27 Feb 2019

Structural walls bear the load of your home and support weight, including trusses, upper level floors and the roof.  With the popularity of open-concept renovations in Ottawa, it is essential to understand which walls in your home are load-bearing prior to starting any renovation. Since these are the essential supports for your home, you cannot […]

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 […]

06 Dec 2017
Basement Insulation Requirements

Have you considered the basement insulation requirements of your home? In our previous post on home insulation, we went over some of the basic insulation options available here in Ottawa. While choosing from batt, loose fill, board stock, spray foam and wet spray cellulose is a big decision for your home’s insulation, there are other […]

18 Oct 2017

While basement renovations are exciting projects that allow homeowners to bring their vision to life, there are always health and safety requirements to plan for in your basement space in Ottawa. Let’s look at a few of the main areas that you should discuss with your project planner before commencing a basement renovation. This article […]

26 Sep 2017

Last week, in the first part of our blog series on what you should know about your home foundation, we covered the basics of the two most popular choices for home foundations in Ottawa, concrete block and poured concrete. This week, we will look at two other types of foundations, Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF), and Slab […]