Contractor Advantage

Contractor Advantage is Canada's magazine for professional Contractors. From 'how-to' features created to ensure a seamless and smooth renovation, to design and market trends as well as relevant information on business best practices.

Contractor Advantage Hero

2023

Contractor Advantage January / February 2023

Contractor Advantage January / February 2023

Distributed January 05, 2023

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Rough Construction

2022

Contractor Advantage November / December 2022

Contractor Advantage November / December 2022

Distributed November 02, 2022

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Year End Review

Contractor Advantage September / October 2022

Contractor Advantage September / October 2022

Distributed September 12, 2022

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Exceptional Interiors

Contractor Advantage July / August 2022

Contractor Advantage July / August 2022

Distributed July 20, 2022

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The Great Outdoors

Contractor Advantage May / June 2022

Contractor Advantage May / June 2022

Distributed May 20, 2022

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Curb Appeal

Contractor Advantage March / April 2022

Contractor Advantage March / April 2022

Distributed March 10, 2022

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Making a Grand Entrance

Contractor Advantage January / February 2022

Contractor Advantage January / February 2022

Distributed January 12, 2022

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Rough Construction

2021

Contractor Advantage November / December 2021

Contractor Advantage November / December 2021

Distributed November 12, 2021

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Year End Wrap

Contractor Advantage September / October 2021

Contractor Advantage September / October 2021

Distributed September 06, 2021

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The Great Indoors

Contractor Advantage July / August 2021

Contractor Advantage July / August 2021

Distributed July 08, 2021

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The Great Outdoors

Contractor Advantage May / June 2021

Contractor Advantage May / June 2021

Distributed May 03, 2021

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Fresh Facade

Contractor Advantage March / April 2021

Contractor Advantage March / April 2021

Distributed March 08, 2021

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Making A Grand Entrance

Contractor Advantage January / February 2021

Contractor Advantage January / February 2021

Distributed January 08, 2021

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Rough Construction

2020

Contractor Advantage Nov / Dec 2020

Contractor Advantage Nov / Dec 2020

Distributed November 13, 2020

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Trends in Construction & Design

Contractor Advantage Sep / Oct 2020

Contractor Advantage Sep / Oct 2020

Distributed September 08, 2020

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The Great Indoors

 Contractor Advantage Jul / Aug 2020

Contractor Advantage Jul / Aug 2020

Distributed July 06, 2020

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The Great Outdoors

Contractor Advantage May / June 2020

Contractor Advantage May / June 2020

Distributed May 13, 2020

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Contractor Advantage Mar / Apr 2020

Contractor Advantage Mar / Apr 2020

Distributed March 06, 2020

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Contractor Advantage —Rough Construction— Jan / Feb 2020

Contractor Advantage —Rough Construction— Jan / Feb 2020

Distributed January 03, 2020

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2019

Contractor Advantage Nov / Dec 2019

Contractor Advantage Nov / Dec 2019

Distributed November 04, 2019

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September / October 2019

September / October 2019

Distributed September 01, 2019

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Open the Door on a Fresh Style; Mouldings: Adding a Sense of Zen Through Small (and Big) Details; Luxury Vinyl Flooring — A Twist on an Old Classic;

Contractor Advantage Sep / Oct 2019

Contractor Advantage Sep / Oct 2019

Distributed August 30, 2019

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Contractor Advantage Jul / Aug 2019

Contractor Advantage Jul / Aug 2019

Distributed July 05, 2019

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July / August 2019

July / August 2019

Distributed July 01, 2019

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What’s Trending in Fences and Railings; The Concrete Opportunities Waiting Out Back; Decking 2019 Title Match: Composite vs Wood

Contractor Advantage May / Jun 2019

Contractor Advantage May / Jun 2019

Distributed May 06, 2019

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May / June 2019

May / June 2019

Distributed May 01, 2019

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Garage Envy; Designing the 5th Wall; Cool Tools 2019

Contractor Advantage Mar / Apr 2019

Contractor Advantage Mar / Apr 2019

Distributed March 11, 2019

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March / April 2019

March / April 2019

Distributed March 01, 2019

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The Modern Well-Dressed Home, A Window of a Different Colour, Another Door Opens

January / February 2019

January / February 2019

Distributed January 01, 2019

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What’s in Store for Lumber in 2019?, New Year, New Home: Reno Trends for 2019, The Winter Season: A Time to Check in on Health and Wellbeing

Contractor Advantage Jan / Feb 2019

Contractor Advantage Jan / Feb 2019

Distributed January 01, 2019

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2018

November / December 2018

November / December 2018

Distributed November 01, 2018

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Insulation: Keeping the hot side hot and the cool side cool, Swap Out to Save, Energy Efficient Windows and Doors

Contractor Advantage Nov / Dec 2018

Contractor Advantage Nov / Dec 2018

Distributed November 01, 2018

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September / October 2018

September / October 2018

Distributed September 01, 2018

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Interior Doors, by Design, Leave Them Floored, Keeping Cozy

Contractor Advantage Sept / Oct 2018

Contractor Advantage Sept / Oct 2018

Distributed August 17, 2018

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July / August 2018

July / August 2018

Distributed July 01, 2018

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Concrete Plans, Take it Outside!, Outside Opportunities

Contractor Advantage July / August 2018

Contractor Advantage July / August 2018

Distributed June 15, 2018

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Contractor Advantage May / June 2018

Contractor Advantage May / June 2018

Distributed June 07, 2018

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May / June 2018

May / June 2018

Distributed May 01, 2018

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Open Up to Garage Door Trends, Cool Tool Guide, Gypsum Innovations

March/April 2018

March/April 2018

Distributed March 01, 2018

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Put on a Bold Face, Getting a Handle on What's New, Window(And Door) on the Future

Contractor Advantage March/ April

Contractor Advantage March/ April

Distributed February 20, 2018

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Contractor Advantage January / February

Contractor Advantage January / February

Distributed January 09, 2018

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January/February 2018

January/February 2018

Distributed January 01, 2018

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Insulation Updates, The Latest in Lumber, Renovation Trends to Watch in 2018

2017

Contractor Advantage November / December 2017

Contractor Advantage November / December 2017

Distributed November 06, 2017

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November/December 2017

November/December 2017

Distributed November 01, 2017

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Energy Efficiency: The Future is Now, Jobsite Safety: Changes and Growth

Contractor Advantage September / October 2017

Contractor Advantage September / October 2017

Distributed September 05, 2017

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September/October 2017

September/October 2017

Distributed September 01, 2017

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Cool Tools, Grooming the Garage, Top-Notch Ceilings

Contractor Advantage July / August 2017

Contractor Advantage July / August 2017

Distributed July 20, 2017

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July/August 2017

July/August 2017

Distributed July 01, 2017

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Doors, What Consumers Want, What's New in Roofing & Siding

Contractor Advantage May / June 2017

Contractor Advantage May / June 2017

Distributed May 12, 2017

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May/June 2017

May/June 2017

Distributed May 01, 2017

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Concrete Jungle, Backyard & Beyond, Paints,Stains & Decks for Today

Contractor Advantage March / April 2017

Contractor Advantage March / April 2017

Distributed March 28, 2017

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March/April 2017

March/April 2017

Distributed March 01, 2017

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Interior Doors Trends, Flooring the Consumer, The Magic of Moulding

January/February 2017

January/February 2017

Distributed January 01, 2017

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Home Renos, Coast to Coast , Residential Insulation , Canadian Lumber Update 2017

2016

Contractor Advantage January / February 2017

Contractor Advantage January / February 2017

Distributed December 29, 2016

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November/December 2016

November/December 2016

Distributed November 01, 2016

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Great Garages , Walls that Perform , Home, Smart Home

Contractor Advantage November / December 2016

Contractor Advantage November / December 2016

Distributed November 01, 2016

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September/October 2016

September/October 2016

Distributed September 01, 2016

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7 Flooring Trends You Need to Know , The Heart & Hub of the Home , A Stairway to Profits

Contractor Advantage July / August 2016

Contractor Advantage July / August 2016

Distributed September 01, 2016

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Contractor Advantage September / October 2016

Contractor Advantage September / October 2016

Distributed September 01, 2016

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July/August 2016

July/August 2016

Distributed July 01, 2016

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Composite Decking & Railing for the Win!, On the Waterfront, Siding Takes Centre Stage

May/June 2016

May/June 2016

Distributed May 01, 2016

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Doorway By Design , Raising the Roof , Move In Ready; The burgeoning trend of RTMs

Contractor Advantage May / June 2016

Contractor Advantage May / June 2016

Distributed May 01, 2016

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March/April 2016

March/April 2016

Distributed March 01, 2016

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More Than Just Glass , Strokes of Genius , Cool Tool Review

Contractor Advantage March / April 2016

Contractor Advantage March / April 2016

Distributed March 01, 2016

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Contractor Advantage January / February 2016

Contractor Advantage January / February 2016

Distributed January 21, 2016

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Ceilings with Style Issue

January/February 2016

January/February 2016

Distributed January 01, 2016

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Lumber Market Forecast , Ceilings with Style , Insulation Innovations

2015

November/December 2015

November/December 2015

Distributed November 01, 2015

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Why customer service matters , Deciphering the code , Moulding magic , Smart ideas , Shut the window on energy waste , In the bag

Contractor Advantage November / December 2015

Contractor Advantage November / December 2015

Distributed November 01, 2015

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Moulding Magic Issue

September/October 2015

September/October 2015

Distributed September 01, 2015

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A safe workplace is no accident , Picture perfect , Open doors , Floored by history , The 2,00-year-old product , A strong finish

Contractor Advantage September / October 2015

Contractor Advantage September / October 2015

Distributed September 01, 2015

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Moulding Trends Issue

July/August 2015

July/August 2015

Distributed July 01, 2015

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An app for that , Tax facts , Sizing up bathroom renos , Clever cladding , Smart kitchens , Shaking up the foundation

Contractor Advantage July / August 2015

Contractor Advantage July / August 2015

Distributed July 01, 2015

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Clever Cladding Issue

May/June 2015

May/June 2015

Distributed May 01, 2015

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Business Builders, Windows & The Comfort Factor , Smart Lock Wisdom , Cottage Builds , A Brush With Genius , Rooftop Innovation

Contractor Advantage May / June 2015

Contractor Advantage May / June 2015

Distributed May 01, 2015

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Windows and the Comfort Factor Issue

March/April 2015

March/April 2015

Distributed March 01, 2015

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Big tax savings, Field Work , Can you dig it? , Extending the deck and patio season , Stacking up , The Rising Fence

Contractor Advantage March / April 2015

Contractor Advantage March / April 2015

Distributed March 01, 2015

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Deck and Patio Issue

January/February 2015

January/February 2015

Distributed January 01, 2015

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Perfecting expansion , Advanced ceilings , Counter point , Insulation evolution , Engineered for strength , LEED v4: new version, new rules

Contractor Advantage January / February 2015

Contractor Advantage January / February 2015

Distributed January 01, 2015

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Advanced Ceilings Issue

2014

November/December 2014

November/December 2014

Distributed November 01, 2014

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Building bathrooms with wow , Curing paint paralysis , Sticks and stones , Group dynamics , Moulding makeover made perfect , Gypsum innovations

Contractor Advantage November / December 2014

Contractor Advantage November / December 2014

Distributed November 01, 2014

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Bathroom Renos Issue

September/October 2014

September/October 2014

Distributed September 01, 2014

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Face the financial facts , Garage transformations , Nailing basement renos , Electronic estates , Alternative energy options , Open the envelope

Contractor Advantage September / October 2014

Contractor Advantage September / October 2014

Distributed September 01, 2014

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Garage Transformations Issue

July/August 2014

July/August 2014

Distributed July 01, 2014

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Dot commerce , Going for the combo , Gobig and stay home , Colour options , Siding discussion , ICF opportunities

Contractor Advantage July / August 2014

Contractor Advantage July / August 2014

Distributed July 01, 2014

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Go Big and Stay Home Issue

May/June 2014

May/June 2014

Distributed May 01, 2014

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Fatal mistakes, Steel-toe boots , Emergency preparedness , Skill upgrades , Elements of style , Is the glass always Greener , Roof lines

Contractor Advantage May / June  2014

Contractor Advantage May / June 2014

Distributed May 01, 2014

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Greener Windows Issue

March/April 2014

March/April 2014

Distributed March 01, 2014

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By the numbers , All-season splendour , External paint primer , Added Strength, straighter lengths , Fifth wall décor , Tap into water and energy efficiency

Contractor Advantage March / April 2014

Contractor Advantage March / April 2014

Distributed March 01, 2014

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Fifth Wall Decor Issue

January/February 2014

January/February 2014

Distributed January 01, 2014

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Generation Next , Kitchen change , Your new entry code , Lay it again, Sam , Lumber innovations , The air up there

Contractor Advantage January / February 2014

Contractor Advantage January / February 2014

Distributed January 01, 2014

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Entry Codes Issue

2013

November/December 2013

November/December 2013

Distributed November 01, 2013

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Climate control, Perfect cabinetry, The perfect finishing touch, Bathroom Bonanza, Interior paint tips, Competitive pressure

Contractor Advantage November / December 2013

Contractor Advantage November / December 2013

Distributed November 01, 2013

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Moulding Magic Issue

September/October 2013

September/October 2013

Distributed September 01, 2013

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Greener roofs, Smarter homes, Legal matters, Tool talk, The sky's the limit, ICF opportunities, Gypsum journey

Contractor Advantage Special 50th Issue

Contractor Advantage Special 50th Issue

Distributed September 01, 2013

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Special 50th Issue

Contractor Advantage September / October 2013

Contractor Advantage September / October 2013

Distributed September 01, 2013

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Raising the Roof Issue

July/August 2013

July/August 2013

Distributed July 01, 2013

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Cost-effective beauty, Anchors away, Cottage builds, Superioir exteriors, Raising the roof, Solid foundations

Contractor Advantage July / August 2013

Contractor Advantage July / August 2013

Distributed July 01, 2013

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Outdoor Structures Issue

May/June 2013

May/June 2013

Distributed May 01, 2013

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Workers wanted, Gone green, Growing opportunities, More on the floor, Up & open, Going to great lengths

Contractor Advantage May / June 2013

Contractor Advantage May / June 2013

Distributed May 01, 2013

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Siding Renovations Issue

March/April 2013

March/April 2013

Distributed March 01, 2013

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The paper chase, Fuel for thought, The true colour of green , Countertop contenders, Cave dwellers, Innovation & insulation

Contractor Advantage March/ April 2013

Contractor Advantage March/ April 2013

Distributed March 01, 2013

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The Man Cave Issue

January/February 2013

January/February 2013

Distributed January 01, 2013

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A loyal following , Building Kitchens that cook , Opportunity Knocks, A cut above, greening of the products, Sealed tight

Contractor Advantage January / February 2013

Contractor Advantage January / February 2013

Distributed January 01, 2013

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Kitchen Reno Issue

2012

November/December 2012

November/December 2012

Distributed November 01, 2012

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Training Days, Follow the LEEDers, Greener Walls, Engineered for results, Become an energy star, The inside scoop

Contractor Advantage November / December 2012

Contractor Advantage November / December 2012

Distributed November 01, 2012

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Interior Paint Issue

September/October 2012

September/October 2012

Distributed September 01, 2012

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Net Worth, The View From Inside, Making moulding magic, Burning Issues, Get more from the floor, Greening the Basement

Contractor Advantage September / October 2012

Contractor Advantage September / October 2012

Distributed September 01, 2012

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Flooring Trends Issue

July/August 2012

July/August 2012

Distributed July 01, 2012

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Deduction Details, Here Comes the Sun, Kitchen Fixing, Side By Side, Foundations In A Snap, Diving Into Shallow Foundations

Contractor Advantage July / August 2012

Contractor Advantage July / August 2012

Distributed July 01, 2012

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Summer Siding Issue

May/June 2012

May/June 2012

Distributed May 01, 2012

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Bigger and Better, Dock Talk, Cool Colours, The Right Tools for the Paint Job, Grand Openings, Working with Pressure

Contractor Advantage May/ June 2012

Contractor Advantage May/ June 2012

Distributed May 01, 2012

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Dock Talk Issue

March/April 2012

March/April 2012

Distributed March 01, 2012

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Dollars and Sense, Countertop options, Quality Over Opulence, The Natural Look, Fencing Factoids, Pro Picks, Tips and Bits

Contractor Advantage March/ April 2012

Contractor Advantage March/ April 2012

Distributed March 01, 2012

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Landscaping Issue

January/February 2012

January/February 2012

Distributed January 01, 2012

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Green Growth, Lumber Outlook 2012, Crowning Glory, Trim Trends, Gypsum Innovations, Does This Job Leave You Baffled?

Contractor Advantage January / February 2012

Contractor Advantage January / February 2012

Distributed January 01, 2012

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Ceiling Styles Issue

2011

November/December 2011

November/December 2011

Distributed November 01, 2011

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Get Your Tax Toolbox Ready, Unlocking Profit From Interior Doors, Looking Up, Master The Mouldings, Expert Panels, Will LEED Lead The Way In 2012?

Contractor Advantage November / December 2011

Contractor Advantage November / December 2011

Distributed November 01, 2011

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Moulding Issue

September/October 2011

September/October 2011

Distributed September 01, 2011

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Workforce Struggles, On The Surface, Shining a Light On Solar Power, Window Installation Tips, Coded For Success, The Hard(wood) Facts

Contractor Advantage September / October 2011

Contractor Advantage September / October 2011

Distributed September 01, 2011

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Solar Power Issue

July/August 2011

July/August 2011

Distributed July 01, 2011

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Beyond Safety, The Ins and Outs Of Doors, A Power Tool Guide, Engineer Strong, Siding Fundamentals, Raise the Roof

Contractor Advantage July / August 2011

Contractor Advantage July / August 2011

Distributed July 01, 2011

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Siding Fundamentals Issue

May/June 2011

May/June 2011

Distributed May 01, 2011

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Working woth others, Getting more from the garage, Paints of a different colour, Outside activity, Sealing the deal, A foundation of energy savings

Contractor Advantage May / June 2011

Contractor Advantage May / June 2011

Distributed May 01, 2011

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Paints of a different colour issue

March/April 2011

March/April 2011

Distributed March 01, 2011

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Software deliveries, Fencing outside the box, Bathroom alterations, Green guidance, Pressure treated, Hang-ups and hook-ups

Contractor Advantage March / April 2011

Contractor Advantage March / April 2011

Distributed March 01, 2011

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Bathroom Alterations Issue

January/February 2011

January/February 2011

Distributed January 01, 2011

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Accounting for success, Kitchen communications, Green shoots, Wood works, The skinny on trim, The low down on countertop care

Contractor Advantage January / February 2011

Contractor Advantage January / February 2011

Distributed January 01, 2011

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Kitchen Communications Issue

2010

November/December 2010

November/December 2010

Distributed November 01, 2010

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ABC's of alternative energies, Moulding savings, By the books, Door fortunes, Ceilings worth looking up to, Sub-floor selections

Contractor Advantage November / December 2010

Contractor Advantage November / December 2010

Distributed November 01, 2010

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Alternative Energies Issue

September/October 2010

September/October 2010

Distributed September 01, 2010

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Viewing value, Insulation directive, LEEDing the way, Dipping into grey water, Handling hazardous waste, Business growth

Contractor Advantage September / October 2010

Contractor Advantage September / October 2010

Distributed September 01, 2010

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Viewing Value Issue

July/August 2010

July/August 2010

Distributed July 01, 2010

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Raise the roof, Making millwork work, Counter Intelligence, Bathroom Builds on a budget, Entry doors, Power up

Contractor Advantage July / August 2010

Contractor Advantage July / August 2010

Distributed July 01, 2010

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Raising the Roof Issue

May/June 2010

May/June 2010

Distributed May 01, 2010

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The colours of money, Gazebos: Building outside the box, Form fitting, Panel Preferences, Maximazing the space, How safe is your work site?

Contractor Advantage May / June 2010

Contractor Advantage May / June 2010

Distributed May 01, 2010

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The Colours of Money Issue

March/April 2010

March/April 2010

Distributed March 01, 2010

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Iron age fencing, Deck demands, Better boards, PT myth busting, Going the eco way, An air clearing tutorial

Contractor Advantage March / April 2010

Contractor Advantage March / April 2010

Distributed March 01, 2010

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Iron Age Fencing Issue

January/February 2010

January/February 2010

Distributed January 01, 2010

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Smart home automation, Brushing up on interior paint, Basement basics, Garage makeovers, A recession-proof business, Fighting the beetle and the damage done

Contractor Advantage January / February 2010

Contractor Advantage January / February 2010

Distributed January 01, 2010

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Smart Home Automation Issue