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In order to ensure quality and peace of mind when embarking on a new home or renovation project, it is important to hire a professional. Professional builders and renovators bring skill, judgment and integrity to the job. This will be reflected in both the quality of their work and the quality of their business relationship with you.

Important Things to Remember:

» What Should I Ask a Builder?
» Get it in Writing
» Before you Build
» Before you Renovate
» Request a Renovation Package
» Request a New Home Package

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ENERhouse 2015

The ENERhouse 2015 conference is the leading housing and energy conference in Atlantic Canada and attracts over 225 builders, renovators, subtrades and other industry professionals from the Atlantic Provinces.
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2014 Renovation Month Seminars

You know when your heat starts coming on in the morning, that summer is finally over. And with the chill of Autumn in the air, it’s time to start looking forward to the months ahead. What better time than now, to start thinking about renovations for your home?
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The 2014 Energy Efficiency Showcase of homes

This year marks the 26th anniversary of the Energy Efficiency Showcase of Homes (previously R-2000 Showcase), produced by the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association (NSHBA) and featuring some of the latest in energy-efficient home construction and technology.
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The 2014 Lifestyle Home

The Evolution of the Traditional Family Home. Designed to evolve with your family as it grows, the 2014 Lifestyle Home showcases the latest in home construction applications, products and technology. Open for Public Tours this spring!
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Homebuilders Care Project Completed At Brunswick Street Mission
The Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association’s (NSHBA) Homebuilders Care Program has just completed $100,000 worth of renovations, including new water conserving plumbing fixtures, energy efficient windows, interior painting, wood siding for the front elevation, as well as new eavestrough and downspouts at Brunswick Street Mission.
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Deck Contruction and Maintenance Reference Guide
Your deck is an important part of the structure of your home. It should be maintained and repaired as required.
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Your New Home: What’s Really In The Price?
A new neighbourhood is more than just the houses that line the streets. There are many pieces that make up the whole, including critical infrastructure.
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NSHBA promotes water conservation in HRM
NSHBA CEO, Paul Pettipas, interviewed on Global's Morning Show today about water conservation.
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Who are the NSHBA?
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The Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association is the voice of the residential construction industry in Nova Scotia. For more than 50 years, the Nova Scotia Home Builders’ Association has played a key role in promoting quality, choice and affordable housing for all Nova Scotians.. 
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What is EnerGuide for New Houses?
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Developed by the Office of Energy Efficiency of Natural Resources Canada, EnerGuide for New Houses (EGNH) is a sustainable housing program designed to improve the energy efficiency of your new house. Essentially, EGNH can be broken down into two components.
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