construction

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 […]
August 29, 2014

Renovations 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 […]
November 7, 2013

Snapshots of a front entry door and a garden door for easy accessibility

Here are a couple of snapshots of a front entry door, a deck, and a garden door we finished just last week. This project was special […]
September 26, 2013

Insurance Tips to Get Canadians Reno Ready

Research from TD Insurance has found that the majority of homeowners are not considering the insurance implications of their renovations. Only 6 percent checked their policy […]
September 4, 2013

Why does it cost so much more per square foot renovating rather than building new?

Interestingly enough there are many good reasons why it costs more to renovate.  Economy of Scale  Certainly most remodels are small and compact in nature and […]
August 2, 2013

Our Favorite Accessibility Features When Renovating

A lot of accessibility features can be added to a renovation project for little or no cost. Here are some of our favourites: Install some lever […]
August 2, 2013

Lest we forget.
July 22, 2013

Why should you hire a licensed contractor for your renovations?

Without a doubt, the number one piece of advice from anyone with tips on renovations is making sure you hire a reputable contractor for your project. […]
June 27, 2013

Another one of our porch lift projects here in Edmonton. This one includes a self closing gate across the opening. 
May 31, 2013

Products We Think You’ll Like It’s not often that Robert and I get wow-ed by new products in the renovation market. Usually, a new drywall compound […]
May 9, 2013

Is your contractor a carpenter or a handyman?

Anybody can call themselves a contractor. In the city of Edmonton, there is no special requirement for operating as a general contractor other than applying for […]
April 13, 2013

Energy Efficiency is more than just dollars and cents While it’s true that renovations done to help improve the energy efficiency of your home will potentially […]