Ontario’s carbon monoxide detector law is in effect

Carbon monoxide warning devices is mandatory in Ontario homes. Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi said the odourless, colourless gas kills about 50 Canadians, including 11 Ontarians, every year. “We know that carbon monoxide gas is a silent killer,” Naqvi said Tuesday. “It’s a serious issue and that’s why we’re taking the additional[...]

CMHC is a leader in promoting the concept of Healthy Housing™

Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) conducts or supports a wide range of research aimed at improving the quality of Canadian housing. A truly healthy house — one that is good for the people who live in it, good for the community and good for the earth — is now a reality. Jamie Shipley, CMHC[...]

We Got Wood! January 1, 2015 Ontario will Permit Six-Storey Wood

  The Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA), the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) welcome the provincial government’s commitment to permit six-storey wood-frame buildings in Ontario for January 1, 2015. All three associations recognize the leadership of Premier Kathleen Wynne, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted[...]

NHBA members take home first place in the OHBA Awards of Distinction 2014…

There are 39 categories in the 2014 OHBA Awards of Distinction program honouring innovation and excellence in the areas of design and sales and marketing. CONGRATULATIONS to the following companies taking home first place awards in 2014. Lucchetta Homes for: Hunter’s Pointe, The Residences – Welland  in the Most Outstanding New Home Kitchen (New homes[...]

HARD HAT SAFETY

A hard hat can protect you from cuts, scrapes, and bruises. It can protect you from falling objects, which can cause severe damage to the head and spine. It can prevent electric shock and limit your exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Keep these points in mind to ensure you get the best use[...]

RENOMARK™ – a program providing consumers with a great place to start their search for a professional renovator

  The goal of the program is to differentiate professional renovator members from non-member renovators enhancing the image of the industry and inspire consumer confidence.  Only Niagara  Home Builders’ Association members are eligible to display the RenoMark™ symbol. Momentum is growing as the RenoMark™ expands across Canada.  Central to the entire RenoMark™ program is the[...]