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Itty Bitty Fence – Itty Bitty Budget BUT What Is Your Niche Barnabas?

In my builder community I get asked all of the time “what is Barnabas’s niche”. The truth of the matter is that Barnabas is an artist that will still hang your doors as long as he has variety over the course of the year. He loves to solve problems which makes him a much better […]

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Glossary Term – Design Build Agreement

What is a Design Build Agreement? A Design Build Agreement is another one of many Agreements your contractor might put in place for your construction project. It is a very involved process that is complex and executed differently by different Contractors. In essence with a Design Build Agreement your initial consultation will be about developing […]

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Cadder Deck Done – First Kelowna Deck

It is a 600 sq ft deck with benches, storage underneath and a privacy fence/variation of a rail. It wraps around two sides of an original house that will be the future carriage house on our client’s property. I hope that this space is used and enjoyed for years to come – Kelowna is the […]

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Glossary Term – Cost Plus Agreement

What is a Cost Plus Agreement? A Cost Plus Agreement is another one of many Agreements your contractor might put in place for your construction project. It requires a Scope of Work and a monetary/investment amount just like in a Fixed Price Agreement but the amount is an ESTIMATE ONLY. The Contractor will cost track […]

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Just Another Fifteen Dollars?

I had an email from a service person I deal with and they asked me to pay them a fifteen dollar fee to cover the cost of express shipping paperwork – paperwork that they were supposed to ship weeks earlier by regular mail but forgot. It brought to mind a recent comment by a client […]

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Deck So Close – Thank You For Crossing Your Fingers

Barnabas and Jose have been working up a sweat putting in long days to get the deck to completion. All has been smooth sailing so watch for next week finish photos. Here is where things are at on this Saturday morning: If you were crossing your fingers like I asked – thank you….it worked. In […]

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Glossary – Fixed Price Agreement

What is a Fixed Price Agreement? A Fixed Price Agreement is one of many Agreements your contractor might put in place for your construction project. It requires a Scope of Work and a monetary/investment amount placed on that work. The Contractor is putting a little more on the line in regards to his risk with […]

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Saving The World – One Board At A Time

We all make an impact in this world and certainly in the construction industry we see a lot of waste. Barnabas is very conscientious of waste and would rather go to the store twice than throw construction material in the garbage. He will also encourage you to save and reuse where appropriate. If you can’t […]

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Stop, Start, Stop – Deck Project

The deck has been a start, stop, start, stop project and therefore it is moving slowly. The story is a good one but probably more appreciated by other builders in the builder community. The saving grace is really great clients that we just want to serve well and provide a quality end project. Despite the […]

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Glossary – Allowance Item

What is an Allowance Item? Depending on your Contractors process – they might offer material and subcontractor items as Allowance Items in your estimate and/or Scope of Work. An Allowance is an estimated amount allotted. With regards to material it is an average amount for that material item – in this application it is so […]