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On September 6th 2016, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) imposed a temporary tariff on drywall entering Western Canada of between 105.2% to 276.5%, effective immediately. These charges are a result of a claim by Certainteed Ltd. that Georgia Pacific (GP) and CGC were sewering the market by dumping drywall in Western Canada below the cost […]

With the arrival of Fall – it’s time to start preparing your home for cold and wet weather. Plugging holes in leaking concrete, or cracks in walls can save you money on expensive repairs – or make your home more energy efficient. Learn about Concrete Repair with advice from the experts at Basalite Concrete STEP 1 […]

One of the most rewarding aspects of our industry – is seeing materials we supply take shape on Commercial & Residential job-sites across the lower mainland. Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and high profile projects of 2016 is a feature called ‘Megabench’ at the Foot of Lonsdale Public Plaza. Situated right on the waterfront between Carrie […]

Does this look familiar to you? Broken fence, rotten, wind damaged fence posts? You may want to repair it or save time and effort building a brand new fence. In both instances, Sika Post Fix is the product that fundamentally changes the way people can install or repair their fence. Sika Post Fix is a two-part, […]

Drywall is the most common interior wall surfacing material used in modern construction. Despite its prevalence in the construction industry, achieving an even and uniform finish when painting new drywall can be difficult. This is mostly due to a difference in texture and porosity between the paper surface and the joint filling compound used. Repairs […]

EDITED 12/11/2018 Due to decreased demand for this item, we are no longer stocking J-Grade material. If you have a requirement for Select or J-Grade lumber, we can special order it for you. Please contact sales@pocobs.com POCO Building Supplies is now stocking both 2×4 and 2×6 J-Grade (or Select) SPF Framing Lumber in 8′, 10′ and 12′ lengths. […]

POCO Building Supplies is proud to announce that we are now an authorized dealer of Milwaukee Tools and Accessories. Filling in some gaps in our Power Tool line-up – Milwaukee Tools offers a range of Corded and Cordless Power Tools and Quality Assured Accessories to suit the needs of Canadian Contractors. This move also allows us to […]

See how Penofin Hardwood Oil brings this Southern California Ipe hardwood deck to life! Easy to apply and maintain, Penofin’s unique formula is designed specifically to enhance the grain and natural rich colour of hardwoods like Ipe, Tigerwood, Batu, Teak, Mahogany, and many other hardwood species. Only Penofin’s Hardwood Oil can penetrate dense hardwoods that need […]

In this how-to feature, we’re going to show you how easy it is to install Shantex Deck Tiles. This system is designed for DIY homeowner installation and as you’ll see from the videos below – installation really is a snap! Shantex Deck Tiles can be installed on top of any existing surfaces such as wood decks, vinyl […]

Finding a cost-effective solution for how to waterproof a deck in order to provide a usable outdoor living space underneath has long been an often expensive problem. Traditionally – Vinyl Decking has been the solution, but what if you want a more attractive product on your decking surface, like Exotic Hardwood or Composites like Trex? Well […]