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Doors installed not what we wanted

We hired a company (friend of my dad's) to replace our existing windows & patio doors. The company boasts of a 'worry free guarantee' on their website and arranges all the paperwork for the ...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post April 11, 2009
Farrow & Ball - not what you pay for!!

I just want to vent my frustrations (and opinion) on F&B paint. We have been completing a basement project for a client, and they insisted that we use F&B paint. This was the first time we used this...

Number of Responses 5 Date of Last Post April 13, 2009
Structural concerns for new Bay windows

Hi there I just bought a fixer upper bungalow. I would like to replace the windows, and particularly a large straight window to a bay window. The dimensions are 120 inches by 60 inches. My concern is th...

Number of Responses 8 Date of Last Post August 3, 2015
Dill pickles in toilet!

need advice guy's! girl stuck a jar of dill pickles down the toilet and how would you get the problem fixed? ...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post July 27, 2015
Clients Section

Please feel free to vent your frustrations whatever they may be, ask a contractor a question or two and or just let us know if you have a project that we can all fight over live in this forum, it raises...

Number of Responses 15 Date of Last Post April 16, 2009
Cheap! Is that a bad thing?

Lets start the fire! There are really great contractors out there that will charge a fortune for a simple project and other great contractors out there that will charge half the price for a bigger project...

Number of Responses 18 Date of Last Post April 8, 2009
Seeking steel building erectors (personel)

I'm currently looking to hire sub trades or persons experienced in the erection & assembly of steel buildings. If sub trade...must have insurance & WSIB. this will be through the central and possibly the so...

Number of Responses 1 Date of Last Post March 16, 2009
invoice

Should you pay a contractor who says the paperwork is being done and will send later?...

Number of Responses 10 Date of Last Post March 31, 2009
contract

Without a copy of a signed contract, should payment be made to the contrator after work is completed?...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post March 16, 2009
networking

Hi guys I'm new to this blog and I'm wondering if you can give me some feed back. I was laid off as a site super in November and have decided to hang my own shingle. Has anybody tried to market to rea...

Number of Responses 3 Date of Last Post March 16, 2009
Adding Your Logo to Message Board Posts

Hello Members, Contractor members posting to the message board DO NOT need to upload their logo each time they submit a new thread or respond to a posting. If you have a logo attached to your profile,...

Number of Responses 0 Date of Last Post March 1, 2009
HRTC Tax Credit

Does anybody know if this tax credit applies only to homeowners, or can people living in rental units upgrade there living space with their own money and get the tax credit. (ie painting, installing...

Number of Responses 6 Date of Last Post August 9, 2015
Subfloor Noise (Deflection)

Hi, I have a problem with a second level bedroom floor which causes some noise when walking due to deflection of the floor. Currently the subfloor is OSB and I would like to know if installing Plywood o...

Number of Responses 11 Date of Last Post March 20, 2009
Floor Problem

Hi, I have an issue with a second floor bedroom floor which causes some noise when walking due to deflection of the floor. Currently the subfloor is OSB and I would like to know if installing Plywood ov...

Number of Responses 2 Date of Last Post March 17, 2009
Freee quotation??

I contacted a local contractor who advertised "Free no obligation quote" through this website. I obtained an estimate from him then invited him for a quotation (e.g in writing). We did not ch...

Number of Responses 15 Date of Last Post July 15, 2009
Cordless or Useless?

Hello fellow contractors. Just wanted to know by the guys who use them- what is your favorite cordless tool? Who makes the worst? I've used pretty much every one on the market & have still no...

Number of Responses 4 Date of Last Post August 12, 2010
Seeking sub-trade contractors

Hello We are in the process of expanding our business into the GTA and would like to establish quality long term relationships with experienced and mature sub-contractors. Framers-wood or steel, Dr...

Number of Responses 11 Date of Last Post August 2, 2015
Competetent Sales Consultant for Quality Contractors

Hi guys, Wanted to get some feedback from quality contractors. I've been in the contracting business for over 18 years. My forte is Closing Deals, not based on price, but on Quality. I&...

Number of Responses 10 Date of Last Post February 27, 2015
Looking for Competent and Reliable Contractors!

Hi guys, It looks like 2009 is going to be a busy year for Dr. Reno due to a couple of Nation-wide franchises that I have landed. These new accounts in conjunction with our existing residential/c...

Number of Responses 11 Date of Last Post November 18, 2009
Client Feedback/Complaints

Hi, I am interested in knowing whether there is any "discontent " with client feedback/complaints - particularly poor/vicious ones. Does this site have the responsibility to verify th...

Number of Responses 10 Date of Last Post October 28, 2009
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