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House demolition cost?

How much is an estimate house demolition of 896 square footage and a detached garage in Winnipeg R2K area?...

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Can a plumber act as a general contractor on a commercial project with only a plumbers license?...

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Cost for cedar deck

How much does it typically cost to build a 320 square foot cedar deck?...

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Cost for concrete front walkway

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Who to hire to build a shower base? Carpenter or plumber or both?

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How do I get a Carpentry Business up and going?

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Need help with Accessories

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Looking for a quality parger in Peterborough for mid century modern home

Simply trying to find a good parger in Peterborough area. I have several areas where parging is coming loose and needs repair. I also have a concrete patio with a few cracks along the side of it that need rep...

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Extension and new deck cost

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Garage Ceiling Lights

I am building a new garage and for ceiling lights I would like to use 4 foot fixtures with LED strips in them that are usl approved (maybe not CSA). They come with a 4 foot wire with a plug on the end ...

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Vinyl Plank Floors & Radiant Heating

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Cost for stairs staining

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Water staining in the ceiling of the bedroom closet.

I have a small water stain in my closet which seems to be getting bigger and bigger as time goes by. I would think the dry wall would need to be cut to allow for whatever is leaking to be fixed. Who do I call...

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Slow Toilet Drainage

For the last 2 years, we noticed our toilet has low pressure even though water valve is opened all the way. I don't think there is a clog as after 3 attempts, the water finally drains completely. ...

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Cost for general plumbing of toilet and sink

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Average cost of stone window sill replacement

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Harwood to Tile Transition

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