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[...]

Ontario Building Code is a constantly moving target…

…the latest adjustments require builders to be detail oriented to stay on top of things. “Yes, the new code has some 20,000 changes from the 2006 version. However, there are only some 500 technical changes,” notes Mike Seiling, president of the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA). Although it’s still a daunting number, all the changes are[...]

Niagara Home Builders’ Association announce Scholarship Winners

The Niagara Home Builders’ Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program was established in recognition of the importance of education and to encourage careers in the construction industry. Scholarships are awarded to sons, daughters or legal wards of owners, partners and employees of Niagara Home Builder’s Association[...]

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[...]

Ministry of Labour: New Regulations Active for Summer 2014

  The Ministry has introduced three new regulations: The Ministry of Labour has created a new training standard for Working at Heights. The standard is currently voluntary but is expected to become mandatory by the summer of 2014 and will later be expanded to all sectors.  OHBA is requesting the Ministry allow for transition provisions,[...]

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[...]