The Boulevard of Dreams at The National Home Show

You may have experienced the Dream Home at the National Home Show before. For those who haven’t, the Dream Home is a fully functional home, with all the bells and whistles you could want, built INSIDE the exhibition space.   This year they’ve upped the ante with the Boulevard of Dreams. It features three model homes by PolygHomes and Quality…






Renovation and Custom Building Awards Finalists: Best Renovation Under $75,000

We continue our countdown to the BILD luncheon and the National Home Show with a roundup of renovation finalists in the under $75,000 category. We’ll be covering one category at a time leading up to the big day. This time we’ve included a bit of eye candy. Enjoy! A. Lifetime Contractor Ltd.                …






Check Out Destination Renovation for Professional RenoMark Insight

Need help with a renovation project? Maybe there’s one you’ve been thinking about and putting off. Either way, get queries and concerns out of the way by catching up with BILD at the National Home Show’s Destination Renovation booth. Home owners and industry insiders will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with professional RenoMark renovators and contractors to get expert…






The BILD Blog: Your Source for Everything RenoMark

As an essential part of the BILD brand, we will be dedicating a part of our blog to our RenoMark initiative.But what is RenoMark?RenoMark is a national program launched in 2001 to promote hiring professional renovators. All RenoMark contractors abide by the BILD Code of Ethics and RenoMark Code of Conduct.When people hire a RenoMark member they are getting more…






Renovation and Custom Building Awards Finalists Revealed

We’re all already looking forward to the BILD luncheon, but we thought we’d add to the anticipation by releasing the list of finalists for the 2011 BILD Renovation and Custom Building Awards. With seven categories, including the new Best Renovation between $300,000 and $500,000 and Best Renovation over $500,000, there was no shortage of submissions this year. After much deliberation, the judges selected…






Annual Meeting of Members at the 2011 National Conference

The CHBA Annual Meeting of Members will be held on February 25, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Theatre (1st Floor) at the Fairmont Banff Springs Conference Centre. Key meeting materials have been posted in the Members’ area at chba.ca and include the following:* Draft Agenda and Audited Financial Statements for the year ended October 31, 2010*…






Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations

On Monday January 31st, OHBA President Bob Finnigan appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to deliver OHBA’s recommendations for the upcoming 2011 Provincial Budget. During the Pre-Budget Consultations OHBA made three key recommendations: * Both the province and federal governments should introduce a permanent direct renovation rebate or tax credit to consumers which would strongly encourage…