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7 spring cleaning tips you can start today. As the season changes from winter to spring, it’s time to think about sprucing up your home. Spring cleaning and home improvement projects are an excellent way to renew your living space and start fresh.  Plus, doesn’t it feel good to clear out the old stuff and […]

ROXUL COMFORTBOARD ™ 80 is a rigid mineral wool insulation sheathing board that is designed to be fastened to exterior wall studs to improve thermal performance to the building envelope. Advanced technologies make ROXUL COMFORTBOARD a non-combustible, water repellent, fire resistant and sound absorbent insulation product suited to modern building techniques. City of Vancouver Building Code has […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

It’s that time of year again. Temperatures are dropping, the wind is blowing, rain and leaves are falling, which means it’s time to act fast to get your home Fall and Winter ready. With these 5 Fall Fix-ups for your Home, you can prevent costly future repairs and start saving money on your energy bills […]

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 […]

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 […]