Renovating Oakville’s Side-Split Houses into Modern Family Homes

By Rob Campbell | May 6, 2018

Mississauga, Oakville and Burlington expanded mightily in the decades following World War II as both the car industry and two major fuel refineries took root in the region.  Ford Motors opened their first car plant here in 1953, and this factory produced nearly all of Ford’s vehicles in Canada until 1966. In 1962, the town …

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Eastview Homes Tries Trash Nothing, a Local Freecycling Service

By Rob Campbell | March 10, 2018

There are always new mobile apps and services springing up with offers to help Canadian businesses reduce their carbon footprints.  Eastview Homes believes that every modern enterprise, and especially building contractors, should try new things and experiment with environmentally friendlier options just to see how they work, and so keep abreast of the changing technological …

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What is the Difference Between Renovating and Remodeling?

By Rob Campbell | March 9, 2018

These two construction terms are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference between home renovation and home remodeling.  Simply put, renovation is done to freshen up something old and make it new again. The word renovation comes from Latin renovatio which means renewal.  Remodeling is more elaborate.  The act of remodeling by definition …

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The Core Four Building Contractors at Eastview Homes

By Rob Campbell | March 7, 2018

The building contractors seen here are no longer four individual tradespeople – they have become a single well-oiled machine.  We are Eastview Homes, and here are the ‘core four’ specialists in our design build squad. Each of these hammer wielding heroes is an expert at something specific on top of being a skilled carpenter. One …

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Remodeling a Side Split House (with a Home Addition) in Burlington

By Rob Campbell | March 6, 2018

Its no secret, Burlington, Ontario is a sweet spot for real estate speculators in 2018.   Market conditions have turned this Southern Ontario city into prime hunting ground for property flippers.  The population across the entire Halton Region has grown by 188,000 people, or approx 60% since 1998, and that’s just the start of what many …

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Project Managers Eliminate Contractor Conflicts on Construction Sites

By Rob Campbell | September 2, 2017

One of the main reasons property owners hire a competent project manager is to reduce and hopefully eliminate altogether any conflicts that may occur on their busy construction site.  Every building project is unique, and the more complex the requirements, the more tradespeople will need access to space and resources. When their schedules conflict, there’s …

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Our Window Replacement Service

By Rob Campbell | July 8, 2017

Ugly windows look bad from the road, and nine-out-of-ten times that’s why people call replacement window contractors. Never mind the ever increasing heating bills or cooling costs, or the fact that poorly insulated windows leak air and water and can allow insects and rodents into the home, its usually the cosmetic appeal of new windows …

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Before a Basement Renovation

By Rob Campbell | July 8, 2017

When residential home prices really began rising across Canada ten years ago, building contractors found themselves quoting prices for home additions, attic reclamation and basement remodeling.  Homeowners couldn’t ignore the potential revenue and in many cases their mortgage depended on making a second apartment in the basement.  In Oakville and Burlington, where real estate prices …

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What to do if your basement floods?

By Rob Campbell | May 20, 2017

Spring is the season Eastview Homes most often gets called to come out and deal with home renovations resulting from flood damage.  Occasionally the homeowners call when their properties are still underwater and sometimes the weather isn’t the most obvious explanation for the flood.  Property owners call us looking for answers, and good advice; this …

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Demolition Happens Before Home Improvement Begins

By Rob Campbell | May 16, 2017

Demolition happens. Sometimes it’s first on the list. The simple fact that somebody had to make a list however means demolition services are never the very first thing that Eastview Homes does for homeowners.   First, we like to do onsite inspections, and then we draft base schematics which lead to proper blueprints as architects and …

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