October 2, 2012

I was at a local big box retailer the other day, picking up a couple of things for a personal project, when I noticed a big sale on stakes. With Halloween just around the corner, is someone trying to tell me something?
October 2, 2012

Hiring A Contractor for Home Renos

Congratulations. You’ve decided to go ahead with you home renovation project. With that big decision out of the way, you’re now faced with another one. Should I hire a general contractor to oversee it or should I try to manage the project on my own? Some people will argue that […]
October 2, 2012

Our Westmount kitchen project is almost coming to a close. We’re just missing a new oven before we do the final walkthrough. Here are a couple photos of the new kitchen and a photo of the old one. 
September 19, 2012

Avoid Unwanted Cost Out Of Your Renos

“Surprise!” Normally, people like surprises. In renovations, however, hearing that word is almost always leads to stress and unhappiness. Why? Because it’s usually followed by bad news; the kind of bad news that means spending extra money. How can you avoid surprises in your renovation project? Here are a few […]
September 5, 2012

Does your contractor know what he’s talking about? Although no one in the renovation business knows everything there is to know about renovations, Robert and I feel it’s important to continue learning about them. We attended The Schluter Systems Innovation Workshop, held on July 19th and 20th, 2012. The workshop […]
August 31, 2012

The Demolition Man

Men, you have a problem. A serious problem. I’m a project coordinator for a renovation company and your wife wants her kitchen remodelled. She calls me to explain what she wants done, she sets up a time when I can come over to take a few measurements and ask some […]
August 9, 2012

Why Renovate?

You, like a lot of people, might wake up one morning and after having that first cup of coffee to clear the cobwebs from your mind, might notice that the newspaper is filled with ads and flyers about home renovations. Big box retailers with do-it-yourself products and small businesses offering […]
July 30, 2012

D-D-I-Y    Don’t Do It Yourself  How not to install wall tile I found this display at a local big box retailer. Although the tile design is kind of neat, the fact that they aren’t fastened to the display correctly really puts into question what kind of D-I-Y advice you’re […]
July 26, 2012

The Apprentice Comes To Nord Alta

The Apprentice comes to Nord Alta Okay, so, Donald Trump will not be firing anyone at Nord Alta any time soon, but a new apprentice has appeared in our company’s office. Michael Breault, has been accepted at an apprentice carpenter through the Government of Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training Program. […]
July 12, 2012

Nord Alta’s Pledge

We at Nord Alta pledge to observe the highest standards of excellence within the construction industry. We pledge to promote only products and services that will achieve the best results for our clients. Whether the project is small or large, our ultimate goal is to build consumer confidence and complete […]
July 12, 2012

Stylish Delton Cabinets

Look at my snazzy new cabinets! They’re Delton. Delton Cabinets is one of the few companies in Western Canada that manufacture, assembles, and finishes their cabinets all within their Edmonton facilities. They’ve also been around since 1958. Delton is our go-to cabinet manufacturer because they provide superior products, great customer […]
July 12, 2012

I Can See Clearly Now!

Pella is a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company. Because of this, they have a proud tradition of putting their customers first. And that’s why, through the years, they’ve become known for our outstanding range of products. Innovative product features that make life easier. Best-in-class service. And a strong focus […]