February 4, 2015

Happy 36th Birthday To Us!

Happy 36th Birthday Nord Alta Construction! Nord Alta Construction has been proudly serving Greater Edmonton and surrounding area’s renovation needs since February, 1979. That’s 36 years of being your first and last call for all of your renovation needs.
January 24, 2015

Truth about Renovations: Cost vs Value

How much does a home renovation cost and will I recoup my money when I decide to sell my home? These are common questions that homeowners face when deciding to partake in a home renovation. Luckily for us, Remodelling Magazine puts together some data to help answer these questions. With […]
January 17, 2015

Things Contractors Do for Clean-up

One of the most important, but often overlooked aspect of a home remodel that should be discussed with your contractor, is clean up. Most major renovations ( and a lot of minor ones as well), will create dust and debris that needs to be addressed. Here are 4 things you […]
January 10, 2015

Tips To Have A Pet-Friendly Renos

Pets are great. As a renovation contractor, there is nothing I like more than meeting someone’s dog or cat (or bird or fish) when meeting with a homeowner for the first time. However, as a renovation contractor, I am also aware that, when the renovation starts, a pet can be […]
January 3, 2015

Tips for a Great Home Renovation

Thinking about renovating your home in 2015? Now is a great time to start putting together your strategy for a renovation project, whether it be a new kitchen or bathroom, or an addition for your home. The weather is still cold, but the prep work can get started so you’re […]
December 20, 2014

Avoiding Mineral Deposits in Showerhead

So, a few months ago, you had a leaky shower head and replaced it with a new, multi-spray, water massage shower head. It was working fine until it started clogging up and spraying in directions it was not designed to do. Is this the fault of the new shower head? […]
December 13, 2014

Why should I renovate my bathroom?

Stepping into your bathroom, you notice that a couple of the tiles are starting to come off the wall and your toilet seems to be running all of the time. The doors on the vanity don’t close as well as they should and the laminate on the counter top is […]
December 3, 2014

What colour should I paint my bathroom?

As a contractor who has done quite a few bathrooms, one decision that my clients most often struggle with is paint colour. It’s one of those decisions that I try not to give a lot of input on because I feel that colour is such a personal choice. Everyone’s tastes […]
November 6, 2014

Last deck project of the season. The deck is roughly 16’x12’ and has painted aluminum balusters. Also included in this project was an arbour over the front sidewalk for the trough down pipe.
November 6, 2014

What does it cost to remodel a kitchen?

As far as single room renovations go, kitchen remodels are usually up there as one of the most expensive rooms of the home to renovate. Kitchens make up a sizable portion of the footprint of your main floor, they have the added expense of cabinetry, and they also generally have […]
October 19, 2014

Is an Electrical Mistake a Big Deal?

Is an Electrical Mistake a Big Deal? You bet !!! We, at Nord Alta, were doing a little blog topic research, when we came across a site of electrical Hazards in the home republished by Canadian Contractor. Real life cases of people with property loss and potential fatalities. The link […]
August 29, 2014

Renos you should never do yourself

In an age where free do-it-yourself advice is either a few mouse clicks away, attending free workshops at your big box retailers, or just dropping in and asking a few questions at the local hardware store, there are still home renovation projects that you should never handle yourself. We’re talking […]