Construction: Building with Brick

Brick is the oldest building material in the world. When considering using brick in a construction project, you will need to consider size, colour, texture, and durability.

Colour is the most visually obvious detail, but something else to consider is whether the colour is solid or varied. Several decades ago […]

19 04, 2018

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

By |April 19th, 2018|Checklist|Comments Off on Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Spring has sprung!! While it is time to welcome flowers, leaves and warmth, it’s also time to do some home maintenance and get your house cleaned up after the long winter.

Gutters and downspouts: Pull leaves and debris from gutters and downspouts. Re-attach gutters that have pulled away from […]

26 02, 2018

Industry Insight – Spray Foam Insulation R-Value: R20 or R50?

By |February 26th, 2018|Spray Foam Insulation, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Industry Insight – Spray Foam Insulation R-Value: R20 or R50?

A couple years ago in 2014, one of the managers at Beyond Foam decided to do a little insulation experiment at his house. Not to worry…no chemistry set or burned eyebrows in this story. This was an experiment in R-value. Having worked for Beyond Foam for a few years, […]

26 02, 2018

Preserve Energy – Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

By |February 26th, 2018|Energy Efficient, Technology|0 Comments

If you’ve got a home renovation planned, working on making it energy efficient should also be part of the plan. Making your home more energy efficient can also mean making it quieter, less expensive to operate, and even more durable. Homes built before 1985, on average, consume double the […]

19 01, 2018

Featured Kitchen Renovation – Western Inspired Open Concept Kitchen

By |January 19th, 2018|Construction Experience, Dialogue and Problem Solving, Featured Kitchen, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Interior Design, Respect For Your Budget, Structural Changes|0 Comments

Prior to renovating this home, there were lots of discussions about a functional design; Our homeowners wanted a beautiful open concept design. Their home had a wall separating the living room from the kitchen, and also a wall separating the dining room. When it comes to working with the […]

20 11, 2017

Industry Insight – Buy New or Renovate?

By |November 20th, 2017|Client Referrals, Dialogue and Problem Solving, Industry Insight, Real Estate|Comments Off on Industry Insight – Buy New or Renovate?

There are many factors that come into play when deciding whether to renovate your current home, or sell it and buy a new one. One of the most overlooked is whether you’ll be able to get all of your money back when you go to sell the property. Even […]

15 09, 2017

Go Solar | Mounting Solar Panels With Ground Screws

By |September 15th, 2017|Technology|Comments Off on Go Solar | Mounting Solar Panels With Ground Screws

Some cool new technology to explore is the use of ground screws together with solar power. Galvanized-steel screws, varying in length, are becoming more and more popular with the install of solar panels in Alberta. After Alberta introduced the solar rebate program,  there was a large increase in the […]

18 07, 2017

Experience, Licensing and City of Calgary Permits

By |July 18th, 2017|City of Calgary Building Permits, Construction Experience, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Licensing|Comments Off on Experience, Licensing and City of Calgary Permits

As I mentioned before I will be talking about a few points in each of the next several blog posts that you should consider before hiring your renovation company.  Hope you find this information useful!

Licensing/credibility

Ensuring that your general contractor is licensed with the City of Calgary should be one […]

3 03, 2017

Cleanliness of and access to Jobsites, Products and WCB and Liability Insurance

By |March 3rd, 2017|Access to Job Sites, Clean Jobsites, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Liability Insurance, Product Suppliers, WCB Insurance|Comments Off on Cleanliness of and access to Jobsites, Products and WCB and Liability Insurance

Cleanliness and Access to Job Sites

For all renovation projects, but especially smaller ones where you will be living in your home during the work, you will want to hire a contractor who will keep their job sites clean and orderly.  Some questions to ask are whether tools are stored […]

24 11, 2016

Interior Design, Individual Personalities, Dialogue and Respect for Your Budget

By |November 24th, 2016|Dialogue and Problem Solving, Finding your Renovation Contractor in Calgary, Interior Design, Respect For Your Budget|Comments Off on Interior Design, Individual Personalities, Dialogue and Respect for Your Budget

Today we’re talking about the next few points off of my original list of things to consider when hiring your renovation contractor.  Let’s think about whether the renovation contractor you are considering hiring offers access to an interior designer that they collaborate with, how your individual personalities interact and […]