Ontario Electrical League Calls for Apprentice Ratio Reform

Daily Commercial News (Don Wall)/August 27 – The Ontario Electrical League (OEL) has fired the first volley as the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) enters its next round of reviewing apprenticeship ratios for construction trades. The OEL held a media conference in Toronto Aug. 22 at which time its leadership said the current ratio structure […]

Canadians spent billions on home renovations in 2017

London Free Press (Myke Thomas) /August 11, 2018 –When it comes to renovating their homes, Canadians are a busy bunch. In it latest Housing Report, Altus Group says Canadians spent $77.7 billion on home renovations in 2017, including upgrades that are considered capital expenditures (such as alterations, improvements and conversions) and repairs, considered current expenditures. […]

More Member Benefits

Save on Travel and Vacations As a CHBA member, you now receive a free Snazzy Traveler membership valued at $99USD, gaining access to unlimited savings on thousands of hotels, cars, cruises, activities and more all year long.  Snazzy Traveler is the newest company to join the “CHBA National Advantages” program, which gives members access to […]

#homebeliever

What is a #homebeliever? We’re young professionals, seniors, couples and hardworking, middle-class families who believe in the great Canadian dream of home ownership. But we believe that the dream is slipping out of reach.   We aren’t giving up, and you shouldn’t either. Do you still believe in the Canadian dream?   Are you a #homebeliever? Sign […]

SDHBA Queen’s Park Advocacy Day

Just a few days ago we met with MPPs at Queens Park SEE VIDEO to talk about what it means to be a #HomeBeliever. Many of them signed the pledge because they believe in the dream of homeownership and you still can too! See what we’ve been talking about: homebeliever.ca   Premier of Ontario, Hon Kathleen O. Wynne, […]

SLV Homes, Renovation – Best Alternate Space

Hidden Gem What once was an awkward passage to a cold room and pump storage was transformed into wine room for storage with a tasting niche and a useful space made for gathering and enjoyment with friends.  The existing sump and ejector pump couldn’t move but were cleverly masked by the new granite topped bistro table […]

SLV Homes, Home Renovation – Best Bathroom or Conversion

Modern Manor Bathroom This bathroom was transformed from a small dark bathroom for the main floor to proper secondary bath and a cheater ensuite for the second bedroom. Finishes in this bathroom changed from dark wood, wallpaper and dated fixtures to a floating vanity topped in pale quartz with chrome fixtures hovering over lustrous grey […]

BEST EXTERIOR RENOVATION- SLV Homes

SLV HOMES – LAKESIDE FACELIFT This exterior renovation took a once dated exterior and gave it a facelift into a new lakeside facade complete with rich grey wood siding finished with bright white trims around the doors and windows. Accented with a stunning slim ledge stone skirt and entry. The addition of new doors and […]

Underground Economy

When renovating your home, or building a custom new home, you want your project to go as quickly and smoothly as possible. How can you ensure this happens? While you can never guarantee perfection, you can take control of the project with a written contract, and use available information and tools to put yourself firmly […]