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Whether you believe climate change is real or not, our planet is warming up and 2017 saw a record number of wildfires ravage the West Coast of North America. The effects on humans, wildlife and fauna were of course far more serious than our need to build beautiful new decks, but as many communities continue to […]

Successfully installing Ipe Hardwood Decking requires no little knowledge about how to handle this exotic lumber. Ipe is extremely dense and notoriously hard on tools, as well as difficult to glue and stain. However, our Iron Woods Ipe hardwood decking products are incredibly durable and have their own beautiful, unique appearance and time-tested performance. Characteristics […]

Performing effective paint touch-ups can be difficult and in some cases impossible. The reason why quality touch-up work is so difficult to achieve is due to a discrepancy in the porosity of the substrate and the existing coating. Any freshly damaged areas will absorb the touch-up coat at a different rate than the surrounding areas that […]

Afraid of commitment to a paint colour scheme? Our advice…start with Neutral Tones. By keeping your walls a neutral colour, you can easily add colour accents and personality accessories, like rugs, throw pillows, plants and wall art. With tones as varied as driftwood grey and creamy latte, neutrals are anything but boring. Grey isn’t just grey — […]

Creating a Privacy Fence or Privacy Screens has never been so simple, with NEW Vista Railings Privacy Fence Panel kits. Manufactured in Canada, this component-based system features premium quality Western Red Cedar infill and powder coated Aluminum frame. Kits are easy to assemble, meaning you can have a beautiful new privacy screen in minutes not hours. Features […]

Advances in all-weather materials and furnishings have extended the usefulness and enjoyment of our Outdoor Living Spaces, but while these comforts have become the norm, the backyard lifestyle continues to evolve, as homeowners look for new ways to extend their time in the fresh air. Trex offers a glimpse at the top five outdoor living trends this […]

Trex Select Railing is a luxurious-yet-affordable railing solution that offers an easy installation process that’s perfect for the DIY’er. Singular top and bottom rail shapes and square balusters keep things tidy, and the Classic White colour works with any Trex Deck design. It’s easy to install Trex Select composite deck railing. Learn how with this helpful […]

Attention Trades-persons! Did you employ a teenager this summer? Do you have any teenage employees right now? As part of an Apprenticeships in Trades Program, your teenage employees could be eligible for an entire semester of school credits based on their hours in a trade. If you currently have a secondary student working for you who are […]

Choosing the right paint colour for your walls and mouldings is a big decision. It has to match your furniture, doors, decor, style, flooring and other rooms in the home. You don’t want to put all that effort into painting, only to realise, you chose the wrong colour! How can we make this decision easier […]

Spring is in the air and you’re probably noticing a range of Spring Cleaning tasks that you’ll need to undertake to keep your home in tip-top shape. One area of the home that requires some regular checks and ongoing maintenance is your roof. Whether you have Asphalt Shingles, Cedar or Metal Roofing, leaves, moss and […]