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 […]

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 […]