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Absolute latest building technologies - over 160 methods, processes, lists details on each...


Air barrier - Tyvek, weatherization systems...


Air Quality - asthma, lung disease, home, schools, work place...


Appliances - what you need to know, refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers...


Asphalt Roofing Association - Everything about steep or low slope asphalt...


Attic venting and moisture...


Basement finishing - insulating, moisture control...


Basement Insulation Systems - problems, moisture dynamics and heat flow of basement walls...


Basements - waterproofing, finishing walls and floors...


BC emergency programs...


BC Floor Covering Association...


BC Hydro Safety Tips...


BC Masonry Institute...


BC Roofing Association - everything you want to know about roofs...


Before you build - designs, costs, materials, energy efficiency...


Before you renovate...


Brick - cleaning of bricks, fireplace smoke, paint, stains, efflorescence...


Brick, Stucco, Housewraps & Building Paper - design & performance...


Bug Guide - Photographs, identification, behaviors...


Build Green in BC...


Building - matching your home plan to your location...


Building styles - definition, pictures...


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Canadian Home Builders Association - Buyers tools, planning, ideas, projects, products...


Canadian Water Quality Association - Bacteria, lead, bottled water, boil water advisory's...


Canadian Wood Council - Everything you want to know about wood...


Capital Regional District - Bylaws, parks, recreation centers, water, inspections...


Carbon monoxide and keeping it out of your house...


Caulking - compounds, properties, types...


Caulking - guide, uses...


Caulking - uses...


Caulking and weather stripping...


Caulking, ducts & vents, insulation, windows & doors - air leaking...


Center for Disease Control and Prevention - A to Z index...


Cloverdale Paints...


CMHC - Everything about your home - renovating, mold, humidity...absolute must read if you own a home...


Concrete - cement and concrete basics...


Concrete - driveways, repairing, etching, resurfacing, countertops, polishing, pool decks...


Concrete - the mix, setting, hardening, properties of cured concrete, durability...


Concrete homes - Fibre cement, concrete countertops, benefits...


Construction - definition, architecture, planning, execution...


Controlling Carpenter Ants - Treatment, prevention...


Cooling & Ventilation Equipment - HRVs, A/Cs, ventilating, thermostats & controls...


Crawlspaces - Conditioned crawlspace detail, for new or existing construction...


Crawlspaces - venting, insulating, ground cover...


Cultured stone - brick veneer, landscape, architectural trim...



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Decks and Railings - Is your deck safe?


Doors - folding doors, weather tight...


Earthquake preparation...


Electric baseboard heaters...


Electric fireplaces - beautiful, good heat source...


Electric Radiant Heat Association - installing, where to buy...


Electric space heaters (portable) - convective, radiant, liquid filled, ceramic, quartz...


Energy Star - EnerGuide, R-2000, Information, Qualified products...


Entomology index of insects and bugs...


Exterior Cladding - All claddings pass some rain water, understanding drainage plains...


Exterior Stains for wood - selection and application...


Fiber cement siding - benefits, installation...


Fireplaces - Picture gallery, plans, instructions...


Flooring...


Foundation movements...


Foundations - site and soil...


Foundations - understanding them, moisture control, insulating them, vapor barriers...


Frequently asked questions - home improvements...


Freshwater glossary - bogs, ponds, streams, sewage, bacteria...



Furnace filters...


Glass block - showers, windows, walls, decorative...


Greater Vancouver Builders Association - buying, building, remodeling, products, services...



Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters - electrical shock hazard safety...


Heating - How to hire a heating contractor...


Heating Equipment and Controls - heat pumps, furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters...



HEPA vacuum filters - for when you need it to be clean...


Hiring a contractor - things you should absolutely know...


Home Improvements - How your home works, Insulating & air sealing...


Home maintenance...


Hot water heaters - energy conservation, choices, replacement, blankets...


Hot water heaters - Problems, not enough, have a longer life...


Hot water recirculating pumps - how they work...


Hot water tank repair and maintenance - circulating pumps, tankless water heaters...


House - definition, lodging types, styles, famous houses, real estate topics...


Houses - list of house types...


Housewraps/Flashings/Windows - Installation concerns and problems, rain screen details...


Housing & Asthma - Seven steps to a healthy home...


Housing and Health - IAQ, VOCs, before you design, build or renovate, read this...


Housing zone - designs, remodeling, custom builder...


How Stuff Works - Ask them absolutely anything...


How to Library - by Lowe's Building Supply...


How-To Directory - Tips & tutorials on general home repairs, improvements...


Humidifiers - types, setting up, maintaining...


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IAQ Mechanical Equipment - CHMC very detailed report - a must read - heating, ventilation...


Index to home repairs - Improvements, directories, how to install-treat-lay-finish, repairs, tips...


Indoor Air Pollutants - Chemicals, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)...


Indoor Air Quality - Asbestos, lead, mold...


Installation services - Home Depot - interior, exterior, cleaning...


Insulating your house...


Insulation - crawlspaces, floors, walls, attics...


Insulation - definition, materials, R-value, heat transfer, reasons for...


Insulation - exterior, interior, foundation, basement, reducing noise...


Insulation - mineral wool or rockwool...


Insulation - polyurethane spray foam system, fill cavities, wall & floor penetrations...


Insulation products - roofs, walls, foundations, decks, air ducts, pipes...


Interior Design - tips, helpful hints, color, lighting, curtains, bathrooms, bedrooms, glossary...


Kitchen and Bath - Design your own kitchen or bathroom...


Kitchen Design - room design - see your ideas come to life...


Kitchens - remodeling...


Lawn care and management - related technical terms, all about soil, grass, fertilizing...


Lead contamination in the home...


Lighting - designing with light, types, shapes, forms, indoors, outdoors....


Lighting - facts, terminology, tips, lumens & watts, comparisons, choosing...



Lighting Universe - free shipping in Canada, shop by room, brand, style...


Log Homes - Design, maintenance, construction methods, furniture...



Log Homes - maintenance, sealants, stains, finishes, designs...


Log Homes Council - photos, products...


Log House - history, pictures...


Lumber - synthetic, doesn't warp, rot, rust or splinter, 40 year warranty...


Manufactured Housing - Mobile homes...


Marble - descriptions, uses, cleaning...


Marble or granite - restoration and polishing...


Masonry Advisory Council - design, materials, grout...


Mills Paint - CBN selector 2, free download for all colors for any building...


Mold - health effects, what it is and to how to clean it up...


Mold - What you need to know about mold...



Mold in your home...


Mold Specialist - Recommended by Coastal Inspection Services


Mortar and Masonry - understanding mortar and its properties, materials, mixes...


Natural Areas Atlas for Duncan area - Fish streams, old growth forest areas, shoreline habitats...


New Homes - R-2000, energy guide, benefits....


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Paint - concerns, primers, wood, stucco & deck substrates, interior surfaces...


Paint - Mills Paint - color designer - just download and create before you paint...


Paint and Painting - Problem solving, peeling, blistering, caulking...


Paint, Stain - Sikkens - exterior, interior, decks, log home...


Paint, Stain and Varnish - a guide of what to use...


Painting - walls, ceilings and floors...


Patterns of a home...


Pest Management and Control - Ants, flies, rodents, spiders...


Plumbing - Backflow prevention, drinking water systems, supplies...



Plumbing - Moen kitchen and bathroom faucets...


Plumbing - Toilets, history, safety issues...


Plywood - types, history, production, OSB, particle board, engineered...


Pool or Spa - glossary, how to maintain your pool or spa...


Quick and Easy Stain Removal - Index...


R-2000...


Renovating your basement...


Renovation and Construction products - Rona - plumbing, kitchen, windows, doors...


Replacing your furnace...


Roof and attic ventilation - importance, benefits, ridge roof and rafter vents...


Roof Helper - types, quotes, library, glossary, tips, repairs, maintenance......


Roofing - bituminous materials, what are they? properties, durability, uses...


Roofing - product specifications, installation instructions, underlayment, ventilation...


Roofs - definition, shapes, types, durability, cost...


Sample renovation contract...


Satellite and land based map of Duncan - directions to anywhere, view your home from above...


Septic systems...


Sketchup - free easy design program for any changes you have in mind...


Skylights - sun tunnels, blinds, Velux...


Skylights Tubular - benefits, costs, CAD details...


Statistics Canada - Community profiles, population estimates, unemployment...


Stone - quartzite, slate, granite, limestone, marble, sandstone...


Stone natural - library of articles and links, images, advice, care and repair, types...


Stone veneer - granite, walnut, cottage, stone blends...


Stucco - definition, history, composition, insulation, good & bad aspects...


Stucco - materials, color, repair, FAQs...


Stucco - trim, mouldings, cornices, quoins, arches, columns...



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Terasen Gas - everything about natural gas and gas appliances on Vancouver Island...


Termites - drywood, subterranean...


The importance of bathroom and kitchen fans...


Toiletology 101 - care and repair of tiolets, flush out the facts, plumb into the depths...


Toilets...


Vapour Barriers - in exterior walls, ceilings and roofs...


Ventilation - definition, when, why, inadequate, carbon dioxide...


Vinyl Siding - accessories, trim, soffit, accent pieces...


Vinyl Siding Institute - Information, installation...


Water quality testing...


Why house paint fails...


Window - installing with building paper over wood frame wall...


Windows - ABCs...


Windows - condensation between panes of double windows...


Windows - condensation on the inside of windows...


Windows - gateway to information on how to choose energy efficient windows...


Windows - terminology...


Windows, Doors & Skylights - Ratings, Design issues, Repair, Replace, Components, Types...


Windows, doors and skylights...


Wood Flooring Association - Design, Maintenance...


Wood Heat Safety - installation, burning, heating...


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