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NEW PRODUCT: ROXUL Comfortboard 80 Rigid Insulation

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ROXUL COMFORTBOARD ™ 80 is a rigid mineral wool insulation sheathing board that is fastened to outside studs to improve thermal performance to the building envelope. It is non-combustible, water repellent, fire resistant and sound absorbent. City of Vancouver Building Code has recently changed requiring an actual R-22 value on all exterior walls (see detail). ROXUL ComfortBatt Insulation […]

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DIY Deck Design – Build Your Deck The Right Way

DIY Deck Design - Build Your Deck The Right Way

Are you a Do-It-Yourself renovator with an eye for Deck Design? Planning on saving on costly contractor fees by gettin’ er done yourself? If you answered YES to both of these questions, then we strongly advise you spend an hour or so reading through this extremely useful Deck Connector and Fastening Guide from industry specialists Simpson Strong-Tie. The Deck […]

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Paint, Stain or Clear? A Review of Exterior Wood Coatings

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Wood is an incredibly versatile building material that is commonly used in residential and commercial construction. In addition to being a versatile building material, wood is a unique substrate when it comes to coating options, with opaque (paint and solid hide stains), stains (semi-transparent and translucent), and clear coatings all being available for use. When […]

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Yellow Cedar: Carving a reputation of versatility

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Yellow Cedar grows along British Columbia’s coastal region. It is a medium-sized tree growing up to 24 metres tall and 90 cm in diameter when mature. It often grows singly or in small clumps in a mixture with conifers such as amabilis fir and western hemlock. It is a beautiful tree that is tough, strong and extremely durable. [source] Species Characteristics […]

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Lumber Yard Chic: 7 Creative Ways to Decorate with Wood

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Industrial Design trends take items you’d normally find in any Lumber Yard and re-purpose them with stunning effects. More and more we’re seeing Interior Designers using everyday building materials such as Plywood, Engineered Wood Products and even surplus items like Pallets and incorporating them into homes to provide unique features that become central to the […]

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5 Fall Fix-Ups for your Home

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It’s that time of year again. The wind is blowing, the rain and leaves are falling, and it’s time to act fast to get your home ready for seasonal changes! Leaf litter that gets stuck in your gutter system can cause damage that costs hundreds or thousands of dollars to fix and now is the time to […]

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5 Innovative Tools for Building a Deck

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Planning, Demolishing and Building a Deck can be a huge undertaking for anyone – which is why we’ve come up with a handy list of 5 Innovative Tools for Building a Deck to help you get the job done properly. These 5 products are as useful to Contractors (whose job it is to install Decks all year […]

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Quality is Everything: REALTRIM Plus Fascia

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Our commitment to improving products and standards goes back to when the store first opened in 1921 – and we continue to look for ways in which we can add value to our loyal customers in the quality of products we supply. In the first of a series of features on how quality should be considered just as important […]

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Do you know your Alphabet?

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To celebrate web Goliath Google announcing that they have restructured and become Alphabet – we’ve decided to give you an A-Z of POCO Building Supplies History, with some interesting facts about our company that you may not be familiar with. Of course you can rest assured that we won’t be changing our name, or terms of service – […]

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Buy Local – Think Outside The Box

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As consumers – it’s only natural that we default to the obvious. Large Corporations have the financial resources necessary to dominate advertising in all forms of media, which means our subconscious minds are trained to associate these brands to products we’re shopping for. Choosing to shop with a big box store is no guarantee that you’ll […]

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