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 […]

19 Sep 2017

The most important part of the home, your foundation supports every aspect of your building structure and should be carefully planned, built, and cared for. In this three-part series on foundations on the Holland Homes and Renovations blog, we will go over some of the basics of residential foundation options. To start, we will explore […]

12 Sep 2017

Growing in popularity over the last 20 years, metal roofing offers many positives as a residential roofing solution as compared to traditional asphalt shingles. With advantages in durability, environmental sustainability and colour selection, installing a metal roof just might be the right choice for your next roofing project in Ottawa. Here is a basic overview […]

06 Sep 2017

New construction homes usually have great insulation, with tight windows, proper doors and efficient vapor barriers that all meet today’s high efficiency standards. While all of this has meant that today’s homes have much better home insulation than in the past, it also means they may run the risk of being too airtight, restricting your home […]

30 Aug 2017

Nobody likes to send money ‘down the drain’, but that is exactly what we are doing when we let our heated water drain from activities like showering or washing dishes. This is because drained hot water contains valuable energy in the form of heat that can be recovered for further use in the home. For […]

23 Aug 2017

Placement, type, durability, glaze and edge. These are just some of the factors to consider when planning your flooring options for tile during a home renovation or addition. Most people overlook the complications of flooring when they are budgeting for a home renovation as it is an area of décor that seems simpler than it […]

07 Aug 2017

Windows are a focal point of every home in terms of style and function. Not only does the style of window affect the overall look of your home, but it also changes factors such as ventilation, energy efficiency and maintenance. There is a surprisingly large amount of window types to choose from when building or […]