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April 2010 Renovation Newsletter

April 7, 2010

In this issue of reVISION’s Renovation Newsletter:

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reVISION Wins 2009 Georgie Award

reVISION Custom Home Renovations is pleased to announce that its Sizzlin’ Skyline project won the Best Kitchen Renovation (under $100,000) at the 2009 Georgie Awards, held March 13th, 2010.

“The Georgie Awards® recognize the best and most innovative projects in our province,” indicated CHBA BC President, Bob Deeks. “Tonight we honoured not only the best in residential construction and renovation, but also those projects which support public-private partnerships and environmentally sustainable construction.”

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The New HST & How it Affects your Renovation Costs

HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) may become a reality on July 1st, 2010. If a homeowner wishes to eliminate the HST either through doing the work themselves or hiring a contractor that will work for cash they will save between 3% to 4%.

Let’s look at the risks of hiring a “cash contractor”:

  1. Subcontractors who do not have WCB and get hurt on site may sue the Contractor (Homeowner) for losses.
  2. Getting caught by CRA.
  3. Permits are usually avoided by Cash Contractors; electrical or plumbing work may not meet code and cause damage, which the home insurance company may not cover since work was done without a permit or licensed trade.
  4. If there is a dispute you hindered your ability to seek help from the courts as you are defrauding the government by paying in cash.
  5. There will most likely be no warranty provided.

Each homeowner will have to decide whether saving 3% to 4% is worth the above risks.

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Current reVISION Projects

Deep Cove Re-design

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Framed and ready for 6′ long tub installation

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New high-efficiency furnace installed

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West Side Wide Open

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Out with the old!

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1st Day of demolition excitement!

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Installing temporary supporting wall while structural beam is installed

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The existing exterior

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Tarped protection while framing is being completed

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New energy-efficient window being installed

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  • I want to thank you again for the great service you have personally provided from start to finish of our project. It has been very much enjoyed and appreciated.

    I would be happy to speak with any future prospective customers on your and your companies behalf.

    , Vancouver
  • We have undertaken several projects over the past couple of years using your company’s services and have found you to be attentive to our needs and concerns, responsive to our requests, and as efficient as the busy construction industry can under existing conditions.

    , Tsawassen
  • When our renovations were complete, we were very pleased with the quality and detail of the work that had been done. Also the estimated time in which Todd quoted at the beginning was accurate.

    , Richmond
  • Todd is very organized and detail-oriented as well as being incredibly reliable…Todd represents a high level of professionalism within the work being done as well as on a personal level.

    , Vancouver
  • A special thanks is due to Todd for seeing to it that the work progressed efficiently, with materials and trades people arriving when needed.

    , Langley
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