08 Feb 2019

In this post, we will look at some of the basics of radon gas in your home and how you can manage the amount you are exposed to. Awareness of the effects of radon exposure on homeowners is becoming more commonplace today as new companies look to market products to protect your home from this […]

05 Feb 2019

One of the most common questions when dealing with building code and building drawings is what is the difference between an architect and architectural technologist? Architectural technologists are concerned more with the technical and functional elements of the building, including building code, drafting and CAD, conceptual drawings and 3D models They also generally cost less […]

29 Jan 2019

In this post, we will look at two key Ontario Building Code changes for home regarding insulation requirements – continuous insulation and attic insulation. The building code in Ontario evolves over time to incorporate new standards and practices in the industry. One of the key areas of focus for the building code lately has been […]

22 Jan 2019

When performing the work required for home renovations and home additions in Ottawa, there are frequently issues that can arise once the project starts that were not known during the initial design phase and consultation. The general rule that we try to remember when preparing for a home renovation or addition with our clients is […]

16 Jan 2019

NUDURA ICF FOUNDATIONS Holland Homes and Renovations is now a certified installer of Nudura ICF foundations. ICF, or insulated concrete forms, are a type of foundation material for the home that offer superior insulating properties than traditional materials such as brick or concrete. In this post, we will take a look at what ICF foundations […]

14 Jan 2019

You may wonder how the industry of building and home construction is regulated by the province. Ontario requires that many building designers and certain inspectors pass exams and become registered as practitioners. Each area of specialty has an exam and each practitioner must register for a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN) prior to taking an […]