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Sill plate insulating in basement

I am located just south of Hamilton, ON. I am inusulating my basement with rigid foamboard. My sill plate extends 3/4" past the cement wall. Do I need to go all around the sill plate or just butt up...

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Total home renovation plus extension

We have a 100+ year old house in the west end of Toronto. The lot is 25'x105'. Each floor is approximately 600 sq ft. We are considering completely cutting and renovating the house, building ...

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How much would something like this cost?

I found this picture on TrustedPros and may be interested in a similar project but would first like to know what the estimated cost would be. We would also like to install a new vanity and new flooring. H...

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Building an addition to a 2 story house

The existing home is a two story home 32' by 26' that has 8' ceilings. We want the new addition to be completely open, it has the height of the second story but we leave it open from floor t...

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Basement framing bottom plate

About ready to frame basement. Using 2x6 for R-20 batting. Little conflicted over code requirements under the sole plate should i just use 6 mil Polly, or use seal plate gasket. The gasket looks to be a bet...

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Shower and toilet addition

How much it will cost to add a shower and toilet in a basement? How long will it take?...

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Hard wood floor refinishing

How much will it cost? How long it takes?...

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Substandard fortbuilding skills, my daughter's house may have to be condemned

My daughter hired a friend to do work on her home for flood damage earlier this year. My sister and I have just come from a visit with her and her 2 children. The home looked lovely. We noticed some noises ...

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Cost plus contract invoicing

I have a cost plus contract in which we have charged a flat fee to manage the work being done plus the actual cost of work. Now, part of our job will also be to get some of the work done ourselves. with ...

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Cost to fix shower leak and ceiling

How much effort and cost is it going to take to fix the standing shower leakage and also to fix the ceiling? Please see the attached picture....

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4x9 bathroom reno

How much would it cost in labour only to finish a 4x9 bathroom that's gutted with very basic simple layout?...

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Basement renovation cost

I have a 800sqf basement (roughly 1100sqf wall) and would like to have an idea on labor cost. No rooms, just one open space with 24 potlights and 10 outlets. Framing cost? Insulation ins...

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Cost to build a washroom like the one on the picture

Looking to do a washroom like this one. The room size is 7,5 by 5.5. What would the cost be? ...

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Average cost to frame basement?

Hello, I hope someone may answer my question. I have a unfinished basement and still needs about 75' of framing. I am curious to know the average labour rate or ball park rate per square foot. Also i...

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Should I just pay remaining balance or wait for an invoice?

Should I just pay the remaining balance or wait for an invoice? My unfortunate roofing story continues... I was under impression that when my roofer decides to collect the money I will receive an invoi...

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Quartz, laminate or granite countertops?

Not high end but even starter homes now have stone counters. Quartz, laminate or granite countertops - which one and why? Pros and cons of each....

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Minimum height requirement to finish a basement?

There are no plans to make it a separate apartment, I would just like to gut the single room that is there and finish the ceiling as well as putting in a floor, bathroom and possibly a bedroom. I ca...

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My contractor stopped working and disappeared, and I already made full payment

I hired a contractor to do interior and exterior renovation of my house back in June. I made a total payment of $63000 for the labor costs over the period of a few months. While the renovation was suppo...

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Electrical service and new dishwasher installation

I would like to install a built-in dishwasher in my 1950s bungalow, where there is no existing dishwasher. My house has only 70 amp electrical service. I am wondering if it is possible to install the dishwa...

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Customer contract signing

I have a quick question about contracts. If I'm doing a job for a couple, say John and Jane Smith and I have both their names on the invoice/contract - do I need to acquire both their signatures to ...

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