Home renovations / Guides

Windows and doors

How to install windows

...home will mean reduced heat loss over a poorer quality window, and with the right windows on the south side you can gain more heat in the daytime than they will...

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HERD Home energy rating disclosure
Grants and incentives

Ontario's Home Energy Rating and Disclosure plan (HERD) is great news for home buyers

...home upgrades are carried out, encouraging homeowners to take advantage of government-funded renovation and retrofit programs. “Universal home energy labelling ...

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DIY air exchanger installation video
HRV and ERV

DIY Lunos HRV air exchanger installation video

...home ventilation Canadian supplier Ecogenia

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Timber frame home being raised
Wall assemblies - new construction

Foundations and structures

...home might cost more up front, but once it’s paid for you’ll see a net savings from lower operational costs. A better-built home will also be more comfortable, ...

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Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...Home Builders Association should help convince builders that home-energy performance is a top priority to Canadian homebuyers. Our recommendations for home...

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Real estate

Real estate

...home will be the biggest investment of our lives. This section is about knowing what to look for in new homes to get the best value for your dollar, or what to ...

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Concept, design and architecture

How to stay on budget when building a home

...home prices with the list price of similar-sized homes for sale on the market. A 30-year-old home usually requires a lot of maintenance work, and perhaps major ...

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Concept, design and architecture

Important tips for a successful build or renovation

...home-design templates from a generation past. Think of all those older homes which have grand front door entrances that go unused, while people regularly come i...

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Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...homebuyers were willing to pay an additional $10,000 for a ‘green home’, compared to only 22% in 2008. Demand for more efficient homes is rising, making an even...

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Cambrian Black Granite
Kitchens

A new colour option for granite counter tops

...Homes certification exists. To get a point for buying local, LEED has a limit of 800km by truck or 2400km by rail or water for the transportation of buildi...

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LEED Homes

LEED Frequently Asked Questions

...home? Once you have enrolled in the LEED program with the CaGBC, you can promote the home as "Registered with LEED Canada for Homes". A project is not LEED...

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