Golden Hammer Awards

Golden Hammer Awards


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The STEHBA Mission

The STEHBA Mission


Comprised of builders, renovators, land developers, suppliers, sub-trades,
manufacturers, financial institutions & professionals - STEHBA members account
for more than 80% of the residential construction activity in St. Thomas & Area
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Renomark

Renomark


Your national sources for renovation advice and professional renovation
contractors. Helping you to make informed decisions about your home's
renovation project so you can renovate with confidence! RenoMark &trademark;
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Energy Star Certified

Energy Star Certified


Energy Star homes are more energy efficient than typical new homes.
They are designed and built to high standards, inspected, tested and verified.
Energy Star homes are built better from the ground up.
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Become a Member

Become a Member


The members of STEHBA are industry professionals that you can depend
upon. Members not only benefit from being part of STEHBA, but also
benefit from membership in the Ontario Home Builders' Association,
and Canadian Home Builders' Association.
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Developments

Developments


Wondering where our home builders are currently building?
Explore the building developments in the St. Thomas & Elgin Region.
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2018 HOME SHOW

2018 HOME SHOW


Register for this years 2018 St. Thomas Home Show
March 23rd - 25th, 2018 at the Timken Centre, 2 Third Ave
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News

CHBA PRESENTS THE NET ZERO HOME PROGRAM BRANDING

On Wednesday, October 26th at the Net Zero Energy Housing Council meeting, members were the first to get a look at the new Net Zero Home branding. It included the new Program name, logo, and tagline as well as key messaging such as the “elevator pitch” and some language/copy on the main benefits of these […]

Imagine Your Future in the Residential Construction Industry

Looking for a rewarding career with great prospects for employment today and in the future? Then take a close look at the residential construction industry. Building and renovating homes combine practical skills with creative thinking. It is a great fit for those who thrive on challenges, who like working with others, and who love seeing […]

Some Fixes to Recent Mortgage Insurance Rule Changes

Some Fixes to Recent Mortgage Insurance Rule Changes As you are aware, on October 3rd, Finance Minister Morneau announced a tightening of rules on mortgage insurance. CHBA is concerned that these new rules go too far, and will harm markets that are already challenged while doing little to address the ongoing supply pressures evident in […]

Illegal Building – Tarion

By Jason Miller   BELLEVILLE – The city’s building department is working in conjunction with a provincially-run agency to stop illegal builds like the dream log home of a Napanee couple bilked out of $850,000 in construction costs and left without a place to call home. “They left them with the walls of a log cabin, no […]

Home Hardware Announces Geerlinks Home Hardware Building Centre as Store of the Year   St. Jacobs, ON, May 2, 2016 – Home Hardware Stores Limited is pleased to announce the recipient of the annual Walter J. Hachborn Store of the Year Award. Now in its 19th year, the award pays tribute to the top store […]

Building Permits

Understanding the importance of building permits Building permits are a formal permission for the construction, demolition or alteration of a home, and acquiring them can be a complicated process. Bryan Tuckey So, you’ve decided to renovate. A home renovation is a great way to increase the value, not to mention your enjoyment of your home. […]

Inclusionary Zoning

Nothing is ever free, someone has to pay. Therefore when Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced on Monday that it will be proposing legislation for “inclusionary zoning” my first reaction was: ‘new homebuyers are going to have to pay more.’ While Monday’s official press release sounds good, it is very concerning to anyone […]

Durham Region HBA:

Understanding the true cost of an underground economy By Anita De Vries   Cheap is expensive. That was the message given to Parliamentary Assistant Laura Albanese on Monday, January 11, as she began consulting with the building industry on the Underground Economy. The residential construction sector comprises almost 30% of Ontario’s underground economy, which amounts […]

Underground Economy

Province aims to tackle underground economy TORONTO—The province is looking for input from Ontario’s construction sector on ways to deal with the underground economy. In particular, Ontario is hoping to gather feedback from individuals who work in residential construction on how to prevent illegal practices that contribute to the underground economy such as under the […]

Tarion

40 years of protection and advice BY HOWARD BOGACH   A few months ago, I took the trip of a lifetime and travelled throughout various parts of Asia. I made my way around Macau, Vietnam, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap, Hanoi and Hong Kong. I noticed a stark contrast in building standards; brand new condominium towers not far from run-down shanty homes. It was a blunt […]

Tarion

Review of Tarion long overdue Agency which is supposed to fight for new home buyers victimized by shoddy workmanship, often doesn’t By: Rosario Marchese   If you haven’t bought a new house recently, you may not have heard of the Tarion Warranty Corporation, and you may not care about the provincial review of Tarion announced […]

New Home Rebate

The New Home HST Rebate – Beware the Traps for the Unwary By: Carl Irvine, Jamie M. Wilks The New Home HST Rebate In Ontario, the purchase of a new (or substantially renovated) house or condominium (collectively a “Home”) is subject to Harmonized Sales Tax (“HST”). However, a new Home buyer may be entitled to […]

Land Transfer Tax

Ontario says cities outside Toronto cannot charge land-transfer tax Ontario backs down on municipal land transfer taxes, as they would add thousands to the cost of homes. By: Rob Ferguson Cities and towns outside Toronto will not be allowed to charge local land transfer taxes on property sales that would add thousands of dollars to […]

Concern Over Underground Economy Growing

The underground economy – work undertaken on a “cash-deal” basis – is a growing critical concern of renovator members. According to the CHBA’s Winter 2011 Pulse Survey, over the last two years, the number of renovator members who reported it as a critical problem has risen from 17 per cent to 54 per cent today. […]

CMHC predicts housing market cooldown in 2016 and 2017

By: Tamsin McMahon Canada’s housing market is set to cool over the next two years as the frantic pace of both new home construction and existing home sales in some markets slows down, the country’s housing regulator predicts. National existing home prices will end this year at an average of $437,000, Canada Mortgage and Housing […]

Tarion is under review

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has recently confirmed that it will undertake a review of the protections offered to new home buyers under the Ontario New Home Warranties Plan Act (known by many as Tarion). In the context of this review, Justice Cunningham, former Associate Chief Justice of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, will […]

CMHC: First-Time Home Buyer Survey

The highlights of CMHC’s First-Time Homebuyers Survey The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has released the results of its 2015 First-Time Homebuyers Survey. The survey was conducted online last April and there were 788 participants from across Canada. They had all purchased their first home in the last year and were one of the […]

St. Thomas Wins Economic Development Award For Revolutionary Video

The Ontario Economic Development Awards took place on February 3rd, 2011 at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel.  The St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation (EDC) took top honours in the Multi-Media category for their Industrial Revolutionaries Welcome video.  The ceremony honours communities and economic development organizations for their efforts in promoting their communities. “This year, […]