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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 […]
November 27, 2013

Where do I apply for permits to renovate my house?

The value of building permits taken out in the city of Edmonton. Each municipality, county or governing body has different rules in place on how they […]
November 15, 2013

Accessible homes become law in Vancouver. Is a bylaw for Edmonton and other Canadian cities in our future?

Global News posted a story a couple of months back about Vancouver’s new Accessible Homes Bylaw. The bylaw includes new requirements for buildings, such as wider […]
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 1, 2013

Do It Yourself with Michael Breault – A story about a carpenter and his DIY project.

Have you ever tried a do-it-yourself project? I’m not talking about making jewelry out of paper clips or clothes out of recycled cereal boxes, I’m talking […]
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. […]
July 15, 2013

Photos of recent accessibility projects that we’ve been involved in. 
July 8, 2013

Changes in Home Renovation Trends

An article I read last week on the changing trends in new home construction got me thinking about how the trends are changing on the renovation […]
June 27, 2013

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