We keep hearing over and over again that we are in a new world with Covid-19 affecting everything we do in life. This statement has never been truer for the more than 1.2 million* (statscan) construction professionals in Canada who are continuing to build and renovate from coast to coast. Now companies, like FairTradeWorks, a […]
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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking summer renovations. Roof repairs and replacements are great long-term investments that will not only add value to your home, but also keep your home in better condition for the years to come. Years of extreme weather and lack of maintenance can take a toll […]
According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. and Statistics Canada, if you spend more than 30 percent of your monthly income on housing and utilities, you’re creeping into housing unaffordability. In Canada, approximately 3.3 million households — almost one in four — are within this threshold, especially in areas like Vancouver and Toronto. Based […]
Get the most out of your deck this summer! From enjoying weekend BBQ’s to dinners outside, a deck renovation is a project you won’t regret. A nice outdoor space is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also adds to your homes’ character and style, as well as creates a place to entertain family and friends. A […]
Remodelling your salon or clinic is a great way to attract new clients. According to Maritime Beauty and Beyond the Technique, sales for an average salon after a renovation or remodel can increase by 20 percent in the first year. As a business owner, you can’t expect your business to thrive without growth, adaptation, and […]
Author: KERRY GOLD Photo Credit: JESSE LAVER When Mingfei Zhao purchased the historic Rosemary mansion, his love of TV show Downton Abbey inspired him to restore the home to its 1915 arts and crafts glory. And now, after spending millions on a renovation, Mr. Zhao is selling the 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom, 11 fireplace house at 3689 Selkirk St. […]
Fitness studios are becoming more and more popular among Vancouverites. With so many options, memberships for all types of budgets, studios that are open 24 hours a day, and companies like ClassPass that offer access to multiple studios, the fitness industry is becoming more competitive. According to Statistics Canada fitness and recreational sports centres’ revenue […]
Over the years dating back to the medieval era, fireplaces were known to be more of a necessity. They were used for warmth, cooking, and were a place for people to gather around. In the Victorian era, fireplaces were more ornate and were known to create ambiance. They were often made of wood, marble, or […]
We are seeing a massive shift in Real Estate needs in today’s market, as many millennials are not able to afford owning a single-family home, let alone apartments/condos in Vancouver. The older generations are shifting away from purchasing single-family homes and instead, are choosing to renovate or extend/attach onto their current homes. We are also […]
Is your strata development considering renovating? Whether minor building improvements or large-scale renovations, FairTradeWorks is here to help! We provide a full range of services for both property managers and strata councils of all sizes. Our team of knowledgeable Advisors will ensure you receive quality craftsmanship, fair pricing, guaranteed timelines and schedules, and will keep […]